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Biker Cowboy

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My Roaming Raider
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:27:07 am »
Not on the road fulltime any more 😔 but I still get a 6 or 7,000 mile circle in every year...
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    Re: My Roaming Raider
    « Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 09:45:12 am »
    She's lookin' ready.  :thumbs:
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    Re: My Roaming Raider
    « Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 06:11:34 pm »
    Nice....what bags are those, size, and which mounting system did you use for the saddlebags?

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      Re: My Roaming Raider
      « Reply #3 on: Jun 09, 2020, 06:52:12 pm »
      Sorry... been misdirected a bit...

      ... the side bags/cases (hold all my clothes) I ordered off Amazon... Meijia....and THEN discovered Harbor Freight sells them under their "apache" label. The side cases were like 35 bucks ea.... the center/top case is a mite bigger (holds all my misc camp) it was I think $54 retail, but I got it with one of their coupons for like 20 bucks off. All the cases are virtual identical quality of material/design, to my eye, to pelican... which sell for something like $200 +_ a piece! Close enough that $35 beats $200 anyway!

      I did upgrade the side cases with a layer of ABS plastic cut to fit inside. I siliconed those in place before I bolted on the "easy bracket" mounts. I just wanted to reinforce that "mounting wall" a bit.

      The top case I just winch strap down to the fender rack. (I have a go pro mount toward the tail of the fender rack that gives double duty as a "balance point" to secure that flat case on the curved fender rack)...👍

      Makes for a nice, quickly removable set of cases for a LOT less dinero than pelican and such, with quality good enough to please me.


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      Re: My Roaming Raider
      « Reply #4 on: Jun 09, 2020, 11:43:27 pm »
      These look like good prices for hard waterproof cases you can throw a quick disconnect bracket on. I will probably get bigger bags after i change my exhaust to allow them to fit.

      https://www.monoprice.com/search/index?keyword=Pure%20Outdoor&categoryPath3_uFilter=Weatherproof%20Cases&sort=sellingPrice%20asc&rows=100&TotalProducts=27

      Amazon quick disconnect Easy Brackets for $155 made for our Raiders
      https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Brackets-Compatible-Yamaha-backrest/dp/B07SG2FZZY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Yamaha%2BRaider%2Beasy%2Bbrackets&qid=1591764252&sr=8-1&th=1

      Amazon Hard waterproof cases
      https://www.amazon.com/stores/Condition+1/page/3097A52E-BE06-4ACC-8B14-C555D486DB19?ref_=ast_bln

      The hard cases i'm looking at getting after i get Freedom Performance sharp curve pipes
      https://www.amazon.com/Condition-Black-Waterproof-Trunk-Customizable/dp/B00ELK93IK?ref_=ast_sto_dp
      « Last Edit: Jun 10, 2020, 01:32:23 am by FireNative »