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Any recommendations for a backpack to use while riding? I'm not really crazy about tankbags and high-mount pipes preclude the use of side bags.

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If you check out some regular bicycle stores they ussually have some nice backpacks for riding. They are pretty nice for those day trips.
 
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I just use a plain old canvas backpack with the leather bottom available at your local Target/Wal-Mart/etc. I think it's the same one I have had for about 10 years. It works fine and fits comfortably over my jacket. The biggest thing I have put in there was a 12-pack of soda. It was heavy, but not unmanageable

Just a safety note when using a backpack. Always put the zippers down in the corner and never in the center at the top. On mine, the outer compartment zips to the right side, so I put the main zipper down in the right corner. That way, I can check that both zippers are ok with one look in the mirror. Not that it has happened, but sometimes, you get that "did I zip it all the way closed" feeling and this makes it easier to check. So far <fx:knocking on wood>, I have never had a backpack come open on me in the 17 years I have been riding.
 

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I've used a backpack and much prefer a tank bag. Fortunately I rarely have reason to use either.
 

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I prefer a tank bag as well. The clear map pocket is a nice feature.

However, when I'm going on a longer trip, I use a Kriega back pack. It's designed specifically for riding, so the weight is distributed well and it doesn't shift around when cornering. Aerostich carries the entire line of Kriega packs...

Good luck. ;)
 

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I'm a tank bag kinda guy too. I keep it on my bike at all times; it is like a glove compartment; zip it open throw in my fanny pack, water bottl, etc. and go...



plus, I think it looks pretty cool; but that i suppose is my biased opinion. ;D

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I picked up a cheap back pack from Target. I think I spent a total of $10. It's big, has diff compartments, etc. I looked for one with a strap that goes between the two straps that go around your shoulders & also is adjustable to allow you to wear it with a jacket.

I dont like tank bags - I had one once & it messed up my paint (on another bike). I'm sure they are better now - but I still cringe when I see one.
 

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I use a messenger bag. It is easy to deal with and the one strap over the head and back under one arm concept. It isn't too restrictive. I would also look into the Dainese backpack / spine protector if you have the extra coin.
 

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The water proof duffels that you can get for kyaking and such are great for keeping stuff in but are kind of a pain because most aren't made for comfortable wearing on the back. What makes them worth it though is that you can get them in different colors like yellow, then ditch the reflective vest(if you use one).
 

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CapnCrunch said:
I use a Nike mesh backpack, it works great

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You have to be kidding me?! This thread is how old CC?!

There is a more recent on the next page!

Are you just bringing this back after Jumptship's thread?
 

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IZ said:
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You have to be kidding me?! This thread is how old CC?!
Dude don't get your panties all in a bunch. This thread is only 1.359 days young ;D
 

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Not that it has happened, but sometimes, you get that "did I zip it all the way closed" feeling and this makes it easier to check. So far <fx:knocking on wood>, I have never had a backpack come open on me in the 17 years I have been riding.
Ugh.

A pair of lucky blue pumas and my cell phone are somewhere between my house and 50 miles north on the highway.

Zipper. Then go.
 

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Ugh.

A pair of lucky blue pumas and my cell phone are somewhere between my house and 50 miles north on the highway.

Zipper. Then go.
Gym shoes definitely got ran over by at least two cars the other day after the zipper popped on my pack! :mad: A Jansport, if you were wondering.
 

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I use this trick Icon squad backpack.
It comes in black but I got the orange to match my bike
It's good size and zips off from the front so it's easy to get on and off with a helmet. It also can hold a helmet in a special helmet bag section that pops out.
http://www.sandhillspowersports.com/sandhills/OnlineStore.do?DSP=200&PCR=1:5:50013&IID=icon_squadbackpack_06

Oh yeah, I have a ducati messenger bag I got from the dealership, too. I use it when I don't need to carry much. The wind holds it tight to my back when I'm riding.
 

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Since everyone is posting in the ancient revived thread...

Don't forget to synch up your backpack before you hop on the bike. If you leave it hanging too far and have your seat cowl on the bottom of your backpack can scratch the heck out of your cowl.
 

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IZ said:
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You have to be kidding me?! This thread is how old CC?!

There is a more recent on the next page!

Are you just bringing this back after Jumptship's thread?
muahahahahah VICTORY!!!!
 
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