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Old 06-07-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Riding 990 to work

I'm picking up a 990 and want to ride it to work. What is the best way to carry a laptop?
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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Man bag.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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Or a well padded top box.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:57 PM   #4
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I use a Timbuk2 messenger bag

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/shop/cate...FUtgMgodOxkAgg

Works great
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #5
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Man bag.
I already have a carrying bag for the laptop. Was thinking more like a top mount where I can throw it in and not worry about it when I slide corners or ride up stairs



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I use a Timbuk2 messenger bag

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/shop/cate...FUtgMgodOxkAgg

Works great
I'm not into man purses

do you strap it to the bike?
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:33 AM   #6
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A cheap solution is a Pelican 1500 mounted to the rear. The 1500 will hold a 15" laptop and a conservatively sized case. I mounted my 1500 (purchased from eBay) to a black cutting board ($14 from Target) and mounted the cutting board to the stock rack. I've since installed a cam lock in place of the pressure relief valve. You can use a padlock through the D-rings of a helmet threaded through one of the two original hasps in the case to secure your helmet.



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A cheap solution is a Pelican 1500 mounted to the rear. The 1500 will hold a 15" laptop and a conservatively sized case. I mounted my 1500 (purchased from eBay) to a black cutting board ($14 from Target) and mounted the cutting board to the stock rack. I've since installed a cam lock in place of the pressure relief valve. You can use a padlock through the D-rings of a helmet threaded through one of the two original hasps in the case to secure your helmet.



That is nice. Any pics of the cam lock?
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That is nice. Any pics of the cam lock?
Had to take some just now. A little distorted from the 21mm lens:













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Had to take some just now. A little distorted from the 21mm lens:













That is nice.

Thanks for the pics.
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I carry mine in my backpack. have for years. I know if I come off its toast (and probably my back). but it works for me...
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+1 Timbuk2 bag. In a pannier it will vibrate apart. In a man bag or forget it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:55 AM   #13
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In my KTM (SHAD) Topbox. Have a layer of foam in the bottom and front and back.

Strap on top..

Been doing that for Years no probs..this includes 4 days offroading in Sweden..
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #14
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I carry mine in my backpack. have for years. I know if I come off its toast (and probably my back). but it works for me...
The laptop would serve double purpose as a back protector

I've been using a backpack when I ride my sportbike to work. But it's a pain to move things from my laptop bag and into a backpack. I think I could fit the whole laptop bag into a case like the pelican.

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+1 Timbuk2 bag. In a pannier it will vibrate apart. In a man bag or forget it.
It's a work laptop so I'm not to concerned about it vibrating apart. May be a good way to get an upgrade.

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In my KTM (SHAD) Topbox. Have a layer of foam in the bottom and front and back.

Strap on top..

Been doing that for Years no probs..this includes 4 days offroading in Sweden..
Definitely need foam. I've noticed that Orangecycle had foam also.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:30 AM   #15
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I carry mine in my backpack. have for years. I know if I come off its toast (and probably my back). but it works for me...
Me too. You don't have to worry about leaving it on your bike if its on your back.
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