Archive for January, 2012
I was cleaning the house today trying to put every thing away and ran across the motorcycle barrel bag in the bottom of the closet. Finishing up all the cleaning, I dug the bag out and decided to look inside. I found my cold riding gear. Chaps, mask, and the heavy riding gloves. The sun is shining outside but the temperatures are a bit on the cool side. Let’s put on several layers of clothes and go riding. What a great idea.
Nothing to do today? It really isn’t a good day to do anything outdoors like yard work or washing the car. Maybe just staying in watching the television and eating popcorn is just the ticket. All the movies on the television you have seen at least once or twice. You could go rent a movie from the store down the road. No sense in taking the car, there is a break in the clouds take the scooter cover off and go.
I hate days like this. The weather is lousy, wet and cold. The wind is blowing, the rain is coming down in sheets, with no sign of letting up. Not a good day for riding. But it could be a good day to stay dry and check your gear. Go through the list. Engine oil needs to be changed, tire pressures checked, lights checked, clutch and brake cables lubed, leather saddlebags on. Since there is nothing else to do, you might as well change the oil.
With gas prices going up trying to find transportation with great gas mileage is on everyone’s mind. Not only do you look for gas mileage but also look for something that you can use everyday to fit your needs. For short trips to get around town and do daily chores a scooter is good. It gets through traffic well and has good gas mileage. Put a set of scooter saddlebags on and you have space for carrying items you pick up on your way.
The weather is grey cold and dreary. Your to do list is a mile long and you start your projects but don’t finish them. You are pacing around the house. Every person you call feels the same way. Classic signs of cabin fever.
Best solution, road trip. That will perk your spirit a little. You just got a new set of motorcycle saddlebags and it is time to try them out. You just had the bike serviced and it is ready to go. What are you waiting for?
Do you love to go camping? I do. I love to go to places where there are no people, just nature. These days to really get away you either have to hike for hours or take an ATV. Just the thought of carrying all that gear, makes you think is it worth it? Just take the ATV.
Clothes, tent, sleeping bag, food, water. Pack everything in the ATV Bag . Gas it up and you are all set . A day with nature to recharge your batteries
Looking around there seems to be a lot more hard saddlebags on motorcycles. No not the hard fiberglass bags. These look just like leather. I’ve seen some with studs or conchos or even plain. When you take a closer look they are made of PVC material
These bags hold their shape and some are waterproof. Just think being out in a driving rain pulling over under an overpass and pull out your gear out of your bag and it is dry.
Ever needed to take an overnight trip and didn’t have the right bag to pack things in. Nothing big just enough for a day. A Motorcycle Barrel Bag will do. A change of clothes and toothbrush and any essentials will fit right in.
The bike is ready to roll. Checking the weather it seems like some heavy rain is coming in, could be miserable. The bike is out, so throw the bag in the back of the car and go.
You are out and about and just enjoying the day and you start feeling a vibration that should not be there. You pull off at the earliest possible moment, you stop and take a close look around the bike. What is loose ? Fortunately you packed a few tools in your Motorcycle Tool Bag. After finding what the problem is, let’s hope you have what you need to fix it. Done. Now it’s time to go on with your day. Have fun.