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Old 01-23-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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The $20 DIY Tankbag Lock

I was fortunate a year or so ago to win a magnetic Recon 19 Bag by Rapid Transit but owning a BMW meant I had to strap it down and hassle with it every time I stopped for gas. It also rubbed on my paint which I wasn't very happy about. -So, it sat in the garage, unused, collecting dust.

Fast forward to a week ago. I'm about to go on a big trip and was dreading spending $200 on another tank bag so I could store my shit when it dawned on me.. 2 hours, a few beers, and a $17 Cortech Tanklock Ring later, here were the results.

DIY Tanklock Bag


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This is going to make a great helmet/chest rest:
DIY Tanklock Bag

I took a bunch of pictures of the process so if anyones interested I can put together a little tutorial.

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Did similar with my vstrom. Used the cortech ring along with a small cutting board I cut to fit the inside of the bag. Heated the cutting board and bent the edges to follow the profile of the tank. Looks good! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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yes. post up what you did.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Not sure what OP did but mine is similar to this.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827927
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Nice!

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
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Did similar with my vstrom. Used the cortech ring along with a small cutting board I cut to fit the inside of the bag. Heated the cutting board and bent the edges to follow the profile of the tank. Looks good! Thanks for sharing.
What is the model of the ring that fits the strom?
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:01 AM   #7
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I believe the one I ordered for my wife's vstrom was from a 99 Suzuki bandit or hayabusa.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #8
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I had an 03K12GT. Amazing bike. I love the white on yours.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #9
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Thanks for this! I have been wanting to mount a Seahorse case (Pelican knockoff, but with the option of keyed latches) as a tank bag, but couldn't find a universal mount... Though I didn't look too terribly hard.

I just ordered the Seahorse case and ring lock mount for it.

EDIT: I did a Google search and was reading through a thread here where someone mounted a Pelican case to the tank with this ring lock mount... and then noticed that I posted in that thread saying it looked like a good idea... Looks like I did find the piece I was looking for. I must've been drinking or something that night!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:56 AM   #10
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I put the same on my R1200GS:





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Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #11
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I guess I should post the picture of mine after mounting as well:

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