Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: bad Chad on May 05, 2021, 03:47:39 PM

Title: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: bad Chad on May 05, 2021, 03:47:39 PM
This is my Roamer wearing it's traveling clothes.   I just installed the Agostini cans, and they are absouletly marvolus!  With db killers in, they are very deep, and significantly more robust than stock, but not too loud.   I haven't tried them without dbs, as I'm sure they would be louder than I want, plus it seem to run very well with dbs in.   Anyway, back to the fun.  The c-bow bags from H&B can mount in either direction.   I had them on with the blunt side forward, as it just seemed that's the way they flow with the bike.  However, I buddy informend me that I had them on backward!  And he had a good point, they are more aerodynamic with the oval pointing forward, what do you Jerks think?  Really, who give a poop, but apparently I must, as I'm asking! ha ha     I still think they look better blunt side forward, feel free to cast your vote.

Blunt nose  below

(https://i.ibb.co/KjVBfTY/IMG-6589.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KjVBfTY)



Oval nose below

(https://i.ibb.co/2KZ6DJC/IMG-6590.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2KZ6DJC)

post a pic (https://imgbb.com/)


Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Zoom Zoom on May 05, 2021, 04:02:09 PM
The first pic :thumb:

ZZ
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: OldMojo on May 05, 2021, 04:02:23 PM
I'm sorry, I can't tell because there's a Volkswagen parked over your rear fender  :grin:
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: bigbikerrick on May 05, 2021, 04:03:00 PM
I vote for oval nose!
Rick.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: bad Chad on May 05, 2021, 04:04:26 PM
I'm sorry, I can't tell because there's a Volkswagen parked over your rear fender  :grin:

Hey, I did say she is dressed up for traveling!
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Dirk_S on May 05, 2021, 04:07:25 PM
This is the perfect question for one of those Facebook groups Iíve mentioned in the past. Youíll have a lot of experts weigh in, and others who will feel the understandable need to share a pic of their V9 WITH THE SAME BAGS, O.M.G.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: bad Chad on May 05, 2021, 04:09:35 PM
This is the perfect question for one of those Facebook groups Iíve mentioned in the past. Youíll have a lot of experts weigh in, and others who will feel the understandable need to share a pic of their V9 WITH THE SAME BAGS, O.M.G.

Exactly.   Maybe I'll meet some hipsters!
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: egschade on May 05, 2021, 04:12:28 PM
This is why I always use symmetrical bags - life is hard enough. I like the look of blunt forward and besides, your legs will block most of the airflow hitting the bags so the aero argument is weak at best. You're touring, not hitting the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: OldMojo on May 05, 2021, 04:19:24 PM
Hey, I did say she is dressed up for traveling!

It's all good. I'm a fan of the utility and convenience of a top box myself. Used to run the 40L Junior on my EV all the time, even around town.

 Homely as a bag of ***holes but just too damn handy!

That said, I think the "bulge forward" option will ever so slightly balance out the UFO on the back.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: guzzisteve on May 05, 2021, 04:21:29 PM
How does a teardrop fall? Think about it, big end 1st in the wind. Must be getting ready for IL Rally.

Put on your Keds & roll up your pants!!
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: bad Chad on May 05, 2021, 04:28:05 PM
I wish, gonna mis it.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: JJ on May 05, 2021, 04:29:11 PM
OVAL NOSE!! :bow: :wink: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 05, 2021, 04:38:21 PM
I like the old split rear window bugs the best.

Really like Steve said, big side 1st
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Bulldog9 on May 05, 2021, 04:43:59 PM
Top Pic
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: LowRyter on May 05, 2021, 04:47:33 PM
first photo....I have no idea which "nose" is oval
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: lucky phil on May 05, 2021, 05:38:16 PM
oval front give more legroom for a pillion if thats a consideration. But lets face it the bags are butt ugly any way you have them, like on most motorcycles. You don't run bags for the looks thats for sure.

Ciao
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Davida56 on May 05, 2021, 06:05:37 PM
Blunt side forward :boozing:
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: tazio on May 05, 2021, 06:21:56 PM
Blunt nose.
I like the "kick up" look it gives in the rear.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Sasquatch Jim on May 05, 2021, 06:23:22 PM
 They look best on someone Else's machine.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: LesP on May 05, 2021, 06:40:10 PM
     I still think they look better blunt side forward.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on May 05, 2021, 07:25:37 PM
Blunt nose first.
I know the top box is super useful for traveling but a pistol case would look much better for every day use.
(https://i.ibb.co/CBFGqGq/DSCN0509.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CBFGqGq)
Won't hold a helmet of course but will hold 3 1 gallon jugs of 1 percent milk.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: twodogs on May 05, 2021, 08:02:47 PM
Look at your top case, the blunt nose is forward and slants to to the back but on the other hand every hb bag I have seen has the logo in the back, I like the 1st photo better,  but what ever puts the weight ahead of the axle. :boozing:
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Moparnut72 on May 05, 2021, 08:14:09 PM
No contest, 1st picture.
kk
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: bad Chad on May 05, 2021, 09:14:50 PM
No.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Tom H on May 05, 2021, 09:28:20 PM
Pic #1.

Tom
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: 80CX100 on May 05, 2021, 10:01:11 PM
I like the idea of the oval nose cutting through the air, less chance of catching a nasty crosswind; the VW on the rack might be an issue though  :evil:

 :bike-037:

ps The Nelson Riggs bags on my V11 are on backwards, because that's how they fit and function best,,, for now,,, fwiw
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: ejs on May 06, 2021, 05:49:32 AM
 :violent1: 1 St liv.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Perazzimx14 on May 06, 2021, 06:05:49 AM
This is why I always use symmetrical bags - life is hard enough. I like the look of blunt forward and besides, your legs will block most of the airflow hitting the bags so the aero argument is weak at best. You're touring, not hitting the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The aero argument of a motorcycle is weak at best. They are as aerodynamic as brick.

Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Joliet Jim on May 06, 2021, 08:40:17 AM
Pipes look nice.

but with all the bags it just looks wrong somehow. Though i do think blunt end forward. Aerodynamics (have you looked at yourself in a mirror lately) bag direction won't make that much of a difference.  I like the look of the bags.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 06, 2021, 10:00:26 AM
looks better with the wide bit pointing forward, matches the lines of the tank. If you carry pillion, I would flip the narrow end to the front. Now about that topcase......
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: bad Chad on May 06, 2021, 10:08:21 AM
For all you top case haters, itís size and presence is magnified by proximity and angle of the camera.   It is a top case, and thus ugly by nature, but in the flesh it doesnít look so big.
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Canuck750 on May 06, 2021, 10:35:39 AM
Second picture
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 06, 2021, 10:52:53 AM
For all you top case haters, itís size and presence is magnified by proximity and angle of the camera.   It is a top case, and thus ugly by nature, but in the flesh it doesnít look so big.

They sure are handy, and dry!
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 06, 2021, 11:53:43 AM
For all you top case haters, itís size and presence is magnified by proximity and angle of the camera.   It is a top case, and thus ugly by nature, but in the flesh it doesnít look so big.

I feel you, I run a big (30 or 40l) H&B topcase on the Breva, since Lupe likes the backrest... But it looks terrible!
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: tris on May 06, 2021, 03:11:18 PM
This is my Roamer wearing it's traveling clothes.   I just installed the Agostini cans, and they are absouletly marvolus!  With db killers in, they are very deep, and significantly more robust than stock, but not too loud.   I haven't tried them without dbs, as I'm sure they would be louder than I want, plus it seem to run very well with dbs in.   Anyway, back to the fun.  The c-bow bags from H&B can mount in either direction.   I had them on with the blunt side forward, as it just seemed that's the way they flow with the bike.  However, I buddy informend me that I had them on backward!  And he had a good point, they are more aerodynamic with the oval pointing forward, what do you Jerks think?  Really, who give a poop, but apparently I must, as I'm asking! ha ha     I still think they look better blunt side forward, feel free to cast your vote.


Chad - It's a white V9 Roamer, it would look cool as heck whatever traveling clothes it was wearing ..... just like mine  :grin:


(https://i.ibb.co/3vPSg17/thumbnail-20200829-125918.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3vPSg17)


I am tempted by the red rocker covers :thumb:
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: JJ on May 06, 2021, 06:11:09 PM
C'mon now...OVAL is the best!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:  Balance is everything!! :bow: :bow:


(https://i.ibb.co/fnhgPR4/Screen-Shot-2021-05-06-at-4-10-02-PM.png) (https://ibb.co/fnhgPR4)
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: TN Mark on May 06, 2021, 08:55:03 PM
Oval
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Post by: Ncdan on May 06, 2021, 09:00:01 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/wrW701h/9-A8-E1-FD1-5-B3-F-43-B7-B51-B-249-BE3-F15369.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wrW701h)

(https://i.ibb.co/NTyYcCm/2-A736127-3-E04-4-FD7-A770-4714-BAE6-BF0-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/NTyYcCm)

(https://i.ibb.co/Ld4vyy7/21-FF4-A6-F-6-D6-A-4341-85-DA-E43-A3892-EA2-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Ld4vyy7)
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Guzzi Gal on May 06, 2021, 09:35:51 PM
C'mon now...OVAL is the best!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:  Balance is everything!! :bow: :bow:


(https://i.ibb.co/fnhgPR4/Screen-Shot-2021-05-06-at-4-10-02-PM.png) (https://ibb.co/fnhgPR4)


This. :thumb:
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: Tom H on May 06, 2021, 10:59:24 PM
C'mon now...OVAL is the best!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:  Balance is everything!! :bow: :bow:


(https://i.ibb.co/fnhgPR4/Screen-Shot-2021-05-06-at-4-10-02-PM.png) (https://ibb.co/fnhgPR4)


WRONG!!!!!! Look at the "flow" of the bags. Just backwards!!!

S/B blunt forward and streaming off the rear!

Tom
Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: JJ on May 07, 2021, 10:24:23 AM
WRONG!!!!!! Look at the "flow" of the bags. Just backwards!!!

S/B blunt forward and streaming off the rear!

Tom

OK-OK - Tomato-ToMATO...Potato-PoTATO - - We are splitting hairs here... :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

...and of course, if you don't want to install BAGS...there is always the expandable CORTECH "TAIL-BAG", which I used quite often...


(https://i.ibb.co/PDqJk2T/IMG-2962.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PDqJk2T)


Title: Re: Which way do you think the bags look best?
Post by: ohiorider on May 08, 2021, 05:14:47 PM
JJ, I've had one of the Cortech bags for at least 15 years, and it's one of the best luggage accessories I ever owned.  It's gone on several multi-day trips on different bikes I've owned over the years.

Bob