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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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has anyone discovered the best bag to use with the solo seat/rack? what about the ones with built in bungees?,
I am using a mini back pack with 3 bungees now & it's quite cumbersome,
It's sounds silly but the original seat was so easy to strap anything to
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Sorry I can't help with the bag.I use a bungee net thing and a regular backpack. I agree, the stock, 2-up seats make strapping stuff down a cinch.

Any chance you'd be willing to part with the stock Scrambler seat?


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This is the one I use on my Scrambler...

Newenough

It has the built-in bungee hooks. Comes w/rain cover and shoulder strap.

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has anyone discovered the best bag to use with the solo seat/rack? what about the ones with built in bungees?,
I am using a mini back pack with 3 bungees now & it's quite cumbersome,
It's sounds silly but the original seat was so easy to strap anything to
Check out the Cortech Sport Tailbag... I have one on my Bonnie and love it. Very easy to use and secure bungee system. Looks good on the bike too. Holds a ton of stuff and even expandsto hold more.

I think it would work out great on the Scrambler....
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Hey Smkymtntaco, Thanks for the tip! the bag looks great, do you mount yours on the Solo Seat/Rack, or the stock seat?? if it works good on the solo, I am hooked up, thanks !! :-D
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Check out the Cortech Sport Tailbag... I have one on my Bonnie and love it. Very easy to use and secure bungee system. Looks good on the bike too. Holds a ton of stuff and even expandsto hold more.

I think it would work out great on the Scrambler....
It does, that is what I use. I went to the hardware store and got some large retaining clips electircians use for holding wiring in place and attached them to the screws on either side of the solo seat so that the extra straps on the bag could be attached to them. Combined with the bungees that are on the bag it is rock solid on the rack.

I am very happy with Cortech stuff, I also use their small tank bag for the Scramber as well. For side bags, I am using the Triumph fabric bags, they look good on the bike IMHO.

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Hey Pigpen,
love that off road Picture, bet it would look great going down weir's beach during bike week all dirtied out!
Could you please snap a pic of your bike decked out for touring?????
dying to see it and learn from it. :-D
dying to see the saddlebag
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I don't have a Scrambler much less the solo seat with the mini rack but I have a stock T100 Bonneville seat with the grab rail.

Here is my suggestion for something to try. I think this method of mounting basically any tail pack would work with the mini rack that you have:

The first thing I would do is get some straps. I use the Rok Straps. I like the one that is a combo bungie with a strap that can be cynched down. The bungie piece of it is not like the cheesy round bungies you get at the hardware store but is a flat strap shaped bungie that is seriously strong. I don't care for round bungies or bungie hooks as they can slide around and loosen the load. Two Rok Straps looped around the rear of your mini rack and then around another part of the frame forward should secure your pack.

I use the dresser bar that the grab rail mounts to to loop two straps around. I offset them so that they pull against one another and center the load. With your mini rack and the partitions in it, your load witll be even more secure. Loop the front of the strap around a forward part of the frame. The top part of where the rear shock fasten to the frame works good.

Get a bag or pack that has loops in the top that you can thread your straps through. Here is what mine looks like:



With the rock straps, this load is extremely solid and does not budge even a 1/20 of 1".

I will try and get you better pictures later showing the fastening points.

Here is the link to the Rok Straps model # I think works really well:

www.rokstraps.com/motorbike_adjustable.html

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Hey Pigpen,
love that off road Picture, bet it would look great going down weir's beach during bike week all dirtied out!
Could you please snap a pic of your bike decked out for touring?????
dying to see it and learn from it. :-D
dying to see the saddlebag
Thanks. I keep meaining to take more pictures but somehow when I look at the bike, all I want to is ride :razz:

I will do so in the next few days though.

Fred

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