I'm struggling with how to store a tube and pump and tire irons and a tow rope on my bike (DRZ400). I have a tool tube mounted on a rack opposite the muffler. But this stuff is too big for the tube - and it's full of tools. I want to keep it on permanently as I often ride to work and take detours on the way back.
The obvious is a front fender bag, but they're a bit small for all the stuff (correct me...). Plus I want to keep stuff off the front for better handling.
I don't fancy a tank bag for some of the above reasons. Plus I don't want it "in the way" (Correct me....)
I have a big rack over the back fender which prevents a rear mount fender bag. I could mount something on the rack - a tool box? A lunch box (old aluminum style?)? A soft bag of some kind?
So what are people's solutions?