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First test ride of the setup with the relocated turn signals. No rewiring needed, just made 2 L brackets with the mounting bolts hidden under the little red reflector.
(due to lockdown I only rode around my block 5 times, but everything was solid over Quebec’s famous potholes.)
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So how much can you get in the boxes?
Everything. :)
They are 31L each and the topcase is 26L.
When traveling a week at a time solo I prefer the (false?) sense of security the hardcases give me when I go into a gas station or restaurant.
I have the inner liners so they can stay on the bike empty at night with a cover (it's in the Kreiga US5 bag between the cases in the previous pic).
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^^^^^^^^^^^
Your hamstrings don't foul those bags.....appears to be no room for you the rider.
 

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Your hamstrings don't foul those bags.....appears to be no room for you the rider.
Totally looks that way from the pics, I agree.
With my ass placed as far back in the Sargent seat bucket as possible, In my gear (165lbs, 5'9") it barely grazes my pants. Sitting where I really sit, nothing touches.
Nice thing about a do-it-yourself setup is you can put stuff wherever you want. I wanted it as far forward as possible and with the topcase backrest right where I need it.
If I had a bigger butt I guess I coulda mounted them about 1.5 inches farther back before I'd have no where to attach the turn signals...
 

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Just fitted a Bagster tank cover and bag on my Racer. I found that the OEM R Nine T tank bag interferes with my riding position so I needed something else, something with a really low profile at the back. In the 90’s I used to have Bagsters on all my bikes, so when I found out that the French company makes colour matched covers for the Racer I got a really bad case of nostalgia and just had to have it. The idea is that the cover stays on the bike - for the vacation, for commuting or always – while the bag is quick release. The kit arrived in four weeks and looked really good – high quality material, straight seams and nice details.

The bag is basic and relatively small compared to some other kits, but all I want is there, including a clear pocket for my paper map and a rain cover. With this and a backpack I’m all set for a couple of weeks on the road. Minimalistic, just as the bike. Suits me fine.

I fitted the kit on the bike this afternoon. First the cover, then the bag. The R Nine T cover is secured by six separate straps. I tightened the straps gradually until they did not “give” any more. When done the cover was secure but still bit baggy, but my experience is that with a bit of sun it will settle to a snug fit, which is also what the company will tell you.

The bag attaches to the cover in four points; two D-rings at the front and two metal self-securing buckles at the back. The bag moves around a little on the cover, but then they all do that. Not a problem. The bag is flat underneath and does not really follow the tank profile, but even so the riding position is not too compromised. The rear end of the bag pokes me gently in the belly, but not too bad. If I get too annoyed, I think I can re-stitch the rear attachments closer to the bag which will pull the rear end closer to the tank.

All in all I’m really happy with the kit. References:


· Bagster Tank Cover BMW R Nine T #1665 (Racer, white with blue/dblue/red decor), 210 USD plus delivery

· Bagster Tank Bag Roader, 12+10 litres, #XSR210 (black) 130 USD plus delivery


Link: Le spécialiste des produits de sellerie, bagagerie
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Noice!
 

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Does anyone with a Scrambler or Urban GS have the evotech tail tidy installed AND use the BMW bag that sits on the pillion seat with the moulded in base?
I'd like to know if it fits ok with the shortened rear, i've only seen one picture of the moulded base and it looks like it will foul it......

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That looks like a very serious and well thought-out piece of kit. Nicely done.
 

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So, OS - Base arrived today, did a trial packing and fitment. I think I need to raise the bit that sits on the saddle a bit. I have a small Pelicase arriving for this purpose. Seems to clear the exhaust and any major bits. The 'back' is attached to my Ventura rack. Trial run when lockdown ends...

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This is how I do mine. GS dry bag with the Velcro fixing straps under the seat and the snap buckles on top, means I can remove the bag in seconds when I get to my destination. Holds enough for a long weekend etc
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I have a Roland Sands seat for two but never carry a passenger.
Is their a rack that exists that sits over the pillion part of the seat?
I don't want to cary alot just a bit of shopping or a change of clothes when I ride to work.
Ideally I would like it easily detachable.
 

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Ideally I would like it easily detachable.
Have a look at VENTURA - top quality gear. You would require the "L" brackets B041B, and quickly detachable rack SR01/B - but other racks suit. Ventura's combinations of racks and bags, etc., are highly flexible with many choices. As you can see in the pic below, the bag can be placed facing the font of the bike (resting in part on the pillion perch) or turned around on the rack facing the rear, leaving the pillion seat open and more room for the rider to move around a bit..

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Actually I have two ventura racks short and tall that I used with my Ducati. Would have to get BMW brackets as you say but I think
they look a bit wide and fugly.
 

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Would have to get BMW brackets as you say but I think they look a bit wide and fugly.
The 'quickly detachable' brackets come off with the twist of two thumb-screws, leaving only a pair of short horizontal 'arms' on the bike, almost invisible IMHO.
 
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