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Forgot how much I liked this guy - bought it end of last summer with only a few days riding left and had trouble getting it attached to my satisfaction, so I never got a chance to really check it out. But spent a little while in the garage with it today and found the optimum mount system and the thing is rock-solid and very clean looking mount.



Actually, I searched back through old forums and found Diagtx's mounting method, which works fantastic. [where'd he get off to btw?]

The interior shell is specifically designed to be leaned back into, and if you use the front and back velcro'ed pads as I did, it actually pushes you forward a couple inches, which is great for reaching those hard to reach 3" extended forward controls, and for leaning back into whilst ya cruise. It is very much an easy-chair, or recliner type feeling as you ride. Not to mention you can carry a *buncha* shit in it up to and including (one) full face helmet.









You can take off one or both of the velcro pads, the back one or the front one with small-of-the-back roll, which also comes off separately, to adjust for your size and footpeg placement.

So if you still have a sissy bar and wondering about luggage w/built-in reclining comfort really can't recommend this highly enough.

[P.S. somehow I'm throwing an extra step in there in uploading pics and also uploading thumbnails, which I'm not trying to do. I'll figure it out eventually ...
 

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Stonewheel, what is the name of the bag you have on the back? I am planning a long trip and could use something like that.
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It's a Biker's Friend bag.

Motorcycle Luggage & Saddle Bags for Honda from Biker's Friend

There was lots of talk about these around last summer/fall - if you do a search on biker's friend bags you'll see a lot of pics and feedback about how they work. for long trips they're supposed to be the greatest, although I've only done around town or semi-local driving with mine.

Mine is the medium-large, which seems to be what most guys need to really give them a good backrest as well as storage. The largest is the same diameter, just longer, and might be too big for those time when yer scootin' around closer to home. Imho. Good luck !!
 

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I have been mentioning these bags on here for a long time and am glad to see stonewheel show his off. I see you have had it for a while and they work great as I have had mine for a good while too. They make 3 or 4 different sizes so check them out. No I am not a spokesperson for the Bikers Friend:D
 

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stonewheel im still around when i get time. yeah i love my bikers friend also. i have the large bag and it good for a 3 or 4 day trip.
Cool. Hadn't see ya for awhile. I had to search back to find your post from last summer on how you mounted the bag; it is far and away the best mounting approach I've tried; thx for posting it. Ride safe.
 

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Looks like it would be really comfortable for an extended trip, and would hold more than enough for a few days on the road.

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Got it in time to put one before the ride Saturday......spent 8 hours and 45 minutes on the bike, most of it doing 80 mph....still have the stock seat.....man I LOVE this bag!!!!!!!!!! It was nice to be able to lean back and enjoy the ride, rather than hanging on to the handlebars and using my lower back to compensate for the reach and resistance. Steveo, you gotta get one of these!!!!!!!!!! Plenty of room for storage, and a comfortable backrest........a win win situation.
 

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Resurrecting a thread ... Resurrecting a thread ...

OK, so I'm looking at the Large Biker's Friend bag and I see a choice of the full setup for $230 or the bag w/o the pads (mesh & solid), w/o lumbar support, and w/o the side pockets for $140.

Saving the $90 ... I can always get the pads & lumbar roll later for $50. BUT, I cannot seem to find that they sell the side pockets.

UPDATE: Got ahold of them and they can sell me a large bag with pockets, but w/o the pads and w/o the lumbar support for a whopping savings of $20.

But, am I crazy to go w/o the these pads and support?? I'm not embarking on these long cross-country journeys. I'm looking at a way to carry what I need so I could go on a half-day ride somewhere and have the goods to spend a night or three away before heading back home, is all.

So, it's save $90 and go w/o pockets, lumbar support and pads ... or spend it and get it all and use what I need when I need it.

Thanks!
 

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Made a trip to TN recently and used this bag. It was very easy to attach on and off and held plenty of stuff (and fellas don't forget....this is a girl packing!!!! lol) IT IS A Saddlemen TS3200DE Deluxe Tail Bag 35160036. online pricing ranges from 106.00 to 140.00. Just google and you can bring up comparison prices. Worked out really well for me and I did lean back on it during my ride. Just another option.....

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Just get it all.......
Got it!

Funny Step by Step Procedure in item #2:
Do not use a sharp blade when you open the box. You may cut into the bag if you cut too deep.
These instructions were, of course, in the bag enclosed in the box :p

Anyway, this thing looks awesome.
Now just need to get my sissybar from FedEx today and get it all installed for pictures ---- or it didn't happen, I know.
 

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You won't regret it Alan.....makes riding the bike that much more pleasurable to lean back against it and not worry about fighting the forces ...easy to take off or put on...those reusable ties are great and those little black bungees...that's all I use to attach it. I got the lock and cables, but have never used them.....
 
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