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MacSporty02 1st April 2014 05:35

For when I travel, I hate to carry bags into a hotel, I use the Route 66 T-Bag, holds quite a bit and the bag has a telescoping handle and WHEELS...heck, we all get around on our Sporties with wheels, why not have the luxury of roll-a-round luggage, especially us old fooks:
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...dingHome-1.jpg

MacSporty02 1st April 2014 05:46

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Originally Posted by MacSporty02 (Post 4786449)
For when I travel, I hate to carry bags into a hotel, I use the Route 66 T-Bag, holds quite a bit and the bag has a telescoping handle and WHEELS...heck, we all get around on our Sporties with wheels, why not have the luxury of roll-a-round luggage, especially us old fooks:
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...dingHome-1.jpg

This was taken on my trip home in 2012 from the SF Bay Area to Portland Or...I had been on a trip to Laughlin Nv, a 2800 mile trip. Last year on the way out of Laughlin I had over 150 miles of crosswinds and the next morning headed up to Oakland H~D and bought a quick release windshield, I paid through the nose for it but it was well worth it, when I left the bay area I rode the 660 miles in one day, and wasn't beat to crap...I probably could've rode to Seattle as I was so hyped up..this year though the roll bag will sit atop the T-Bag instead of the handlebars. I'm leaving for Laughlin Nv on the 17th of April.

MAXXXMASHER 9th July 2014 08:05

I'm getting ready to pack my Sporty up for a three-day campout at the Vintage Cycle weekend at Mid-Ohio. Luckily, my Dad lives twenty minutes from the track, so I don't have to bring a ton of stuff. Just my wet suit, clothes, shoes, bath kit, sleeping bag and pad. I always have my Saddlemen bags on it and I slip aT-bag over the Sissy bar. A backpack gets strapped to that, and the pad goes on the rear seat. Finally I strap the sleeping bag (in a waterproof bag) to the top. I'm turning a four hour ride into a six + hour ride by staying off the interstates and taking roads through state forests. I also plan to have lunch in the same spot as this pic was taken.

Here's a pic from last year when I took a break along the Ohio river.....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps83d78588.jpg

firewallsrus 4th June 2017 01:47

I went with the quick detachable luggage rack on my XL883L. Unfortunately, due to styling considerations, it is not flat across the top. For most touring, I travel very light and just strap a tank bag to the luggage rack for trips less than two weeks.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2493/4...8bd933fe_z.jpg

For a cold weather camping trip to Colorado, I purchased the quick detach trunk rack from HD and an aftermarket (chinese) trunk which didn't require too much modification to fit. As a bonus, the trunk came with a stainless steel rack on top and a backrest.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4270/3...01dde54f_z.jpg

VaFish 29th June 2017 19:41

Here is my bike loaded for a week long camping trip.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...psvfjjmjij.jpg

I use a Saddleman Tailbag. I pack my clothes in gallon Ziploc bags to ensure they stay dry. A small one person tent goes in the tailbag with my clothes. as does other camping gear. Sleeping bag, pillow and pajamas are in a dry bag on the luggage rack, and my sleeping pad is strapped to the top of the tail bag. Tank bag holds spare face shield, rain gear, some tools and other misc stuff I want easy access to

Will1250 5th January 2018 22:28

Not a Sportster, but an interesting way of packing nonetheless:

https://image.ibb.co/k37q4w/20180105_164152_640x384.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/cD38rb/20180105_164014_640x384.jpg

VaFish 5th January 2018 22:44

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Originally Posted by Will1250 (Post 5632220)

Looks good to me.

Will1250 5th January 2018 23:14

Take a close look at the sidestand. It has broken and been cobbled together with worm drive clips and tape, hence the assistance of the chunk of wood (there is another one on the other side).
Got to admire the bloke though, he's at least 1800 miles from home and it is 44 degrees celcius (110 f) in these parts at the moment.

Will

Ranchero50 5th January 2018 23:49

Nothing worse than listening to a plastic tarp rattle in the wind...

I have a black tactical backpack that straps itself to the rack on the fender of mine. Has been surprisingly durable.

Glamazon 5th January 2018 23:50

Got the HD synthetic bags. Spendy but practical for 2 or 3 days away (clothing,waterproofs, binoculars etc) Also have a small luggage rack which I strap a dry bag too.
The HD bags have a cut out for shocks so space is limited, they have detatchable bag inside which is handy for taking your stuff to the hotel.

Nibelungen 18th March 2018 22:17

Victorinox swiss army original backpack when i rode all day long
Larosa right swing arm bag when i rode for half a day
nothing when i rode only for a bunch of hours

it's been eons since the last time i stayed overnight during a ride

Glamazon 19th March 2018 00:49

Take the bare minimum I need. Miniature toiletries, spare clothing rolled up into dry bags, waterproofs if not wearing gortex suit. Have synthetic HD Sportster bags & small luggage rack & can carry enough for 2 or 3 nights away. Don't do camping I like a proper bed at my age!

Folkie 19th March 2018 01:12

Leatherworks saddlebags:

https://image.ibb.co/j4BHn5/Honeystreet_Ride_11.jpg

Crusty 10th May 2018 04:35

I lived off my Roadster for a couple of summers. I traveled and camped all over. The first summer, I had a set of Roadgear soft saddlebags.

https://i.imgur.com/hS1kEMB.jpg

In 2016, I had the larger Custom tank fitted as well as a set of 40 Liter Hepco & Becker Junior hard bags.

https://i.imgur.com/8bUQPkR.jpg

For traveling solo, it was a really good arrangement.

rokytnji 10th May 2018 13:24

Everybody wondered how I fitted this on a ride from Texas.

But first. Trippin with my wife

https://thumb.ibb.co/iL4iTy/Sept2005...ps0d77af24.jpg

The wonderment

https://thumb.ibb.co/jRtGgJ/campsite.jpg

ParrotHead 10th May 2018 19:40

This is how I pack. I added a tourpak to my bike. My clothes are in a gym bag and when I stop for the night I simply grab the bag, my tank bag, helmet, and go.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bikes/My-...20Sporty-L.jpg

Bow only 27th September 2019 12:55

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Traxx 27th September 2019 13:48

BowOnly, from your handle I am going to assume that you are a archery hunter. Do you carry your bow on the bike and if so how?

Bow only 27th September 2019 14:16

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Originally Posted by Traxx (Post 5779175)
BowOnly, from your handle I am going to assume that you are a archery hunter. Do you carry your bow on the bike and if so how?

Yes, I'm an avid bow hunter/Archer.
Loading my hunting gear on the bike has crossed my mind many times. The only issue I've not been able to solve is getting large game back to the meat shed.
Thinking about riding down to Oklahoma for our yearly Hog hunt and Wyoming for speedgoats since hunting partners will have trucks.....we'll see when the time comes I suppose.

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