Since I'm getting ready to ride from Dallas to Paonia and Spokane , I'm trying to figure out how to secure a duffle bag and perhaps a role bag over the rear seat. I've only made a few three day trips and the stock side saddle bags worked great with room to spare. The duffle bag can hold all the camping gear and I'm going to use a second bag for addition riding gear and maybe even something like a camping chair. I don't own a rear hard center case and I really want to keep the weight inboard anyway. I always keep a rain suit using a bungee net on that tail shelf and it's come in handy a few times so I prefer to leave it there if I can.
Sorry for sounding dumb, but where the heck do you run straps if the saddle bags are hooked on the side rails? Ive seen bikes with bags on the rear seat though I just can't figure out how or where to run straps. I hear the Helen Two Wheels straps are good, but can't figure out where I'd run them.