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I will be getting a new wing and I would like a travel bag that is waterproof and will also act as a backrest. Does anyone have any good suggestions for this type of bag?
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You really need to decide whether you want to be able to open the trunk lid with the bag in place - if you do then it needs to be a relatively short bag like the ones Kury sells for the trunk rack. If not, then a much taller bag gives more storage.
 

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Nelson Riggs. I'm packing one right now. I have used for a weekend and for a month long trip. It fits on the back seat and straps to the hand grips and straps that come out of the trunk. The bag never moves out of position.
 

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Nelson Rigg....large size, straps onto the rear seat and works well as a back rest also....good size, great quality and handy to use....check it out
 

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Nelson Riggs. I'm packing one right now. I have used for a weekend and for a month long trip. It fits on the back seat and straps to the hand grips and straps that come out of the trunk. The bag never moves out of position.
I use this one too....have been for 4 years. Do what I do...ONLY use the grab rail straps. This way...just tilt it forward and you have EASY access to the trunk. When done...just tip it back.

Haven't used the trunk straps for about 3 years now.

Makes life a touch easier.
 

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Thanks for the reply and yes I would like to open the trunk while it's straped to the seat.
 

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Thanks for the reply and yes I would like to open the trunk while it's straped to the seat.

Then you will not find one that you can use as a backrest.

The Tourmaster Cruiser III Large is the one that I use. It sits on the passenger seat between the Kury passenger arm rests and is not strapped down.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...Cruiser-III-Sissybar-Bag.aspx?WT.ac=SLIsearch

I use a Utopia backrest and the bag is held in place from all 4 directions.


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Boppo

You might want to try that new wing ala cart first.

On my 07 I used a back rest and a tall bag for trips.

Getting older I was finding it less easy to swing my leg over those when mounting.

I find the seat on the 12 much improved and for now am using no backrest without difficulty. Feels like a jell pad.

This year I decided to leave the bag at home for the trip to Americade.

The added saddlebag space helped.

I enjoyed the mounting and dismounting without the backrest and bag.

Found I wasn't missing either, at least for a couple hundred miles.

I'm thinking that I will probably add the removable Utopia back rest when available but won't use it most of the time.

Another 2012 owner commented that he didn't miss the backrest, as well.

The seat has a higher rise for better lower back support.

If I do use a bag again it will be a short one.
 

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I have the Kury Seat with a backrest...

Good old small duffle and a couple of bungies for me! and a whole hell of a lot cheaper.

$15: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Travelers-Club-Luggage-26-Large-Duffel/13330624

$18: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Jeep-24-Duffel-Bag-Black/13012415

You will be able to open the lid with those.

at $27, CelPac is nice - lots of colors to pick from. http://www.walmart.com/ip/CalPak-Malibu-22-Lightweight-Duffel-in-Red/15860902


If you want more room in the bag - and you could maybe use this to lean back on if you had it stuffed: At $74: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mercury-Luggage-Signature-Large-Club-Bag-in-Black/16404285

I wouldn't go over 30"... 25" is a good size. Also avoid the ones with handles, as then the bottom will be flat and ridged, so it won't sit in the seat very well.

Good luck with your search.
 
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