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Title: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: CalBoy on January 16, 2012, 06:17:20 am
I am so used to having a tank bag. I've had a lot of bikes and I don't remember a single one that I didn't have a tank bag on. I even had one on my 2006 ZX14! Big, small magnetic or not, but I always had something on top of the gas tank in which I can keep small stuff readily available. My cellphone,air gauge, sunglasses,etc.  What do you guys use for tank bag? Is there  anything  that can be used on the Concours?  One other question. Can the little black plastic storage thing be removed so a tank bag can be used instead? Please advise.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: COGnosticator on January 16, 2012, 09:29:53 am
  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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Cap'n Bob on January 16, 2012, 09:31:48 am
     First off let me say that I personally do not like huge tank bags. I prefer smaller bags that do not get in the way of things any more than necessary. So huge bags that prevent the bars from turning, or expand up to my chin, just do not work for me. So I'll focus on smaller and mid size bags. Since that's what works for me. You can use a tank bag over the love box (08-09) or the black filler panel (2010+).
      There's quite a few tank bags that can be used on the C14. As far as magnetic goes. I tried a whole bunch at local places (dealers and such). The tank bags that I found fit my C14 the best (out of the many I tried), were the Chase Harper 450 & 650. I have both. The 450 is the smaller version that obviously holds less. It's good for close to home with little getting in the way. The 650 has pretty much the same foot print and magnet placement. The magnet placement is what makes it so good. Unlike a lot of tank bags. The Chase Harper 450/650 actually all work great on the C14 in the correct position. The 650 is a little larger than the 450. I use the 650 more for travel and such.
       Now I have recently went with a South West moto ring setup with a Bags connection tank bag. I still think I like the Chase Harper's bag design (functionality) better. But I like the ring around the gas cap that the tank bag snaps on to. Although it's design makes the interior room of the bag a little smaller. Plus the bag sits a bit higher than the same size magnetic bag. But with the SWmoto ring. There's much less chance of debris getting on the magnets and possibly scratching the tank. I used a big Bags Connection tank bag first. And of course I hated it because it was too big for my preferences. So I sold it to a friend and COG/forum member. I went to a mid size bag which I like a lot better. Now I'm thinking a smaller bag for close to home duty.
        IMO, I like both. I like the quick release of the SWmoto ring on the Bags Connection tank bags. They are quick and easy, and protect the tank better (IMO). But they give up interior room (not a flat bottom like other tank bags). They also sit higher than magnetic bags. The chase Harper 650 being similar size can possibly scratch if you not take care. But it sits lower, and I like the pocket and netting design better than the bags Connection. So they are both great bags with the pluses and minuses. But they are both highly recommended in my book!  ;)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: S Smith on January 16, 2012, 10:15:21 am
I've used several types and brands of tank bags on the different bikes I have owned. I really came to like using a Wolfman mag mount bag on my C10, but on my 2011 C14 I have settled on using the powered SW-Motech gas tank ring and Bags Connection bags.  I recently began documenting the install and use of this bag system in the COG Wiki (http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,30537.0.html).

Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Cap'n Bob on January 16, 2012, 10:50:15 am
Here's a few pictures I took of the magnetic Chase Harper tank bags a while back for other folks. Note: the map pocket isn't installed in these pictures. It shows the actual tank bags better.


Chase Harper 450 (smaller) tank bag on my 2008 C14


(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/45451/2299415790103513287S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2299415790103513287Qfpzif)
(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/39755/2117955380103513287S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2117955380103513287CfPNbc)


Chase Haper 650


(http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/13678/2368817400103513287S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2368817400103513287geLDtj)
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/46786/2117971140103513287S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2117971140103513287OfVFkd)
(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/8457/2911402100103513287S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2911402100103513287kpAJgH)
(http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/47294/2796142750103513287S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2796142750103513287qIOUYJ)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: 556ALPHA on January 16, 2012, 02:29:23 pm
I have the Chase Harper 650 and it worked GREAT on my last vacation.  It is not too big but will hold a good amount of items and looks good on the bike.  For around town I have a Bags Connection Vina QL.  It attaches to a tank ring and is much smaller. 
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Jeremy on January 16, 2012, 02:57:31 pm
Here is the one that I have and it fits great using the magnets.  It holds plenty of stuff and doesn't get in the way when the road gets twisty.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=tourmaster+tank+bag&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHNQ_enUS464US464&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=667&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=6904699389990111579&sa=X&ei=ikgUT_S_Iqb0sQKXrazdAw&ved=0CK4BEPMCMAQ (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=tourmaster+tank+bag&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHNQ_enUS464US464&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=667&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=6904699389990111579&sa=X&ei=ikgUT_S_Iqb0sQKXrazdAw&ved=0CK4BEPMCMAQ)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: dave on January 16, 2012, 03:09:58 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.

+1 on the MOTOCENTRIC 19 - looks like she was made 4 the C 14
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: CalBoy on January 16, 2012, 03:49:42 pm
Guys, thank you for your quick replies. It is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: joe in calif on January 16, 2012, 03:54:45 pm
What affects does the magnets have on the paint job on the tank? Does it leave marks or scratches after time?
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: CalBoy on January 16, 2012, 03:57:44 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.

Jerry, I went to the Motocentric website and looked at the Motocentric 19 tank bag. I have a question for you. In the picture it looks like the bag has a front flap, magnetic I assume, besides the two on the side. What is that one attaching to when it actually sits on top of the plastic storage box? Did you cut it off?
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: CalBoy on January 16, 2012, 04:11:18 pm
Jerry, no worries! I got it all figured  out after watching the video on their website. I'm gonna get one today.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: COGnosticator on January 16, 2012, 04:14:30 pm
Jerry, no worries! I got it all figured  out after watching the video on their website. I'm gonna get one today.

Good, you were going to mount it backwards  ;D
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: wally_games on January 16, 2012, 05:35:35 pm
Bob,
I love the looks of that rear seat bag. I know you've posted it before, but what is it, where'd you get it, and about what did it cost?

I have an expandable tank bag that I got from Cycle Gear, but don't think they carry that brand anymore. I actually removed the magnetic part (zips off) and mount the rest of it on the back seat and rack. I don't care for it on the tank, too much of a pain putting it on and off at gas stations.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Cap'n Bob on January 16, 2012, 08:00:33 pm
Bob,
I love the looks of that rear seat bag. I know you've posted it before, but what is it, where'd you get it, and about what did it cost?

I have an expandable tank bag that I got from Cycle Gear, but don't think they carry that brand anymore. I actually removed the magnetic part (zips off) and mount the rest of it on the back seat and rack. I don't care for it on the tank, too much of a pain putting it on and off at gas stations.


Here you go:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/921/340/ (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/921/340/)

Here's a write up that Cycle world did on it.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2009/05/01/product-evaluation-bags-connection-rearbag/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2009/05/01/product-evaluation-bags-connection-rearbag/)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Russ on January 16, 2012, 08:28:31 pm
Anyone have pictures of an SW Motech or GIVI tank bag (The type that mounts on a ring on the fuel filler)????  I'm been looking at them but I'd like to see them on a bike first. 
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Cap'n Bob on January 16, 2012, 08:47:13 pm
Anyone have pictures of an SW Motech or GIVI tank bag (The type that mounts on a ring on the fuel filler)????  I'm been looking at them but I'd like to see them on a bike first.



Here's an article Steve has been working on for the wiki section. This article is about the powered ring set up. But the normal ring mounts the same without the electric. So if you don't need electric in your tank bag. The mount bolts on in a couple of minutes. Then just pop the bag on. The article shows a couple of the bags mounted on the C14's mounting ring.


http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,30537.0.html (http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,30537.0.html)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: 556ALPHA on January 16, 2012, 09:22:13 pm
Chase Harper 650
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc110/2007electraroad/DSC02504.jpg)

Bags Connection Vina QL
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc110/2007electraroad/IMG_0665.jpg)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Jeremy on January 17, 2012, 01:12:45 am
What affects does the magnets have on the paint job on the tank? Does it leave marks or scratches after time?

My Tourmaster doesn't affect the paint at all, it has a soft neoprene like material on the underside.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: ripper on January 17, 2012, 01:28:35 am
  ^-^
My tankbag is cortech. Expandable.Main compartment
is for day/night shield. What ever else. Front outside
compartment has slime pump just fits. Right outside
Compartment has bunch of plastic bags. Left outside
spare glasses,small maglite . There is a little zipper
pocket and another pocket in the back. Has padded
Shoulder straps in another compartment. Detachable
map holder. It stays on the bike very well. Magnetic.
Several more zippered compartments in main compart-
Ment. I took this bag off my m50 boulevard. It's good.
pretty big. But doesn't get in the way in the twisties too
Bad. And I just tried the chesty go-pro with the bag on
and got good video back. So I like it. I guess you could
search cortech to find it. Can't remember what I paid

Keep the shiney side up

Chuck ;)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Gypsy JR on January 17, 2012, 03:22:41 am
I am a long time, big fan of RKA soft luggage. Their line of tank bags run from very small to quite large. They fasten securely (mine doesn't move despite the way I ride) and will never scratch your paint / chrome.

Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: CalBoy on January 17, 2012, 05:57:38 am
Chase Harper 650
([url]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc110/2007electraroad/DSC02504.jpg[/url])

Bags Connection Vina QL
([url]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc110/2007electraroad/IMG_0665.jpg[/url])


Where did you get those gas tank protective pads from?
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Axxman on January 17, 2012, 03:25:41 pm
Chase Harper 650
([url]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc110/2007electraroad/DSC02504.jpg[/url])

Bags Connection Vina QL
([url]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc110/2007electraroad/IMG_0665.jpg[/url])


Where did you get those gas tank protective pads from?


They are Tech Spec. I have the same ones on my bike. :)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Dalroo on January 20, 2012, 03:50:40 pm
I have the Motocentric MotoTrek 14 tank bag ($71), along with the MotoTrek Sport tail bag ($69), and like them both a great deal. The tank bag is magnetic and very stable. The tail bag attaches with built in bungees.

My next project is to "electrify" the tank bag by running the Powerlet Kit to it with the converters to run various powered items - heated gear, ipod, etc. One nice thing about the tank bag - it has gromet type holes in a front pocket allowing storage of iphone/ipod, and then routing of cords for earbuds, etc.

I ended up with the tail bag as I wasn't ready to drop big bucks on a topcase, but did want the added storage. The Motocentric tail bag is expandable, has multiple pockets, and very easy to mount on the C14 - and very important, maintains its shape even when empty. It also provides a lot of flexibility on mounting, and has various eyelets for attaching other items.

I've found using the tail bag, tank bag, and saddles bags, I can easily carry all of the gear I need for a 4 day trip, and with planning, think I could make it all work for an extended trip with occasional stops at the laundromat.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Necron99 on January 21, 2012, 04:25:26 pm
I have a powered SW Motech bag from Twisted throttle, and I LOVE it.  Just like the Vina QL above on the red bike.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305240_2368933216419_1043110746_2731905_1984785417_n.jpg)

It doesn't touch the paint at all.  IMO any tank bag that sits on the paint WILL mar the paint, no matter how soft the neoprene.  You WILL get a little dust in between the surfaces and it WILL rub.  Micro abrasions become abrasions which become wear spots.  I can't imagine how anal retentive you'd have to be to avoid it, cleaning both surfaces before using, and in between applications on long trips.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: The10KGuy 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. 

FWIW... :beerchug:
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Don557 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.
Anybody?
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Cap'n Bob 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.
Anybody?


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.   ???
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Don557 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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Cap'n Bob 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 (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 (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=156779&mo=2&tDate=%7Bd%20%272012%2D02%2D03%27%7D)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Don557 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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: BamaCOGer 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.


http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/71/23660/ITEM/Firstgear-Laguna-GPS-Tank-Bag-with-Backpack---2010.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/71/23660/ITEM/Firstgear-Laguna-GPS-Tank-Bag-with-Backpack---2010.aspx)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: FireIdiot on March 30, 2012, 03:20:59 am
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 (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/mobile/ItemPage.aspx?DivisionGroupId=1&DivisionId=4&DepartmentId=71&ItemStyleId=19178)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Jeremy on March 31, 2012, 12:34:55 pm
I've been looking at the Joe Rocket Hammerhead Tank Bag, does anyone have this one?

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


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.

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/DSCF4011.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/DSCF4008.jpg)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: FireIdiot on March 31, 2012, 01:59:17 pm
I've been looking at the Joe Rocket Hammerhead Tank Bag, does anyone have this one?

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


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.

([url]http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/DSCF4011.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/DSCF4008.jpg[/url])


I will send you a PM.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Lweese 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,
But looking for week long trip bag..
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: BamaCOGer 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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Dalroo 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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Dave on February 26, 2013, 09:41:56 pm
Can anyone confirm if the motocentric 19 works on an 08 with the center glove box?
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: SAS Mayhem 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.

+1 :sign0098:

Cheers
Ron
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Dave on February 26, 2013, 09:51:55 pm
Doh, missed that comment. Ordering now :)
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: CalBoy 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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Bruiser 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!
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: JimO 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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: Bruiser 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... :'(
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: ddtmoto 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.
Title: Re: Is there a tankbag that can be used on a Concours14
Post by: PaleRider 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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