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    I am planning several week long trips with a lady partner and welcome any suggestions for additional capacity. What rack for the non touring ? Bill

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    Originally posted by Kawmagnum View Post
    I am planning several week long trips with a lady partner and welcome any suggestions for additional capacity. What rack for the non touring ? Bill
    Personally, I'd go for one of the large packs that sit on the passenger's seat. Lots to choose from on RevZilla.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doug Bohman View Post

      Personally, I'd go for one of the large packs that sit on the passenger's seat. Lots to choose from on RevZilla.
      Not sure if that will work for him if he has a passenger sitting on that seat.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by glarson3 View Post

        Not sure if that will work for him if he has a passenger sitting on that seat.
        That was stupid. Fingers talking before the brain kicks in. Duh!
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          • Doug Bohman
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            Deservedly so.

          • glarson3
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            I did say 'if' as it wasn't 100% clear the woman would be a passenger, or a rider. A quick search on Wingstuff didn't find any great options if she's a passenger. Maybe some type of bag that can attach where the luggage pack would normally be. Pack-it rack might be an option.

          • Rocky
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            @glarson. It was a funny case of the keyboard out pacing the eyes.

            We all BTDT.

        • #6
          Originally posted by Kawmagnum View Post
          I am planning several week long trips with a lady partner and welcome any suggestions for additional capacity. What rack for the non touring ? Bill
          Bill. there are lots of options for the non tour model.

          Here is a low cost mount (For travel bag - etc)

          https://www.motardinn.com/motorcycle...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

          You can get a storage container that suits your needs.


          Here is one with multiple features. That can be made to be removable real easy. (if you are handy with tools?)

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          • #7
            I'll toss the *other* part of the equation at ya...

            How much d'ya really need?

            Suggestion: Take your pile & her pile...the stuff you want for a week.

            Now, go put half of those piles away.

            Next, pack that on the bike in the comfort of your garage/carport/driveway.

            Good luck!

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            • kwthom
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              My wife & I did a two-week long trip with the '16 & the Rivco rack bag - washed clothes twice.

          • #8
            Originally posted by kwthom View Post
            I'll toss the *other* part of the equation at ya...

            How much d'ya really need?

            Suggestion: Take your pile & her pile...the stuff you want for a week.

            Now, go put half of those piles away.

            Next, pack that on the bike in the comfort of your garage/carport/driveway.

            Good luck!
            If I read that right let me consider how this might work out. I create a pile, and she creates a pile. We take half of the piles away... That would be my pile...
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            • kwthom
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              Ya, but in your case, she has her own bike to put her pile of stuff in.

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            kwthom commented
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            My wife & I did a two-week long trip with the '16 & the Rivco rack bag - washed clothes twice.

            Originally posted by glarson3 View Post
            If I read that right let me consider how this might work out. I create a pile, and she creates a pile. We take half of the piles away... That would be my pile...
            LMAO. Both of you have trailer's that are growing moss.


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            • kwthom
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              One was partially at a laundromat, since my buddy's dryer crapped out - while we were there! Thus, wet clothes went into the basket, we jumped into his truck, and off we went.

              The other was at our other friend's place - I mean, how hard is it to do two loads of wash while visiting with them?

          • #10
            Put a trailer hitch on the back, and haul a trailer or get a carry rack.


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            • Drgsin
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              is that home made? whats it weigh?

            • Clamper
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              It is home made and about 4 lbs. It has two loops for bunge cords on the front and back rail, and custom made heat shields made from cardboard and aluminum tape with wire ties to hold them in place.

            • Drgsin
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              i like that, very cool

          • #11
            Originally posted by Clamper View Post
            Put a trailer hitch on the back, and haul a trailer or get a carry rack
            BTDT. to carry the Real Important Survival stuff.

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            You may not like the truth but that don't change it!

            When Life hands you a Curve - Lean into it!!.

            Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
            "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".

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            • Clamper
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              What no coffee?

            • Rocky
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              Rockstar don't do Coffee.

          • #12
            Thanks for the suggestions, Passenger is my Lady and I have installed a backrest. The Shad Top should work as I prefer to strap a backpack to the backrest. Not looking to carry a crapload on trips,; happy to to toss and replace underwear and socks! However my Lady needs her beauty stuff and her clothes are expensive.

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            • #13
              Anyone put the shad rack on yet? if it doesn't look too bad, beats the hell out of the $300 Honda one.

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              • kwthom
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                No dealers, it seems, in North America.
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