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


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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)

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Here's a couple threads.

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