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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2020, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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So i know there’s plenty of tailbags out there, and if I was made of money, I’d buy a Corbin Smuggler, but alas they are too expensive for me to buy without hating myself. It would be great if there was a triangular tail bag that fit perfectly on the little gloss black rack on the back of our bikes. Like a nice wedge that could fit a little bottle of water and snacks but wasn’t big or goofy looking. Almost like part of the bike. Any ideas?

*looks like the Held Tenda is a win, but it’s an import*
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I have a small (15 litre capacity) Nelson-Rigg tank bag (strap mount) that I use as a tail pack. It almost fits your description of what you're looking for, but it isn't wedge shaped. I don't think it's goofy looking - people don't point at it and laugh - but that's a matter of aesthetic taste.

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Just be careful with that “little gloss black rack” because it is plastic and provides nearly no support for the frame tab it bolts to, flexing that tab is what causes the subframe breakage, but if you keep the weight down to maybe a lb or 2 you should be ok. Just keep in mind that it is the trigger for breaking the subframe so just don’t use it to carry your bowling ball for league night.😜

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Just be careful with that “little gloss black rack” because it is plastic and provides nearly no support for the frame tab it bolts to, flexing that tab is what causes the subframe breakage, but if you keep the weight down to maybe a lb or 2 you should be ok. Just keep in mind that it is the trigger for breaking the subframe so just don’t use it to carry your bowling ball for league night.😜
Totally thought it was metal. And have used it to rotate the rear end around when on the center stand before like i do on my VFR. Guess i need to curb that habit! What the heck do they put a plastic grocery carrier on a bike of this caliber for?

*So if you lift the seat, it says 7lbs, but that still isn't much. Good enough for a small tail bag though*

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Best have some kind of plate to tie a tail bag on with, you could have it on the pillion seat as well. With Yamaha OEM top box, labels under the seat tell you load limits which are ridiculously low.... meh... with top box, vibrations are the killer to me, make sure it is solid and problems will be minimal. Upgrade to the Yamaha aluminum rack or Givi SR357 rack highly recommended if you go the top box route.

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Best have some kind of plate to tie a tail bag on with, you could have it on the pillion seat as well. With Yamaha OEM top box, labels under the seat tell you load limits which are ridiculously low.... meh... with top box, vibrations are the killer to me, make sure it is solid and problems will be minimal. Upgrade to the Yamaha aluminum rack or Givi SR351 rack highly recommended if you go the top box route.
No plans for a top box. Eventually i might lash a sleeping bag/tent inside a dry bag up there, but thats it. Im actually floored at the room inside the hard cases assuming you don't have liners in there. If you do a nice military style packing job you can fit tons of stuff!

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