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mooseye 31st July 2012 07:45

how do you pack stuff on a sportster?
 
I have one problem with my sportster. I can't carry anything with me that won't fit in my pockets or the very small wal-m bag I have hanging under the head light.
I have the short ,stock I guess, sissy bar but I don't like to bungie a quart of gin to it.
What do some of you folks use?

DK Custom 31st July 2012 09:26

Since my sporty is my daily ride, and I got no cage, I have ammo cans I use as saddlebags. Strong, waterproof and hold quite a bit. If I need more than that, going camping, shopping, etc, I use stuff sacks.

MacSporty02 31st July 2012 10:01

I use a T-Bag Roll Bag on the front above the headlight, it holds quite a bit

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...Crownpoint.jpg

Phaedrus 31st July 2012 11:41

The Higgy Rack
 
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...00/rack008.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...00/rack001.jpg

named after the inventor and a play on the phrase "piggy back"

Lud 31st July 2012 12:37

Custom sissy bar on a QD rack - it's about 20" high.

Using molle packs/ bungies I can carry 2x10 liter side pouches that zip together n slide over the bar/ bungie down. plus i carry a micro back pack that folds into a square
4"x4"x2" that velcros to the bar.

Just came back from 10day / 1500 mile tour or Spain / France n had all my camping gear in these and a 45 litre rucksack + tent (ruck held clothes/sleeping bag/emergency kit / tool kit)


WoodE 31st July 2012 12:56

+1 on the ammo cans.

Brad 31st July 2012 13:42

Here's a couple threads.

Please Post Photos Of Your Sportster Loaded For The Road

Show me your bike ~ set up for camping!

I eventually went the saddlebag route, but I was reluctant to put any bags on at first.

ParrotHead 31st July 2012 14:19

It depends on what you want to carry. Small stuff, add a set of saddle bags and/or a luggage rack. If you want to carry more stuff needed for a road trip or to go camping there are many options depending on your imagination and how much you want to spend. Check out the threads Brad posted for ideas.

xllent01 31st July 2012 14:37

Like this,


Sissy bar bag from China-mart $29.99 and two sleeping bags over the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia...:tour



http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...1/DSC00563.jpg

mooseye 31st July 2012 15:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brad (Post 4078752)
I eventually went the saddlebag route, but I was reluctant to put any bags on at first.

Thats my problem. I like the clean look of the sportster. I guess I could get some throw over bags that would be easily removed for bar hopping.


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