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Old 17th November 2014, 14:03   #106
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http://www.viaterra.in/Products/VIAT...d-7925020.aspx

I just got these for Rs 2900.
Looks good, however I need to actually use them for a long tour.
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Hello folks, although I had posted it before I would like to post again with my experience of the Dirtsack Tailbag (Tailpack Standard model Rs. 2100). I had bought the Dirtsack Tailbag sometime back and have used it once on my long ride. I must say that the tailbag was a boon for me, as I was used to bungee cords tied to a normal backpack or duffle bag. The Dirtsack Tailbag is so much better than using bungee ropes with duffel bags, it has a snug fit and can be mounted in minutes with a simple four point mounting system (two high quality and strong nylon straps on either side near the rear footrest and two straps on the back rest handle at the rear). The ride I had done with this tailbag was almost about 500 odd kms. on highways as well as some not so good roads, the bag held well and kept my cargo safe. At one point while riding it did tilt on one side but never slided down beyond that position, it was my mistake as I didn't mount it correctly. Once secured correctly it will stick like a leech to its place. I also ordered for a rain cover (Rs. 500) from Dirtsack separately as it doesn't come with the bag as default. The rain cover is a seamless cover with bright orange color for night and day visibility and is custom built for this bag.

This bag although looks small has a decent capacity of 40 litres and it can also be used as a shoulder duffle bag. I once again used this bag on my new Thunderbird 500 to buy some grocery (for the whole month) and this tailbag came in as handy to carry those 15 odd kgs of provision without breaking a sweat. I am making maximum use of this tailbag even for short market sprints as it helps secure the grocery and ensures safety while carrying such goods. Call me resourceful but I like to put the things I buy to their maximum use .

Some pics of it on my Tbird 500. (Note that the bag is not loaded fully upto its capacity it is carrying about 15 kgs of grocery, once fully loaded it looks even better)
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Dear All - I am looking for a good set of saddlebags (not tail bag) for a BMW F-650 (funduro model). Have not found a suitable one due to placement of the upswept exhaust. In case anyone has come across a suitable well fitting one, please do let me know. Thank you.
My apologies that I didn't mention this earlier...

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Hi all I am looking for a tank bag for daily office use/ touring and the main criteria would be, it should be able to accommodate my 14 " Laptop,plus it should double up as a backpack. I am looking forward to buy viaterra but don't know if it would fulfill my requirements. Currently using a rynox for 2 years and the zippers have given away.
PS- I have a ZMA so would need one with the magnets.

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Aren't you worried about magnets screwing HDD of 14inch laptop? Or do you carry lot of stuff that separates the laptop from the magnets?
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Aren't you worried about magnets screwing HDD of 14inch laptop? Or do you carry lot of stuff that separates the laptop from the magnets?
I do carry my jacket that I wear in the office (thanks to the ultra cool AC). I can use that to seperate the laptop and the magnets.
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I've trawled thru this thread and couldn't find an answer. Look for an overnight bag/saddle bag to hook onto my Bonneville. The only hitch with the Viaterra claw is that the pillion seat gets taken away. Any suggestions on how to take my lady and her luggage? First long ride with her and can't afford to flub this
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I've trawled thru this thread and couldn't find an answer...First long ride with her and can't afford to flub this
I'm surprised you didn't find an answer anyway, if you want pillion + luggage then the only solution is saddlebag not a tail bag. And saddle bags are discussed to depth in this thread.

Plenty of choices from Viaterra, Rynox, Dirtsack
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I've ordered the Dirtsack Frogman saddlebags and tailbag from their site. I like the idea of water and dust proof bags without the need for extra covering, and their capacity seems larger than any competing product.

I'll put up pictures and a review once I get them and use them for a bit.
Did you get to use these and what are your takes, please let us know.
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I got the Viaterra and it was impressive. Didn't move an inch on the tank and was surprisingly roomy. Cost me 3k at outdoor travel gear.
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I got a Viaterra Fly GT non magnetic one , this can be used as a tank or tail bag and got straps for using as a backpack too.

Im quite impressed by the GT ,had a ride from central Kerala covering almost 700 kms , Munnar , Chinnar , Pollachi , Valparai ,chalakudi and back ,which covers varied terrain , bad roads , ghat sections , fast highways you name it and the Gt which was used as a tail bag did its job quite well.

I rained at the beginning of the journey but the Gt with its rain cover was bone dry .
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I got a Viaterra Fly GT non magnetic one , this can be used as a tank or tail bag and got straps for using as a backpack too.
Hey thanks for the quick review. I am also looking at getting this to be mounted as a tail bag rather than tank bag. Have a quick query. How did you mount it as a tail bag? Using the straps provided for mounting as a tank bag or separate bungee cords? Does it move around after being mounted as a tail bag? Finally can it hold enough luggage for a weekend get away?
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As a tailbag, using the straps provided and I went through varied terrain and it held on quite well .

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I am also looking at getting this to be mounted as a tail bag rather than tank bag. Have a quick query. How did you mount it as a tail bag? Using the straps provided for mounting as a tank bag or separate bungee cords? Does it move around after being mounted as a tail bag? Finally can it hold enough luggage for a weekend get away?
Fly GT has 3 mount points, so, YES, it can be mounted as tail bag & it also be used as strap free backpack; if mounted tight, the bag will not move around after mounting. For 2 jeans, 3-4 tees, some cables & bulbs for bike, very basic spares, a P&S camera, mobile charger, few AA batteries/pack, 2-3 pack of biscuits, NO WATER BOTTLE (or you've to squeeze in a small 600 ml)
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Gentlemen,
Anybody had experiences with NH4 Motorheads saddle bags ?
I am planning to ride from Bangalore to Chandigarh, for Rider Mania, on my RE Thunderbird 350.
I am actually looking for a larger capacity saddle bag since I carry loads of stuff and clothes. Saddle bags from other brands like Cramster and Viaterra come in capacities of 45 litres approx.
Whereas a particular model of saddle bag, Highway 500 from NH4 Motorheads comes in a capacity of 60 litres. Its a huge capacity and I really need loads of space.
Just that I am worried about the quality and durability of the NH4 saddle bags as I didn't come across any comments or reviews for this brand. I am looking for saddle bag which is strong, heavy duty and lasts long.
Please share your feedback.
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