Must have been my lucky day!
Out for a ride yesterday heading over to Louisiana and had a mishap that could have ended badly. I was cruising along on I-20 passing a few cars (about 90mph) and suddenly the bike began to slow as if I was pressing the rear brake. I immediately pulled off to the side and as I reached the shoulder I noticed my tailbag wasn't there. Turns out it came off the rack and got sucked in front of the rear tire and lodged there. The front bungee cords were still attached so they were keeping it from going anywhere. Luckily everything that was in there stayed and nothing important was damaged, despite the severe damage to the bag. I am very lucky that the rear tire didn't lock up on me! I figure that the rear bungee cords somehow came off and gave enough slack to the front to allow it to swing over the rear of the bike and hit the tire. Anyway, I was riding with a friend who stuffed the remains in his saddlebags and we continued the trip without any more mishaps.
And now I have to find a new tailbag
2006 dl1000- grey
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