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Offline Big Mac

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what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« on: March 08, 2016, 03:21:20 pm »
what backpacks are you guys and gals using to attach to the sissy bar. I want to be able to use it as a backpack but slide it down over the sissy bar when riding.



Offline webbiker

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 04:13:43 pm »
Something with a so called "trolley strap". Camera bags for example often have them. My Kata camera bag below.


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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 10:00:41 pm »
Go to walmart, go back to the motorcyle junk. There is a bag for 33ish bucks. Had it for a year and been awesome. Exactly what you are looking for. Fits my tall bar perfect.

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Offline ShakerNorm

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 10:25:47 pm »
I've got a big leather one that I got of eBay years ago - Leather, pretty good quality, and relatively cheap.
It drops down over the sissy bar, and has 2 straps to steady it (I wrap them around the passenger footpeg supports), It holds LOTS of luggage, and will expand another 4" deep if I want it... It has 4 pockets on the side for sundries, a barrel bag for the top, and straps to use it as a backpack.

Together with my saddlebags, I can EASILY carry groceries for a week - or camping gear for a week, and still have room left over.

It looks a LOT like this one.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-T-BAG-TRAVEL-LUGGAGE-SISSY-BAR-BAG-LEATHER-OUTSIDE-AND-LINED-/291218752498?hash=item43cdfd83f2:g:SVwAAOSwirZTxEnL&vxp=mtr

Of course, what you need may be different.
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Offline Antonio9M

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 09:44:51 pm »
really any backpack... just flip it on its side and use the shoulder straps as trolley straps, if its loose tighten it, and make sure all of the stuff is secure, maybe throw a cargo net on it but you're all set!

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 06:52:23 am »
i have a saddlemen sissy bar bag since 2017. very good

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 08:31:55 am »
Do a google on "motorcycle bags" and you'll get hundreds of choices of every style and budget. 

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 03:38:32 pm »
Hi, I happened upon this bag somewhere in the forum and just took it on a 2500 mile road trip. Held up beautifully and is really easy to attach/take off.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Fieldline-Motorcycle-34-9-liter-All-Weather-Black-Backpack/23591041

For a lighter day when I'm scooting around, I also find that skateboard backpacks are a solid alternative. They have the two straps already placed on the rear so you can easily slide on/off the sissy bar. Link is not to what I have, but something similar:

https://www.burton.com/us/en/p/burton-kilo-20-27l-solution-dyed-backpack/S21-217841.html?cgid=backpacks-shoulder-bags

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2020, 09:58:01 pm »
Someone recently on this forum asked me where I got the little tan backpack currently hanging on the sissy-bar of my bike, and I didn't remember (other than from China) as I bought it a couple of years before I bought my Bolt last year.

But recently I have seen the one I have, as well as a sister bag, still being advertised on various websites (Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, AliExpress, BangGood, eBay).  The backpack goes by various names (bug-out bag, tactical bag, shoulder bag, sports bag, etc.)  For those of you who may have a different (mostly minimal) need in backpacks for your bike, here are some pictures of what I have and some sources for it:

The bag is a 20-liter bag (about 5 gallons) and comes in two styles --
 
 - Style A: four zippered pockets, with three pockets having one or more internal pocket; and
 - Style B: three zippered pockets, with two pockets having one or more internal pockets.

Then there is a bunch of other ways to attach things to the bag on the outside.  Depending on the vendor, you may have a lot of color choices and some slower selling colors may be cheaper than faster selling colors.

I think most (if not all) of these bags are made in just a few companies in China, and maybe in Russia.  But the prices in the various stores and outlets vary considerably.  Style A is logically a few more dollars than Style B, but Style A will run from around $15 to $40 -- for the very same style.  Style B may run from $10 to over $20.  So it pays to shop around.  Also, some companies (Alibaba, AliExpress, Banggod) will give you a substantial price break for buying in large quantities.

Sources:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085ZMB9TV/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExRTg2VEdHOFZUNDZGJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTE2NzUxMjE3Qk44Uk5UMUFSVyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNDcyMTQ3QzdTMFFPRzUxRzRCJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsMiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/FAMI-Tactical-Shoulder-Messenger-Necessities/dp/B00Y61F77U/ref=pd_di_sccai_10?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00Y61F77U&pd_rd_r=e88f376e-ce3d-404f-8d79-b204889d563e&pd_rd_w=iBVYZ&pd_rd_wg=QwGLs&pf_rd_p=5415687b-2c9d-46da-88a4-bbcfe8e07f3c&pf_rd_r=1X591QZ19K5DFWVSH8SK&psc=1&refRID=1X591QZ19K5DFWVSH8SK

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Tactical-Sling-Bag-Military-Molle-Hunting_60703345710.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33040311211.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.0.0.3b646608vcJyLD&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreThisSeller&scm=1007.13339.169870.0&scm_id=1007.13339.169870.0&scm-url=1007.13339.169870.0&pvid=66acef4f-e4b6-47c0-b449-f7dbda444762&_t=gps-id:pcDetailBottomMoreThisSeller,scm-url:1007.13339.169870.0,pvid:66acef4f-e4b6-47c0-b449-f7dbda444762,tpp_buckets:668%230%23131923%2384_668%23808%234094%23276_668%23888%233325%2310_668%234328%2319937%23777_668%232846%238115%23852_668%232717%237567%23955_668%231000022185%231000066058%230_668%233468%2315615%23656

https://www.banggood.com/ZANLURE-A18-Military-Fan-Camouflage-Waterproof-Tactical-Bag-Chest-Bag-Crossbody-Bag-For-Man-Wowan-Camping-Hunting-Fishing-p-1556374.html?rmmds=category&ID=519809&cur_warehouse=CN

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-Backpack-Molle-Tactical-Sling-Chest-Pack-Shoulder-Bag-Outdoor-Hiking-Travel/363161026956?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200520130048%26meid%3D1aa9294dbc1b4db7b642d8a0c9affed2%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D10%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D313138740382%26itm%3D363161026956%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithDarwoV3BBEV2b%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2020, 10:28:40 am »
hands down nicest sissy bar bags on the market: https://www.sweatshopind.com/collections/sissy-bar-bags-1
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what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2020, 01:13:09 am »
Last year I was in the market for some kind of luggage for my bolt. OEM saddlebags were too expensive for capacity provided (almost 800Ä for 14l of storage) so I went sissybar bag route for what I choose tram21.co.uk bag. Paid 230Ä with shipping included for 34l of space. Looks cool, high quality product, I am happy.

https://www.tram21.co.uk/motorcycle-travel-bag.html




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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2020, 12:40:35 am »
Been a big fan of my Biltwell bag. Iím in between sissy bars so Iíve been wearing it (which I canít stand) but itís honestly not that bad.

https://www.biltwellinc.com/collections/luggage/products/exfil-60-bag-black


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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2020, 05:09:23 pm »
I have both the Kuryakyn deadbeat and the Saddleman R850, but what I use most often is a standard back pack with the 13X13 cargo net bungee on my sissy bar. 

Don't get me wrong I love both the Kuryakyn and the Saddleman but for throw and go the cargo net bungee is hard to beat.
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Re: what backpacks work best for attaching to the sissy bar
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2020, 08:26:56 am »
I got this one from Cyclegear and I love it.  Sits right on the rack connected to the bar. Holds a ton.

https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/sedici-t2-distanza-sissy-bar-bag?sku_id=1339948