Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Republic Of Texas
Mounting and dismounting with hard side bags and top case.
I took a ride today on my Wee with the 45 liter Givi top case on the bike and the 20 liter soft Nelson Rigg saddlebags. I've ridden a few times with just the top box but this was the first time that I rode the bike with all of the luggage on it. I noticed that my right foot hung up on the top of the right saddlebag each time I got on the bike when swinging my leg over. My legs are long with a 34" inseam and I have to fold my right leg up pretty good to not hit the top case when getting on. Also, with a Sargent seat, the seat is higher and wider than stock which also complicates this process too. I tried putting the handlebars in a full lock position to the right to give me more upper body room and that seemed to help. I want to get a set of hard bags to give me more storage but I am concerned with being able to get on and off the bike.
I know this may be a dumb question but what are you fellow riders' techniques for getting on and off with say about 35 liter hard bags? I don't mind struggling a bit but if some of you could pass on some tips, I would appreciate it.
I been down around Houston Texas where the sun shines most of the time.
2008 Wee current
2014 Spyder RT LTD current
Past - Yamaha 850, Honda Nighthawk 700, Honda GL1200, Yamaha FJ1200, Suzuki Bandit 1200, Honda GL1800