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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for the reviews. I've been thinking about getting one of these bags.
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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 12:10 PM
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One downside - there is pretty much no room between you and the bag when it is zipped to the seat, so no chance of carrying a back-pack, unless it is one of the super thin messenger bags. Also the bag is not super comfortable as a back-pack - at least not to walk around. Also, if you are installing the base with the passenger grab bars installed, the side pockets will be pretty useless. All I can fit in there is a tiny camera on one side and a phone on the other.
While I agree that you are sitting right up against the DP tail bag, I was able to wear a backpack with it (and it was even expanded up) on a 2+ hour ride. It was a little uncomfortable at first, because the backpack sat up higher and basically rested on top of the DP tail bag - but once I got used to that, it was actually better because the weight of the backpack mostly sat on the tail bag instead of my shoulders.
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While I agree that you are sitting right up against the DP tail bag, I was able to wear a backpack with it (and it was even expanded up) on a 2+ hour ride. It was a little uncomfortable at first, because the backpack sat up higher and basically rested on top of the DP tail bag - but once I got used to that, it was actually better because the weight of the backpack mostly sat on the tail bag instead of my shoulders.
I tried it with the Ogio no drag back pack and it was hard to have the the pack on, unless I was crouched over. As to resting the back-pack on the tail bag, think that would work, if you don't move much on the bike, otherwise I can see it being a bit of a pain if you had a deal with it everytime you leaned over a bit. But that said, if it is working for you, that is great.
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I tried it with the Ogio no drag back pack and it was hard to have the the pack on, unless I was crouched over. As to resting the back-pack on the tail bag, think that would work, if you don't move much on the bike, otherwise I can see it being a bit of a pain if you had a deal with it everytime you leaned over a bit. But that said, if it is working for you, that is great.
Yeah, I had to tighten up the shoulder straps a little more than I would normally wear them to prevent it from sliding off the tail bag when I leaned over. But like I said, once I got used to riding with it higher and tighter than normal, it was fine and didn't seem to impair my ability to turn/lean or anything. And I was able to ride from Ocean City back to Howard County (~2.5 hrs) without noticing any discomfort from an odd riding position.
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Hey question, I have this tail bag too - do any of you know if it will still function correctly (the base i mean) if you install a tail chop kit?

I am thinking of getting one but am not sure if I can still use my bag - thanks.


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My tail is chopped and the bag still fits exactly the same.

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Awesome - thanks for the reply.

Would you recommend the Evotech tail chop? My dealer has one by R&G racing - little more expensive but looks like good quality.


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Thumbs up Nice pics and review

Thanks for doing on this review and for posting some might helpful pics, UUU.
It surprises how little information Ducati puts out on some of its products. From the pics on the Ducati USA site, I'd have guessed this bag was only good for a point-and-shoot, some underwear, and maybe an extra T. Based on your review, seems like it'll suit my needs (for a two-night trip not far from OceanCity!) just fine, and I think I'll pick me one up!

On a different note, I was taught never to keep he title on the vehicle. I just keep the registration under my seat. If concerned about the heat, just fold one of those asbestos kitchen hot pads around it. I do this for my Panigale, which gets REALLY hot, but not for my 696 (with Termi's) --never been an issue.
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Monster rear tail bag

I put the tail bag on my M696 and I am very pleased with it. Unless I need to carry a lot, I zip off the bag and just use the two small pockets on the base. And I bought a handlebar bag to supplement them (can hold a glasses case for my spectacles).
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can anybody take a picture of the dp tail bag with passenger grab handles installed? im wondering how much clearance there is.

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