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Old 03-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #21
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agreed... ANY backpack will do. I use the backpack i use for school works great. and I travel 20 miles on the highway to work. no need for a 150$ "motorcycle backpack"....puhlease
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agreed... ANY backpack will do. I use the backpack i use for school works great. and I travel 20 miles on the highway to work. no need for a 150$ "motorcycle backpack"....puhlease
Yep. Go to Academy. They have tons of styles and varying costs. I won't pay more than about $15-20 for one. After a year or two, and it starts looking nasty, just go buy a new one. You won't feel so bad when you have to replace it.
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Yep. Go to Academy. They have tons of styles and varying costs. I won't pay more than about $15-20 for one. After a year or two, and it starts looking nasty, just go buy a new one. You won't feel so bad when you have to replace it.
sounds about right. i just rode today to the gym with a reg backpack. It did the job. Then i realize other than the gym where i can lock up my helmet, where else can i put my helmet if i was just commuting? any suggestions?
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dude you should have a helmet hook right under the back seat cowl.
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All that would be too cumbersome IMO. If I need to, I lock it by the strap hooks underneath the seat cowl. Otherwise, take it into work. That's what I do when I decide to ride in.
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If u workout at 24hr fitness...the lockers are big enough for ur helmet. Any and all 24hr fitness that ive been to.
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If u workout at 24hr fitness...the lockers are big enough for ur helmet. Any and all 24hr fitness that ive been to.
Or had it to the person at the front desk.
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Or had it to the person at the front desk.
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I think he's asking other than at the gym, bc he can lock it up there. But other places, he can't. (I read it that way at first too, LOL!)
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All that would be too cumbersome IMO. If I need to, I lock it by the strap hooks underneath the seat cowl. Otherwise, take it into work. That's what I do when I decide to ride in.
i was thinking that, but a friend told me that sometimes throw trash in there and sometimes even stealing it. Don't want to risk losing or damaging my helmet and dropping another $350 on one.

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I think he's asking other than at the gym, bc he can lock it up there. But other places, he can't. (I read it that way at first too, LOL!)
haha yea, sorry.

so i been looking around, think I might go with this one.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Backpack.aspx

meets my needs:
[x]sternum strap
[x] helmet carrier
[x]spacious

plus its not TOO costly. Definitely cheaper than alpinstars. Laptop compartment is a plus. It was between this or the military backpack. Figured for another $20 isn't too bad to have all the other amenities.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #34
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I agreed with everyone here on buying a cheap backpack until I used a nice one from Kriega. The very next day I bought a Kriega r25 and I would never use anything else. It's easy to put on and the weight rests on your chest instead of your shoulders. If you have the bank then check it out. http://www.kriega.us/r25-motorcycle-backpack/
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I have an Ogio Mach 3 and I love it. The chest and kidney straps do help but it's not completely necessary. I use a normal backpack from time to time as well from Dakine for over two years with no problems.

BTW, the Alpinestar Aero backpack is super tiny. You can get a laptop and maybe two tablets in there...not all your gym stuff easily.

I carry a cinch bag in the trunk for when I am not carrying a bag. It's not OPTIMAL but it does work wonders.
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so i been looking around, think I might go with this one.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Backpack.aspx

meets my needs:
[x]sternum strap
[x] helmet carrier
[x]spacious

plus its not TOO costly. Definitely cheaper than alpinstars. Laptop compartment is a plus. It was between this or the military backpack. Figured for another $20 isn't too bad to have all the other amenities.
A lot of the reviews were saying that it's not as spacious as it looks. One even said he had to choose between gym clothes, or shoes since he couldn't fit both
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I have a ogio mach 5, got it as a bday gift. I love it. Fits everything and is pretty comfy.
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A lot of the reviews were saying that it's not as spacious as it looks. One even said he had to choose between gym clothes, or shoes since he couldn't fit both
didn't see that. thanks!
i figured 30 liters should be enough though..
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