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I am looking for a good inexpensive travel bag for the shadow -- I have a long trip coming up and plan on riding instead of flying. I would like the bag to offer a driver backrest. I have seen the bikers best friend and it doesnt look to me like it should cost $250, so that one is not an option.

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

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Nelson Rigg Weekender - about $100 100% waterproof - attach to sissy bar set it on the b-seat - instant and comfortable backrest.
 

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cbjr0256 said:
Nelson Rigg Weekender - about $100 100% waterproof - attach to sissy bar set it on the b-seat - instant and comfortable backrest.
Hmm.. Looking at your picture, it seems like you've moved back the turn indicators somewhat - how'd you do that? (I'd like to do that, so as to be able to buy some bigger bags)
 

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By all means check out T-Bags. Very good quality, they can be used as a backrest, there's a rain cover, and there's even a model with wheels, so you can take it off the bike and pull it. Others have backpack-style straps for carrying. I love mine! Oh, they also have a lifetime guarantee.
 

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Dowco

I have used the Dowco Rally pack and roll as a backrest and it worked well. Just put on the pillion seat and attach it to the backrest. I was stopped at a McDonalds anda guy looking at my bike told his kid that the biker didn't know what he was doing. He took it back once i got on and started to ride off, he jsut hadn't thought about using a pack for a backrest.
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I use a army issue duffle bag that was issued to me in 1970, it works great and is heavy duty for sure. You can lock it with a pad lock and it will hold a lot of stuff. I usually pack stuff inside individual plastic bags and then put the bags in the duffle. I have crossed the country several times this way and have had no problems. The only thing I don't like about having non lockable hard luggage is fear of theft while stopped at attractions restaraunts etc. I have been lucky so far and not had anything stolen but I worry about it on every trip.
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jjsagain said:
. The only thing I don't like about having non lockable hard luggage is fear of theft while stopped at attractions restaraunts etc. I have been lucky so far and not had anything stolen but I worry about it on every trip.
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jj, you ever think of using one of those cable type gun locks to stick the bag to the sissy bar. That thought just came to me as I read your post. It might make it a little more difficult for a theif to take your stufff. Just a thought.
 

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freedom3503 said:
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?model_ID=9&Category_ID=3&manufacturer_ID=374&product_ID=4948

great bag above.
I'll second that. Been using that bag for almost a year now and it is still holding up real good. I like the way it expands and it's handy dandy rain cover.
 

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I have one of these and am very pleased with it.Very comfortale and supportive on the long rides.I have a luggage rack and after market high CC bar that alows for another bag if needed.On the back support you can custom adjust it to your back by just folding a towel and putting behind it.It also has many compartments to stow stuff,and one large. http://www.kuryakyn.com/products.asp?bn=Harley&ci=3075
 

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I don't have a sissy bar on my bike and am wondering if there are any that can be attached with a bungy cord or net to the passenger seat?
 

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kingham said:
I had some time to look up the link to the lazy riders I previously mentioned. I have on e and love it. It is great because I can ride with it as a back rest when I am alone and switch it around to the luggage rack when my wife rides with me.

http://www.lazyrider.com/lazy_rider_bag_pics.asp
Just ordered the lazy rider--btw, the Aero 750 pilon measures for the 12" bag.
Thanks again to kingham for the link.
 

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LolaRider said:
I don't have a sissy bar on my bike and am wondering if there are any that can be attached with a bungy cord or net to the passenger seat?
The Kury Grandtour that moontroll posted about will work on a bike without a sissybar. Most others won't, at least they're not marketed to be used without. I've had my eye on the Grandtour for a while but haven't been willing to lay out the cash. I can be cheap at times.
I'm currently using a T-bag expandable, it works well but I like the Grandtour more.

BTW, I was talking to a guy on a PGR ride who had one and doesn't use it at all for storage and empty it supports his back, and he weighs in at 420 lbs.
 
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