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Offline wendell

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Magnetic tank bag
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:26:34 am »
I have a nice size magnetic tank bag with a large map holder from a previous bike but I'm a bit uneasy about using it on the Concours - thinking that it could interfere with Kipass. But I notice that some of you are using them with no issues. What is the definitive word on this? Has anyone had problems attributed to magnetic tank bags?
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 03:19:23 am »
I have not heard of anyone having KIPASS problems using a magnetic tank bag.
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 04:01:41 am »
Always use one. No kipass issues.

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 10:33:19 am »
There should be no issue as permanent magnets do not emit radiation.
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 11:13:23 am »
KiPass operates on RF (315 MHz) not magnetism.  A magnetic tank bag will not interfere.

If you have a scanner that can tune to this frequency, you can listen in on the conversation for yourself:

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 02:55:58 pm »
I always use a magnetic bag and no issues with Kipass. :)
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 04:41:54 pm »
^^^ same experience
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 08:37:24 pm »
I'm glad you (wendell) posted this.
I knew there was something missing when I got my bike out from it's winter nap.
When I saw this posting it sparked my memory and I remembered I have a small tank bag too.

Like the OP I have a storage box on my bike like what he has on his 08.

So my bag is a little smaller then some - but like everyone else I have had ZERO problems using it
including any ill effects with the KIPASS system or FOB part of the bike.

All the OP can do is try it - as we don't think he will have any problems.
Thanks again for posting.  :great:

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 09:43:53 pm »
Only thing i notice, every now and then, if i have the Fob in the left or right pockets of the bag,

The dash will read No Transponder, if i take out and put in my pocket dash notice goes away!
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 02:29:16 am »
Well - all right then. Ride on!

Thanks for the input
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 05:33:43 am »
I have the Kawasaki tank bag. It is magnetic and causes no problems.
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 03:55:51 pm »
I bought a cortech 18L bag back in 2010  http://www.motorcyclegear.com/image/path/22316/n1.jpg  The thing has been absolutely bulletproof.  Holds everything, and is nice and secure.

Now that my wife is riding a '94 Virago 1100 with no saddle bags, she's taken a liking to my cortech.  Fits great on every bike I've had to put it on, 8 strong magnets and a rubberized bottom keep in place.  No problems with KiPass or any other parts of the bike.

I'm currently actually looking at replacing it with a newer Super 2.0 18L cortech.  She can run the older one on the Virago, I'll toss the new one on my C14. 

We'll see. 

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 04:58:16 pm »
I bought a cortech 18L bag back in 2010  http://www.motorcyclegear.com/image/path/22316/n1.jpg  The thing has been absolutely bulletproof.  Holds everything, and is nice and secure.

Now that my wife is riding a '94 Virago 1100 with no saddle bags, she's taken a liking to my cortech.  Fits great on every bike I've had to put it on, 8 strong magnets and a rubberized bottom keep in place.  No problems with KiPass or any other parts of the bike.

I'm currently actually looking at replacing it with a newer Super 2.0 18L cortech.  She can run the older one on the Virago, I'll toss the new one on my C14. 

We'll see.
I have the Standard 2.0 18L, But they now offer a Sloped version also. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Sz-18-Liter-Cortech-Super-2-0-18L-Sloped-Magnetic-Mount-Tank-Bag-Motorcycl-/322115460574?hash=item4aff93ddde:g:fRYAAOSwnbZYJONK&vxp=mtr,
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 07:08:34 pm »
I have the original too, but the sloped version looks interesting. I opened up the top extension the other day for the first time. Made it feel sort of "tippy" to me, so I closed it back.
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2017, 12:31:26 am »
i'd have to see the sloped front one on the bike before i pass judgement.  I just don't see it working well as a backpack when you pull it off the bike.

While I don't carry it around as a backpack very much, I do like to attach the left strap and use that to carry it into work. 

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2017, 12:36:54 am »
I sling mine, too when traveling and going inside a place. The straps are handy.
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2017, 09:27:58 pm »
i don't know about kipass, but i know that plastic cover doesn't allow my magnetic tank bag to grab hold where i need it to. i suppose those hooks on the front of it are supposed to help, but they don't.

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2017, 10:10:04 pm »
There should be no issue as permanent magnets do not emit radiation.

Toss your wallet, with all your credit cards in the tank bag, and go on a 500 mile trip...

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 11:44:55 pm »
don't know about 500mi, but I've tossed my wallet in my magnetic tank bag for hours before, no problems.

And, as they all go to chips, will have even less chance to bother them. 

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 11:55:04 pm »
I don't put my wallet there, but my cellphone has killed a hotel room key (or two) because they were in the same pocket. RFID keys, no. Mag strips, yes.
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 01:27:48 pm »
We use magnetic strip badges at work and I have killed a badge with a magnet before. I can see how a magnet on a tank bag would kill a hotel key card.

You know, much of the time they make things high-tech when it doesn't really help (KIPASS ) and is just gimmickry.

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 02:17:06 pm »
Guys, I have a magnetic tank bag, and I was going to use it to store my laptop to come to work. However, I'm concerned it might screw up my hard drive (regular one, not solid state).

What do you think?  :breakcomp:
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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 04:32:15 pm »
Guys, I have a magnetic tank bag, and I was going to use it to store my laptop to come to work. However, I'm concerned it might screw up my hard drive (regular one, not solid state).

What do you think?  :breakcomp:

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 05:07:55 pm »
my wallet has a magnet, my tank bag has magnets, never had a problem with cards....

well ok I have a tendency to kill hotel keys, but I can do that without them being anywhere near my wallet or cellphone. 

if you really want to know if a magnetic tank bag would kills a HDD, ask IT.  have them grab an old external HDD, toss a few files on it, toss it in your bag, and forget about it for a week...pull it back out, see they're still there. 

Considering how strong the magnets are INSIDE of a HDD, I suspect you'll probably be fine, but you'll only know if you science that bitch and find out. 

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Re: Magnetic tank bag
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 05:12:08 pm »
Guys, I have a magnetic tank bag, and I was going to use it to store my laptop to come to work. However, I'm concerned it might screw up my hard drive (regular one, not solid state).

What do you think?  :breakcomp:

Don't....
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I'll follow your advice MOB, you seem like a wise man  :great:
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