fellow compartmentalization enthusiasts,
no, i'm not talking about the ability to disociate oneself from multiple and possibly contradictory emotional situations, i'm looking for a way to keep loose things from rattling around in my system cases when im just zipping around town (not on trips.) i want to take one half of one of them and use it to store smaller items that i might take on a ride in a tank bag. the goal is not to use the space with maximum efficiency, instead it's to just get the stuff secure and neatly packed. the other goal is to not use the tank bag around town.
the simplest thing to do, which i currently do, is to just use the tank bag and then stick it in the system case when i get somewhere and dont want to carry it around. but i want to try to complicate it a bit.
what i'm picturing is pretty much a piece of foam with little notches and cavities cut out of it for all my 'always carry' items. you know, tire gauge, misc tools, spare tank bag, bowling ball collection, that sort of thing. (see the 'whats in your tank bag thread' for a fun read.) anyway, im pretty sure i can make one myself by going to the craft store, buying a bunch of foam, and cutting it the way i like. but as a red-blooded 'merican i always like to see if i can't stimulate the economy a little more robustly by purchasing overpriced items manufactured in china. so have any of you seen something that will nicely fit into a bmw case and it has little compartments to put stuff in?
the other option i have is to carry so much stuff that it's all tightly packed in there and can't rattle. im sure i'll get there eventually...