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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2014, 03:22:00 pm »
I have the gas ring mount w/electrical from Twisted Throttle and I am very happy with it. When I added additional pull back
on my bars with the AST riser adapters, it was easy to make new holes in the bottom of the bag to move it further back.
Phone, extra camera batteries, etc  in the bag stay charged, powered map light is available (extra of course) and its a quick mount
and un-mount for stops. There is a safety feature built in that senses when the bag is removed and turns off power to the ring
so that there is no electric power present when refueling. The bag is cavernous when the extension top is unzipped.
Perhaps too big and costly for just around town, but great on trips.
It is costly but once you spend the money I think you'll be happy with it.

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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2014, 03:59:09 am »
I am a fan of tank bags, and all my bikes have had one, over the years.
I have never had a problem with venting - either with strap-on or magnetic
bags.

Just one thing to note that you might not have thought of. The bike I just
bought came with a tank bag. Apparently it was always kept on the bike
because it smells like gas. Bad enough that keeping it in the house might
be a problem.

I've always been in the habit of bring the bag with me even at home when
there's nothing in it.

YMMV
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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2014, 12:50:02 pm »
I really only use my tank bag for motocamp trips.  I've found with a trunk there's
more than enough storage for daily use.  On trips, the tank bag is an awesome accy.

My tank bag is a MotoCentric 4 piece tower kit.  It's HUGE.  Fortunately, the tower comes apart
into two pieces if you don't need all that room, and a second magnetic base is supplied so
I really have two tank bags ready.  Top bag is even expandable.  It also comes with
backpack straps if you wanna take yer stuff wit ya, as well as an optional hydration bag.

Lotta bang for your buck.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/42373/i/motocentric-tower-gps-tank-bag?device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CJznvOqZ770CFY3m7AodwwoASw
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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2014, 10:45:35 pm »
I've had my Nelsen-Rigg for over 10 years. I cannot imagine riding without it.  I don't think they make this model anymore, but every zipper and stitch works as it did over 50,000 miles ago. It expands up x2 and the side pockets expand out as well.  It has a map window on top, which also holds my iPod shuffle and keeps it dry.  I bought the matching tail bag as well, but haven't used it much since I put my top case on.  They also had matching saddle bags wich I didn't need for obvious reasons. 

It's magnetic and fits in the top case with my helmet.  It holds everything I need without expanding it; I keep my wallet in the left pocket and can re-fuel with a credit card in about 3 minutes.  I even use it as a cupholder.

My only complaint is that after 10 years in the sun, the black has faded into gray......but then the same can be said for my hair!
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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2014, 03:11:37 am »
WillyP, that thing is old! :-\ I had a red one just like it on my 82 Gpz550. It worked well, but I sold it with the bike. Don't feel the need for a tank bag now with the Givi trunk and the hard bags. My Connie has plenty of storage for my needs.
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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2014, 02:29:49 pm »
I use a Fieldsheer with straps. Use it on every long trip we've taken, and on some shorter ones. It's great for holding a Platypus, granola bars, camera, and wife's purse (yes, the small one). It has three straps that are permanently on the bike, one between seat and tank, the other two coming up from fairing bracket in front of the tank. The straps have nylon buckles, so it's a snap (pun intended) to mount and remove. It also has a base that can be left on the tank, that has two zippers to hold the bag, but I've only left this on the bike once or twice since the buckles are easy to use.
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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2014, 11:55:53 am »
I use a Fieldsheer with straps. Use it on every long trip we've taken, and on some shorter ones. It's great for holding a Platypus...

Mine prefers riding on the tail bag.
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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2014, 03:51:03 pm »
I have never seen any one other than me use a Shook Speed Pac.  I think it is the best looking  and functional  very roomy and waterproof unit of anything else on the market. It  has mulitple roles as a hydration pack / back pack / motorcycle tank bag. I never noticed till now that I mounted mine backwards. It seemed to fit  and made sense to open it away from me and not towards me.
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Re: Thinking about a tank bag
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2014, 04:00:04 pm »

I have only ever tried the magnetic type and it does the trick, however I did put a huggeee scratch on my tank. Which is not the end of the world, the tank has a dent and some glue/weird adhesive all over it, but sliding the tank bag back for fueling can do that, so check for debris.

I put a piece of shelf liner rubber under my tank bag after notice a scratch.  The waffle pattern of the liner sheds any water.  It also gives me piece of mind that the bag won't slip either.  The magnets of my unknown bag are strong enough to hold well too.

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