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Need a *hard shell* backpack

Is this the only company who makes one?

http://www.axio-usa.com/html/p2.html

Anyone own any of this stuff?

We've had discussions on riding with backpacks before, but it never occurred to me that a hard shell pack might be the best option for high speed LDR. I'd guess the pack wouldn't be "grabbed" by the wind like a regular nylon one would be.

How water proof would something like this be, I wonder.

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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

Those can't be comfortable
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Those can't be comfortable
Can't imagine what it would do to your back in a crash, too.

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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

I didn't even know they were made!!!

In the summer, if I have to take the laptop home it's always a PITA. That would be the perfect thing for me.

Zoltan, no, on a long run it probably wouldn't be confortable.
RedRider, I would hate to think what that would do to your back at highway speeds.

But, that being said...............

I live 4.8 Km's from work, through town, and probably never reach 60 Km's / hr, so:
  1. Comfort wouldn't be an issue.
  2. If I crash in that distance, I shouldn't be on a bike anyway.

Chain, what are your plans for it??
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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

I'm not a fan of backpacks on the bike. Depending on what you put in it, it could be detrimental in a fall. I wouldn't want to land on my back on books, jars, computers, etc. To carry stuff, I prefer the luggage be strapped onto the bike, in the form of a tailpack or such. My I rode with one once, with just clothes in it, and I hated it. I felt like I couldn't move around on the bike.
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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

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I didn't even know they were made!!!

In the summer, if I have to take the laptop home it's always a PITA. That would be the perfect thing for me.

Zoltan, no, on a long run it probably wouldn't be confortable.
RedRider, I would hate to think what that would do to your back at highway speeds.

But, that being said...............

I live 4.8 Km's from work, through town, and probably never reach 60 Km's / hr, so:
  1. Comfort wouldn't be an issue.
  2. If I crash in that distance, I shouldn't be on a bike anyway.

Chain, what are your plans for it??
Maybe better choices for a laptop backpack:
http://www.targus.com/us/cases_notebook_backpacks.asp
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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

I had a Speed-Pac for a couple of months. It doubles either as a back pack or tank bag. Used it mostly for a tank bag, until I went down and broke the damned thing. I've actually tried out the Axio and that seems to be a pretty solid hard bag.
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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

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I didn't even know they were made!!!

In the summer, if I have to take the laptop home it's always a PITA. That would be the perfect thing for me.

Zoltan, no, on a long run it probably wouldn't be confortable.
RedRider, I would hate to think what that would do to your back at highway speeds.

But, that being said...............

I live 4.8 Km's from work, through town, and probably never reach 60 Km's / hr, so:
  1. Comfort wouldn't be an issue.
  2. If I crash in that distance, I shouldn't be on a bike anyway.

Chain, what are your plans for it??
Maybe you need this

http://www.ogio.com/products/display...411109&color=1

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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

I was looking at the "fuse" model of that axio pack at the beginning of the week and am thinking of buying it for those short weekend trips. Enough room for a couple days worth of clothes and it seemed pretty comfortable during the short time I had it on.

I sat on a f4i that happened to be in the shop at the time to see how it felt while leaned over and it felt fine. I am not sure at all how that might affect you if you had a wreck at highway speeds though. I think I am going to end up buying it..
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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

I have the Targus CityGear, since I need to carry my laptop for work back and forth. It's awesome, has lots of room for all my stuff! Haven't used it on the bike and most likely won't, although if I had to, I'll bet I could find a way to attach it to my Ventura rack.
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Chain, what are your plans for it??
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I have a Joe Rocket tank Bag that may serve your purpose better. It has magnetic mounts that DO NOT slip, and is kind of a pillow for your chest if you want some weight off your wrists / hands.
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Re: Need a *hard shell* backpack

Well, as far as tank bags go, I really want a Bagster for my bike, but they don't have a color match for the '04 red yet. It's a huge, highly secure bag system, just like the one Conq has on his Viffer and what he ran on the XX.
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Well, as far as tank bags go, I really want a Bagster for my bike, but they don't have a color match for the '04 red yet. It's a huge, highly secure bag system, just like the one Conq has on his Viffer and what he ran on the XX.
OK, I know that this question will have people rolling on the floor, but I got to ask:

How long you planning on keeping the 'Busa??

A friend has one on his Triumph, and after 3 years the tank cover looks like ****. When he got it, he asked the manufacturer by e-mail how to best protect the leather from fading and drying out in the sun, and they said no need, it has a "special" permanent coating on it. Well, he believed them. It actually looks like it's scaling too!!

Just a heads up.

Conq, what do you do with yours??
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Conq, what do you do with yours??
He hasn't had a bike for more than 2yrs so it's a non-issue for him.
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