Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2014 T-Bird Storm
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Savannah TX, US of A
Storm LUGGAGE choices??
So, because I'm getting tired of having a soft tailpack (my backpack with the work laptop tends to shove it backasswards), I'm wanting to put a pair of saddlebags on.
But the Storm has a problem my old Sprint didn't have - two obnoxiously large shocks where the bags would go!
I tried a set of Saddlemens Tattoo bags, which measure 16 1/2" long x 6" wide x 9 1/2" tall, with a BIT of a slant to them, but... I can't seem to get them to sit properly and stay aft of the shocks. The Mediums are only slightly shorter, and the same height, and likely the same yoke.
I COULD put the pillion seat back on, that'd give me a couple inches of extra height for the yoke and also something solid to anchor to, but I prefer a solo seat.
What brands/sizes have people found work decently well with the Storm? or am I pretty much limited to sportbags and/or a luggage rack with a bungee net and a milk crate?
Also... tool roll... above the headlamps, below, or immediately forward of the bars/behind the windscreen?
Current: 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Storm "Rockabilly"
Past: '79 Yamaha XS750 "Cerberus" | '87 Yamaha FZ700 "Pandora" | '92 BMW K75/RT "Sif" | '08 Triumph Sprint 1050 ST "Sapphire Strumpet"
I'm not just leaning the bike, I'm tilting the world.