Originally Posted by Shooter M.
Well the Wolfman setup looks good, but it's small capacity was what made me look to the Ortlieb's. I want to go rackless, as this is my second bike and I don't know how long I will keep it. Just trying to put the least amount of money into it, but still want to carry as much as I need. I am new to motorbike travel, so I will probably be overthinking this for a while.
Buy used saddle bags, use canoe-type roll-top dry-bags inside. I have used this set up on 3 or 4 bikes so far, starting with Nelson-Riggs 950 saddle bags I bought used in the ADV Flea-market. $100 - $150 should get you the whole kit.
Nice thing is the saddle bags stay on the bike, the dry-bag goes into your tent or motel room, contents start clean and dry.