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Offline 1gopokes1

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What tank bag sre you using
« on: April 13, 2014, 12:37:50 am »
I had a small magnetic tank bag I used on prior ride, just to keep a ball cap in, some other minor stuff.  with the  plastic " glovebox" on the front of C14 tank. That bag isn't seeming to work out.

What tank bags have been working

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 06:50:02 am »
I use a magnetic MotoCentric Smart Space. It has GPS and phone pockets on the top which to me are completely useless. I formed the phone pocket to hold my gate remote and hide a spare set of garage keys. I tried to use it for my phone but it just made the phone extremely hot during summer riding (its on top and has a clear window). The GPS pocket is to far back and low on the bag to be of use; it holds my ID, a microfiber for on the go visor cleaning and euro for parking. I split the inside into three compartments like a 'T', with cardboard and duct tape. The front holds 2 pair of glasses, the left some on the go stuff and the right a first aid kit. The inside top holds fuel coupons and a pen.

I like it, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again. It's very useful and small enough not to interfere with riding but there has to be something better out there.






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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 01:03:09 pm »
I use this (but only when my saddlebags are full): http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/51380/i/cortech-super-2-0-18-liter-tank-bag I just removed the map pocket as I have a GPS mounted up high. So far, I haven't ridden with it expanded. It easily holds rain gear, extra gloves, jacket liner and more. 

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 02:10:15 pm »
I use a 26 liter RKA Sonoma. Not the cheapest but it's the best well made tank bag I've ever had. I would highly recommend RKA to anyone. They have all kinds of color options & also have integrated phone & GPS mounts available. Extremely nice people to deal with!
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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 03:02:13 pm »
Cortech bags in 10L and 12L have worked great for me.
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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 03:42:21 pm »
Hey Jim, I could be wrong (it happens  ???) but if I understand you correctly you are looking for information on tank bags preferably
from those with the Gen I C14s because of the tank mounted glove box obstruction issue.  I can't help in that area either as I have
a Gen II C14 with the glove box (? my gloves would never fit in it) on the side. You may want to modify your first post or the
thread title to more clearly make that known so you'll get more applicable information.

 I know twisted throttle used to offer a tank ring system that had extra long screws and spacers for the Gen I C14
to raise the mounting ring up off of the gas cap so that when a bag was mounted it would clear the front glovebox. It doesn't sound to me
that you want to go that far (good stuff, but pricey), but I thought I'd relay the info so you'd know that it's possible. I'm not even sure TT caries it any more, but
it (the spacers and extra long screws) was mostly stuff that could be picked up at a well stocked hardware store. The ring was kind of ugly
when the bag wasn't mounted, but oh so convenient. I actually purchased the kit (screws and spacers) because I didn't know at the time
 that I didn't need it for the electrified tank ring that I decided to go with. Not sure I could find it now (the kit), but you are welcome to it if you decide
 to go that route and can't obtain it from TT.  edit: found it at TT--->  http://www.twistedthrottle.com/bags-connection-gascap-bottom-ring-for-electric-quick-lock-tankbags-kawasaki-gtr1400-concours-09 
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 03:47:53 pm by fartymarty »

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 05:34:05 pm »
I've used the roadgear 3 point jumbo since 02' on all my bikes, I bought additional straps that let me use them on whatever bike I choose.http://roadgear.com/three-point-jumbo-sport-tank-p-78.html

As big as it is, it can flatten down nicely, add in the rain cover and its a winner.
I used a strap on either side up front, by poking a hole in the strap, and attaching with an existing screw on either side of the front airbox near the intake ducts. The rear strap is run thru 2 tiewraps, one located on each of the front seat prongs, making a triangular pattern.

Its been on my c14 from day one, funny, I couldn't find the sunglasses I used once before mounting it..... they lived in the plastic glovebox under that bag for 2 years..... doh..... :rotflmao:

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 06:16:49 pm »


I use the same bag as Man of Blues except as a magnetic attach. It never moves on me and I just lift it out of the way to fuel up. I like a big bag with a large map pocket even though I have a Garmin 665 gps on the bike. I consider the gps just for the xm player that comes with it except when  on a cross country trip. Not much value finding side roads in the hills. Anyway, love the bag and it doesn't get in the way to ride.

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 07:38:27 pm »
What about scratches on the tank? I previously had one and it scratched my tank a lot. I understand things may have changed in 14 years.
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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:49 pm »
What about scratches on the tank? I previously had one and it scratched my tank a lot. I understand things may have changed in 14 years.

Magnetic tank bag magnets will catch steel/iron shavings, so the magnets need to be kept scrupulously clean to avoid scratches. If you
don't make a habit of always checking the magnets, sooner or later a metal shaving, an errant screw, or even an unseen paper clip is going to
get you. Well, at least that has been my experience. :-[  They're great bags, I just couldn't make myself do the required checking, so I went with
the ring mount type. My magnetic tank bag is now my long trip tool bag, and rides in the left saddlebag.

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 12:04:27 am »
scratches- a trick that someone wiser than me showed me a few years ago.  Damn, maybe it was more like 15 years ago... i'm getting old.

anyway, that kitchen drawer liner stuff.   no idea the name of it.  but the thin, rubbery, sheet stuff you put in the drawer to keep things from sliding all around.  if you cut a piece of that to size of the tank bag bottom, it will go between the tank bag and the tank.  i've done this for all my bikes since the first time i used a tank bag and no matter how careful i was it scratched the tank ever so lightly.  this seems to solve the scratching problem and no, it doesnt seem to reduce the magnet bond at all.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Con-Tact-20-in-x-4-ft-Black-Premium-Grip-Shelf-Liner-6-Per-Pack-04F-C6O51-06/202499860?MERCH=REC-_-product-2-_-100388913-_-202499860-_-N

Like $3/roll if you buy a single.

hope this helps someone!

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 05:36:23 pm »
I have one of the Tourmaster modular bags - the thing's monstrously large when all of the modules are in, and can interfere with steering if it's not positioned properly.  With just the small part and map pocket that's never a problem.  I went to replace the magnetic base recently as the original has a neoprene underside that's started cracking.  Unfortunately, Tourmaster decided at some point that they wanted to reverse the zippers on it... which sucks for my older unit that has the original zipper mountings.

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2014, 05:48:45 pm »
never was a magnet fan, always used the old fashion strap style.
Years ago I stuck my wallet in a magnetic bag during a trip, and wiped out my credit cards, and my bank card.... never did that again.

I've used that drawer liner stuff on COGZilla, just as extra protection with my older Roadgear bag, but found it wasn't needed as long as I paid attention to making sure the bag, and tank were clean.

One trick I have learned, and follow religiously is: if I pull the bag off, I make sure I never lay it down bottom first, I always lay it down upside down. If I need to get inside it when it's off, I make sure to set it on a clean seat, jacket, or even in my open tail trunk...

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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2014, 06:02:31 pm »
I put one of the Givi Tanklocks on.  I like that it's off the tank.  I had a Cortech magnetic leftover from my Ninja, and I just wasn't happy with how secure it was on the Concours, the center magnets didn't really stick to anything, so it was floppy.
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Re: What tank bag sre you using
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 03:21:37 pm »
I use the motocentric mototrek 19.  The front magnet does not contact the tank because of the glove box, but it hold sturdy as hell.

It is big and looks well with size of the C14.