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post #1 of 26 Old 05-25-2011, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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The tank bag hunt!

Hard luggage has been pretty well covered on this forum; but finding reviews on how well different bags fit the Strom are hard to find. A list of what works could save save someone hours and hours of surfing! I know I have a good dozen invested looking for a 19+ liter bag.
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post #2 of 26 Old 05-25-2011, 08:10 PM
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MINI Cortech (magnetic) works best for me on a K8 WEE. I tried a Super 14 and it was to big.
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post #3 of 26 Old 05-25-2011, 08:15 PM
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I have the Cortech mini which is good but smaller than you want. If I were to upgrade, the Wolfman Ranier is what I would get. It is 20 liters, 24 liters expanded. That is a ton of space.

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Here is a link showing one on a strom.

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The Joe Rocket Manta XL is almost perfect. The size of it alows you to carry a couple of different pairs of gloves, face shield (the curve is perfect in the front), and other small items that are best handy. There is a seperate pocket for your cell phone and a another for a walkman sized device. It's also magnetically mounted so it is easy to take off and on. It comes with a rain fly that is concealed within. It can be deployed while riding down the road if you are coordinated enough. Very nice tank bag that be had for less than $50
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The Wolfman Explorer Lite is another popular one that fits like it was made for the Strom.

If you searched and didn't find anything, you must not have been using the Google search box at the top of the page, centered under the main menus. There are many threads on the subject: Stromtrooper.com - Search Results for tank bag fit

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Fieldsheer "Access" magnetic tank bag

Don't know if it is still widely available, but I liked Fieldsheer's "Access" bag enough to buy a second one (KLR & Wee K8). SEVEN powerful magnets, separate outboard zipped pouches on each side, raincover. I paid less than $50, including shipping.
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I'm not sure why more people aren't using the choices from Bags Connection @ Twisted Throttle. They mount on a quick release adapter ring that goes on the fuel filler ring, snaps into place and a discrete lanyard releases the bag for fueling. I have the "Engage" model. Another thing is they don't rest on the tank so there's no chance of paint damage. If I were to buy again, I might get the "Engage Plus" or whatever it's called since I tend to want to carry just one more thing than I can get in the bag.

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Tankbags are like underwear, what works for you prolly won't fit somebody else.

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I'm not sure why more people aren't using the choices from Bags Connection @ Twisted Throttle. They mount on a quick release adapter ring that goes on the fuel filler ring, snaps into place and a discrete lanyard releases the bag for fueling. I have the "Engage" model. Another thing is they don't rest on the tank so there's no chance of paint damage. If I were to buy again, I might get the "Engage Plus" or whatever it's called since I tend to want to carry just one more thing than I can get in the bag.
+1.......I'm a huge fan of the SWM adapter ring.

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I'm not sure why more people aren't using the choices from Bags Connection @ Twisted Throttle. They mount on a quick release adapter ring that goes on the fuel filler ring, snaps into place and a discrete lanyard releases the bag for fueling. I have the "Engage" model. Another thing is they don't rest on the tank so there's no chance of paint damage. If I were to buy again, I might get the "Engage Plus" or whatever it's called since I tend to want to carry just one more thing than I can get in the bag.
+2 for the engage bag. Small, but very useful. I'll be adding the GPS mout to the mix shortly and can report on that later…
The quick release bag is very nice and as mentioned no contact with the tank so no abrasion marks. The plastic horseshoe that mounts seems kinda cheap, but it's flexibility allows you to mount it where you want.

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