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Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
I frequently leave soft saddlebags on my bikes for daily use - grocery store, rain suit, work clothes and supplement them for trips with a small to mid size duffel bag that straps behind me.
Just haven't ever found hard bags that look good enough when installed to justify the expense.

that moto detail bag is interesting.

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01-03-2018 08:24 AM
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
Either one works, but I chose to do a simple duffel.
I got the waterproof version.
WIth the roll down opening, the bag can collapse or expand
to tightly fit the volume required.

(01-03-2018 04:38 AM)cookiemech Wrote:  So my question is whether the consensus is that it's "better" to have a set of soft saddlebags or just a duffel for the occasional overnight trip.

on my last 10 day road trip, I started out with a partial duffel stuffed w/ overnight clothing, laptop, air pump, tire plug, rain gear, spare gloves, walking shoes :
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on day 10, same bag also accommodated all the souvenirs I purchased along the way.
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
That's a serious bag! lol

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01-03-2018 09:03 AM
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Post: #14
RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
And a nice backrest !

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01-03-2018 09:46 AM
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
(01-03-2018 06:47 AM)The ferret Wrote:  The bags are small, but I know how to pack small.
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A little trick I learned when packing clothing or my rain suit in Ziploc bags. I sit on the packed bag and then close the seal. It is like vacuum packing. Really saves a lot of space.

I bought a Paradox down filled jacket (long sleeved vest) at Costco to wear under my leather jacket in cold weather. It feels really flimsy, but it fills all the space under my jacket and keeps my warm. It also keeps the wind off my neck and lower back.

It comes with a 6 x 8 inch nylon drawstring tote bag to pack it. But it was like trying to stuff a marshmallow into a piggybank, until I leaned to pull the sleeves inside the zipped jacket. Then it was easier to fold, roll and slip in the tote bag.

Lost the bag on a day ride, but was able to buy a set of 3 at Walmart for $10. The medium sized one was a perfect fit, and I am sure I will find a use for the small and large ones.

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01-03-2018 10:18 AM
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
I THINK this is at least somewhat on topic:

Does anyone use their footpeg as a step to mount their CB1100 (like using the left stirrup to mount a horse)? I do this once in a while when I have a lot mounted on the back and I'm too tired (lazy?) to kick my leg up to step directly over the seat.

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01-03-2018 10:29 AM
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Django Offline
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
+1
I do. Works if bike is on the sidestand, too.

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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
(01-03-2018 10:29 AM)EmptySea Wrote:  Does anyone use their footpeg as a step to mount their CB1100 (like using the left stirrup to mount a horse)? I do this once in a while when I have a lot mounted on the back and I'm too tired (lazy?) to kick my leg up to step directly over the seat.

After dismounting, I always put my motorcycle on the center stand and kick the side stand up. I feel the bike is less likely to fall or get knocked over on the center stand.

But more important, at my age it is much easier to throw the right leg over the seat while standing on the foot peg. Absolutely needed if I have the tail bag mounted, which is most of the time. I like to have my tank bag empty so I can hide my helmet and gloves in it when I stop for food. Out of sight, out of mind.

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01-03-2018 11:19 AM
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
I have not done it while the bike was on the center stand. I usually, depending upon terrain, have the bike on the center stand when stopped, but I leave the side stand down. I'm sure there's some reason that I should put the side stand up and why we should not use the left peg as a mounting step, but both have worked for me so far. One of my friends rides a K1600 (and a Goldwing before that) and he always mounts his bike this way, but those are much bigger bikes, of course.

And to tie this back to the question of saddlebags v duffel (or duffle depending upon one's preference, apparently).... using the left peg as a mounting step all but eliminates the problem of getting on the bike when there is a top case or duffle mounted on or over the rear seat.

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01-03-2018 11:26 AM
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RE: Dryspec D20 Soft Saddlebags
(01-03-2018 10:29 AM)EmptySea Wrote:  I THINK this is at least somewhat on topic:

Does anyone use their footpeg as a step to mount their CB1100 (like using the left stirrup to mount a horse)? I do this once in a while when I have a lot mounted on the back and I'm too tired (lazy?) to kick my leg up to step directly over the seat.


Yep see post #8 at the bottom below the gear pic

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