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post #1 of 6 Old 05-02-2012, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Never saw a tank bag like this

I have never seen a tank bag like this but I like it. Suzuki V-Strom 650 / 1000 (03-11) Tank Bag FAMSA E-Max FA244/15 > Suzuki Tank Bags
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I may be one of the few weird ones, but I do not like tank bags OR saddle bags. I like to keep everything right behind me. I have a Deemeed bag with the Rolly3 attached to it, with a good sized Givi top case. I can bring everything I need for a 3-4 day trip without even noticing that any of it is there. With my Dan Vesel driver backrest everything is well secured and snug.
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I am the opposite; I've gotten so used to riding with a tank bag that I never take it off, except to clean the bike. I'd never go anywhere without it. It's like the console on a car to me.

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I may be one of the few weird ones, but I do not like tank bags OR saddle bags.
You're not alone. I've run tank bags on every bike since I can remember until I woke up the other day realizing I didn't use it for anything I couldn't keep in my pockets and getting rid of it means I have one less thing to carry/stow/hide when away from the bike.

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I have a Cortech extra-huge and expandable tankbag that, when fully stuffed, makes a nice place rest my chest while leaning forward to get my head into a still air pocket directly behind the windscreen. For longish days it's a welcome change of posture.

And it's big enough that it might even offer some minimal crash protection in a t-bone situation.:mrgreen:

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-03-2012, 10:43 PM
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Famsa bags

I've had my set for 3 years on a 1000. Note-you have to have the panniers on to mount the tank bag, so all on or all off. I love the added storage. US import is thru http://www.bikerworldusa.com/famsa.html; $300. Google Famsa on this site for threads.

My only issue is that the tank bag ZIPS on and off to refuel. On a cold day, getting the zipper started can be a hassle. Otherwise, quality product, lots of storage, and the panniers keep some wind off the legs.

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