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Frankenbike
Written by lcshepp on 12/20/2007 at 07:02 am

Hi Rudy,
> I know it's blasphemy on this list but I'll agree with Ron.
> Detachable bags, even if they load from the side, (maybe even better)
> beat the trunk for convenience. I have now had both and it is soooo
> handy to take off the saddlebags and carry them into the room with
> you. Yes, I have the soft bags for my PC but it is not the same.
Boy, do I disagree. Lift up the trunk, drop it in and go.

Saddlebags, detachable or otherwise, are certainly no more convenient
than that.

My GL has nice saddlebags and they are a pain in the butt compared to
the trunk... Also a pain in the back and neck.

The trunk rules as far as I'm concerned.

Leland

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Message Thread for message #74460

actual_revill
12/18/2007, 02:29 pm
Frankenbike
Has anyone looked seriously at what it would take to graft a trunk onto an ST? Revill 1a. Re: Engine Swap (using early V4) Posted by: "itsmikey295"

    stinger_06
    12/18/2007, 08:18 pm
    Frankenbike
    No, But that would be interesting to see if someone did. I love my ST, but do miss the trunk. Guess I'll just have to get a Top Box:^) Debbie in NC --- In

      rwven6956
      12/18/2007, 08:49 pm
      Frankenbike
      Other than the "wow that's different" factor, for convenience I personally would rather have saddlebags than the trunk. This is especially true when I have my tankbag mounted. Ron --- In

        rudyg1937
        12/18/2007, 10:28 pm
        Frankenbike
        I know it's blasphemy on this list but I'll agree with Ron. Detachable bags, even if they load from the side, (maybe even better) beat the trunk for convenience. I have now had both and it is soooo handy to take off the saddlebags and carry t

          obijuanak
          12/18/2007, 10:46 pm
          Frankenbike
          On Dec 18, 2007, at 13:28 , Rudy Gallucci wrote: > I know it's blasphemy on this list but I'll agree with Ron. > Detachable bags, even if they load from the side, (maybe even better) > beat the trunk for convenience. I have n

            eegah_yai
            12/18/2007, 11:38 pm
            Frankenbike
            I sold my Honda trunk bags and use backpacks (day pack size) inside the trunk. When lain on their sides, they are just the right shape, but have all those extra compartments, and you can use them for hiking at your destination. I also use

              wallerman1
              12/19/2007, 12:44 am
              Frankenbike
              I'd like to see the pics of all that loaded. I got some real good ideas from your post Michael! Thanks! ..Cap'n Eric --- In

            eegah_yai
            12/19/2007, 01:56 am
            Frankenbike
            Obi Juan Goula wrote: > > > I like this idea. May be we can create a series of "before and after", > with one photo showing your bike packed "to the gills" and the other > one showing the campsite/room

        vincent01824
        12/19/2007, 02:35 am
        Frankenbike
        --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Vennell" <rwvdtd@...> wrote: > > Other than the "wow that's

          stinger_06
          12/20/2007, 01:34 am
          Frankenbike
          I do like both the Saddlebags & the PC Trunk. Regardless of how I packed the trunk when I had the PC or the ST Saddlebags, which I have now, I still use a waterproof Duffle strapped on the seat. Saves more space for goodies I get on the r

            xegunda
            12/20/2007, 12:29 pm
            Frankenbike
            Hello fellow PCers, Yesterday a cow-orker followed me home from work. I was told I did not have any brake lights. My first thought was, fuse or wire connection. Where would you suggest I start looking? Thanks in advance, Ecki

              literidr
              12/20/2007, 05:53 pm
              Frankenbike
              Hey "Scar" The fuse box is an easy first look. If that is good then start at the lights and work backward. It's possible that both lights are burned out. If you've had your tires changed recently, they might not have reconnec

      unlikelylogi...
      12/19/2007, 02:40 pm
      Frankenbike
      Just a reminder for folks who need more room once in a while. RKA Luggage (http://www.rka-luggage.com) makes seat bags that work quite well on the passenger seat of a PC. Winglet has a 36 liter expandable

      lcshepp
      12/20/2007, 07:02 am
      Frankenbike
      Hi Rudy, > I know it's blasphemy on this list but I'll agree with Ron. > Detachable bags, even if they load from the side, (maybe even better) > beat the trunk for convenience. I have now had both and it is soooo > handy to tak