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Luggage carrying on an F4

So, we're going away for a few days on the bikes, and I need to be able to carry some spare clothes/shoes (yes, and toiletries, we don't want to stink the restaurants/bars out, do we ... ).

I would like a tail-pack, but given the significant lack of anything sturdy accessible at the rear of the bike for fixing "generic" luggage, the only MV specific stuff I can find is:

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Mv_Agus...Imola_Seat_Bag

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http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Mv_Agus..._Rear_Tour_Bag

I don't want to use a rucksack, and don't really want to use a tank bag (mine is magnetic, and my "fuller figure" will no doubt keep trying to push it onto the plastic airbox )

So, just asking the question really - personal reccomendations for either or suitable alternatives please?
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There's this

http://www.ventura-mca.com/

and this

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=56068

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Please sell ur F4 and buy a brutie.
Lol j/k
be nice Joe, they have to carry rain gear too

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Hey. Can't blame me on that one Noel. He was pretty much asking for it

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Thanks

But their seat bag is one of those in my first post, and I'm not sure I want something as bulky as the full Ventura system just for three or four days away ......

My preferred current option is to get my son to carry a bag for me on his bike ......
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I have toured on an F4 on numerous occassions including a few 7 day tours and mange to fit everything, including shoes, wet weather gear, clothes and a digital SLR in a tank bag (which is not extended).

The tank bag.
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wet weather gear is a nylon one oiece oversuit, shoes are Dunlop volleys (alternative is boat shoes - runners pack up to large). It is a matter of careful frugal packing, packing only what you need and being realistic about what you wear. ie 3 shirts (3 t-shirts and 2 t-shirts and a quick dry long sleeve 'dress' shirt from an outdoor shop). 1 shirt is worn on the bike for a few days leaving 2 shirts for the evenings with one becoming the riding shirt after a couple of evenings. Laundry is done when practical.

Alternatively, friends have posted clothes to the pre booked accomodation and then sent a package of dirty clothes home via the mail.
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So, we're going away for a few days on the bikes, and I need to be able to carry some spare clothes/shoes (yes, and toiletries, we don't want to stink the restaurants/bars out, do we ... ).

I would like a tail-pack, but given the significant lack of anything sturdy accessible at the rear of the bike for fixing "generic" luggage, the only MV specific stuff I can find is:

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Mv_Agus...Imola_Seat_Bag

or

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Mv_Agus..._Rear_Tour_Bag

I don't want to use a rucksack, and don't really want to use a tank bag (mine is magnetic, and my "fuller figure" will no doubt keep trying to push it onto the plastic airbox )

So, just asking the question really - personal reccomendations for either or suitable alternatives please?

I just did a few tours this year..Spain and Ireland and Blackpool lol.

Ok I didn't travel on the MV but..... The most useful and "flexible" piece of gear was a fully waterproof bright yellow heavy duty kit back gifted to me as I left for Ireland which has a simple and clever closing arrangement allowing you to squeeze most of the air out of it and seal it by rolling the open end and clipping together in a 3 second action.

These bags are expandable and contractible, they aren't hard so are easily "moulded" to the shape of the seat.
You just need to work out a way of bungeeing to the tail of the bike.

You don't need it to have "MV" on it. You need it to work well.

I would also use a little tank bag for maps, spare gloves,wallet, first aid kit, keys that kinda thing. I hate overloaded tank bags but a small one works well. If it has a little pocket on the side so much the better as you can keep change in there for tolls..Very useful...

This year I invested in proper Gortex lined boots, jacket, and trousers. This means I don't have to carry spare footwear, waterproofs. This in itself is a massive aid to reducing the bulk when travelling.

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It can be done. Two days ride from home.

"Bags-Connection" tailbag and tankbag.

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I've been away a few times on my mv and personal experience I hated having a tank bag on mine restricted the movement so much when having fun around mountain twisties
I've got the clip on tank bag with the bolt on ring where the fuel cap is
It's buy bag connections fantastic bit of kit just gets in the way for me

Ventura design is brilliant various bag sizes available,also it's reversible so you can sit it over the passenger seat so weight distribution is better

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