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GregH
02-12-2008, 10:07 PM
I really like the T-Bag Original (or the Lone Star -- I am in Texas after all!) but it only attaches via a backrest - which is lacking on the Bandit.

Has anybody worked with the T-Bags on a sport/standard bike?

I've got a trip planned for early May and don't want to wear a backpack this time.

MetrickMetal
02-12-2008, 11:26 PM
I really like the T-Bag Original (or the Lone Star -- I am in Texas after all!) but it only attaches via a backrest - which is lacking on the Bandit.

Has anybody worked with the T-Bags on a sport/standard bike?

I've got a trip planned for early May and don't want to wear a backpack this time.

I have been using a T-Bag Lonestar for the last 5 years for extensive trips I have taken throughout the western US on my 03 Honda VTX 1800C, and I love it, and it carrys everything I need, and I use it along with a small duffle bag.

It sits perfectly on the back seat of my Bandit, and I have already drawn up a quick detach upright assembly that will attach to the rear travel rack I have already made.

In order for the bag to be secure on the bike, especially when fully loaded, it really needs to have an upright of some kind for the loop on the back of the bag to slip over, so the bag doesn't slide sideways off the seat.

The two spools in the picture are where the custom cinch strap hooks I have on the back of them bag attach, and I have two forward mounting point for the two front cinch straps to attach to.

Over the last 5 years, I have learned how to optimize the packing of the Lonestar, and you would be surprized at how much stuff I can fit into it.

http://image1.frappr.com/pix1/i/20080212/8/c/6/8c65d48b0e835b7ed0fdc05eed9cc23e0_large.jpg

Heres a picture of me and my VTX with my Lonestar bag over looking Saint Mary's Lake in Glacier Nat Park Montana, on a 3,900 mile round trip I took there in the summer 0f 06.

http://image1.frappr.com/pix1/i/20080112/0/7/7/07770bc2ea0e482fe24521a49b7dbf610_large.jpg

Heres a close up view of the custom fender rack and uprights I made for my VTX for carrying my Lonestar bag. The adjustable loop on the back of the bag slips over the uprights and the tool bag, and I am able to lean back against the bag while riding.
http://image1.frappr.com/pix1/i/20080212/9/5/e/95e9a5375d717946bdf902070a2b10070_large.jpg

GregH
02-13-2008, 01:27 PM
That is just fantastic, Bandito. I'm very impressed, and envious, of your design and fabrication skills.

So, can you have a set to me before my trip in early May? :eat:

DaveC
02-13-2008, 02:04 PM
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any other questions?:lol2:

GregH
02-13-2008, 03:07 PM
Yeah, where can I find that much bubble gum?! :rofl: