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Offline GPL95928

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Hard cases on or off.
« on: May 27, 2013, 04:58:41 pm »
I tend to take my hard cases off unless I am taking a long overnight trip. No need to worry about kicking them getting on and off or getting them scratched. I have a Wolfman tailbag they fits great.

What do you all do?

Bike look good without them too.

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Re: Hard cases on or off.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 05:02:44 pm »
I keep mine on for three reasons :1) I tend to carry emergency type stuff, small tools, bottle of water, jacket, etc. 2) never know when I may stop and buy something and need a place to carry it and 3) no place to put the bags if I take them off.  If I leave them in the garage, just as sure as my name is w8d4it one of my kids or wife will kick them or drop something on them or something will happen to them. 
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Re: Hard cases on or off.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 05:37:25 pm »
I rode the bike today totally naked! A different machine. Normally I have both the panniers and top box as I need the storage for laptop and office clothes when I commute.
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Re: Hard cases on or off.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 07:53:07 pm »
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I rode the bike today totally naked!

UK traffic laws require the wearing of an approved crash helmet!  :156:

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Re: Hard cases on or off.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 07:58:24 pm »
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UK traffic laws require the wearing of an approved crash helmet!  :156:

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Re: Hard cases on or off.
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 08:52:19 pm »
*Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
I keep mine on for three reasons :1) I tend to carry emergency type stuff, small tools, bottle of water, jacket, etc. 2) never know when I may stop and buy something and need a place to carry it and 3) no place to put the bags if I take them off.  If I leave them in the garage, just as sure as my name is w8d4it one of my kids or wife will kick them or drop something on them or something will happen to them.

I agree, I have now started riding with them on and I feel the bike looks 'right' with them. Handy also for helmets/gloves at stops to save carting them around.

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Re: Hard cases on or off.
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 10:36:25 pm »
do not let valuables in the bags, especially the top case, it is very easy to open

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Re: Hard cases on or off.
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 11:12:11 pm »
I put a Wolfman Tail-bag on back.