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I know the Monster is not intended to be a long distance tourer, but it certainly is adequate for weekend trips. I have an S4 with high pipes. According to Ducati, this means I cannot use their saddle bags nor the Givi Topcase and bracket, as these were intended for Monsters with low pipes only. What are people with high pipes using for extended weekend trips? I know a large backpack can be used, and I don't like tank bags.
 
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Wear leathers. Put a tooth brush, clean undies, socks, tee, and cigar in a small backpack and enjoy the weekend. Leave the saddle bags to the wings and HDs.
 

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Or get a Revpack tail bag. Inexpensive, totally waterproof, secure, and depending on size, can carry a house.

-Don
 
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I nice magnetic tank bag and a tail bad and you should good for a weekend.
 

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Tank bags aren't bad. A short one shouldn't bother you. Get a magnetic for easy on/off. The go for the tail bag for a change of clothes.

Now me, I have a tank bag so big I can lean my chin on it...
 
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I must just be Spiderman. Tank bags always seem to get in the way of agressive riding.
 

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Spiderman, huh? Ride like Ruben Xaus? You are close, maybe you can sign up for the Ducati Austin team for 2004...

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i use a tail pack, it is big enough for a full face helmet.
it is fine for weekend trips.
 

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If you're worried about a tank bag gettin' in the way, go for the 8L Marsee (like T33 and I did). It doesn't expand to hold a lot of crap, but it doesn't get in the way either or make you look like you should be on a BMW.

I day-trip with the tank bag all the time. For a weekend, I'd want to add a tail pack, especially if you're riding where it actually rains. Nice to have some place for the rain gear.

Other than a few tools and a water bottle, all you need is a toothbrush. Your polypro undies can dry overnight on the shower curtain rod!
 
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