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post #1 of 11 Old 06-02-2016, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Guard/Crash Guard bags

Need a little help. I am looking for some small bags that can be mounted to the DL650A engine guards. Something large enough to carry the phone, documentation, some tools, etc.

Can you show me what you are using and possibly recommend a source?

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I got some Wolfman bags that are perfect, I'll snap a picture later tonight.

Edit: found them on the website, they're called Tank Panniers. I'll snap a picture of them mounted on the Strom for you.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/tank-panniers
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I used military surplus M40 gas mask carriers, that I picked up for (if I recall correctly) six bucks each at a surplus store near Asheboro, NC. I cut the straps off and used them to re-make some new straps that I added velcro to and then sewed them to the rear of the bag, at locations where they would wrap around my crash bars. If I was going to do it again, I'd save myself some work and just use the two sided velcro tape they sell at hardware stores.

Eventually I remade them into the second version you see in the photos, for my Super Tenere. They were spray painted black with Krylon Fusion spray paint.

These bags are very heavy duty nylon, and will stand up to a lot of abuse. I made them about three years ago and I'm still using them. The paint tends to wear off over time, so I probably wouldn't paint them again, but otherwise they are very useful, simple to make, and cheap.
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Sorry...not enough room for all the photos. Here are the last two after I remade the bags.
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i've used some triangle bags designed for bicycle top tube mounting. They can be found for around $10.
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i've used some triangle bags designed for bicycle top tube mounting. They can be found for around $10.
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Now that looks like the perfect thing, and cheap too. Thanks.

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i've used some triangle bags designed for bicycle top tube mounting. They can be found for around $10.
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Is the piping the same on both sides of the bag?

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I use Aerostich tank bags. They come in two sizes.

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