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    Registered User edge51's Avatar
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    Question for you Big Mak fans ?

    I am considering getting one of these. My question is: Can you see the speedo and tach over the bag ? I am 5'9' tall (barely) and don't have the miles yet on my RT to ride by ear and feel alone. I can see the instruments over the bag that my dealer included in my purchse but as I posted before it tends to honk the horn. Bad enough that I can't see the turn signal indicator now - used to self-cancelling signals and tend to forget to cancel.

    Also - do the explorer bags have a standard map case on top or do you need to order that as an accessory ?

    Any suggestions as to which of the Mak's I can use ? Thanks in advance.
    Ted
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    I have a big mak and I have never had a prob seeing the controls. I ride a R1100RSL and I am a bit taller, yet I see no reason you should have dificulty..

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    Re: Question for you Big Mak fans ?

    Both with the map case on or off you can see the speedometer and most of the indicators. It kind of depends on how you sit. I would recommend the medium, it is what I have. I also am 5'9".

    You do need to order the mapcase seperately as well as the rain cover. I have riden in the rain, get the rain cover.

    Here are a few pictures that might help:

    -=Brad

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    Big Mak

    I think the BigMak is the way to go. You will have the same problem with any good size bag won't you?
    I can see my gauges ok.
    You will love it when it comes time to fill your gasoline tank !

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    thanks all and Brad thanks for the pictures. Are those pictures with the space case mounted ?
    Ted
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    Not really mounted

    Two out of 4 velcro straps snugged down. I did not do the best job of positioning it. Since I have a GPS, I rarely use it. It does come in handy though for stuff like CD players.
    -=Brad

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