Roadster to Touring in 3...2...

Discussion in 'Rocket III Roadster' started by Rob D, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. 1olbull

    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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  2. barbagris

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    And from experience they are NOT waterproof - imo hold little. I had them too.

    Now have a pair of SHAD 43litre cases fitted on home made frames.

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  3. Rob D

    Rob DBolted Dolt

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    TXtripleSIC VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

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    Thank you! I think they turned out nice. But as Barbagris stated, they are not even close to waterproof. Actually, I don't know if their design could even be made waterproof. I carried hiking "dry bags" with me in case the skies darkened. But between the bags and a backpack I was able to carry enough gear for a week long ride through the Ozarks.

    The ride didn't LAST a week, but I had enough gear! :(
     
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    LongriderAnywhere ..... just go anywhere!

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    I have done lots of travelling with HB's and cannot recommend them highly enough although I sometimes look at the beetle bags and think ..... they just look good. The HB's sit higher and sometimes when I look at the Rocket from behind I imagine it to be an Adventure bike .... which it is in a way. I still use bag liners (courtesy @Ishrub). Water and dustproof and solid.
     
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  6. barbagris

    barbagrisMad Scientist

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    There are at least two guys I know here in Spain who tried - without success. You need waterproof liners. And for those who need their PC whilst travelling - you will have fun trying to get anything decent through the doors. Yup - they look nice. And one day the ones I have MAY go back on. But whilst I need travel capacity - nope.
     
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    i have the Hard Street bags on mine and although they arent massive in terms of storage quantity they are waterproof and i think finish the bike quite nicely
     
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    That looks very nice. I see a future rider there.
     
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    warp9.9Pocałuj mnie w dupę

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    Yep kid has a pretty good grin going on there. I think dads in for a load of grey hair:D
     
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    0EB5B261-5386-4BAA-AA29-6D3325776338.jpeg Dad is going too grey too quickly as I have 2 boys and both like it.
    However I like it that much I found another one at an absolute bargain price and I just couldn’t say no. So I bought it.
     
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