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post #1 of 20 Old 09-06-2019, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Question Magnetic Tank Bag for 2014 V-Strom 1000

Hi. Sorry if this has been covered and my search skills have failed me. I've been doing a lot of research on this question and getting nowhere. Is there a magnetic tank bag in the 15-20L capacity that will work for a 2014 V-Strom 1000? All I'm seeing are a lot of things that claim to be universal fit and not bike specific. After researching these, all of them have turned out to be less than universal. I really don't want a strapped bag. I can't get past the look of the straps and I know it would bug me every time I looked at them. One alternative seems to be ring mounted tank bags like the Givi XS307. Maybe? $150-200 for 15L of storage sounds significantly less than awesome to me, though. Don't even get me started on the SW-Motechs. So is there some magical tank bag that I'm overlooking or am I just wasting my time. Thanks!

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I had overlooked Nelson-Rigg as too expensive..but after owning and travelling across Canada with their expandible ...I'm sold. Lifetime warranty, very well made, excellent magnets.


It's a tad wide on the CB500x but not really a big deal except just at lock. Expandable to 27 liters it's now my go to even on daily rides as it fits my 13" MacBook Pro. I suspect it will fit very well on the 1000.
The clear pockets are really useful for bits and pieces I want to know where they are. I carry a sizeable battery pack for the cell phone/nav



I'd set up for hydration as well tho I did not use it.


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Huh. I thought I had seen all the Nelson-Riggs but somehow I missed the CL-2020. That has potential. Looking into that now.

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I have had the same Nelson-Rigg tank bag since the '80s. It is faded but bullet proof.
It is magnetic. On my V-2, I fab'd a steel tubing frame that clamps to my handlebar with moped windshield mounts and acts as a "shelf" for the bag. The bag never touches the tank. It sits over it by a couple of inches and turns with the bars (no horn blowing when full right lock).

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You will have no success with a magnetic tank bag given the large plastic cover of the tank
UNLESS
you go ahead and glue (E6000) several neodymium magnets on the underside of the plastic cover. Than magically the magnetic tank bag jumps into the correct position and stays put.
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I suggest you also consider getting a RING LOCK style bag. The video below will give you an idea of what they are if you don't know already;

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You will have no success with a magnetic tank bag given the large plastic cover of the tank
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you go ahead and glue (E6000) several neodymium magnets on the underside of the plastic cover. Than magically the magnetic tank bag jumps into the correct position and stays put.
I like this idea. That's the sort of lateral thinking this world needs more of.

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I suggest you also consider getting a RING LOCK style bag. The video below will give you an idea of what they are if you don't know already;
I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money on a tank bag. They're nice bags but I can't convince myself that they're THAT nice.

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I understand the price component of that decision. Tank Bags in the US are unnecessarily expensive. We sell Givi at a discount and have been known to work a deal as part of a larger sale.

We also carry all the shad bags at 10% off, but have sold very few. Probably because we don't have pictures of them on our website. If you see something on the shad site we can get it to you cheaper.

Nelson Rigg is excellent. As is Wolfman. Both loved by their owners for good reasons.

However, on Vee2/3 a magnetic bag does work well for reasons discussed above. I know. Bike is a Vee2. Off all the tank ring style mounts, Givi is undoubtedley the least obtrusive when the bag is not there. It blends well and more or less is not noticed. Not true of some of the other brands.

BTW, I use generally use the XS307 15 liter bag on trips.

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I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money on a tank bag. They're nice bags but I can't convince myself that they're THAT nice.
You can thank your lucky stars you are not Canadian, the prices up here as compared to the US will you.

After trying both magnetic and ring lock bags, I doubt I would ever go back to magnetic. The ring lock is simple and quick when refueling and if security is an issue pop it off and stuff it in one of the panniers or take it with you. My SW Motech is quite small at 7-L but its all I require for day to day use, although they do come in larger sizes.

https://www.twistedthrottle.ca/sw-mo...oaAoyKEALw_wcB

That Nelson Riggs CL-2020 looks like a nice piece of kit if magnetic is the way you decide to go...
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