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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. :mod2_ph34r:

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.

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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I have used both the Tour Master TB-12 and the Cortech 21L bag. I just fold the flaps back. But, I've also just let them sit on the plastic and it doesn't move. I suspect the magnets in the bottom of the bag are big enough to keep it in place.
 

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I picked up a wolfman explorer (ranier is the current version) a few weeks ago.

It's made for dual-sport bikes, so the bottom slopes like the tank leaving the map pocket level. Got to say, it's nice finally having the map level. Doesn't hurt that the sloping bottom gives more room too.

A bit $$, but very well made. Once in awhile, they turn up on ebay (like mine did).
 

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I suspect the magnets in the bottom of the bag are big enough to keep it in place.
I think that's the problem with the Fieldsheer; there are either no magnets in the bottom, or they suck. Just tried my wife's Joe Rocket Manta, and it fits a lot better.
 

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I use a standard Wolfman magnetic tank bag. When I bought it, it fit the bike I had at the time. Each magnetic side flap has 3 magnetic pucks. The back 2 contact the tank and the front one is mostly on plastic, even though I can feel some magnetism happening. This bag also has a nylon strap to secure it to the steering head, although I don't use it.
 

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