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Small Tool Bag

Discussion in 'Scrambler Gear & Accessories' started by greer, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. greer

    greer Well-Known Member

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    I like to keep my tools and paperwork on the bike all the time, and have them within easy reach. This little bicycle bag was $13 at Walmart and seemed just about right. I used a scrap piece of poly cutting board (see the work-in-progress luggage plates) as a mounting plate and attached it to the bike using the two threaded bosses in the back side of the passenger peg hanger. DSCN4213.JPG

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    Seems plenty sturdy so far, but I'll make certain to keep an eye on it.

    Sarah
     
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    That doesn't look very safe.
     
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    I like the idea and think the bag is a good match, but am also unsure on the location.
    How about fitting to the engine bars? .....actually I might try that myself.
     
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    Thanks for the input, you two thinking the mount will fail?

    Sarah
     
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    I'm just thinking it would get super dirty quite quickly.
     
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    I don't like the clearance to the swingarm, or the proximity to the chain. How about mounting it where the number-board is?

    Would make a great accessory if done properly. I'm using a legbag at the moment but I'd much prefer something on the bike.
     
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    Thanks for coming back to share your thoughts. I can't use the number plates, they serve as my saddlebag stand offs. I'm not worried about it getting wet and dirty, I've got the contents sealed in a thick ziplock. There's plenty of clearance for the swingarm, and nothing sits near the chain, I should have gotten a better camera angle to show that. I'm using it like the swingarm bags you see on some bikes, except it's mounted to the peg hanger. I've ridden 200 miles or so with it so far with no problems, but I'll continue to keep an eye on it. Thanks again for the input.

    Sarah
     
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    Cool beans. As mentioned, I'll pick one up and see what I come up with for mounting.
     
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    Why can't you put tools & paper info under the seat?
     
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    I mounted a small bag on the frame below the tank on the right side but is seemed to interfere with engine cooling so I took it off.

    BTW a simple way to keep all the bike info is to create a contact called Ducati or something in your phone. I have all relevant numbers, roadside assistance phone numbers, even the Ecu numbers in there. Way easier for the service technicians to read the sn vs looking on the frame steering head...
     
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    My saddlebags use throw-over straps across the seat.

    Sarah
     
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    Is neat Sarah, top points from me
    Weight low and forward as poss, always the rules,
    Enduro/Rallye style bashplate with water & tools would be better still but we don't have the clearance, yours the best road version I've seen.
    Form follows function, therefore it looks right too
    Swinging arm bags are nonsense, unsprung weight kills any gain, keep it sprung.
    But those lugs are a bit pissy, there is a big untapped one behind footrest hangar, 8mm thread in there and you'd be really cooking with gas
     
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