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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2012, 07:12:27 pm »
So, after consulting the oracle (Google) I put on a Wolfman Timberwolf tank bag.  It straps down with two straps on the front that disconnect when gassing up.  I added a Powerlet luggage connector off the front accessory power connection to power the bag.  I like the height to see the map (no GPS at the moment) without losing sight of the road. 

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 05:08:57 pm »
Has anyone installed the "City" bag from Bags Connection?  I've looked at their other bags (the units recommended for the C14) and nothing really interested me.  The City bag is not listed for the C14, but looks like it would fit fine.  I think Twisted Throttle's recommendations on tank bags is based on handlebar interference, perhaps at full steering lock?  As long as a bag doesn't interfere while actually riding is all that concerns me, and some of the "C14 approved" bags are bigger than the City bag.
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 05:20:29 pm »
Has anyone installed the "City" bag from Bags Connection?  I've looked at their other bags (the units recommended for the C14) and nothing really interested me.  The City bag is not listed for the C14, but looks like it would fit fine.  I think Twisted Throttle's recommendations on tank bags is based on handlebar interference, perhaps at full steering lock?  As long as a bag doesn't interfere while actually riding is all that concerns me, and some of the "C14 approved" bags are bigger than the City bag.
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I have a "City" bag Don. The bad part is that I never used it on my C14 to give you a good answer. But it fits my FJR fine. And the "Trial" bag that the "City" bag  replaced, (that I thought was too big for me) also fits the C14 well. (Well the Trial may get in the way of the bars more because it's really big). I'm sure that the "City" bag will fit fine. I have seen almost every Bags Connection bags on the C14. But I honestly can't remember if I ever actually have seen a "City" bag on the C14 or not. I think that I'm the only person I've seen with one.   ???

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2012, 05:43:54 pm »
That's the confusing thing:  they list the larger Trial bag as "ok" for the C14, but not the City.  Twisted just moved and they're having an open house in May.  It's not a bad ride from here in CT, so maybe I'll wait until then and try some on for size, so to speak.

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2012, 05:56:07 pm »
The only reason I could think of might be that the "City" does come down slightly in the rear. MAybe it might hit the rear of the C14 tank. But I doubt it. If you come out to the Verona Pizzeria night, in Marion CT, next week end, on the 11th. I could probably bring mine with me if you wanted to see it on your bike(if you ride). Or maybe someone will ride their C14 out there?  http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=156546&mo=2&tDate=%7Bd%20%272012%2D02%2D03%27%7D

  I won't be riding. We can't fit three on the bike safely.  :))    Or another option is coming to the following week for the motorcyclepedia event the following week in Newburgh, NY. http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=156779&mo=2&tDate=%7Bd%20%272012%2D02%2D03%27%7D

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2012, 08:25:17 pm »
Possibly.  I'll have to see what's up.  Plus who knows what this weather will do - winter might decide to show up.
I actually had to look up Marion, CT.  Part of Southington?  Had never heard of it before, and I've been here a long time!  Anyway, I'll let you know - thanks for the offer.

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2012, 02:23:48 pm »
I am currently using the Firstgear Laguna GPS tank bag.  It is a little larger tank bag than I usually like but it works well with the GPS holder and does not interfere with the bars moving lock to lock.


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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2012, 03:20:59 am »
I've been looking at the Joe Rocket Hammerhead Tank Bag, does anyone have this one?

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2012, 12:34:55 pm »
I've been looking at the Joe Rocket Hammerhead Tank Bag, does anyone have this one?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/mobile/ItemPage.aspx?DivisionGroupId=1&DivisionId=4&DepartmentId=71&ItemStyleId=19178


I have one that has been collecting dust since I bought a bigger bag.  The hammerhead works great and is big enough for a small GPS, cell phone, bottle of water, can of Pledge, and a subcompact pistol.  I also kept four or five microfiber cloths in there when the bugs are out in full force.  I would be happy to send it your way for $40.



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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2012, 01:59:17 pm »
I've been looking at the Joe Rocket Hammerhead Tank Bag, does anyone have this one?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/mobile/ItemPage.aspx?DivisionGroupId=1&DivisionId=4&DepartmentId=71&ItemStyleId=19178


I have one that has been collecting dust since I bought a bigger bag.  The hammerhead works great and is big enough for a small GPS, cell phone, bottle of water, can of Pledge, and a subcompact pistol.  I also kept four or five microfiber cloths in there when the bugs are out in full force.  I would be happy to send it your way for $40.






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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2012, 12:12:27 pm »
Any pic of Motocentric 19 tank bag on a C14, I currently use a cortech super 10..I really like this bag,
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2012, 09:54:32 pm »
I am currently using the Firstgear Laguna GPS tank bag.  It is a little larger tank bag than I usually like but it works well with the GPS holder and does not interfere with the bars moving lock to lock.

I have recently returned to using my older Nelson Rigg CL-300 Mini Magnetic Tank Bag.  It is a mid-sized tank bag that works well for me.  The Firstgear Laguna GPS was larger than I liked although it did work on the C-10 and the C-14 both.
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2012, 02:05:01 pm »
Not sure if you can see it very well, but this is mine with the Motocentric 19 tank back along with the Motocentric tail bag. I really like both.
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2013, 09:41:56 pm »
Can anyone confirm if the motocentric 19 works on an 08 with the center glove box?

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2013, 09:51:19 pm »
  One other question. Can the little black plastic storage thing be removed so a tank bag can be used instead? Please advise.

No need to remove it. I am on my third tank bag for my '09 and they all sit on top of the plastic storage box.  I use magnetic bags, the current one is a motocentric 19 and it works great.  The one before this was a bags connection that sit above the tank, but to me was a PITA to put back on the mount.

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2013, 09:51:55 pm »
Doh, missed that comment. Ordering now :)

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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2013, 11:55:24 pm »
I found a real nice and small tank bag. It is the 7L , magnetic tank bag by Sedici. Bought it from Cycle Gear for $39.99.
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2013, 04:26:39 am »
I have an ICON magnetic bag that works well. Capn you saying you dont like big tank bags makes me think of my brother...he bought a huge expandable that is so damn big, it honks his horn when turning lock to lock...its pretty funny!
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2013, 12:57:18 pm »
I also have always used a tankbag. We do a lot of two up touring and find we need the space. I was used to BMW who made top quality (and expensive) bags tailored  for their bikes.  I was disappointed that Kawasaki didn't have one made for the C14 - that plastic thing on the tank looks perfect for hooking on a bag. Anyway I got an RKA and have been very happy with it. A little funky on the mounting (straps you have to feed around stuff) but sturdy, expandable and well made.
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2013, 02:16:29 am »
The one thing to remember about magnetic tank bags, is before you attach it, always check to make sure you haven't picked up something that can scratch your tank....hate that... :'(
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2013, 12:35:55 am »
I could not take the small scratches and abrading on my black paint with magnetic bags. The bag has to come off several times a day for fuel and the scratching is unavoidable. When I am on the road things get dusty and that digs into the paint, and black shows it. Went with Bag Connections system, pricey but no scratching.
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Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2013, 02:23:37 am »
I could not take the small scratches and abrading on my black paint with magnetic bags. The bag has to come off several times a day for fuel and the scratching is unavoidable. When I am on the road things get dusty and that digs into the paint, and black shows it. Went with Bag Connections system, pricey but no scratching.

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