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#1 Egobblewobble

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

I have had a harley for a couple summers now and love to ride. I always take my truck to work over summer so I can golf right after, so I didn't get to ride as much as I would have liked. Although I just thought of trying to bring my clubs to work on my bike. I have had a locker at my local course in the past but I tend to play multiple courses now so it is not as convenient. Does anyone bring their clubs with them? I have seen brackets that can hold a bag on the back, and even though they look goofy, they seem very practical. Has anyones gone through this problem?

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

I ride and I play golf. I would never haul my sticks on the back of my Softail to the course. No offense, but that looks ridiculous and potentially dangerous. Separate your hobbies and focus on one at a time...
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:18 AM

I could just picture leaving the ball pocket or any pocket slightly unzipped.  A few bumps and arrive at the course and the pocket is empty and your contents are somewhere between your house and the course.  
I'd probably opt for club storage instead.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

View PostHoganApexBlades, on 06 February 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

I ride and I play golf. I would never haul my sticks on the back of my Softail to the course. No offense, but that looks ridiculous and potentially dangerous. Separate your hobbies and focus on one at a time...

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I could just picture leaving the ball pocket or any pocket slightly unzipped.  A few bumps and arrive at the course and the pocket is empty and your contents are somewhere between your house and the course.  
I'd probably opt for club storage instead.

yeah thinking about it now it does seem a bit overboard hahah. looks like the tacoma will get its fair share of miles this summer
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:27 PM

No, it's not overboard.
No, it doesn't look ridiculous.
No, it's not dangerous.

As long as you feel the bag is secure, keep on riding.  I've ridden well over 1K miles with my bag laying horizontal on the passenger seat of my Goldwing.  I stuff my towels around the club heads, then button and bungee the raincover on the bag.  My motorcycle isn't just a hobby.  I put as many miles on it in a year than I do with my truck.  It also helps that I get twice the gas mileage on the bike.  I saved over $50 in gas on a golf trip up to Michigan last year.  That paid for the first round right there.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:35 PM

View PostROOK16, on 09 February 2018 - 05:27 PM, said:

No, it's not overboard.
No, it doesn't look ridiculous.
No, it's not dangerous.

As long as you feel the bag is secure, keep on riding.  I've ridden well over 1K miles with my bag laying horizontal on the passenger seat of my Goldwing.  I stuff my towels around the club heads, then button and bungee the raincover on the bag.  My motorcycle isn't just a hobby.  I put as many miles on it in a year than I do with my truck.  It also helps that I get twice the gas mileage on the bike.  I saved over $50 in gas on a golf trip up to Michigan last year.  That paid for the first round right there.

yeah the gas mileage is a huge plus, i easily get double to gas mileage on my bike. Thinking about the trying the rack, i don't have a storage rack or a backseat to strap it to. its a win win getting to golf and ride there and back. I have atleast a 30 minute drive to any course from my house so the gas would add up
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:43 AM

20161105_163804.jpg Nice Fatboy , sold mine last Sept.(wife couldn't ride anymore). Here is a pick

View PostEgobblewobble, on 06 February 2018 - 05:43 PM, said:

I have had a harley for a couple summers now and love to ride. I always take my truck to work over summer so I can golf right after, so I didn't get to ride as much as I would have liked. Although I just thought of trying to bring my clubs to work on my bike. I have had a locker at my local course in the past but I tend to play multiple courses now so it is not as convenient. Does anyone bring their clubs with them? I have seen brackets that can hold a bag on the back, and even though they look goofy, they seem very practical. Has anyones gone through this problem?


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:05 AM

Be hardcore.   Hang onto your pull cart with your left hand.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:13 AM

I heard this from one of my Gold wing friends; I can afford to get a Harley Davidson, but I can't afford all of the tools you need to keep it running...He thinks he's a funny guy.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:45 AM

I hope to join you guys at one point. I was supposed to get a road king or road glide when i hit 40 but we decided to buy a house instead. I've seen a guy on a sport bike roll into a course parking lot with a carry bag strapped to his back.


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:52 AM

Just curious, looks like the bag is blocking the tail light and license plate, no?
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Posted 01 August 2018 - 09:35 PM

View PostROOK16, on 09 February 2018 - 05:27 PM, said:

No, it's not overboard.
No, it doesn't look ridiculous.
No, it's not dangerous.

As long as you feel the bag is secure, keep on riding.  I've ridden well over 1K miles with my bag laying horizontal on the passenger seat of my Goldwing.  I stuff my towels around the club heads, then button and bungee the raincover on the bag.  My motorcycle isn't just a hobby.  I put as many miles on it in a year than I do with my truck.  It also helps that I get twice the gas mileage on the bike.  I saved over $50 in gas on a golf trip up to Michigan last year.  That paid for the first round right there.

When you ride your "metric" bike to the golf course to save gas, do you wear your polo golf shirt, Bermuda shorts and soft spikes in lieu of a helmet, leather jacket, denim jeans, leather gloves and motorcycle boots?

If you do, you might want to look at the faces of all the other drivers you pass, they are definitely staring at you in disbelief and laughing at your total lack of protocol.

If you wear proper motorcycle gear, where do you put it after you change into your golf attire, in your saddlebags and trunk?

Your mentality of trying to save some gas is going to get you hurt or potentially worse, maimed or killed.

You remind me of a former neighbor who was in his then 50s, twenty five years ago, who thought he needed to buy a H-D Softail because he was going thru his mid life crisis. Now, even though he never rode a motorcycle in his life until one Fall Sunday, he decided to ride 70 miles in top siders sans socks, pleated dress slacks and a button down Hawaiian shirt. Boy, did he look like a fool wearing that outfit riding that Softail!!! He was the epitome of a POSER if I ever saw one.

I do not wish you ill will anyway whatsoever, I just wish you'd think about the potential for disaster that you're creating in order to save some greenbacks.
Maybe you should drive a Prius instead...

A golfbag attached to a motorcycle seat or rear fender is an accident waiting to occur. PERIOD.
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:22 PM

Now I rode up until 5 years ago--- I built a club rack for my 76 Shovelhead out of the hard mount rack for hard saddlebags.. I did use a smaller carry bag on that. Strapped it to my home made rack with ratchet straps never any balance problems etc. I had it made where it semi laid down sorta like early golf carts did
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