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Offline MisterScott

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Tank Bag Recommendations - Tried to by Cortech
« on: June 14, 2012, 10:04:24 pm »
Well, I ordered a Cortech setup from my local dealer, thought I would throw them a bone but they can't get them and they don't know when they'll come in.  Does anyone have a recommedation of a vendor that has them in stock or an alternative to Cortech.  I like the ring tank mount system.  Don't have to have power.  No GPS holder required.  I ordered the medium size Cortech bag.
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Re: Tank Bag Recommendations - Tried to by Cortech
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 10:07:58 pm »
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They have lots of tank bags...it's hard to choose...makes you feel like a girl looking for a purse...(well, I'm guessing!)

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Re: Tank Bag Recommendations - Tried to by Cortech
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 12:22:03 am »
Got a Bags Connection "Engage" model about a month ago and love it.  Just got back from a week long trip.  Extremely well made. Volume is 7 liters, so not a ton of room but adequate - I carry my glasses, cell phone, wallet, aspirin, disc lock, ear plugs, and Plexus shield cleaner in there, so it's just right for me.  I also got the powered ring, which at first I didn't care about, but now think is a great luxury.  It's nice to keep the cell charged, and I'm getting a GPS soon.  They make a GPS holder that fits several of their bags, so you can detach the bag, GPS, and all your valuables in one shot.  Nice.  You can get the standard ring set now and add the powered ring later too.  The BC stuff is a bit pricey, but well worth it IMO.

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Re: Tank Bag Recommendations - Tried to by Cortech
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 02:14:11 am »
I tried the Givi480 after trying to order the Cortec nice bag but won't work with the '08 and the glove box. tried spacers but no go.
I might try to wait out the Cortec or go with the bags connection
here is the mod to make them fit the '08 style tank
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/7326/771/
and some of the bags
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/451/
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Re: Tank Bag Recommendations - Tried to by Cortech
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 08:07:59 pm »
Got a Bags Connection "Engage" model about a month ago and love it.  Just got back from a week long trip.  Extremely well made. Volume is 7 liters, so not a ton of room but adequate - I carry my glasses, cell phone, wallet, aspirin, disc lock, ear plugs, and Plexus shield cleaner in there, so it's just right for me.  I also got the powered ring, which at first I didn't care about, but now think is a great luxury.  It's nice to keep the cell charged, and I'm getting a GPS soon.  They make a GPS holder that fits several of their bags, so you can detach the bag, GPS, and all your valuables in one shot.  Nice.  You can get the standard ring set now and add the powered ring later too.  The BC stuff is a bit pricey, but well worth it IMO.


I have the same setup and LOVE it,  I can keep my cell phone charged all the time while riding, and since my phone is also my music player it helps a LOT... the bag is extremely sturdy and feels very well made...

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Re: Tank Bag Recommendations - Tried to by Cortech
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 10:52:39 am »
I just wanted something basic and easy to use for a recent trip.  Took Cap'n Bob's recommendation and bought a Chase Harper 650.  It sufficed my needs well and I am happy with it.

The "tether" wasn't really needed, but I used the front bolt location of the plastic tank cover to mount a piece of leather to the male side of the tether buckle.  Replaced the stock bolt with a longer one and put a couple of hard rubber spacers on it so it would protrude above the level of the cover to accomodate the leather strap.  It easily lifts up out of the way for gas stops and rests on the handle bars.
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Re: Tank Bag Recommendations - Tried to by Cortech
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 11:47:33 am »
I just wanted something basic and easy to use for a recent trip.  Took Cap'n Bob's recommendation and bought a Chase Harper 650.  It sufficed my needs well and I am happy with it.

The "tether" wasn't really needed, but I used the front bolt location of the plastic tank cover to mount a piece of leather to the male side of the tether buckle.  Replaced the stock bolt with a longer one and put a couple of hard rubber spacers on it so it would protrude above the level of the cover to accomodate the leather strap.  It easily lifts up out of the way for gas stops and rests on the handle bars.


    Yes Sir. I highly recommend the Chase Harper 650. If you want a magnetic tank bag that fits the C14 probably as good or better than all the other tank bags. The 650 is it. It's also very well made. As well as lots of different storage features. I personally like the removable map pocket. It's nice using the storage on the top of the bag when a map is not needed (which is the majority of the time). The only down side is that isn't as cheap as some of the other bags. But it's worth the money IMO.