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post #1 of 9 Old 02-17-2017, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Tail bag hard or soft but supports back of passenger

Hey gang....wondering if anyone has found a good tail bag that also gives my passenger / wife something to lean back on a little bit.....Thoughts?
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-17-2017, 08:46 PM
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I've been very happy with my $60 trunk on my 2014. I added a zippered pouch to the back to keep gloves in. Gloves helped add padding. Works great as a backrest too. See pic below. It's an EMGO TRUNK (search google).

On my 09 I had a black headrest off of a junk car. I used a 2x4 and cut and shaped it to fit where the tools go. Put a bolt through the 2x4 with a nut under the fender. Drilled two holes in the wood so the headrest fit down in those holes. Painted wood black. Looked like it belonged on the bike. It was free.

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-18-2017, 06:54 PM
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T-box 100$
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T-box 100$
I really like the orange!

I used a Home Despot Ridgid toolbox 39$ and others have used a milk crate. Either way it's based on your taste and sanity, not a BMW, KTM or Triumph. The challenge is to do it cheaply as possible and still be a chick magnet.

It's a KLR, own it with pride

BTW I love my KLR and how Walmart special it is. YMMV. Rolled up towel attacked with Velcro straps makes a multipurpose back rest.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-20-2017, 09:47 AM
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Tommy,
What Brand of rear side panel Guards do you have on that gorgeous Orange bike? Or do those rear guards also replace the carrier rack? Are those Front and Rear Guards the same Brand? And is that Brand available in the USA?

Do you have more pics of the guards?

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-20-2017, 12:12 PM
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Yes they are from the same brand.dirt rack i think
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-20-2017, 12:17 PM
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100$ +30$ shipping for the rear on amazon.com right now and 170$ for the front but unpaint
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100$ +30$ shipping for the rear on amazon.com right now and 170$ for the front but unpaint
Thank you. Looks like ya' got the rear brake work done.

I like your 'Wind-Wings' alongside the radiator shrouds also. 1st time I've seen anyone do that. Cool!
Actually "Warmer", I've ridden a fair number of miles with my feet on the rear pegs to help warm the knees.

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-20-2017, 02:14 PM
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No my rear brake is not ready yet.
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