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post #1 of 16 Old 08-04-2011, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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Magnetic Tank Bag

I am new to the VStrom community so I am just now gearing up. I pretty much have narrowed down the choices for saddlebags and tail pack, but I haven't found the right tank bag yet. I prefer a magnetic, but not totally against a harness type. Any of you have a preference when it comes to magnetics? Any 20 liter+ out there that looks good as well as functional?
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-04-2011, 07:43 AM
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I like the Joe Rocket Manta bag...they also make an XL version.

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I have the Manta XL. I like it !!!!!!!
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Tank Bag with Map Compartment?

Any recommendations for V-Strom-friendly tank bag that has a clear top compartment to hold a map or written directions? I don't see that the JR Manta has one. That's my only option until I can afford one of the ridiculously-expensive motorcycle GPS rigs.

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The Garmin Nuvi 550 or 500 aren't that expensive, about $250.

Garmin Nuvi 550

I have this one and I like it. It's waterproof and made for motorcycle use.

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The Garmin Nuvi 550 or 500 aren't that expensive, about $250.

Garmin Nuvi 550

I have this one and I like it. It's waterproof and made for motorcycle use.
After reading through a Motorcycle GPS article I was all ready to grab one of those 550's, but they're sold out . I have yet to get a hold of a tank bag, next on my farkle list!
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If you buy an magnetic tankbag and tend to use it make sure not small stones n stuff are attached to the bottom of it. This happend to me and resulted in som rely nice scratches on th tank.

As for myself i say tank cover and givi click on bag is the only way to go
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If you buy an magnetic tankbag and tend to use it make sure not small stones n stuff are attached to the bottom of it. This happend to me and resulted in som rely nice scratches on th tank.

As for myself i say tank cover and givi click on bag is the only way to go
I have the Manta XL, but the packrat in me requires more space. I have pretty much figured out this is the route I will need to go. I am leaning towards the Wolfman tank bags. I just hate harness types since the days of the Bagman Tank bags, ('member them?). Always had to get out the 3M Finesse It after trips to take out the small scuffs.
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Optional Method

When I purchased my K7 Wee from the original owner, it came with a very nice "strap-on" Cortech tank bag. But, this proved very inconvenient when fueling.

My solution was to use 2 powerful neodymium magnets K&J Magnetics - Strong Neodymium Magnets, Rare Earth Magnets inside the tank bag and removing the straps.

The 2 super magnets hold the bag and its heavy contents without moving, yet, when it comes time to fuel, I can easily slide the bag downward towards the seat.

I suppose the only 2 drawbacks are not to put anything sensitive to magnetic fields in the bag and to make sure the tank is clean so sliding does not cause scratches.

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Warning: too large a bag will accidently push the horn button when the handlebars are turned fully to the left (when parking or backing up)......can be embarrassing. :mrgreen:

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