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Old 03-05-2017, 11:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The simplest and most versatile DIY luggage system for a motorcycle is a plank on the rear seat. Your bike has a solid grab bar to tie strap it on to so it would be easy.


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Old 03-05-2017, 12:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Why not do both, the tour pack and saddlebags along with the trailer hitch? My FLHTC has both and as far as mileage is concerned, I once removed the tour pack and saddlebags and it made no difference. The trailer reduced the mileage from about 40 -48 mpg down to about 27 mpg at 75-80 mph but I use the trailer more with my smart than the bike, it doesn't hurt the mileage behind the car because it helps to fill in the turbulant wake.

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I have already seen a handful of motorcycles with small trailers in my country, mostly used to haul LPG bottles. Not sure if I would feel comfortable using one anyway. Even though an aerodynamically-enhanced sort of modular "trunk" does interfere with the weight bias, I'd still be more favorable to that.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think I've settled on the aero trunk idea. Probably based on this design:

It won't be terribly long, gives me more storage, and has an eco benefit.

To read about this bike see: http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/201...story-p86.html

At 55 mph, a 10% drag reduction translates to a 5% increase in fuel economy. At 70mph,a 10% drag reduction translates into a 6% increase -Phil Knox (Aerohead), Aerodynamics Seminar #2
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My other hobbies have no ROI (making things go fast). So I'm having fun modding my car for better mileage and the side effect is that I save money on gas day to day.

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