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post #1 of 16 Old 07-27-2009, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Magnetic tank bag-stupid noob question

Howdy. DIdn't really find was I was looking for through the search feature, so I'll embarass myself with a stupid question.

On my Katana I used a Fieldsheer tank bag to hold my cell phone, wallet, camera, etc. while riding. The Katana also had a lot more of the tank exposed than the V, so the bag sat pretty well forward. On the V, it has to sit back on the tank. I can't see how anyone would use a map compartment like that. Am I missing something, or is it the particular setup of my tank bag?

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I use the Cortech super-mini. It sets on top pretty well, however, it doesn't have a large map area, but I've adapted to the smaller window on the bag.

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That does seem a better fit. I've got the Fieldsheer Driver, which I think has a pretty large footprint.
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I have a Cortech something or other. For a while I rode with the bag "backward" (handle facing forwards) because the "wings" then set more squarely on the tank.
Now I ride with it right-way-round and the "wings" are only about half on the tank, half on the plastics. It rides fine - haven't lost it yet despite many highway-speed hours and no windscreen.
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You might try a different bag. Mine sits pretty forward on the tank, but overlaps the plastic slightly. Doesn't seem to affect it adversely though. I think mine's a Cortech, but I'd have to look at it.

However, my bag is kind of small, which requires folding the map more than it would care to be folded.

I finally said to hell with it, and mounted a GPS on the bars.

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I was right, it's a Cortech mini tank bag. Mine is probably and older version. I found it on ebay for $25. Looks about like this:


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I just folded and glued the front wings on my Nelson-Rigg so they weren't too long and fir the tank.


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I just folded and glued the front wings on my Nelson-Rigg so they weren't too long and fir the tank.
side note: Howdy. We're in the same neck of the woods. You ever rider I-24 in the mornings? I see a couple of Strom that are there almost every day.

back on track: I thought about removing the tank protector, but the bag does seem to grip through it. I may look in to a different tank bag.

I wonder if my wife would notice if her Joe Rocket turned up missing.

edit: whoops! Two people in the same neck o' the woods.
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side note: Howdy. We're in the same neck of the woods. You ever rider I-24 in the mornings? I see a couple of Strom that are there almost every day.
Nope, not me. I live right off I-24 at Harding Place but I work in Brentwood so I go the opposite direction.

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back on track: I thought about removing the tank protector, but the bag does seem to grip through it. I may look in to a different tank bag.
Use what you've got, there is plenty of tank to latch onto. A lot of people just let it grip through the fairing and it seems to work fine. I just folded the front "Wings" on my tank bag and glued them with Shoe-Goo so they stay folded. It's been that way a couple of years and lots of miles on both bikes.

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Use what you've got, there is plenty of tank to latch onto. A lot of people just let it grip through the fairing and it seems to work fine. I just folded the front "Wings" on my tank bag and glued them with Shoe-Goo so they stay folded. It's been that way a couple of years and lots of miles on both bikes.
I agree. There really isn't all that much air moving around in that area anyway. Not nearly as much as on your head and shoulders.

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