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Versatile Duffels From Wolfman Luggage

Wolfman Renegade Waterproof 30L Duffel

The versatile Overland Duffel by Wolfman Luggage has a flat oval shape, carry handles at each end and comes with a removable shoulder strap and backpack straps. The Overland Duffel ($159.99) is made of heavy duty 1680-denier Wolfman Ballistic Vinyl and measures 15 x 20 x 9 inches for 45 liters of cargo space. Wolfman’s Double Ended Renegade Duffel is ...

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Küryakyn XKürsion XW5.5 Roller Bag

Küryakyn XKürsion XW5.5 Roller Bag

The Küryakyn XKürsion XW5.5 Roller Bag measures 19.5 x 13 x 22 inches and is the largest bag in the XKürsion line. The removable interior divider provides the option of one large packing space or individual upper and lower compartments with separate access points. Side compartments provide room for additional cargo and also include side-mounted pockets for smaller items. Interior ...

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S 1000 XR Luggage and Accessories From Moto Machines

Remix High Screen for BMW S 1000 XR

A range of accessories custom designed for the BMW S 1000 XR is now available from Moto Machines. The full range of bolt-on luggage systems from Hepco & Becker is available, including the Lock-it Side Carrier ($372.06), C-Bow Carrier, Rear Alurack, Rear Easyrack, Lock-it Tank Ring and an Enlargement Rack for additional stowage space. Using the Lock-it Side Carrier system, ...

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Tips for Packing a Motorcycle

Pack heavier items low and farther forward to help the bike’s handling, and take care when installing luggage that the mounting points are solid and any excess strap is secured—luggage leaving the bike at speed can cause accidents as well as inconvenience.

You know where you’re going and how you’re getting there. But what should you take, and how should you pack it? Here are some suggestions. Don’t overpack. Wear the same clothes under your riding gear every day, and change into clean clothes at each nightly stop. Wear the riding clothes until you just can’t stand it, then swap them for ...

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Nelson Rigg CL-2020 GPS Tank Bag


The CL-2020 GPS Sport Tank Bag from Nelson Rigg provides extra storage and allows easy access to personal electronics. The classic design is constructed of 1680 d UV-treated ballistic nylon with Fibertech faux carbon fiber accent panels, flush mount carry handle and reflective piping. The CL-2020 features two zippered exterior personal electronics pockets (one GPS, one smartphone) with a clear ...

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Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag

In the June issue of Rider, Arden “Knobbie” Kysely gave a rave review to a set of Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebags. As luck would have it, a set of those saddlebags showed up at our office along with a Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag. I had just exhausted the possibilities of lashing various non-dual-sport-oriented saddlebags and tank bags to my Kawasaki KLR650 ...

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Shad SH-50 Top Case Motorcycle Luggage Review


Story and photography by Rich Cox [This Shad SH-50 Top Case Motorcycle Luggage Review was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider magazine] When you start sport touring with a passenger, you soon discover that your bike’s hard saddlebags—which were plenty roomy for just you—have suddenly become really small. Strapping a duffel bag to the tail is one ...

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Have gas, will travel. But how to carry it? When the pioneers were crossing the American west in Conestoga wagons, the key to survival was water. Today, we can cross the same rugged country that challenged the pioneer spirit at a rate they never dreamed of. But doing so requires fuel. And in recent years, for one reason or another, fuel ...

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Jesse Odyssey II Motorcycle Luggage Review

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[This Jesse Odyssey II Motorcycle Luggage Review was originally published in the September 2009 issue of Rider magazine] A recent moto-camping weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to test Al Jesse’s new Odyssey II motorcycle luggage on my BMW F800GS. Rick Lambert of Xplorermoto, Jesse Luggage’s exclusive U.S. distributor, sent me a set of the 10-inch (wide) bags and completed ...

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Moto-Sport Panniers and Cordura Motorcycle Luggage Liners

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By Paul Drevenstedt [This Moto-Sport Panniers and Cordura Motorcycle Luggage Liners was originally published in the July 2009 issue of Rider magazine] My Cagiva Gran Canyon is a fun, fast adventure tourer, but I’ve tried and been disappointed with different combinations of bags for overnight trips and commuting. Design is the problem: The seat’s subframe sweeps gracefully, but it is ...

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