Storm LUGGAGE choices?? - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Thunderbird Cruiser Chat Cruiser chat for the the Thunderbird twin

 11Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
Site Supporter
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2014 T-Bird Storm
Lifetime Premium
 
deaconblues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Savannah TX, US of A
Posts: 126
Garage
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.
deaconblues is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 07:08 AM
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2018 HD Road Glide Ultra
Senior Member
 
Wakinyan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Cumberland, RI, USA
Posts: 1,066
Other Motorcycle: 2013 Triumph America
Extra Motorcycle: Was: 2012 Triumph TBird
Garage
Easy Brackets will push the bags out enough past the shocks. I had Hardstreet Slimbags. SMALL laptop fits (I bought a MacBook Air 12" for bike trips).

The upswept pipes also affect the size of the bags you can get.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CAC58A33-23B3-4329-9ABB-15C23E6050EA_1533208068836.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	348.6 KB
ID:	617682  
Rambler, deaconblues and Futterman like this.

2018 HD Road Glide Ultra 107 Stage 2 - Silver Fortune / Black Tempest
2013 Triumph America 865 - Sapphire Blue / Crystal White
(Former, 2012 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - Pacific Blue / Fusion White)
Wakinyan is offline  
post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 11:30 AM
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2017 Bonneville T120
Senior Member
 
Dougl1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Reno
Posts: 1,014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wakinyan View Post
Easy Brackets will push the bags out enough past the shocks. I had Hardstreet Slimbags. SMALL laptop fits (I bought a MacBook Air 12" for bike trips).

The upswept pipes also affect the size of the bags you can get.
I had Easy Brackets on my 2012 TBird. I started with the Slimbags but changed them out to Cs4. I wanted the bag to fit over, not behind the shock but it barely hit the shock. I cut plexiglass spacers to the shape of the Easy Bracket and that worked.
deaconblues likes this.
Dougl1000 is online now  
 
post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
Site Supporter
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2014 T-Bird Storm
Lifetime Premium
 
deaconblues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Savannah TX, US of A
Posts: 126
Garage
Those Hardstreet cases look REALLY good. How much did the setup cost you guys, with the Easy Brackets?

I'm assuming the Hardstreets can either be purchased pre-painted to match, or painted once received, yes?

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.
deaconblues is offline  
post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 03:22 PM
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2017 Bonneville T120
Senior Member
 
Dougl1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Reno
Posts: 1,014
Quote:
Originally Posted by deaconblues View Post
Those Hardstreet cases look REALLY good. How much did the setup cost you guys, with the Easy Brackets?

I'm assuming the Hardstreets can either be purchased pre-painted to match, or painted once received, yes?
My leather jacket wouldn’t fit. The cutout for the shock takes up space. A lot of the usable space is in the cover. The locking mechanism blocks some of the opening and one of my locks broke. Other than that, they look good. You can get them primed.
Dougl1000 is online now  
post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 07:30 PM
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2018 HD Road Glide Ultra
Senior Member
 
Wakinyan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Cumberland, RI, USA
Posts: 1,066
Other Motorcycle: 2013 Triumph America
Extra Motorcycle: Was: 2012 Triumph TBird
Garage
$800 paint matched, $130 ish for the brackets, from memory.

I had to do some rivet repair / re-screw hinges, which was disappointing, otherwise not a horrible purchase. I did the easy brackets figuring I'd ride signifcantly without them / stripped down. Reality, once the rear bars went on, the bags stayed on.

The top box was about the same money as the hard bags, much better for touring trips but very wind-catching and fugly on the cruiser.

2018 HD Road Glide Ultra 107 Stage 2 - Silver Fortune / Black Tempest
2013 Triumph America 865 - Sapphire Blue / Crystal White
(Former, 2012 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - Pacific Blue / Fusion White)
Wakinyan is offline  
post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 07:35 PM
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2018 HD Road Glide Ultra
Senior Member
 
Wakinyan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Cumberland, RI, USA
Posts: 1,066
Other Motorcycle: 2013 Triumph America
Extra Motorcycle: Was: 2012 Triumph TBird
Garage
A couple others...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	7C3C9C73-F4C1-45BB-ADDE-F688ED5CDD6E_1533252819092.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	571.5 KB
ID:	617778   Click image for larger version

Name:	56A179B2-98C9-4547-A91A-164796F345C8_1533252912508.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	547.7 KB
ID:	617780  
November Romeo likes this.

2018 HD Road Glide Ultra 107 Stage 2 - Silver Fortune / Black Tempest
2013 Triumph America 865 - Sapphire Blue / Crystal White
(Former, 2012 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - Pacific Blue / Fusion White)
Wakinyan is offline  
post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 09:18 PM
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2011 Thunderbird Storm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 349
I've seen a few Storms online with the Viking Lamellar Extra Large bags. I'm toying with the idea of getting them but I've read some Viking horror stories online. I've also read some really good reviews from Storm owners so I may take the leap after the riding season. Here's a video I've been watching a bit as it gives a good walk-around of a Storm with these bags mounted.

bschwartz is online now  
post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 12:40 AM
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2017 Bonneville T120
Senior Member
 
Dougl1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Reno
Posts: 1,014
Quote:
Originally Posted by bschwartz View Post
I've seen a few Storms online with the Viking Lamellar Extra Large bags. I'm toying with the idea of getting them but I've read some Viking horror stories online. I've also read some really good reviews from Storm owners so I may take the leap after the riding season. Here's a video I've been watching a bit as it gives a good walk-around of a Storm with these bags mounted.

Can you get the leather covered in this model?
Dougl1000 is online now  
post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 07:21 AM
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2011 Thunderbird Storm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougl1000 View Post
Can you get the leather covered in this model?
Yes, I believe that is what is in the video. They come in leather covered or black painted. I've seen a couple of other guys with these in the various Triumph Facebook groups.
bschwartz is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Luggage Options for Street Triple 765 deepfriedtank Street Triple 765 153 09-02-2019 08:04 PM
Why no sissy bar, luggage rack, grab rail combo for the Bonneville? Yango Air Cooled Twins Talk 38 06-27-2017 03:46 PM
Sexy luggage options for the rocket roadster slappingrabbits The Rocket Science Forum 12 09-19-2016 09:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome