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So i'm heading from Brighton to Santa pod raceway (300 ish mile round trip) this friday to watch the scooters (there's a scooter rally going on there) race down the 1/4 mile and hopefully have a go on a few myself (i'm a short ass that weighs 9 stone... test pilot material ;)

Anyways... i'm camping so need to get a tent, sleeping bag and a few clothes etc... on the bike! I've got my rucksack and tank bag but for the sleeping bag and tent i was going to bungee them to the pillion part of the seat.
Without having the time to buy a luggage rack etc... any ideas how to do this?

I was just going to remove the 4 bungs in the rear of the frame that the luggage rack bolts to and fit four bolts and then hook the bungees/straps round those.

This should hold the tent and sleeping bag on fine but if anyone has any better ideas please let me know!!

Thanks :)

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There's not a lot of room to put in bolts for bungees. ROK Straps are a much better, more secure bet for strapping your bags to the seat. If you thread them around the subframe and pass them out under the seat as in the photo, they'll hold a big bag really secure. Bungees are not great, they stretch, the load can then shift off the back of the seat and be pulled back into the wheel. I know of two people with Ducati sportsbikes this has happened to and been lucky not to crash.

 

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There's not a lot of room to put in bolts for bungees. ROK Straps are a much better, more secure bet for strapping your bags to the seat. If you thread them around the subframe and pass them out under the seat as in the photo, they'll hold a big bag really secure. Bungees are not great, they stretch, the load can then shift off the back of the seat and be pulled back into the wheel. I know of two people with Ducati sportsbikes this has happened to and been lucky not to crash.

Just been outside and yes looking there isn't really enough room for bolts in the frame for bungees. Instead i loosened the tail piece and threaded 6 bungees through that area and then tightened the tail piece back up. For now the hooks of the bungees are sitting in the little compartment until they are needed.
Just done a test and the tent and sleeping bag seem to hold well.

I'll have a look see what shops i can buy these ROK straps as they look a lot sturdier! Fingers crossed i can get them before i leave on friday otherwise it's bungees and constant checking.

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Where are you Charlie? Wonder if U.S. Aldi is the same company; we have one about 50 miles away, but I was under the impression they only sold groceries, may have to check out the place.

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Where are you Charlie? Wonder if U.S. Aldi is the same company; we have one about 50 miles away, but I was under the impression they only sold groceries, may have to check out the place.

Sarah
I'm from Lancashire, UK. Maybe its worth a call to Aldi before riding down there.
(Sorry I'm new here. Just updated my profile to show where I'm from).
 

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Thank you Charlie! I won't make a special trip, just make sure to stop in next time I'm there. Thanks for updating your profile too, I can't keep track of everybody.

Sarah
 
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