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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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saddlebags for rc51

I was wondering if anyone has saddlebags that work on thier rc51 i would like to get some i go for a lot of longer rides and don't like wearing a backpack all the time but haveing problems with finding saddle bags due to the fact that i have a hotbodies undertail on my bike and my current saddlebags sit on top of my exaust and keep burn the bags
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What about a tank bag? Will that be big enough?
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i bought a double tank bag. motopak on ebay. rapid transit also makes a nice one. these bags are tall enough to be able to rest your chest and chin on top while riding. takes the weight off your arms. it's like laying down, very comfy.

the sad part is i've had my my tank bag for about three years and haven't had a chance to use it yet
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i have a tank bag but it's not big enuf for a two or three day trip
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I use a backpack. I have tank bags but dont want them to scratch the tank. Yes they will scratch the tank. I used it on my VTX and it scratched the tank. UGH. So now I just backpack it. Pack light and take only what you need.
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Saddle bags are for Cruisers....Not Rc51's. I suggest a tank bag or getting a different bike that would better accommodate saddlebags, for when you go on your long rides. I dont know about you but long rides on a Rc51 are very uncomfortable, i can't stay on mine for more then 1-2 hours tops. I don't know your finacial situation but i have both the Rc51 for when i want to hit up the mountain roads and have the need for speed, and i have the Cruiser for when im in the relaxed long trips mood.

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well i have to make due with just one bike but long trips on the rc aren't a big deal for me i can ride about 400 to 500 miles a day on my bike i like to go up to northern wisconsin or the up of Michigan
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well i have to make due with just one bike but long trips on the rc aren't a big deal for me i can ride about 400 to 500 miles a day on my bike i like to go up to northern wisconsin or the up of Michigan
I love the UP. I've been wanting to get back up there on a bike trip. Last time was in an RV.

Have you looked into a tailbag/tankbag combo?
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yeah the porupine mts. are fun as hell on a bike and don't forget to stay in hurly for a night yeah but the only problem with that is i ride double up alot so then it wouldn't work i might just have to line the bottom and sides with heat tape or something
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A company called DEI makes a product called Cool Tape. It's available through Summit, Jegs and other auto/performance parts sellers. It works well.
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