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post #1 of 11 Old 06-10-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Raised, waterproof tank bag?

Tried a search, but forum wouldn't let me search for "bag" (too short). Anyway, I like the raised type tank bags like the ones using the SW-Motech gascap mounting system:

Bags-Connection EVO "Daypack II" Quick-Lock Tankbag for SW-MOTECH Gascap Mounting System - BC.TRS.00.108.8000 : TwistedThrottle.com

Does anyone make a similar mouning setup, but with a waterproof tankbag?

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-10-2012, 08:01 PM
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I've never seen an advertisement for a waterproof tankbag.

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Tried a search, but forum wouldn't let me search for "bag" (too short). Anyway, I like the raised type tank bags like the ones using the SW-Motech gascap mounting system:

Bags-Connection EVO "Daypack II" Quick-Lock Tankbag for SW-MOTECH Gascap Mounting System - BC.TRS.00.108.8000 : TwistedThrottle.com

Does anyone make a similar mouning setup, but with a waterproof tankbag?
There is a raincover included with this one from your link
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Yeah, I know, but I don't care for rain covers. They are usually too cumbersome to use, and defeat any access to the bag. I've got a Wolfman Expediton bag on my Honda XR650R, and it is definitely waterproof, but I'm trying to avoid straps, magnets, or anything else that will touch the paint.

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It's not a specialized tank bag, but The Waterproof Store specializes in waterproof bags of various shapes and sizes. The 15L Dry Flat Bag might work as a tank bag, in the sense that you could put it on your tank with some bungee netting type of stuff for a trip.



If you need a "real" tank bag that you leave on the bike all the time but can easily access things through a top loading pocket that's also waterproof, that's a bit tougher.

What I use for a similar need is a Mil-Std waterproof case that has locking latches that I can leave on the bike the whole time bungeed down to my pillion (I don't ride 2-up). Rather than a tank bag, I put it on the pillion seat. I got it for $40 plus $20 for the locking latches here. It's great: I can fit an air compressor and tire plugging kit in there along with inline air pressure gauge, my EZ-Pass, mounting bracket and 12V charger for iPhone/GPS, zip ties, a small mint tin of quarters, my insurance and registration docs...



I put a cable thread lock around it in case of theft, since I park it in the streets of NYC on a regular basis.

I could have gotten a larger (taller) version with more storage in it, but I wanted a lower profile case so I can still easily swing my leg around onto the bike. You can see it on the back of my bike in the picture I posted of the Corbin seat I just got in the seat thread.
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Does it have to be...

...a bag?

I am using, and have used for quite a while, a Pelican 1300 case mounted to a tank ring.

SW-Motech won't sell you just a tank ring--they claim liability issues--I say BS. I bought a camera mount and used that mount part and the other tank mount piece on my '03.

Suzuki changed to a 5 bolt ring from the 7 bolt on the previous models, so my SW-Motech would no longer work.
They have now changed the whole design...

Givi makes an interesting tank ring now.

The Cortech bag mount was far and away less expensive and that's what I am using now. I don't have any photos on the new bike, but if you search for my name in the luggage thread, there is a photo on the '03 -- you might also look for 'fries' in that thread--some smartass mentioned that you could eat fries outa that thing!

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yeah, Overboard waterproof bags are excellent. I bungee a 60l Overboard bag to the back of my bike and after biking in torrential rain and wind for 2hours, the inside was bone dry.

It's one of the best bags ive ever bought.

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These peoples 10 and 20 litre dry bags have tank fitting kits.
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Would also agree that Kriega are excellent products. Used the Kriega US20 and US10 on my old SV650s for 2 years. They are great great quality, and the customer service is excellent. I lost one of the buckle clips and Kriega sent me a new one free of charge.

However, I've not tried their tank bags yet.

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Tried a search, but forum wouldn't let me search for "bag" (too short). Anyway, I like the raised type tank bags like the ones using the SW-Motech gascap mounting system:

Bags-Connection EVO "Daypack II" Quick-Lock Tankbag for SW-MOTECH Gascap Mounting System - BC.TRS.00.108.8000 : TwistedThrottle.com

Does anyone make a similar mouning setup, but with a waterproof tankbag?
I just purchaced a Pelican 1120 ( 8" x 5" x 3 " high aprox ) and a Held quick release adapter plate that slides onto the gas cap ring. I haven't mounted it yet but the pelican cases are the best you can get. I had three mounted to my KLR650. It got ran over while parked on the street and the Pelicans were the only survivors. I'll post pics when finished.
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