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Counter Steer 4th October 2012 16:05

I use two duffle bags, one on the bars and the other in front of the sissy bar. The duffle bag in back can hold a lot of stuff. The one in front, tool kit, gloves, glasses, door opener, etc. My only issue is they are not water proof, but so far that has not been an issue. I have a spare black garbage bag inside the large one and a spare white kitchen bag in the smaller bag just in case I get caught far from home. Rain Gear rides in the large bag.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...d/DSCN5483.jpg

SuperTed 4th October 2012 16:16

The Sporty is my main mode of transport. A messenger bag slung over my back works perfect for carrying my coffee/lunch to work and booze home after work.

Never been a fan of saddlebags and touring packs on Sportys.

lfvc77 4th October 2012 16:41

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Originally Posted by Loner (Post 4168492)
no pics...

...or if I shooting photos then its my Tamrac Adventure 9 photo-computer backpack

I'll see if I can dig up a pic ...

Please do :)

Bone 4th October 2012 16:44

Holy old thread batman - but WTF...

http://www.gigabikes.com/gallery/alb...19-58_247a.jpg

lfvc77 4th October 2012 16:49

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Originally Posted by Counter Steer (Post 4169387)
I use two duffle bags, one on the bars and the other in front of the sissy bar. The duffle bag in back can hold a lot of stuff. The one in front, tool kit, gloves, glasses, door opener, etc. My only issue is they are not water proof, but so far that has not been an issue. I have a spare black garbage bag inside the large one and a spare white kitchen bag in the smaller bag just in case I get caught far from home. Rain Gear rides in the large bag.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...d/DSCN5483.jpg

Faithful down to the bags

http://motosfo.com/wp-content/upload...ebronsonbw.jpg

lfvc77 4th October 2012 16:51

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Originally Posted by Bone (Post 4169426)
Holy old thread batman - but WTF...

http://www.gigabikes.com/gallery/alb...19-58_247a.jpg

I like to dig them up :p

twitch 7th June 2013 23:56

Love that sissy bar!

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mmike956 10th November 2013 22:33

A side car would be a nice option. One that's removeable without too much trouble. If one does exist. In '72 a friend of mine had a Honda 350 scrambler with a side car and you could pack a lot of stuff in that enclosure! It was a heavy weight for the weak 350 but we could get 70 mph out of it with two riders and a load of baggage. The sporty should be able to do better. Need a quick connect device though. What do you think?

DK Custom 11th November 2013 00:40

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Originally Posted by DK Custom (Post 4168406)
Sorry, just saw this.

There is an aluminum plate (painted black) bolted to the fender struts and then the cans are bolted to the plate with 1/2" spacers to offset it from the plate.

I used some LED light bars on the side and back of ammo cans for blinkers.



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/...ApesSissy2.jpg

Old Thread!!!

Changed up a few things on the Sporty-

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/...ps35a2dc9b.jpg

Kevin

sportsterpaul 1st April 2014 05:24

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This was last September, loaded up for a week of running through Ontario with "IronMick" and "John K". The tankbag, ( Wolfman expandable), carries complete raingear, spare gloves and glasses, plastic cleaner and microfiber cloth, maps, spare change and snack food. The 'rocket launchers, mounted to both rear struts carry tools, while the fork bag has a tire plug kit, extra bungee cords, ohm meter, spare bulbs. The lower bag at the rear, a "Wolfman Mini-Beta", secures a 12 volt compressor, air gage, jumper cables, transfer pump and hose, tent,(Eureka Apex 2-man), sleeping pad, mummy bag and fleece liner, stove and extra fuel,("Sprinks" SVEA), while the upper, another Wolfman medium duffle, carries spare clothes and shaving kit. A solid ground cloth folds up and rides between the bags. This way I'm good for anything more than a simple overnight or weekend.


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