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post #1 of 14 Old 01-08-2006, 08:07 PM
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Looking for tank bag recommendations

There seems to be a number of folks with the Wolfman Explorer bag. What other strap on type bags do people have that they like? I don't want magnetic for various reasons. Anyone have one that they really don't like and willing to say why?
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-09-2006, 01:49 PM
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Re: Looking for tank bag recommendations

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There seems to be a number of folks with the Wolfman Explorer bag. What other strap on type bags do people have that they like? I don't want magnetic for various reasons. Anyone have one that they really don't like and willing to say why?
Explorer for me. Map case gets wet when sitting rain, but then agian its not supposed to be waterproof.

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I use the SW-Motech quick-lock tankbag. It's not magnetic or strap-on, but locks onto a ring that you bolt to the gascap. The bag doesn't touch the tank so there's no chance of scratching. A bit expensive but overall I'm happy with it. I use it on my commute daily and find it handy. It snaps securely onto the ring in a second and comes off just as quickly with a pull on a little lanyard. The bag itself isn't waterproof but it comes with a rain cover that keeps it fairly dry.

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I recently picked up a Nelson-Rigg large strap mount Tank Bag. I love the quality of it plus the fabric interior allows me to put velcro dividers from a camera bag in it. So with the cushioned dividers I can securely put my slr and video camera in there. Plus it has detachable backpack straps. Unfortunately it is just a hair too big for the bike and the tanks odd shaped surface. When I strap it down tight enough it still slides a little. Anyway I recently ordered the Nelson-Rigg Silver Streak Tank Bag. Supposed to be just a little smaller, but hopefully still big enough to put my SLR with extras in it. Some other pluses are the large clear map pocket on top, the large two side pockets, rain cover with elastic at the bottom, and the bag has a slight curve to it on the bottom to accomodate sloped tanks.
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Thanks for the input. I'm interested to hear how you like the new one and how it fits.
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It you don't need a huge tank bag the Cortech Super Mini Mag bag rocks the house on a Strom. And check this out. Just sixty bucks. Very nice.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-16-2006, 07:51 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I have settled on the Wolfman Explorer and ordered one from Aerostch today.
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It you don't need a huge tank bag the Cortech Super Mini Mag bag rocks the house on a Strom. And check this out. Just sixty bucks. Very nice.
I like it too...

A lot of folks get the next bigger bag, but the dimensions have it only about 1.5" longer, and that little bag is awful cool and sits perfect!

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I've used a 15L Teardrop Marsee for more than a year. . . . un-expanded it seems to hold a ton including my D70s Nikon and all this "stuff":

Gloves, Inner
Straps, Blue, 1 pair
Whistle & compass
Waterproof matches in case
Hanky
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Visine
Sunglasses
Sun screen
Reading glasses
Quarters, 1 pkg
Motrin
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Hairbrush, small
Foldup scissors
Felt Pen
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Flashlite, Maglite, small
Bandaids
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$ 20 bill
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Key # Tag
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Owners manual
Bungee cords, 4
12V Female receptacle for Powerlet
Copy of DL, Insurance, Registration
Visor, spare, Tinted
Throttle Wrist rest
Leatherman
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Carmex
Tire pressure guage
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Um, dude... You need a trailer... :wink:

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