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Bikers - anyone transport backup tapes, HDD's & componants on the bike?...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by kippermitten, 12 Mar 2010.

  1. kippermitten

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: In ** bottom drawer...

    ...if so, do you use specific cases(for backup tapes) or bags or panniers to protect this kit?
    Im finding myself on the road a lot between East and West London between data centers and am looking to get the company to buy me kit to carry these parts etc safely.

    Also, any ideas where I could get a frame/hard panniers to fit a 1997 CBR600f?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2006

    Posts: 9,659

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Nope never used anything to protect them, im surprised my boss let me carry them about as he knows how I ride :D

    Thought I have thought about getting a fireproof box to store them at home..

    Honda do a Repsol Rep Hard plastic backpack, that might offer some protection.
     
    Last edited: 12 Mar 2010
  3. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 1,921

    Location: London

    Hmmm...I think your boss would not be impressed with what myself and one of my colleagues do.

    I've got a VTR 1000 SP2, He's got a K8 GSX-R 1000.

    I think the heaviest we've used cargo nets and bungees to secure was a 1U HP server.

    The usual thing I ferry about though are Cisco Catalyst switches.

    As for HDDs, usually wrapped in bubble wrap and attached to the rear seat using a Kriega tailpack and cargo net.

    If you want to ferry about backup tapes on a regular basis, and want a hard case which can be removed from the bike relatively easily then Givi make a decent selection.
     
  4. kippermitten

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: In ** bottom drawer...

    Cheers chaps.
    Im looking for a relatively easily removable hard or semi hard side panniers.
    I cant do tail packs as my legs are comedically short and I cant kick over them without having an incident :D
    Im thinking Kappa semi rigid side panniers that I can fit a 20 slot LTO case and a generic padded case for other bits into.
     
  5. Smithy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

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    I'd have my reservations about wearing anything hard on my back. Even having something hard or bulky in my rucksack makes me feel uneasy (ah the innuendos).

    I'd much rather get them sort of items into panniers.
     
  6. Smithy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,519

    I bought some Ortileb soft panniers last year. Removed and installed with minimum effort. They're rigid enough to hold their shape, but I wouldn't transport anything fragile in them without making sure it was in a solid container itself. They're totally waterproof as well. Really chuffed with them.

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  7. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2006

    Posts: 9,659

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Good point! I always wear a back protector but would be easier to not have anything solid in a backpack.

    Id go for a givi rack.
     
  8. Flukester

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,402

    Location: Christchurch UK

    best transport I've done is a 19" widescreen monitor, boxed. just balance on tank between elbows... it's amazing how much you can carry this method lol

    edit: in MCN years ago there was a story of a courier in london getting pulled as he had a tumble drier on his luggage rack...held on with a couple of bungees