I have a Nelson rigg Trails End that straps to the frame. It is the best piece of gear I have purchased for any bike I have ever owned. It looks great, it is about 90 dollars, holds 16 liters, and is fairly water resistant. It comes with a rain cover that makes it waterproof.
On a trip I fit my wallet, spare visor, spare winter gloves, jacket, helmet lock, and motorcycle jump starter in it when expanded. It doesn't get in my field of view (unnoticeable while riding) and comes off the bike with four abs quick buckles. The straps stay on the bike, but I just leave it attached. When fuelling I undo the tree buckles and lean the bag back for access to the tank.
It also looks pretty cool on the bike. I'll get better pictures when I get my bike back from the suspension shop. Ask questions if you think of any.
My lightly used 2016 came with a Touratech expandable tankbag, which I hate (for sale in the For Sale thread). For my part, it was too big. I now use a cheap-o Joe Rocket Manta, which is just big enough for few essentials, and I love it.
I use a MotoCentric Mototrek 7 Tank Bag (magnetic) which I bought for my ST1300 and now use on my Africa Twin. It was very cheap, only 7 litres but that is plenty for small items including a power bank that I want to charge from the bikes USB ports. Being small makes it easier to not be in the way, which is pretty important.
I have a Giant Loop Fandango Pro. The drypod keeps things dry but the bag leaks. Both the bag and base move around a lot and scuff **** out of the tank with the 'trucker tarp' base. The zippers attaching the base to the bag are problematic; hard to start and sometimes open up when zipped.
I've a Wolfman bag on my KTM and find it much more user friendly. Had it on my DR before that and it never scuffed the paint - the Wolfman base is sticky and softer.
That's what I'm using too. Mine has the Givi-S111 Power Hub Kit inside so I can keep my phone and Sena headset module charged. I like that the tank bag just locks onto the tank locking ring and the bag doesn't rest on the tank's paint.
They can fall off, or at least my Givi tank bag did - due to its very weak springs. I'd much rather trust straps - and when I'm not using the bag, there's no ugly tank ring spoiling the beautiful lines of my tank.
I layed my bike over going up a steep sand embankment. Not a scratch on the bike, thankfully, but my handlebars are ever so slightly bent. If anyone with gold colored handlbars swaps theirs out, please let me know. I'm in Denver, Colorado and can pay the shipping.
Anyone use the factory Honda top box and back pad for their SO?
Do they like it comfort wise? Feel that it's solid?
Planning to buy that luggage for my AT, but it won't be used much, mostly if the Mrs and I go out of town. Otherwise I've got a nelson rig tail bag I use on my dailies.
Hi all, can anyone please tell me what the correct part number/name of the rubbers that stop the OEM panniers vibrating when fixed to the bike as I’ve lost mine and if possible where I can purchase them thank you
Had my first weird AT-related behaviour today (it happens to be a DCT-based AT).
Dry asphalt. No debris.
Air temperature: 25C
Casually approaching a stop sign.
Down grade maybe about 3 to 5 degrees.
Speed: Less than 40 km/h and decreasing, both...
As many of you are, I'm looking at or, thinking about, a GPS unit for the AT. I have red many, many posts/threads about using phones and dedicated GPS units and, it's definitely mind boggling/bending on what's out there, what works or doesn't work, and what's compatible, what it will...