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post #1 of 11 Old 04-25-2008, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have this tank bag?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Tank-Bag.aspx

I have been thinking about getting one for easy of "crap access" and I kinda like the looks of this one. Any other suggestions/recommendations would be great.

I did do a search in the forums and that led me to the website that I found this one one, btw. That being said, I didn't see many recommendations of bags that were small/briefcase-ish that I liked the way it would be regarding my (dys)functional needs.

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I have a T-Bags magnetic tank bag. The link you gave, that's a pretty cool bag. I like the cell phone & mp3 player pockets. That's be handy.

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I've got the non-magnetic version of that bag, and it rocks. It fits the Strom nicely. I keep my Gerbing heated gear controller in the bag, and use the hydration bladder port for the wires. The map pocket is unusually narrow, requiring some funky folding, but it works well enough. The eyewear pouch at the front is very handy for sunglasses, keeping them protected from the rest of the crap floating around in the bag. The rain cover works well, and is easy to deploy and stow, although I usually don't bother with it unless it's REALLY coming down. It's got all kids of handy little organizer things inside--a clip for keys, a zippered bag for change, etc. The phone compartment is exactly the right size for an iPhone. Everything about this bag seems to be well-thought-out, and although I've only been using it for ~6k miles, it seems to be pretty durable, too. 100% recommended.

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I think I will call around to see if anyone locally sells them. Would be nice to go and play with the thing before I buy one, but if as the thread goes on I might just end up blindly buying one with continued recommendations like these.

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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Tank-Bag.aspx

I have been thinking about getting one for easy of "crap access" and I kinda like the looks of this one. Any other suggestions/recommendations would be great.

I did do a search in the forums and that led me to the website that I found this one one, btw. That being said, I didn't see many recommendations of bags that were small/briefcase-ish that I liked the way it would be regarding my (dys)functional needs.

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I have had it for almost a year.
It holds my Autocom in the left pouch.
Water, camera, stuff in the main pouch.
FasTrac in the small front pouch.

The cell phone is not very handy for me, so I mount mine up forward where I can flip it open and hang up.

When I get it my FRS radio will go in the main pouch also.

Shoulder strap still has the paper wrapper, but I carry it anyway.

I use this for longer rides, and the Joe Rocket Manta for my daily use.
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I just picked up the big sister to this one (the Recon Stacker) strapped version. The difference between the Recon 19 and the stacker seems to be an extra little bit of bag that can be zipped off if you only need a smaller bag for your trip.

I noticed the magnetic one grabbed on four of the six magnets, but the two topmost ones wouldn't stick (on top of the faring over the gas tank). It might work fine with the safety strap going around the top of your triple tree, but I found the straps will work fine and don't take that much more to use once they're initially set up.

It seems to be a nice bag, but I'm a little ansy about the headphone and hydration ports being open to the weather... they don't close completely up so if you're in some rain, they will probably let in a bit if you don't use the cover.

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I picked up the one from Berserker and used it today on a short 300 miler with my son. It worked perfectly. I do have to do something for my iPod to be visible through the map area without sliding down into the main compartment, though. I will figure something out.

The VERY kewl thing I found about this bag is how it seems to have cut a little more turbulence at higher speeds. The MRA shield I bought a couple weeks ago helped immensely and I am going to be getting a Madstad this upcoming week as well as tank/bra thing to protect the paint from my coat's snaps and zippers. I hope that will finish off the last of the weird turbulence thing I have going on.

I used the water bladder thing and that worked friggin AWESOME with my Nolan face flipping helmet. It was also REALLY nice to just pull it off the tank and clip on the shoulder straps without doing then normal shift of all my crap from my coat to cargo pockets and then back again after I gear back up.

BTW, the cell phone pocket fits Magellan 500's perfectly......

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I have had this bag for 20,000 miles. It stays put and is a pretty good fit. Just be sure not to over stuff the outside side compartsments as the zippers will pull out and there is no way of replacing the zipper without tearing the hole bag apart.

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