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I would suggest getting a small tank bag. I have one on the Sportster and it holds about as much as a saddlebag. Also I just picked up a mesh jacket with a removable waterproof membrane liner. I can configure it with just a T-shirt and mesh to membrane, + long underwear + long sleeve shirt to accommodate the many different weather conditions. I've retired my leather jacket to fall, winter, and spring.
I'm wondering if you got the same one I do. How do you like it?
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Why the doubt on returning to Weedsport? The camping $$ and cold shower?
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Happy for you John, just put about 150 miles on the rep 'll acement stator, maybe hgalf in the rain. A good day so far, enjoying tr acking to output on the voltmeter, giving me piece of mind.
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Why the doubt on returning to Weedsport? The camping $$ and cold shower?
There were a few other things that just put me off the race. the bottom line is that I feel it isn't worth spending as much as it cost to see the race. The expensive tickets (the price jumped something like 15 bucks since last year), the very expensive camping, the SECURITY clown with the miserable attitude who liked to give orders and the cold shower all contributed to the way I feel about going back.

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I'm wondering if you got the same one I do. How do you like it?
Here is a link to a picture of the tank bag I have. This is the best picture I have at the moment. If there is an interest I can take more.

I like it a lot. It is easy to put on and off since it is magnetic. There is also a safety strap that goes around the steering head however I am tempted to leave it off since the magnets grip so well. This bag can collapse smaller if you want. I just leave it full size when I travel, otherwise it isn't on the bike. I've had 6 bottles of water plus more in the bag with no problems. There are two compartments, a flat one with a clear plastic cover and under is all open. And a rain cover for when it gets wet. Between the bag and the tank is static cling plastic to prevent scratches. I think I paid about 25$ on sale.
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