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    Laptop Bag For A Motorcyclist

    I'm in the process of getting my full bike license and and eventually will be using it for work call outs so I need to find a good quality rucksack to carry my laptop, tools, disks etc.

    I have been looking at Targus and TechAir bags as I have used both in the past but I was wondering if any of you who ride bikes used anything in particular.

    Money isn't too much of an issue I am going to get work to order and pay for it as its for their laptop though eventually I will buy my own one for my laptop as well.

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    You can't go wrong with a Givi Box - even managed to get one on the back of my FMX:





    You will soon get fed up with a rucksack on your back trust me......
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    Trouble with backpack is what will it do to you when you come off?

    Avoid if you can

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    Yep, either a back box or a tank bag would be better. You can get some nice tank bags that turn into Rucksacks if you are thinking of lugging it around all day.
    There are some motorcycle rucksacks that have back protection built in, in case of an off, but I still wouldn't be happy.
    Cheaper option, depending on the bike you get, some bungee cords & a normal rucksack. I bungeed mine to the passenger seat for a while, maybe invest in a rucksack cover as well to make it weather proof.

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    I might have to look at a back box depending on what bike I get as I'm not too keen on tank bags as I have only got short arms

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    I have one of these...



    I have my work laptop in a standard laptop bag (as small a fit as possible) and then expand the bag, put my laptop inside then use the bungy straps to secure it

    Been doing this for a year now and works a treat. Just make sure your laptop bag isnt too big!

    Hope this helps

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    From a friends experience, never put anything valuable in a backpack on a motorcycle :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato-Peeler View Post
    From a friends experience, never put anything valuable in a backpack on a motorcycle :P
    I agree, and would add; never put tools in your backpack on your bike as richard_s suggested he might. Screwdrivers and pliers become daggers and scissors when skidding down the road on your behind at 40 miles an hour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato-Peeler View Post
    From a friends experience, never put anything valuable in a backpack on a motorcycle :P
    That's why I strap my vitals between my legs when riding....

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    Thank you all very much for the advice. I will have to make my final choice after I have done my test and got my bike, which is something else I have to choice but will have to be a different thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_s View Post
    Thank you all very much for the advice. I will have to make my final choice after I have done my test and got my bike, which is something else I have to choice but will have to be a different thread
    At least give a clue as to what you are looking at in regards to bikes...... and don't say Kawasaki ER5......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    At least give a clue as to what you are looking at in regards to bikes...... and don't say Kawasaki ER5......
    I have a restricted budget so a lot of the newer bikes are out of my reach so I am looking at older models I have seen the ER5 but am also looking at Honda Hornet and Yamaha Diversion 600.

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    I'd go for the hornet out of those 3 (purely because I hate the Kawasaki twin engines, and Divvy's are boring as hell!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by truslack View Post
    I'd go for the hornet out of those 3 (purely because I hate the Kawasaki twin engines, and Divvy's are boring as hell!).
    Just make sure it's the 900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truslack View Post
    I'd go for the hornet out of those 3 (purely because I hate the Kawasaki twin engines, and Divvy's are boring as hell!).

    I'm not worried about boring for a first bike just want something reliable and comfortable.

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