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    Recommendation for tail bag

    Hello all. I want a tail bag for my 1986 R80 RT. I’d like a soft bag with some side support and several compartments. I guess waterproof would be good, if possible, but not essential. I would appreciate recommendations for a bag that will fit securely. Thanks!

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    Aerostich is the first place I think of when it comes to things for the bike. This is what shows for tail bags:

    https://www.aerostich.com/bags/seat-...bags/tail-bags

    I'm sure others have direct experience with something that works for them.
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    Look into RKA also. Figure out what you will put in it for a size of a bag.

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    Giant Loop has a nice one, although currently on backorder until February:


    https://www.giantloopmoto.com/produc...ail-rack-pack/
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    Quote Originally Posted by DONPRICE View Post
    Hello all. I want a tail bag for my 1986 R80 RT. !
    Do you have the sloped OEM rack like this?
    bmw__r80rt_1986_1_lgw.jpg

    Or a flat aftermarket rack like this?
    f1255.jpg

    Will you carry the bag on the rack or rear seat?
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    Another place to look

    Another website to check out is Revzilla for many chooses of tailbags. Go luck.

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    I've had a Chase Harper USA "CHR Sport Tail Trunk" for a dozen years and used it on several bikes. It has 4 connected bungees and 3 zippered compartments besides the main one.

    It is only one of about 12 or so trunk bags on their website.

    I wasn't looking for a bag when I saw it, but I bought it because the design seemed practical, was high quality and the only bag in any motorcycle shop that I had seen that was made in the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Do you have the sloped OEM rack like this?
    bmw__r80rt_1986_1_lgw.jpg

    Or a flat aftermarket rack like this?
    f1255.jpg

    Will you carry the bag on the rack or rear seat?
    The R80 has only a small rail, like the front part of the OEM rack in your picture. I suppose I would put the bag on the rear seat.

    I do however also have an R100 with the OEM type rack you illustrated. What bag would be good for that?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker4me View Post
    I've had a Chase Harper USA "CHR Sport Tail Trunk" for a dozen years and used it on several bikes. It has 4 connected bungees and 3 zippered compartments besides the main one.
    I'll post a photo later.
    It is only one of about 12 or so trunk bags on their website.
    I wasn't looking for a bag when I saw it, but because the design seemed practical, was high quality and the only bag in any motorcycle shop that I had seen that was made in the USA, I bought it.
    Bill
    If you could post a picture of the bag on the bike, that would be great. Also, I would have posted a picture of the rack on my bike, but I couldn’t figure out how to post a picture. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DONPRICE View Post
    Also, I would have posted a picture of the rack on my bike, but I couldn’t figure out how to post a picture. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Look at posts #15 and 16 in this thread:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...-the-MOA-Forum

    It's best if the picture is no bigger than 1Mb or 1024x768 pixels in size.
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    This is the best I could find.
    It is not a stylish bag but it has worked for me.

    sddfcv 315.jpg

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    Another source is waterproof bags that are used on kayaks.
    1995 R100Rt with Kenna Sidecar, 1986 K100RT

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    Wolfman Luggage has just revamped their line and is claimed to be waterproof. I can attest to the ruggedness of their gear, but I have not tested this specific bag







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    I have a Wolfman bag. Nothing fancy. It has been in a few rainstorms withing more than a little dampness.
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    I get a kick out of the bag selection and related prices. I bought two gym bags from Walmart 15 years ago. They were canvas impregnated with some sort of poly, less than $10 each. They have been strapped on the back of my motorcycles many times over the year and never had a issue with wet clothing. I had to replace them this summer, but now I drag a Unigo trailer so I bought bags to toss into the trailer, another $10 each at Walmart!
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