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Any suggestions on how you secure gear to your bike. 2007 fjr1300
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I use drybags with Rokstraps across the passenger seat

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Do you mean attaching gear for travel or protecting it from theft?
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Do you want to tie down a sleeping bag or a clothes washer machine? The requirements might differ a little. Im being slightly sarcastic of course - why transport a clothes washer on a bike without taking the dryer too.....but im sure you get my point.

A little more detail about what you want to carry and how far might be useful.

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Do you want to tie down a sleeping bag or a clothes washer machine? The requirements might differ a little. Im being slightly sarcastic of course - why transport a clothes washer on a bike without taking the dryer too.....but im sure you get my point.

A little more detail about what you want to carry and how far might be useful.
I find the larger rokstraps to work best on washing machines.
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Attaching points to me is the problem as well as weight which is why I added the Shad 50l top box. One thing I would say is if you choose to use the factory rear rack ( the oe plastic thingy) be sure to keep things very light, under 5lbs in my opinion or youre flirting with a broken subframe. Anything heavier should probably be attached to the rear seat.
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Any suggestions on how you secure gear to your bike. 2007 fjr1300
If you have saddlebag guards, such as those made by TRex or MCE, they provide good attachment points for anything you want to strap to the rear seat - stronger than attaching to passenger grab rail and no risk of damaging subframe. Then, as noted by others, use sturdy straps that you can tighten down vigorously, and wrap any loose ends of straps so that they don't flap and loosen in the wind.

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I have loboo waterproof duffels that come with their own straps. Work great. I also have a Nelson Rigg waterproof pack that also comes with its own straps, but the Rigg is ill shaped for the back of an fjr, and has so many straps that it’s impossible to get them all stowed so nothing is flapping against the bike.

Rok straps are the gold standard for strapping all but the largest things down.

All that said, I pretty much use Givi topcases for things that won’t fit in sidecases.

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I use a SW-MOTECH 35L Roll-Top Dry Bag on the passenger seat secured with the straps that came with it in the front to the rear peg hangers and in the rear to a Touratech luggage rack that bolts on top of the OEM rack in the same bolt holes (gives better attachment points than the OEM rack). It fits well on the seat and allows easy entry into the sidecases. I also have a Moose Racing bag that I keep mounted on top of the rack that perfectly fits the shape of the rack--it's not weatherproof but it has a well fitting easy-on, easy-off rain cover that I secure with a bungee cord wrapped around the bag.

I really like the roll-top dry bags--never have to worry about getting caught in the rain and having to pull over to fiddle with putting on a big rain cover that usually never fits right and needs to be strapped down to keep it from blowing off.

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Givi rack for their tail pack is a better attachment point than the OEM rack (plastic).

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