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On my last trip of the season I rode up to the Michigan UP - and on the way home I rode through an absolute delluge. My Saddleman back seat bag did not hold up at all under the pounding rain. Fortunately I had wrapped my electronics in plastic garbage bags (as I usually do), but everything else in the bag was absolutely soaked.

 

So yesterday when I was looking through my gmail I saw one of those pop up ads on the right side for DrySpec motorcycle luggage.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/dryspectm-b50-wide-mouth-motorcycle-dry-bag

and

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/dryspectm-d38-rigid-waterproof-motorcycle-dry-bag-in-black-grey-or-orange

 

Looks interesting - has anyone had experience with this brand? Reviews?

 

Thanks.

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On my last trip of the season I rode up to the Michigan UP - and on the way home I rode through an absolute delluge. My Saddleman back seat bag did not hold up at all under the pounding rain. Fortunately I had wrapped my electronics in plastic garbage bags (as I usually do), but everything else in the bag was absolutely soaked.

 

So yesterday when I was looking through my gmail I saw one of those pop up ads on the right side for DrySpec motorcycle luggage.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/dryspectm-b50-wide-mouth-motorcycle-dry-bag

and

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/dryspectm-d38-rigid-waterproof-motorcycle-dry-bag-in-black-grey-or-orange

 

Looks interesting - has anyone had experience with this brand? Reviews?

 

Thanks.

I use these kind of bags with great results,

http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Summit-eVent-Compression-Sack/dp/B000OPPARO

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I did this.....nice little R2D2 unit. :grin: Keeps everything nice and dry.

 

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Actually this is an interesting idea. For long trips I could pull my passenger pillion and backrest, replace that with the Indian luggage rack and be good to go. Looks like it would be easier to unpack when I stop for the night too.

 

How have you secured the bag to the luggage rack? Bungees or some kind of tie down?

What size is that bag?

 

A lot of times I start out in the morning with a sweater and a leather jacket, but end up stowing the cold weather gear as the day wears on. Do you use your saddlebags for stowing your jacket (etc), or do you have another bag for the top of your luggage bag?

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I have two small ratchet straps, one goes fore and aft, the other goes side to side, both through the luggage rack and through the suitcase handles. You can see them in the above photo.

 

The suitcase is a small flexible hard case with rollers and an extendable handle I picked up at Wal-Mart (I think). I recall it was around $40-$50. The dimensions are approximately 20" X 15" X 10". I keep the stuff I need for the hotel in it....socks, undies, jeans, T-shirts, shaving kit, casual shoes, light jacket, etc, that way I can just take everything in as a unit. I've been through several storms with it and nothing got wet but water could probably leech through the zippers over extended periods. I use the saddle bags and windshield bag for stuff I need on the road....leather jacket, chaps, extra gloves, smokes, cell phone, bottled water, wet weather gear, etc.

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Ken . . .

 

The bags you referenced look like they operate on the same principle as the SealLine dry bags (see pic below). When they came out, I quit using my traditional Duluth pack on Boundary Waters canoe trips and used a Sealine bag. I couldn't have been happier. If the bags you're looking at are a "dry bag", they should work just fine.

 

Black_Canyon_Boundary_Pack.jpg

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Ken . . .

 

I did a little more homework - these might be what you're looking for . . .

 

seal_widemouth_duffles.jpg

 

The 40 liter bag measures 12"W X 22"L X 12"H . . . the 80 liter bag measures 15"W X 26"L X 12"H. They're $89.95 for the 40 liter and $109.95 for the 80 liter.

 

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/sealline/packs-and-duffles/widemouth-duffle/product

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