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post #1 of 16 Old 06-09-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Bag for my Big Gun...

Hi all,

I've been too busy researching other farkles to do much tank bag research. I am looking for a tank bag to fit my 2012 wee that will hold my baby with her big gun lens attached (Canon eos 7d slr w/a 28-300L lens and filter). The Camera measures 5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91" and the lens 3.6" x 7.2".

I'll need a tank bag that has a main compartment that 5" deep by 11.5" long and 6.5" wide.

I'd like it to secure to the tank and pehaps have a shoulder strap for off the bike. The whole rig weighs about 5lbs so that also may be an issue as well.

Any suggestions?





Sorry for the poor quality images. Not my camera.

[SIZE="1"]Trips:
• Indian Himalaya:Gangotri-Shimla-Manali-Pavarti-Spiti-Leh-Kargil-Padum-Sringhar-Daramsala (3 mo.--2x)
• Kazakstan-Krygyzstan-Tajikistan-Xin Xiang to Lhasa, Tibet on China 219!-Nepal (7 months)
• Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
• Peruvian Andes (3 months)
• N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
• Cartegena, CO to N Chile (3 months)[/SIZE]
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post #2 of 16 Old 06-09-2012, 08:23 PM
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I got the Motocentric Mototrek 19 At Motorcycle Superstore for $72. The strap base fit fine and the main compartment is large. 5.5inx9inx16in. I like a large tank bag and this one fit my 12 Adventure fine...

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post #3 of 16 Old 06-09-2012, 10:34 PM
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I searched every review on this site I could find when I bought my tank bag, and decided I could not go wrong with a Wolfman. I can't give you the size specs, but they have several options. After buying one, I agree that they are well worth the money.

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Thanks, I'll ahve a look at those two brands.

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post #5 of 16 Old 06-11-2012, 10:41 PM
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Standard Tankbag, #201 I had one of these 30 years ago.It worked great.I can't say I know how it will suit a wee-strom.
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I use it with my DSLR with a lens that is about the same length.

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post #7 of 16 Old 06-12-2012, 04:13 PM
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Givi TankLock T480 Tank Bag

Dimensions 7.8-11.8"H x 12.2"L x 10.6"W

Will that work?

Bonus is that it uses the tank lock system, so no tank scratches.
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I took the Wolfman Explorer off my KLR and it fits the Vstrom perfectly. Lots of room. It does get in the way a bit when you're on the pegs, but it's not a big deal.
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No way I would ever put something worth that much money into a soft bag.

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No way I would ever put something worth that much money into a soft bag.
My Pentax program plus road all about the Inidian Himal on an Enfield a soft case (twice), my Konica Minolta 7d crossed the Askai Chin & Tibet on my Chinese 150 on terrible roads in a soft case, my 40d & 28-300L went from Santiago to Ushuaia and up to Bolivia mostly on washboard gravel in a soft case, my 7d & 28-300 has gone from N Chile to the Caribbean & back in a soft case and my 20d spent 2 hrs under water after my brother flipped our raft in the Grand Canyon (Crystal Rapids) in a soft dry bag.

Never have I damaged a camera that was properly packed in a good padded soft bag, so I guess we are coming from different angles.

I want it on the tank for quick access and I don't think mounting a Pelican box to the tank is practical. OTH, perhaps mounting a Pelican case to the crash bars may be an option. I might look into that. Then I could lock it on and leave it on the bike if I went into the store etc. I could put a couple of extra lenses (ultra wide & low light wide to medium) on one side & my body & big gun lens on the other. Now that'd be one photo snipin strom! I'd never have to leave the seat!

[SIZE="1"]Trips:
• Indian Himalaya:Gangotri-Shimla-Manali-Pavarti-Spiti-Leh-Kargil-Padum-Sringhar-Daramsala (3 mo.--2x)
• Kazakstan-Krygyzstan-Tajikistan-Xin Xiang to Lhasa, Tibet on China 219!-Nepal (7 months)
• Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
• Peruvian Andes (3 months)
• N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
• Cartegena, CO to N Chile (3 months)[/SIZE]

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