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CardboardPrison 08-20-2019 10:36 AM

Recommended Rear Luggage Bag?
 
I currently have a 2015 C50T with the OEM luggage rack and sissy bar installed. Was curious what luggage options you guys were using on this setup. Taking a 1000+ mile run next month and could use some extra space. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Skrapiron 08-20-2019 10:52 AM

I have this:

https://www.saddlemen.com/motorcycle...al-1?limit=100

It is a good amount of space and comes with clips/friction straps that allow for easy on/easy off from the back of the bike. The only complaint I have is the "universal" backrest strap that never quite fits right.

It will hold a week's worth of clothes, plus some extras,

CardboardPrison 08-20-2019 11:58 AM

I might do something like that thanks for the recommendation. Forgot to mention previously I had my eye on some of the hard cases that lock. The Givi systems seem rather nice but the C50T was not listed as a supported bike. Not sure if it would still work or not.

FireManC50 08-20-2019 12:01 PM

Look into Givi waterproof duffel bags. They are not classic cruiser flashy, but should hold-up in most condition short of motocross.

https://www.revzilla.com/givi-dry-bags

CardboardPrison 08-20-2019 12:05 PM

I'm thinking about going towards a more permanent fixture on the rear that can lock. I don't like leaving my helmet(s) on my bike out in the open in certain areas and would love the ability to lock them up.

FireManC50 08-20-2019 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CardboardPrison (Post 5071150)
I might do something like that thanks for the recommendation. Forgot to mention previously I had my eye on some of the hard cases that lock. The Givi systems seem rather nice but the C50T was not listed as a supported bike. Not sure if it would still work or not.

Leatherlyke trunk is also an option. You wound need to find a way to attach a universal fit cargo trunk to it (involves some drilling and wrenching): LeatherLyke Riding Luggage: Hard Locking Motorcycle Saddle Bags, Sissy bar bag | Motorcycle Hard Shell Case Locking Saddle Bags and Sissy Bar Bag Trunk

If my primary goal were long distance cruising, I would still prefer a dry bag style duffel bag. It is easy to take it off, and bring it indoors with you. You can also get a ~60L version with a plastic insert to keep its shape, and put it on the rear cargo rack, or if you are touring solo, just strap it to the back seat. You can also strap bags to each other. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-drybag-system

I have locking bags (Leatherlyke), they are C50 specific, reasonably waterproof (haven't had a chance to ride in a real downpour), and can store a decent amount of luggage. I use those to store things I need quick access to on the bike (bottled water, rain suite, etc.) For everything else, and most of daily commute I still use a 40 L Givi duffel bag - it is so much easier to carry things inside with you.

There is very large selection of dry bags in all shapes and sizes. Revzilla is a good place to start your research, as it would give you an approximate idea of what would work best: https://www.revzilla.com/search?_utf...&query=dry+bag

Skrapiron 08-20-2019 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CardboardPrison (Post 5071150)
I might do something like that thanks for the recommendation. Forgot to mention previously I had my eye on some of the hard cases that lock. The Givi systems seem rather nice but the C50T was not listed as a supported bike. Not sure if it would still work or not.

The luggage rack on the C50 is only rated to support 11lbs. A givi 46l topcase and mounting plate weigh more than that, empty. You will bend the sissy bar brackets (they are made of aluminum) and you risk cracking the welds on the luggage rack if you go this route. This is how I ended up with the Saddlemen bag.

IF you are looking for a permanently mounted topcase then you need to purchase a Wompus luggage rack and install it on your bike. They are not inexpensive, but they are durable and well built.

Wompus Bike Racks - Home of Heavy Duty Custom Built Steel Motorcycle Racks

CardboardPrison 08-20-2019 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skrapiron (Post 5071162)
The luggage rack on the C50 is only rated to support 11lbs. A givi 46l topcase and mounting plate weigh more than that, empty. You will bend the sissy bar brackets (they are made of aluminum) and you risk cracking the welds on the luggage rack if you go this route. This is how I ended up with the Saddlemen bag.

IF you are looking for a permanently mounted topcase then you need to purchase a Wompus luggage rack and install it on your bike. They are not inexpensive, but they are durable and well built.

Wompus Bike Racks - Home of Heavy Duty Custom Built Steel Motorcycle Racks

Thanks for this information! Had no idea the supported weight was so low. Guess I'm sticking with a light bag for now. $250+ is a bit much to spend before even factoring in the luggage system itself.

Chedell 08-20-2019 05:09 PM

I have used a saddleman bag for years and have had no problem with it. I mount it with it on the passenger seat so when it's packed it makes a good backrest. I bring a black garbage bag and a bungie to put over it when it rains. (It always does)


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