Depending on length of trip, I have an assortment of bags I run. A bungee net is great for keeping stuff on top and outside of the bags (if I put my tennis shoes up there, I put them in a small grocery bag first in case it rains). I use Kreiga's mount kit for the Panigale tail, and rok straps in case I need to really make sure things will stay (but I mainly used those before getting the mount kit!)
Kreiga 5L (day trips--take small tools and/or bottle of water, etc), 20L (can pack for a few days if you're careful), 30L (can pack more).
SW Motech saddle bags (mainly used for odd shaped items and/or tools, I put a tire plug kit/compressor in the bottom of one).
Ducati Performance Tailbag (perfect shape for spare visors, snacks, etc). <<---- this is used if I do not have a Kreiga bag mounted to the tail. Mainly I use this during the week if I commute, but I also took it to the tail of the dragon for whatever I needed during riding that day.
Both the saddle bags and the DP tail bag are expandable. SW Motech bags go from 14L to 21L. DP says 8L, but I'm not sure if that's condensed or zipped out expanded.
I have a very small tool kit I take with me, that I bought at a grocery store years ago. It has a ratchet, all metric sockets, the normal phillips head and flathead screwdriver bits, etc. It has saved me a few times, if only because I wouldn't have been able to take fairings off otherwise!! (if you just want that ability, a ratchet + 3mm and 4mm allen sockets are what you want).
edit: by the way, the pic of the back of the bike on the Dragon--if you look close, you can see the mount for the bags under the tail by the passenger pegs. Same with the pic with the small 5L bag on the back of the bike.
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