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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-15-2020, 05:33 PM
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Looks very good back there. I personally resisted the idea of a top case for a long time. Pop refused to add one, said it made his FJR "Look like a damned GoldWing".

Once we tried a top case there was no going back.
Thanks for sharing @wczimmerman .

@Redfish points out a good point - capacity and function.

If you bike commute with a laptop as I'm required, you'll need more than a tailbag. I love my huge Tourmaster 14L tank bag and used it for commuting until I had to carry a laptop an more gear. I now just thrown my full backpack into my top trunk. But it is much more expensive because of the rear mount and the top trunk.

But a tailbag is a great option for those who don't have to carry an office with them.

Glad you shared. Though about one as well.
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A topcase is more than capacity. Itís just more convenient to load and unload at or above waist level than to deal with side opening cases at your knees. I use side cases for less frequently accessed items or overflow when the topcase is full. Itís not like I canít take the Givi off with the press of one button when I want to run without it.
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When I think it's time to add more rear end space, I'm going w/this bag: https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen...prd/506845.sku

Won't lose use of the rear seat and it slips right over the Garauld passenger backrest.

I've got a mid-size tank bag too but for basic utility, I've found the hard cases are generally sufficient for day to day operations.
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The review helped me, out of a hunerd and five bucks. I had been needing something to carry small stuff handily and had used my BMW tailbag on occasion. It didn't really fit well and, if I remember correctly was over a hundred and eighty dollars. The side luggage is nice, but for something small and easy to access, the tailbag suits me just fine.
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... Itís just more convenient to load and unload at or above waist level than to deal with side opening cases at your knees. I use side cases for less frequently accessed items Ö
I have a NR tank bag (with straps) - 15 litres (expandable to 20) - on the rear seat, for small items I want to access frequently or quickly. It's convenient to get at whatever is in the bag, and the items are easier to find because the bag is smaller than a side case and has a number of organizer pockets. And, I can leave the side cases at home on day rides when I really don't need them.

Thanks for the tip about protecting the seat where the straps might rub on it.

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I have a NR tailbag on the FJR and on the Multistrada. Itís very handy. My only complaint is the rain cover completely fell apart on a 10 day trip. Bag would absorb water like a sponge. I wonder if itís covered under warranty? What I did was spray the bag with Camp Dry. I must have put six coats on and now itís reasonably waterproof.
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Thanks for the heads-up. I'll stick a suitable plastic bag in an off-corner just in case.
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