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    Transporting laptop on bike?

    I'm going to be using my bike as a daily commuter this summer , which means I need to bring my laptop with me. I have a tank bag, but I'm concerned about the vibration of the bike/movement causing early HDD failure.

    I'd use a backpack, but I find them incredibly uncomfortable, and if I somehow fall odds are I'll crush the laptop in the process.

    Anyone have suggestions or examples? Right now the plan is to put the laptop in a spongey sleeve to absorb the energy.

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    If you fall, or drop the bike, the laptop could be damaged no matter what, an inherent risk when riding motorcycles.

    Outside a tank bag or backpack, the only other choice is a tailbag or top-case.





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    Don't forget that most tank bags are attached via magnets. Probably not a good idea to put your laptop too close to a strong magnet...

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    I throw mine in a top case when needed. I usually have an extra layer tucked in there so they make a good soft cushion.
    "Aw fuck what the hell have I done!!!! Fuck me that's going to be hell hard to keep on top of wtf is going on!!!"

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    i used to keep my phone under the seat cowl. after a while the phone started acting up, doing weird things. think it must have been due to vibration. if i were you i'd just go with a back pack. you can find some comfortable ones made specifically for laptops with extra padding and all.
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    The answer is clear . you need a sidecar !!

    if it can haul a cow, it can haul a laptop
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    if you do use a top case... dont use a 50 dollar ebay special!!! i am sure i still have a sock and maybe a shoe up on the duffy somewhere...

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    Replace your HDD with a SSD. Problem solved!

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    put the laptop in one of the knapsacks made for them...put the knapsack in the trunk.... short of off roading, you should be fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidewaysInto3rd View Post
    The answer is clear . you need a sidecar !!

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    I can see why you stopped 2-up with your girl.....
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    Peewee and Kevin from Bayside should get together and start a bike shop called, Fuck you and the bike you rode in on.

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    This may not be the answer you're looking for, but I'll chime in on this.

    I got this http://www.baysideperformance.com/in...ducts_id=13246 . I had a lowside in it with a dSLR and the camera still works. The bag's still fine. I still use it and would transport a laptop in it if I had to.

    There's a good compartment for the laptop built in.


    Oh, about the bag. It's comfy. There's a strap near your chest and near your stomach so it'll be secured and won't be uncomfortable. It's not that big. Hell, if you want to borrow it to try it out, you can. The only thing I don't like about it besides the size, is sometimes, when I turn my head, the helmet hits the strap and it makes a noise. It doesn't freak me out, but it did once when it first happened.
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    http://www.kriega.us/motorcycle-backpacks/
    I have the the R30 and I have had it absolutely packed with stuff and couldn't really tell.
    Some are truly waterproof too, since the wet coast got that name the honest way.

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    I spent 9 1/2 weeks on the road a year and a half ago with this laptop (Oh what do you mean you can't see it) tucked in one of those carrying cases - cheap one with an extra bit of foam stuffed in it, and then strapped in the lid of a top box. On a 1948 Vincent twin. never a moments problem with it ever doing9u0rv087y30ienc0inpecmed..................... .////////////////xpj o c

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    Quote Originally Posted by avintwin View Post
    never a moments problem with it ever doing9u0rv087y30ienc0inpecmed..................... .////////////////xpj o c
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIA View Post

    Hey you kids!!!! off my lawn!!!!
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    Peewee and Kevin from Bayside should get together and start a bike shop called, Fuck you and the bike you rode in on.

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