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Plan on hitting the road for two weeks and use camping gear.Sleeping bagis Big Agnes Lost Ranger-down bag that so far I really like. Tent three person Limelight. Same with tent like it. Exped Synmat 7 LW and it works well too. Spoiled so I carry a ThermA rest compressable pillow. Using compressable bags for the above and swear by those too--gets it all pretty small. But my duffel bag is too small=so I have to get a bigger one. Suggestions?? I ride solo so it will go on passenger seat.

How do you all secure that duffel bag?? I am thinking about when you go into store, restaraunt, or go for a long hike at a national park.like the Arches, Yellowstone back to Pendleton for Gwrra meeting back to GR I am thinking about bicycle cable with padlock.



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Duct tape will stop about any thief. Even if they have a knife it takes a bit to get it all free.

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Ken V wrote:
But my duffel bag is too small=so I have to get a bigger one. Suggestions?? I ride solo so it will go on passenger seat.


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1st off ... good to see you getting back out and around, Ken!

What is the size of your current duffel?

I'd be looking at either a roll topDry Bag, or a waterproof duffel to go on your back seat. Check out your local Wally World, as I believe they have the large Dry Bags for around $20 (?)

Just secure it to your seat with some bungee cords, or straps. I've never had anyone touch anything on my bike while parked. Use the cable lock if it makes you feel better. :?
 

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Ken .... you could also use just a 'plain' duffel bagand just cover it with a garbage bag in case of rain.;)
 

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I carry too much stuff and rarely use it but when I ran out of room on a trip a couple of years back I picked up a cheap knapsack from Wally World. The straps clip around the various handholds on the bike. In it I keep less valuable stuff so if it gets stolen someone just ends up with my dirty underwear and a stinky knapsack. Nothing that couldn't be replaced for $20-$30.
 

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Well I dug around and found larger duffell--yeah no cost and it even had space on the ends for odds and ends. Just got back from Wally World and have a bycyle cable with lock. Seems that it will work ok. So...pretty much set now...just cancelled my treatment for tomorrow so I just have to get healthy enought to put in the miles. Someone told me last year that I had to expand my horizon--some come the 5th we are off.
 

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Of all the places I've vacationed, I've never had anything stolen. Maybe once in the 80's I overheard one incident.
But these days you can't be to careful.

This looks interesting, small, lightweight and adjustable.
WOW, quick search says $12.00 + shipping.

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"How do you all secure that duffel bag??"

Possibly put ssomething like this inside that duffel bag?
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Looks like you can make one out of chicken wire, twist the ends so no points stick out. Like a wicker basket.

I was wondering if I could make a bag with chicken wire already embedded.
So I did a little Net-search and found pacsafe.com
They make bags with wire embedded in the backpack. $80

 

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I've been all over North America, with either a pack, or a gear bag on my rear seat and a trunk rack bag on the trunk rack and have never had anyone touch anything when left unattended for a couple of hours. :?



 

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I too have ridden around the states with bags strapped to the bike, and have been lucky enought that no one has ever bothered my stuff. That being said: one, most people know that it's your stuff and respect that, two, I try and watch where I park my bike, and three, which is the key, I've just been lucky that way. I've said it before, locks keep honest people out, the crook will always find a way, if they want it.
 

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FM wrote:
Of all the places I've vacationed, I've never had anything stolen. Maybe once in the 80's I overheard one incident.
But these days you can't be to careful.

This looks interesting, small, lightweight and adjustable.
WOW, quick search says $12.00 + shipping.

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FM, I have exactly the same lock as that, which I have carried about in the passenger pocket, for the purpose of locking up the helmets and jackets if we are travelling fully loaded and don't want to lug the helmets and coats around when visiting somewhere. I love it, so easy and convenient to use and just slips through one of the grab handles to keep things attached to the bike.
I have no doubt they aren't considered to be "secure" or enough to deter a determined thief, but it would probably deter an opportunist who just wants to grab the bag/ helmet/ jacket and be away.
I would recommend carrying one, since they are small and no messy chains or anything to accommodate, it all zips right back inside the clear case.

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I have exactly the same lock as that, which I have carried about in the passenger pocket, ... I would recommend carrying one, since they are small and no messy chains or anything to accommodate, it all zips right back inside the clear case.
If it weren't for this website I probably never thunk to search for this item.

THANKS to STEVE!!!
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The only thing I worry about when my bagsare left on my bike is items getting wet if it is raining. For that reason, a water proof duffle is a must or use large trash bags. I have left fishing rods, tackle bags, and clothing on the bike while standing knee deep in a stream with a fishing rod in my hand and every time, I have returned to find things just as I left them.

Let’s face it, if you are visiting a National Park and go for a walk, the other vehicles there are owned by like minded people so the chances of thievery is very low. I wouldn't say the same thing if you were parking in an inner-city area though.
 

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I have a couple of these that work well, They also have a 95db motion alarm which works well as a bike "anti screw with me" at any time - anywhere .... I mount it on the bike under the cover or attach it to the handle bars :action::action:

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  • Motion Sensor:high and low sensitivity modes; triggered when device is moved; if motion continues for 4 seconds, alarm will sound for 40 seconds, device then resets to “armed” status
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I had boots taken off my rear seat in Arizona that were bungied down, so it can happen. I was only away for about a 1/2 hour. I think for the most part you will not have any problems. Was only away for 1/2 hour.
 

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I have a couple of the small type that go off when the pin is pulled, I like the cable lock for the jackets & Helmets, through bag handles ............

BTW:thumbsup::thumbsup: on the "Opening Ceremonies" :waving::waving:
 

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Sorry Bob, didn't watch them, we Brits are a bit too embarrassed about the cockups that have occoured so far that have sort of spoilt it for us and left us a bit peed off. :lash:
 

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Well we expect those, but the show was good, - back to the thread ..........:cool:
 
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