Makeshift

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Fuzzman, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Fuzzman

    Fuzzman Account Removed

    82
    0
    0
    Just wondering how to work a way to use some sort of pack without a sissy bar? Headed out on a long trip in june. And I don't want to spend $500 on a sissy bar. Any suggestions? Oh ya its for a FXDF. Anyway Thanks in advance. Fuzz:dknow
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,399
    108
    24
    If you've got room on the seat behind you, just use a bag that doesn't hang over the sides TOO much and judiciously bungee cord or cargo strap it in place. Could go with some removeable/throw over saddlebags. Lastly, they look kind of out of place on a Harley but you can get tank bags that hold a lot of little stuff like phone, maps, etc.
     
  3. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

    294
    28
    1
    we took a a 3500+ mile trip last summer the old lady riding the rkc she had all her stuff in a dry bag and tbagg strapped on the seat behind her no(edit) bar. they are nice if you want one but you dont need it to pack stuff and travel.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 4, 2009
  4. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

    602
    26
    1
    You should be able to bungee something on behind you. you might want to look some of the nuts that have special ends for attaching bungee cords (collars or holes )
     
  5. mrkihn

    mrkihn Active Member

    172
    26
    0
    I was checking out this bag for my 09 street Glide


    Kryakyn - Harley - GranTour Bag

    according to the video this bag can be used with out a sissy bar or rack

    check it out
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

    8,176
    98
    16
    Soft Ballistic Nylon Seat Pack/Tail Trunk approx. 14 x 12 x 12 with at least two side pockets a front pocket and dual zipper perimeter top opening with handle. Hopefully it will have plastic or dipped plastic metal hooks that grip your saddle, fender, side rails or turn signals behind you on the "two up" seat. The straps and hooks should tuck in behind pockets so they do not snag when carry bag like a day pack. Chase Harper, Eclipse, Nelson-Rigg, RK, Tour Master are among many manufacturers. They are water resistant, convenient and very handy (test to see if your helmet fits inside). If you have a solo seat, there is a rear rack that goes over rear fender to which you could mount again a soft pack. Make sure it has stiffiners inside to keep the bag shape i.e. look "full" and not collapse in the wind. :D

    Wolfman Tail Pack is closest looking to my old fashioned one I have used for years:
    Wolfman Ridgeline Duffle > Tail Bags and Panniers
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  7. Fuzzman

    Fuzzman Account Removed

    82
    0
    0
    Thanks guys, I think I will go with that grantour bag. Thanks Very Much:D
     
  8. Fuzzman

    Fuzzman Account Removed

    82
    0
    0
    Well just thought I would update; I went with the Grantour bag. Found it for $140. Pretty sweet, considering they want $190 on their site. Anyway thanks again for all the help. Fuzz :D