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Hello!

I'm starting this thread for all to share how they are packing up their bike, I know I can't wait to get out of town on the nineT and ride!
Day trips, commuting, long haul camping trips and everything in between.
If it bolts, straps or is welded to your bike to facilitate carrying anything please share what you've done, what you are interested in buying or have ideas to do.
Bag or luggage reviews most welcomed and of course we need photos too!

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Finn
 

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I'll start out with what I've come up with so far. We do a fair bit of traveling/camping off of small dual sport bike, I've been hoping most of our luggage could move on over to the nineT and turns out it does. I'm sure there's room for improvement but here's my setup for the time being.



Day rides.
I only need to carry my camera, shown here is a HPRC 2200 case bolted directly to the subframe. No spacers, just 2 OEM bolts and two longer bolts needed for the front two.
I also have a USB charger mounted in the box to charge gadgets while on the go, the disconnect for the box is a SAE plug wired into the BMW accessory circuit where the outlet used to be.
Info on wiring it up can be found in the Wiring Gadgets on the NineT Thread
http://www.ninetowners.com/forum/accessories-gear/49530-packing-up-ninet-thread.html






















 

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More than a day ride, or when the day ride will take me far from home and I want to carry more tools, spare tubes, air pump, etc.

Here I added a Giant Loop Mojave Bag to the bike, it fits just fine and I don't see any issues with running it. 13 liters of storage added. I was able to fit the pillion seat by using a longer bolt, just to see it it works. It does.
The down side of this bag it it's not waterproof. water resistant, yes. but riding in rain for hours and things will get wet inside it. Problem solved with dry bag or large zip locks inside for traveling, most of the time in SoCal I don't need to worry about rain... you know that drought we're having has at least one positive side!














Now add in a HPRC 2300 case giving me more space. I just drilled some holes through the Mojave and it all works just peachy.













 

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Long haul camping.


In addition to the HPCR 2300 and the Mojave bag, I'm adding a MEC 10L bag to the tail, secured with 1/2" adjustable ROK straps using the tie off point on the subframe and looping the straps back to each other on the rear end.
I also added an axe, tent poles and a tripod, all essential for me when camping - also secured with ROK straps + the built in straps on the Mojave bag.
Shown here is everything I need for an open ended camping spring summer fall adventure on the ninet, basically the same pack I use on my Husaberg minus the hard case. Winter camping will take a bit more space...





































 

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who said this bike won't tour?

Lost,

Like you I used my R12R for touring and always found it totally adequate. Of course a GS is more suitable at the extremities but that is not to say the R12R and now the R9T won't do the job. I believe in the past people toured on bikes even before the GS was made.

There's something very satisfying about working out what suits the individual rather than just filling a couple of panniers and taking off on an adventure (many of which end up in a motel or hotel judging by experience and observing driveways.

What I like about your setup and mine (when I 'build' it) is that it will be another way to define the bike and the rider. Isn't that part of the customisation process?
 

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Absolutely petrichor, folks been touring on bikes long before there were "touring bikes".
I enjoy figuring out what's best for me, less is more too. The nineT will certainly be very enjoyable to travel on - in style!

On another note, folks looking for more storage might want to check out the Giant Loop Coyote saddle bag setup, judging from how well the Mojave works I think it will be a nice fit with more space available. Being able to keep heavy things like tools or liquids down low will certainly help with the handling of the bike in the twisties.

Coyote Saddlebag » Giant Loop


 

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Now I have a Glove Compartment

I won't be going on any long trips anytime soon, but I thought it would be nice to have a little space for odds and ends. Fortunately, I had this little ditty bag sitting around. Water resistant (waterproof nylon lined) and plastic zippers. Has belt slots on the underside, so it strapped right to the tail piece, and I finished (burned) the nylon ends. Has strong clips.
 

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I'll start out with what I've come up with so far. We do a fair bit of traveling/camping off of small dual sport bike, I've been hoping most of our luggage could move on over to the nineT and turns out it does. I'm sure there's room for improvement but here's my setup for the time being.
Lost, I do like that HPRC 2200, and gives me some great ideas for single riding. Might have to get one even if it won't be for every day!
 

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Good news for me and anyone else hoping to use a SW-Motech Quick-Lock gas cap tank bag, or in my case, tank box. This opens up many possibilities for various tank bag options for the ninet, none of which will scratch the paint and even with electrified bag options.
The Type 124 tank ring from a R1200R does indeed fit on the ninet. While it's not a perfect color match there's no issue with it functioning normally. I'm hoping SW-Motch will offer a ninet specific mount, this one will eventually need to go back onto Nancy's 12R... but for now it's all good.

SW-MOTECH Bags-Connection QUICK-LOCK Type 124 EVO Tankbag Bottom Tankring - TwistedThrottle.com

Various bags:
Tankbags - Luggage & Racks - Shop by Product - TwistedThrottle.com


I've been using a setup like this for many years on various bikes, for me having a 100% water/everything proof tank box is important when traveling. Function over fashion, though I don't think it looks too out of place on the ninet when in travel mode. :D

Here's the tank ring while I was swapping it out with the 12R, it's a simple install really.






And some photos of my HPRC 2100 tank box that's mounted to the SW-Motech quick release.





























 

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Good news for me and anyone else hoping to use a SW-Motech Quick-Lock gas cap tank bag, or in my case, tank box. This opens up many possibilities for various tank bag options for the ninet, none of which will scratch the paint and even with electrified bag options.
The Type 124 tank ring from a R1200R does indeed fit on the ninet. While it's not a perfect color match there's no issue with it functioning normally. I'm hoping SW-Motch will offer a ninet specific mount, this one will eventually need to go back onto Nancy's 12R... but for now it's all good.

SW-MOTECH Bags-Connection QUICK-LOCK Type 124 EVO Tankbag Bottom Tankring - TwistedThrottle.com

Various bags:
Tankbags - Luggage & Racks - Shop by Product - TwistedThrottle.com


I've been using a setup like this for many years on various bikes, for me having a 100% water/everything proof tank box is important when traveling. Function over fashion, though I don't think it looks too out of place on the ninet when in travel mode. :D

Here's the tank ring while I was swapping it out with the 12R, it's a simple install really.


And some photos of my HPRC 2100 tank box that's mounted to the SW-Motech quick release.
Finn, you so have your act together on this stuff...:)
 

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Is the nineT fuel filler cap identical to the R1200R?

Good news for me and anyone else hoping to use a Quick-Lock gas cap tank bag, or in my case, tank box.
The Type 124 tank ring from a R1200R does indeed fit on the ninet.
How ironic, I was only just yesterday looking at a small tankbag for personal items that is made by Givi. It uses their ring-lock system. They don't have a fitment for the nineT currently. So if the R1200R has the same fuel filler, then can I assume it will fit OK? (The R1200R is on the fitment list of their adaptors). :confused:
 

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I didn't say it has the same fuel filler, I just said it fits. ;)

There are small differences between the two filler rings, but it works just fine. Since I don't know first hand about the Givi setup I really can't say, but the SW-motech type 124 is for the 07' R1200R which I think is different than the current models.
Try it out and let us know how it works out!:D
 

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Finn,

Thank you so much for posting these pictures.

I'm looking forward to a pretty long road trip this summer on my 9T and you've definitely helped with the luggage planning!

I'll post up pictures of my setup as i develop it as well!

-Cross9T
 

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Added a Kreiga US-20 to the tail. Very well made waterproof bag. Plan to add another 1-2 US-10's to the setup for longer trips. When removed, there are just 4 small loops coming out from under the passenger pad. The 4 straps with the hooks store inside the bag.
 

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I decided to keep it real simple for a while. I ordered the BMW rear bag, so I could bring my wife home a Sunday morning Croissant or whatever. I'm sure I can find other uses for it also. Time will tell what other additions I may make for longer distance. Right now, longer distance for me is like 10-12 miles.
 

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Just got this e-mail from SW-Motech:

Hi Mike,

thanks for your email and your interest in our products.

Don’t worry, we will produce products for this bike but you must have a little bit more patience.
We plan to provide an Alu-Rack as well as a pannier set.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best Regards

Marius Sarrach
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Der neue SW-BC Katalog 2014 - Ab sofort verfügbar!
Jetzt auch online blättern auf katalog.sw-bc.com



 

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On a recent solo camping trip I changed things around to give me a little more capacity, using bags I already had.

First off, the slightly larger HPRC 2200 box went from the tail to the tank using the SW-Motech gas cap mount. Camera and other tank bag type items + USB charger in that box.

I used some Wolfman: E-12 Saddle Bags for tools, tubes, air compressor, shoes, off the bike lightweight pants / socks on the left and a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15º Downtek sleeping bag in a 10L Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack, cooking utensils, spices, headlamp, LED light, summer gloves, Montbell Ex Light Down Jacket
and empty water bag on the right side.

On the tail I took a Flatland racing tail rack off of Nancy's CRF250L, drilled a few new holes on mounted it to the subframe. On the rack I used a Kreiga US-10 bag held down with
. In the Kreiga is my Big Agnes Copper Spur UL-2 tent,
, Big Agnes Q-Core SL pad, and
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Also on the tail is my tent poles in a Sea to Summit Tent Pole Bag which has loops to run the ROK straps through making it impossible to slide out. (lost my poles once a long time ago, never again :) ). Also my handy dandy Gerber Camp Axe 45905
A cargo net on top of the tail gives me added temporary storage, for the water bag or Gerbings jacket, etc.

Overall the pack worked well and I had no issues with space, though for a longer trip I might want a kreiga US-20 for just a little more space for more clothing and some fishing gear.
Now that I know how well a tail rack works, and how easy it would be to make one I might want to experiment and fabricate one myself, a little longer than the Flatlands one made for a dirt bike would be nice.




















Yes, a big can of cheap beer and camping go hand in hand. :D

 

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On a recent solo camping trip I changed things around to give me a little more capacity, using bags I already had.

First off, the slightly larger HPRC 2200 box went from the tail to the tank using the SW-Motech gas cap mount. Camera and other tank bag type items + USB charger in that box.

I used some Wolfman: E-12 Saddle Bags for tools, tubes, air compressor, shoes, off the bike lightweight pants / socks on the left and a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15º Downtek sleeping bag in a 10L Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack, cooking utensils, spices, headlamp, LED light, summer gloves, Montbell Ex Light Down Jacket
and empty water bag on the right side.

On the tail I took a Flatland racing tail rack off of Nancy's CRF250L, drilled a few new holes on mounted it to the subframe. On the rack I used a Kreiga US-10 bag held down with 1/2" adjustable ROK straps. In the Kreiga is my Big Agnes Copper Spur UL-2 tent, Primus EtaExpress Stove, Big Agnes Q-Core SL pad, and MSR Groundhog tent stakes.
Also on the tail is my tent poles in a Sea to Summit Tent Pole Bag which has loops to run the ROK straps through making it impossible to slide out. (lost my poles once a long time ago, never again :) ). Also my handy dandy Gerber Camp Axe 45905
A cargo net on top of the tail gives me added temporary storage, for the water bag or Gerbings jacket, etc.

Overall the pack worked well and I had no issues with space, though for a longer trip I might want a kreiga US-20 for just a little more space for more clothing and some fishing gear.
Now that I know how well a tail rack works, and how easy it would be to make one I might want to experiment and fabricate one myself, a little longer than the Flatlands one made for a dirt bike would be nice.




















Yes, a big can of cheap beer and camping go hand in hand. :D

Thanks Lost,

This looks like a good setup. Thanks for posting.

I have a lot of similar gear and i'd like to mount it up for a trip out west this summer.

I picked up a Caribou Cases rack and topcase... But it's a bit large. I'm trying to strike a balance with a bit of lockable luggage for cameras and electronics, and then some softbags for the rest.

This weekend i'm headed out for a quick weekend (non-camping) trip, so i'll use the BMW tank and tailbag. But after that the camping experiments start.

-Cross9T
 

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Picked up the BMW rear bag today. Nice mounting, big **** bag. I could probably pack half a weeks worth of groceries in the bag. Takes a bit to attach and remove, but nicely so, for steady attachment. Leaves the additional "hooks" attached, and just slip off the velcro straps. If I am shopping, I am probably carrying a thin fiber shopping bag too, and just sticking it in the bag. Looks a good size for packing for the Gym, or an overnight trip. Maybe even for the office. Ample room. Can't emphasize that enough. For those that need it, will hold at least 3-4 6 packs of your favorite brew. Would probably carry a helmet too (with less brew)

I'm really looking forward to a nice little rack back there, as mentioned here by one of the accessory makers. (Wunderlich I think, possibly one of the others) That would be nice for attaching a briefcase.
 
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