T-Max Underseat Bag

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 am

After a test-pack last week and finding a number of items I hadn't accounted for I've caved and ordered the tunnel bag to carry 'during-the-day' use items like spare visors, visor cleaner, water bottles etc. Also means I can maybe take items like my camera for easy access! I still reckon the bigger top box is going to be on the shopping list for next year's big Scandinavian trip though...

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:46 am

EvilRacer329 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 am
I still reckon the bigger top box is going to be on the shopping list for next year's big Scandinavian trip though...

Nick
You can never have too much luggage space.....although the more space you have, the more you pack, so you need yet more space which allows you to pack yet more.........

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:07 am

It is cyclical, it's true. I like to think that I've got this motorcycle travel thing pretty buttoned-down at this point though - anything that doesn't get used in previous trips gets dropped from the checklist for the next one, and vice versa... and it's all super-lightweight stuff that packs up real small.

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by Stephen » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:44 pm

The tunnel bag is good,i have all odds & ends in there,water bottle spare pair gloves ect,i have the iphone in a ram mount holder,run the cable from a power bank in the tunnel bag,was a bit worried about squashing the cable if i ran it out from the accessory plug in the glove box,the sat nav was hard wired in by the dealer at the pdi,pleased with the Givi top box and rack i have just put on.

Slightly off topic,my tool kit disappeared,so i have replaced it,whats supposed to be in the kit,it was discussed on here a while ago,but i failed to find it again.....

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:13 am

I'll upload a photo of my charging rig sometime - I installed the official Y-cable and USB charger behind the fairing above the headstock and ran the USB cable along the bars and out into the phone at the very end. Looks pretty neat, is weatherproof and is ignition-switched.

As for the toolkit - a couple of alan keys, a spark plug spanner, C-spanner and a combination phillips/flat-blade screwdriver. Very lean!

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by Stephen » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:36 am

Glad I purchased the top box for my TMax as I have just booked up to do a Scotland trip next year and Max must be the favourite machine out of my two to take,with the 47 litre top box,18 litre tunnel bag,under seat storage and either a 15 litre or even 40 litre dry bag to strap to the seat,must be ample space for our 5 night stay,it’s a long old slog to our first night in Annan just past Gretna,about 285 miles from my gaff,we had a great time when we last went,really great weather which always helps.

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:24 pm

Have to check out strapping bags to the seat - annoyingly the seat is hinged at the rear (unless you've got a mk1 or 2 Tmax), so any bag strapped to the pillion seat fouls the topbox when you open the seat! Either you need a squashy or small bag, or take the topbox off every time you want to open the seat!

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by SkuTorr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:54 pm

Or you can do panniers and a seat-mounted tail bag:

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by Snail » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:40 am

Sea to summit event series make good lightweight combination dry/compression bags to 10,000mm hydrostatic head, we use one on topbox rack for our sleeping bags, you could use one each side secured to the grab handles if you don't want panniers or anything on the seat, they come in various sizes, maybe an option?

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:52 am

Those panniers look interesting, where'd you get them? I just returned from a two-up, two week trip where I had the underseat storage and my pillion had the smaller 39l top box (the big one is on back-order according to Yamaha) and the tunnel-bag took care of day-to-day bits and pieces. It was a bit of a squeeze, but it worked!

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