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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Back seat bag?

Hey guys, is anyone using a bag or cooler or something like that strapped to the back seat on their vn750? The saddle bags that came with my bike are junk so I need something to hold insuarance and reg. and also lunch for work. Thanks!

Bike is sold, thanks for the help guys. Ride safe.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 01:48 PM
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i use a small back pack at first then a small camelbak so i can keep water w me too

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Hey guys, is anyone using a bag or cooler or something like that strapped to the back seat on their vn750? The saddle bags that came with my bike are junk so I need something to hold insuarance and reg. and also lunch for work. Thanks!
Don't know if this is what you mean or not...............
But here is what I used on my vn750, excuse the dirty bike as it had just come off a mean ride...lol... +/- $6 at china-mart, and makes a fine back rest, is semi insulated, so you kill 2 birds with 1 stone so to speak...
PS-BTW-I freeze a sorta short bicycle drink bottle about 1/2-3/4 full and finish it up with water then put it in a white sock folded back over itself for drinking water and it stays drinkable all day in the little 6pk cooler chest...




PS-Also in the 80s I used one of the hard model types on my 700 Shadow...

If you check my avatar above you will see I still have one on my Sportster...
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i use a cooler about the size of the T-Bag posted above
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I use the Saddlemen BR 1800 back seat bag.
http://www.saddlemen.com/store/index...oducts_id=7318
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I only ride on day trips, so I didn't need much and didn't want to spend a lot of money. So, I took a small backpack ($18) and sewed on some straps from an old bicycle helmet (plus some d-rings from Ace Hardware). One strap goes around the sissy bar and the d-rings lock into the helmet locks. When full it makes a good back rest, big enough to fit the helmet and easy to carry.



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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Good stuff guys. I bought a net thing with hold downs today that I think will hold down a lunch container thing. I really like the bag you have on the back there Old Dog.

Bike is sold, thanks for the help guys. Ride safe.
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I take a hard cooler with me daily to work on my bike. Holds 12 hours worth of food.

I use $4 stretch straps from walkmart. strapped to the luggage rack( i guess thats what its called). Strapped right it doesnt budge.

I do use a towel underneath as I carry a dozen eggs with me to work.

I will try and get a pic tomorrow when I un conver the bike to go to work.
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Good stuff guys. I bought a net thing with hold downs today that I think will hold down a lunch container thing. I really like the bag you have on the back there Old Dog.
Ha, ha, which bag do you mean, the grey one that I use for a back rest or the rear T-bag on the Vulcan...??? If it is the T-bag I don't use it anymore and have a new Viking bag on the Sportster and someone could have it if they should drop by...lol...
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I personally like the setup that "Old Dog" uses.
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