Extra Storage Space With Your Trunk

If you've added a tour pak (trunk) to your bike chances are pretty good there's an empty space /files/includes/images/pillionbag_gap.jpg (78317 bytes)between the rear of your pillion pad and the trunk itself.   Why not make use of the space to carry extra batteries, a camera, first aid kit,  pen and paper,  small spray bottle of windshield cleaner and cloth,  trail mix ----whatever!

I checked out several motorcycle stores in my area looking for a bag that was 10 inches wide, 5 inches high and about 2 inches thick to fill that space.   

The Harley stores had one that fit perfectly but it was $89.  Not gonna happen.   

A couple of online MC luggage stores had windshield bags that looked like they might work but they wanted about $30 plus ten bucks shopping.    Hmmm, closer.

Then, while admiring my lovely bride one day the solution came to me.    I went shopping at Wal-Mart.

Check it out /files/includes/images/pillionbag_finished.jpg (100826 bytes) Soft leather with a zippered top, a little zippered storage area inside, magnetic snap closures on leather pockets front and sides.   Remove a strap, add a strip of Velcro on the back of the bag and on the aluminum trim of the trunk and you're done!

My new pillion bag started life as a......../files/includes/images/pillionbag_origin.jpg (47063 bytes)  Yep, you guessed it....a 'man bag'. <g>
Nine bucks.   I won't tell what the bag really is if you won't.

This might also work as a windshield bag.