Motorcycle riders: How do you carry your laptop?

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  1. alphaswift

    alphaswift Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    Now that summer is on, I'll be riding to work whenever I can. Up to now, I've been carrying my laptop in my backpack and that's generally okay ( even though I hate wearing a backpack when I ride ). I've tried strapping the backpack behind me on the back seat and that's generally more comfortable.

    Now that I have my 13.3" Asus, I checked and see that the laptop will fit inside my Joe Rocket tank bag. I think this will be the most comfortable way to ride with a laptop, but I was wondering how are all you riders out there carrying your laptop? Is there something that works really well?
     
  2. thundermax

    thundermax Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I prefer to keep mine in the tankbag, but my buddies keep saying that there is too much vibration on the tank and could damage it. I figure if I put it on a towel it can help absorb the shock.

    I have tried the 'messenger' style bag and it seems more comfortable than a backpack. But it can shift around and I hate that feeling.
     
  3. brynn

    brynn Pen Pal - Newbie

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    It seems like the only way to really have it secure when I ride is to get a laptop specific backpack. There's a few hardshell ones out there that I'm looking at getting since it seems like they'd provide the best protection if I were to fall. There's also plenty of other options out there that provide a sleeve inside the backpack that has extra padding and etc.

    Placing in a place with a lot of vibration is probably a bad idea.
     
  4. leaftye

    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    I couldn't find a tankbag that was big enough for my tabletpc, yet small enough for me to do a uturn on my sv650n with low SM1 handlebars. I had been riding with a MobileEdge Premium backpack, which is a really nice backpack, but I was worrying about what would happen to my back if I crashed with the backpack. I started using a Cortech Sport tailbag. So far the tailbag has worked out really well, but I've been planning to install a hard topcase that I can throw a backpack in while I ride. I've already bought a topcase, I just need to install it. I'll post more information later if other riders are interested. I'm just glad this board is finally here after about a year of waiting.
     
  5. enneract

    enneract Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I want your bike :(

    I carry mine in a backpack, I'm just not comfortable with the idea of it being attached to the bike instead of me.
     
  6. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    I have the puter in the messenger style bag and I put that either in the trunk of one bike or the saddle bag of the other....
     
  7. frankj64155

    frankj64155 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I travel to work with my Toshiba M700 in the trunk of my Goldwing.
     
  8. KingKong76

    KingKong76 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    my notebook had to hang off my shoulders, when uncomfortable and even dangerous when turning. need to invest in a macbook air!
     
  9. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

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    You would be more worried about your tablet then the road rash????
     
  10. leaftye

    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    I think you got it backwards. I stopped wearing the backpack because I was worried the backpack and tablet would do something funny to my body if I crashed. I wear full gear all the time, so the risk of road rash is always the same. Usually I wear a leather jacket, textile overpants, leather full gauntlet gloves and full height boots, all armored. I just wanted to reduce the risk of twisting and compressing bits of my body the wrong way.
     

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