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Old 04-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Waterproof Tailbag

Can anyone recommend a well built and preferably waterproof tailbag? I currently have this bag:


which is a mini grantour bag from Kuryakyn. Two buckles have failed and the main zipper pulls open on its own. It also requires a separate rain cover. Having separate compartments is nice for glasses, GPS, etc., but for the cost, I am most disappointed in the quality. I have sent them an email asking for some customer service, so I will see what happens.

Meanwhile, I like the Kreiga bags for their toughness and waterproofness (is that a word?), but they won't be as quick and convenient to get at something when I need it. Roadgear has a euro model tailbag that looks decent, but it needs a raincover.

Can anyone here recommend a good tailbag for a street bike that is robust and hopefully waterproof without a separate cover? If not waterproof on its own, how about just robust and truly waterproof with its cover in place?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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I was going to suggest Kriega, but then you took the wind out of my sails Yeah, they're stuff is not all that convenient if you need to get to something, but it is waterproof, and will last a lifetime. There's a flat pocket on top that is easy to get to if needed, but it's flat so you're not going to store much in it, and it's not guaranteed waterproof. I rode through 120 miles of snow showers last fall with my US-30. There was some stuff in that pocket that got slightly damp. Not wet. I guess it depends on how important it is to keep it dry
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:53 AM   #3
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Kayak deck bags? This is what I'm going to try once I get my bike..

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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I don't think you will find a truly waterproof bag that has easy access.

If you want easy access and robust, consider a Pelican.

If you want easy access from a soft bag, put your stuff in waterproof bags inside the bag.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
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I don't think you will find a truly waterproof bag that has easy access.

If you want easy access and robust, consider a Pelican.

If you want easy access from a soft bag, put your stuff in waterproof bags inside the bag.

^this, all day long . . . .
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
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Kayak deck bags? This is what I'm going to try once I get my bike..

Yup. Works Da Bomb. Ask the man who has one.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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i really like the kayak bags-which ARE truely rain proof. i have several and pepending on the ride i change 'em as my load requirments vary. i really like the deck bags but, the size is really small- on all of my cross country trips, i take my 40leter portage bags secured to the passenger seat. this allows me to relax and lean back against it. if you're looking for something a bit more compatable with genuine HD motorcycle gear, they also have kayak bags in black
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info. I never thought about Kayak bags, but here in the Adirondacks, they are readily available. I'm actually a Triumph guy, not an HD guy...nothing against HD, but just wanted to clarify
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
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waterproof tailbag and waterproof packing products

Info and options---



Waterproof motorcycle packing products:

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/c...ags_and_Straps



packing pdf:

http://cdn.racerpartswholesale.com/d...nTwowheels.pdf



Waterproof tailbag:

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...MountedLuggage


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Old 04-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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I just got a response from Kuryakyn - 1 year warranty That will be the last dollar I ever spend with them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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Got a bunch of positive feedback on the Seattle Sports deluxe deck bag, which I found this winter for $19 on closeout.

Thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747552

I clipped one zipper pull off and the thing is all but submersible and easy to get into.

For a real hoot, ask inmate Cromoth to see the pics of his BMW with one on the tail -- the bike somehow ended up a tree.

The bag was neither at fault nor damaged.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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Trunk, givi or pelican
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #13
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Laugh i resemble that remark

Thanks Canuman for the nice dry trunk!
For the record, it's Sailer's bike in the tree. I just don't have those skills like he does. Had I attempted that stunt I wouldve busted the radiator open & we'd be walking. https://picasaweb.google.com/chrissp...eat=directlink

When I have a big or heavy load, I use the trailer
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Got a bunch of positive feedback on the Seattle Sports deluxe deck bag, which I found this winter for $19 on closeout.

Thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747552

I clipped one zipper pull off and the thing is all but submersible and easy to get into.

For a real hoot, ask inmate Cromoth to see the pics of his BMW with one on the tail -- the bike somehow ended up a tree.

The bag was neither at fault nor damaged.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:07 AM   #14
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For the record, it's Sailer's bike in the tree.
Some kind of kinky flatlander trials riding goin' on down there. I want to see the trailer in a tree!
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