Need advice on bags for Central America and South America Travel
I'm planning a trip through Central and South America next year. My 2012 already has hard side bags - a bit battered, but functional, so that decision is made for me. I'm wondering what to do for a rear bag.
For those who have traveled in this area, how important is it to have everything secured in hard bags as opposed to simply strapped to the bike - is theft a big problem? I'm planning to camp at least part of the time. My camping gear all fits in a medium sized dry sack. Will the be ok strapped to the bike, or should I try and get a large bag that will allow me to secure everything.