Bag, tube, box... really doesn't matter. I typically prefer soft things vs solid cases since i figure they won't get busted if I drop the bike.
I don't want anything hanging off the sides of the bike ( again, incase I drop it) and I want to keep the rear rack available/ unused. So in probably left with handlebar or front fender mounted.
I just want a small container to toss my wallet and phone in when I take off. My bike is parked outdoors, so it needs to weatherproof / won't rot in the sun.
I have a magnetic tank bag now ( little Joe Rocket I've used on several bikes now) , but it feels crowded riding with a tank bag due the the KLRs tall tank. Plus, it hides my filler cap.
I've looked at bicycle shops, but everything they have is too big, which I didn't expect at all!
So, small, can live outdoors, and no fiddly lids that you wouldn't want to deal with on a daily basis (e.g.: a PVC tube with screw on ends ).
I'm sure I'm not the first to want something like this. It's there anything readily available, or do I need to break out the sewing machine?
Oh, and I should mention I'm on a '03 model, but my front cowl and fender are not stock. I've got no space between my stock gauges and my headlight cowl, so nothings gonna squeeze in that area.