I couldn't find anything to deal with this particular bit on search, so here goes. So with a road trip in the early planning stages, I'm looking at luggage options. I like the idea of the soft throw-over panniers that you can get, my only wonder is how to keep them secure. I know on most bikes you just put the strap under the pillion seat, however with the entire seat being one piece on the VTR, I can't really do that. Anyone had experience with this? My mind says if I just plonked them on the seat they'd move around pretty easily. Actually I remember seeing a pic of someone who had a VTR/Spada loaded to the stops with luggage....where are you? I could use some tips. Luggage plan so far is a 50L Ventura facing forward on the rack, tent/sleeping bag/sleeping mat strapped to the back, with throwovers or a tank bag as well.