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Hi all, italian newbie here.
I used to tour with my jap bike using back bag, side bags, tank bag.
Plenty of load.
Now I've my V-ROD, but can't find a good way to pack as much stuff as I used to do on the jap.
I've seen the HD hard side bacgs, but they are pityful in storage capacity. I need some serious storage in order to stay away for - say - a week, possibly with a tent and a couple of air mattress.
Maybe I still have to use the jap sometimes...? (I didn't sell it yet!)

Any suggestion?

Thanks and good riding to all

Carlo - RODrunner :)
 

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Carlo I have seen several bag options for the V-Rod. I'm sure some of them with the bags will post some information for you.

Welcome to the forum.

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Well you can sell the Jap bike. My wife and I went for a week long trip carrying everything you just said. tent and the bars tank bag (NelsonRiggs) on the air cover and throw over sattle bags (Willie & Max) and a bag that went over the back rest sitting on the lugage rack that had a queen size air mattres in it. All can be do you just have to get the right parts for your bike and your liking. We carried all our clothing, blankets, oil, extra gas and a bottle of wine with us. And still had room for the things we bought while on our little trip.
If you need more infor just let me know and I will help you the best that I can.
 

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mattj said:
Well you can sell the Jap bike. My wife and I went for a week long trip carrying everything you just said. tent and the bars tank bag (NelsonRiggs) on the air cover and throw over sattle bags (Willie & Max) and a bag that went over the back rest sitting on the lugage rack that had a queen size air mattres in it. All can be do you just have to get the right parts for your bike and your liking. We carried all our clothing, blankets, oil, extra gas and a bottle of wine with us. And still had room for the things we bought while on our little trip.
If you need more infor just let me know and I will help you the best that I can.

I just got back from a week long trip....all I did was get 2 of those cargo net/bungee chord things...one was from Harley, and the other was from Cycle vision. I have a sissy bar, and I just strapped one going one way around the bag, and one going the other. It worked great, and the bag was pretty big so it worked decent as a back rest too. Total cost of the nets was like $20 or so.
 

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Packing carefully I manage to carry enough for my wife & I on an overnighter with a large expandable leather bag on the cargo rack (it fits over the sissey bar). When traveling solo it fits between me & the sissey bar providing back support for me. I would really like to find a pair of throw over saddle bags that fit the V-Rod well. I like to take them off & carry them when I get to where I am going so there is no worry about loosing the bags or what is in them. Anybody have any recommendations?
 

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Maybe you will just have to try "throw over" type bags. and lock them up or put them in your hotel . I think something too big would ruin the handling on a day to day riding experience.
Just my opinion.
BobT
 
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