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For pottering around and short trips I didn't want a top box as it's not a look I'm keen on. So I've bought a softbag.

It's a BMW Softbag 3 small size and, imho, it fits the bike perfectly. It can also go on racks but I've yet to buy one of those. 20 mins to put the seat straps on - you need to remove the passenger seat to do this although you could, if you prefer, have straps going all over the outside of the bike.

£127 in the UK although you can get them cheaper from Germany but then have to pay shipping - I got mine shipped free from Bahnstormer in the UK - free AND next day. Shows how much profit margin there is in BMW bags lol.

30 - 35 litres with a waterproof (not yet tested!) main compartment and 4 other non- waterproof compartments/pockets.

I have to stand on the foot-peg and swing my leg over it but then I stand on the foot-peg with the side-stand down to get on and off anyway (and no problems yet with the side-stand - seems just as sturdy as other bikes).
 

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I've been looking for a small (2/4ish ltr) tail bag to mount onto my rear rack for carrying small stuff. Must be an age thing, but I remember enduro bikes in the 80's with small rear gags fitted as standard. Haven't found anything suitable yet unfortunately.
 

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I haven't fitted it on my CRF1000 yet but I on my CRF250L i was very impressed with the Kriega US20, I have a number of Kreiga bags and highly recommend them.
 

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Kriega US30 here... Permanently attached and left empty most of the time. Handy if I want to stop at the supermarket and pick up a few things on the way home from somewhere though.
 

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I bought the Micro tank bag too,Just for my spare glasses ,phone , wallet etc, find it very useful, easy to remove and take with me when i leave the bike, this expands too,

 

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Elvisto......would the tail bag fit on one of the tail plates that touratech or rugged roads do? Or is it preformed to fit the seat?

Just thinking it would keep the passenger seat free then.

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Adrian
 

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Hi Adrian, you can fit it on most anything really , the base is soft in the middle but more rigid on the sides, you shouldn't have a problem ,
 

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These are useful posts guys. Has anyone got any more pics of other alternatives.
I have the Kreiga US20 but am looking for something a bit neater, more rigid and ideally waterproof. This would stay on the bike all the time and carry things like spare gloves, overtrousers, sunglasses, visor cleaner, towel etc. Ideally something with a lock but I know that's getting into topbox territory. BMW used to make an expanding rigid top box that looked really neat but only fitted their racks.
For long journeys I have a FastBag that takes 40 litres and does lock.
That Motech tank bag looks neat - presumably that's clicklock of some kind?
Mike
 

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I have an OGIO tank bag and soft rear Bag they work good. Easy to use and water resistant has a rain cover when it gets too wet.
 

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I use this the Wolfman Luggage Wolf-tail; https://wolfmanluggage.com/products/wolf-tail

I'm usually not a fan of "bungee cords" but this works really well. I've used it on my Super Tenere, XCx, and now on my AT. Its a soft pack yet durable. It has lots of side pockets and is expandable. Its big enough to put my "off-road" essentials like like tools, tubes, pump, rain gear, and even some food. I've mounted it on the luggage rack and on the passenger seat.

Only negative thing is the rain cover is sold separately. I think they should raise the price a couple bucks and include it...
 

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I have the same as Elvisto, not the cheapest but great quality.
 
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