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post #1 of 51 Old 06-29-2007, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tank bag Opinions needed

I'd prefer a medium sized tank bag with magnets. Having looked at a couple, haven't found one which really fits the contours of the 650 tank well.
Who's found THE solution without spending all the beer money?

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post #2 of 51 Old 06-29-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Try Cycle Gear. They have a Cargo Bag made by Frank Thomas that works very nicely. I have mine turned around backwards and it provides plenty of room to ride the bike and does not interfere with the control of the bike. Reasonably priced to boot!

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I've got a mini cortech. fits well.

I tried a 12 liter cortech, it fits pretty good too.

The 18 liter is just to big.

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Joe Rocket Manta. Fits like the proverbial glove.
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post #5 of 51 Old 06-29-2007, 05:40 PM
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I was worried about all the electronic gadgets I have and what magnets could do to them. So I got the Wolfman Explorer, which uses straps and clips for quick removal.
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I have been looking also. Most have them have flaps which hold the magnets. I have a this: http://www.motorhelmets.com/htm1/lug...y-tank-bag.htm which is just the right size but has the flaps. I may bring to my commercial seamstrice to modify. Sew them in place, cut off the flaps and re-sew the binding. It will look factory.

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post #7 of 51 Old 06-29-2007, 06:08 PM
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I can't tell you which one to get, but I can tell you one NOT to get:
http://www.newenoughhp.com/closeout/..._tank_bag.html

This one fits very poorly. On the up side, its super cheap and has good features and would be excellent on a bike with a flatter tank.
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post #8 of 51 Old 06-29-2007, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Damn......I was actually looking at that one, but thought it might be just too big.
Thanks for the ideas all.

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post #9 of 51 Old 06-29-2007, 08:39 PM
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I'm really happy with my Motopak GT-mini.

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post #10 of 51 Old 06-29-2007, 11:10 PM
 
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I have a Cortech Super-14 (like a super mini on steroids). Just barely fits.
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