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post #1 of 25 Old 06-09-2016, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Contoured Tank bags for our bikes?

Either a tank lock or something with a center-line of magnets? John threw in this bag for me with the bike, but after having my lower profile Cortech magnetic on my K7, this one is just too high:


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I did a search and fished through a few threads with out success. Does anyone make a medium sized bag that fits the shape of our tank without straps?

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I found this thread mentioning the SW Motech.....but $230 + $41 for the ring....damn
https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-2...ndation-2.html
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I got a hold of a cheap tank bag, Marsee I think, that has 2 big magnets in the center. The forward one sits on the fuel cap so doesn't do much good, but the rear one holds firmly on the tank. Then, the wide flaps, much like your Cortech, I put a crease in and folded up under the bag until those magnets contacted the metal. At first I was skeptical, but it held perfectly on my last 3500 mile trip. I like the ease of the magnetic bag, simply pick it up and set on seat while fueling. Some may not like the security aspect, but I never had any problems. I may elect not to leave it on the bike in an urban setting however.
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not sure if they still make it, but I LOVED my Suzuki branded tank bag on my 650. It was magnetic and worked great!


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post #5 of 25 Old 06-09-2016, 10:49 AM
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I am going with the OEM Suzuki tank bag for my 1000. I like the bag I gave you but not how it mounts or looks on the bike. The bag is pretty much all I need in terms of storage but I'm sure I can find the same or better in the OEM bag.

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post #6 of 25 Old 06-11-2016, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I found oem Suzy bags for $170 + 20 shipping. I really like the magnetic design. Second option is the Givi XS308 one that is contoured and uses the same locking ring already on the bike....$170.
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$7 Walmart cooler bag, big enough to carry a six pack, small enough I can see the gauges, attached magnets to the nylon insert of the bag, attached opposite magnets to the home made platform, attached platform to the existing tank ring, holds very strong, pop the bag off and I can get gas just as easy as without the bag, bag and platform color matches the bike.( close enough anyway). It took a day to make and it's very functional. Saved lots of $$$
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Joe rocket tank bag follows the lines well.

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I have that medium sized cortech magnetic bag which I really like for touring because it has the built-in backpack straps. The bag worked great with my 08 Wee, but not so well on my 13 Glee. I bought some small very strong magnets and bonded them to the inside of the fairing. This improved the situation but I did get some lifting up on the really bad winds in the midwest. I think I will put better magnets in the cortech flaps to strengthen it up a bit.
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post #10 of 25 Old 06-15-2016, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I ordered the Suzuki magnetic bag # 990D0-04170-000. Found it on fleabay for $155 shipped.

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