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Old 03-05-2013, 06:15 AM   #1
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Suitable Tankbag - R100

I'm looking to replace my tired and old Elicpse tankbag. It's been a good bag, mounts solid, holds quite a bit. I was thinking of replacing it with another Eclipse but first thought I'd ask what you guys have found. Although its a good tankbag, I don't like the way it can flop around when it's not full. It needs a stiffener to keep its shape.

I want a bag with straps, not magnetic. And one that can hold a fair amount. It's going on a 82 R100, standard tank used for years on multiple models.

I was looking at the Wolfman Rainer but not sure if it will work on a R100 tank.

What have you all found to be a solid well made tankbag?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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i like my wolfman ugly rubber ducky tankbag, straps on tight to different tanks, my GSA, KLR & R100GSPD it's waterproof & tough...nice color too
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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Tank bag

I've had one of these for about 10 years now.

http://motopakluggage.com/gt35.html


Fits a /6/7 tank perfectly and when I used to have my VTR, which was converted to naked so no wind protection, had it up to speeds higher than what an Airhead is capable of and it stayed put.

Highly recommended.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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The GT-35 is impressive. I've never used a magnetic tank bag so I'm hesitant, just because I've never used one. Advantages? Drawbacks?

I've always imagine the magnets clunking hard against the tank.

Greenjeans, which Wolfman are you using?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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Timberwolf

I have a Wolfman Rainer that I use on a F800GS and I have tried it on my '84 R80. Too much of a slant I just do not care for the Rainer on the R-bike. Check out the Wolfman Timberwolf I think it is more fitting for a large tank R-bike.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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I have one of the original leather R100 Tank bags that straps on. Works ok but is a pain when it's time to fill the tank.

If you have a few $ spare theres a copy of the Mamut tankbag

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...e/1250715.html


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Old 03-05-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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I like magnets more than straps. I've had a Dririder tank bag for several years but now needs replacing due to failing zips.
I can hit kangaroos at speed and fall off the RS, while the magnetic bag, full of stuff, stays put.
A bag that can extend is a good thing.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #8
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #9
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the Elicpse sportpack has a stiffener in it.
It's been my go to tank back for the better part of 20 years,
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #10
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I have one of the original leather R100 Tank bags that straps on. Works ok but is a pain when it's time to fill the tank.

If you have a few $ spare theres a copy of the Mamut tankbag

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...e/1250715.html


I've got 3 old Harro's that I've been patching and trying to keep alive. A couple years ago I gave up and got a new fangled bag, a dowco I think, very nice bag BTW, and has held up nicely, but man, I HAVE to have one of these now!!!!!! they just look so "right" on an airhead!
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #11
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+1 on the Wolfman offerings. On my R80GS the Wolfman Timberwolf is great. On my /6 it bumps the switches with Euro bars. I use a Wolfman Express on the /6 and it works great. Not the cheapest offerings out there but they are well made and last a long time.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #12
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i like my wolfman ugly rubber ducky tankbag, straps on tight to different tanks, my GSA, KLR & R100GSPD it's waterproof & tough...nice color too
So I punch " wolfman ugly rubber ducky tankbag" into the Great Google, thinking with a name like that it's worth checking out. Top result = this thread!

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #13
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I have a Wolfman Rainer that I use on a F800GS and I have tried it on my '84 R80. Too much of a slant I just do not care for the Rainer on the R-bike. Check out the Wolfman Timberwolf I think it is more fitting for a large tank R-bike.

I just bought the Timberwolf for my 89 R100GS. It holds it's shape and fits the tank well. I just put it on so I don't have any experience with it but I like the design, especially the side pockets.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:22 PM   #14
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I have a Ogio tanker, by far the best quality and most functional bag I have had.

And the most expensive.

Fixes with either straps or magnetic, bu I have never used the straps.

It is large enough for most days, and it has D rings which I hook a mini cargo net too if I need a bit additional capacity.

Looks like it is getting hard to find, as a Google search only brings up the Mini and Super Mini, neither of which look big enough for a ADV rider or have dual straps / magnetic.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #15
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The GT-35 is impressive. I've never used a magnetic tank bag so I'm hesitant, just because I've never used one. Advantages? Drawbacks?

I've always imagine the magnets clunking hard against the tank.
Disadvantages are the added weight of the magnets and you might have to be careful with electronic/magnetic storage when you carry the bag around because the flaps fold inward and from the bottom of the bag.
Conversely you can unzip the bag from the base and leave it on the bike.

Advantages are not having to mess with straps and being able to use the top bag on the bottom if you want something less bulky, they both have map pockets, btw.
It moves around less than a strapped bag and you don't constantly have to keep tightening the straps. You also have the option of adjusting the bag fore and aft on the tank.
It also converts to a back pack with the built in straps.
It has side and rear pockets just like the original Eclipse and it's very well made. I may sound like I'm trying to sell you mine, I'm not, I'm just very happy with the design and build quality.
Highly recommended.
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