Just got my CrossRoads (actually still at dealer getting cruise installed), and I'm pondering my luggage configuration for an upcoming trip. It'll be a big one. Michigan to Canadian Rockies and back in about 2 weeks. The saddlebags I know are great, but I'll still need more.
OEM luggage rack config is crazy expensive. Near $1000 for the backrest (required) and the rack. No WAY i'm spending that cash for something I don't even like the looks of on my bike.
Kewlmetal, kind of the same deal. Only about $550 for the rack and backrest, but I really am not a huge fan of the looks. Hard to spend that type of cash on something I don't like.
Other option is to do something custom made, but I'm lacking time to do so.
So, that leaves me with little options I guess. I can buy maybe some sort of bag, laying it on the rear seat, and bungy cording it betwen the saddlebags.
I can probably utilize the area between the windshield and the handlbars for some sort of winshield roller bag.
It would be great to at least fabricate some sort of sissy bar or something where I could lay a T-Bag or something on the rear seat (hopefully not damaging it, and strapping it down using a Willie & Max Hooker setup to strap it around the seat, and then using the sissybar as a back support.
Any ideas anyone can give me to figure out this luggage scenario would be helful.