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View Results: KTM Tank bag - No Tank Bag - Other Brand
Factory KTM Tank Bag all the way 28 48.28%
Factory KTM Tank Bag Blows 1 1.72%
Other Brand Is what you need to get. 21 36.21%
Tank Bags in General Blow 8 13.79%
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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640 Adventure Tank Bag Review

Thinking about purchasing the KTM LC4 Tank bag.

I tried it out at the dealer and not sure if its a good fit.

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Old 01-10-2007, 05:07 PM   #2
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If you mark other brand... what did you get?
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:52 PM   #3
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I purchased the KTM bag because it fit reasonably well and the price was right. After using it for a couple of seasons the following is apparent to me:

1. It's construction is OK, not great but OK. Leaks water like a sieve (cover comes with it).

2. It is big. Good to hold alot of junk, but also big enough to get in the way (some).

3. I figure if I were to do it again it would likely be the waterproof Wolfman bag. Better built, water-proof, and somewhat smaller. More money too. Creeper might chime in here. I know Eric sent him one to try and I think he likes it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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If you are touring, the KTM bag is prety good. Like ChrisC said, it leaks. It did come with a cover (more like a showercap) but it got all torn up. If you go off road, a shorter bag would be much better. I have been considering a shorter woolfman.

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Old 01-10-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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I have a Touratech tankbag. Very close to KTM bag, with heavier materials. On steep climbs it gets in the way. If you have 34 or greater inseam, less of a problem than for shorter legs. Wolfman holds less, but is rarely in the way. What do you plan to use bike for?
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:37 PM   #6
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I have the KTM bag. Overall it is pretty good. It fits on the bike really nice and I like that it zips off easy. It fits my camera and some other crap in there. It is expandable so that is a big+ for touring or just if you need it. It does get in the way enough while standing that I don't ride with it when I do any serious offroad. I think any tankbag that holds much of anything would be in the way too. For road work and just dirtroads it is great.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:20 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by ChrisC
I purchased the KTM bag because it fit reasonably well and the price was right.
I talked the dealer into tossing in the KTM bag after we had closed the deal on the bike purchase. Saved myself $100 on something I wanted anyway.

I have zero complaints about mine. I've loaded the shit out of it. Unzipped and zipped it back up a million times while out on the trail, taking pics. Nothing has broken, ripped or even faded.

Oh, and it says KTM right on it and that's just plain fuckin' cool poser points right there.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:27 PM   #8
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I tried to get a tankbag for my 640 several times and when I finally got to the KTM importer in my country and they said they had one, it turned out it was for a 950. (After I drove there for 2,5 hours)
I ended up getting a Touratech tankbag and I think it does the job well.

I think the KTM importer gave me a good enough reason to go for an aftermarket bag, though I'm not going to vote cuz I can't really compare it to other bags on the market.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #9
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i have the ktm tank bag and i think it is OK.

for zipping around town it is great. i dont have to carry a bag, all my stuff fits inside, and it will hold A LOT of crap. i think its pretty well made and am happy with the purchase for the price (i got it new for $40).

the thing i dont like, which has been mentioned, is that it really gets in the way when standing. i dont know why they didnt think of that before they built it. if im on a trip that actually requires that big of a bag, then im most likely going to want to stand to stretch the legs at least 1/2 of the way. then if the terrrain gets at all difficult, your going to really have issues.

so, i guess depending on what your using it for its pretty good.



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