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Old 10-13-2009, 03:12 PM   #241
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I just got my BMW800 and got the Cortec bag like this one but didn't dig the zip tie method, so dug through some camping parts and came up with this. All you need is two of these from REI, ladderloc 1inch:

http://www.rei.com/product/612235

I'll post a pic in a few, having issues with attachments...

I have no clue why I can't post an attachment, its a .jpg 640x480 22K in size. WHY WONT THIS POST. I just wasted an hour and a half messing with this. If anyone wants a pic of this, send me a private message with your email and I can send it. I give up on the attachment.

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:12 PM   #242
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mounting the tank bag without the strap around the headset

Ok ... so a while back I said I was going to try to mount my Cortech Super-Mini without using that dumb strap that wraps around the headset.

My thought was to replace the two forward screws in the top of the battery access cover with some type of stand-offs and cut some "key-hole" slots in the bottom of the snap in the bag and then just slide the front buckles over the two stand-offs snap the rear strap and be off....

I have the first iteration working.

I used a 3/8" keyhole router (woodworking) bit to cut the keyholes.
I chucked the bit up in my drill press clamped the bag snap in the vice and CAREFULLY cut the keyhole - I only cut it in the bottom surface.

Several tips:

1) clamp everything down tight & go SLOW. The bit is really not designed for this but works fine if you have a light touch.

2) set the stop on the drill press so you don't let the bit go too deep and drill thru the top of the snap.

3) make sure you have the narrow part of the keyhole going in the right direction (to the front).

You can buy extra snaps for $0.50 or so at a camping supply store I bought a couple so I would have one to practice on before doing the real thing.

Pictures are attached - it works fine. The top of the bolt holds the snap up off of the tank so it does not rub (if properly adjusted) so no paint gets damaged.

The bolt holes are just bit wider than ideal for the Super-mini but still work OK.

The bolts shown are what I had laying around in the garage - hex head with two nuts as jam nuts to adjust the height - there is a washer underneath the two jam nuts.

The next iteration will use 5mm x 0.8 x 40mm long head pan head bolts and the ny-lock nuts to adjust the height this will look a lot better.

Anyway, I like the result and it really was not very much work.

and the snaps still work if I want to mount the bag to another bike.

An alternate approach would be to just cut the buckles off and put some D-rings on the front loops.

Jim

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These are the "temporary" bolt heads, I'm going to get button-head cap screws when I get around to it........
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:13 PM   #243
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other pic.

Here's the stupid looking bolt ... clever looking bolt comes later...
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:46 PM   #244
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RKA Tank Bag

OK...looks like no one has posted this bag as of yet. I have been impressed with it. Plenty of space, expandable and so far tough enough to take what I have thrown its way. I especially like the way it is mounted. It is set up for quick release with the fasteners going straight into the existing fuel tank bolts.
I can take the whole bag off the bike in seconds as well as as re-mount just as easy.
All in all...a great bag.
Here are a few pics of the bag itself.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:46 PM   #245
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Here is the upper mount

Bolts into the existing Tank bolt.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #246
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Easy release just before the seat.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:49 PM   #247
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The existing bolts from the tank are used under the seat as well. No straps that show on or around the bag...makes for a clean look.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:50 PM   #248
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Quick release on the top and bottom...click and go.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #249
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Expands to hold whatever you want. Two separate compartments.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:53 PM   #250
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All in all...a really clean look. I have been happy and would recommend to anyone.
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:03 PM   #251
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RKA Information

At the attached link you can get the info on the actual bag. I obviously modified the mounting system. It was as easy as sewing the clips to the straps and screwing into the bike. Otherwise, you can always do the traditional mounting system with is close to the others listed throughout this thread.
Happy Riding!

Try this for RKA information: http://http://www.rka-luggage.com/A0...d%20Sheet.html


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Old 11-14-2009, 04:05 PM   #252
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um...OK...

Try this one instead.

http://www.rka-luggage.com/A02%20Tan...d%20Sheet.html
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:29 AM   #253
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I like it Doc!

Does the rear pad under the strap stay with the bike or the bag when you take the bag off?

With the "Y" strap in the back do two pieces of webbing go thru the buckle or is there a sewn intersection so that only one layer of webbing is in the buckle?

Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:03 AM   #254
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I like it Doc!

Does the rear pad under the strap stay with the bike or the bag when you take the bag off?

With the "Y" strap in the back do two pieces of webbing go thru the buckle or is there a sewn intersection so that only one layer of webbing is in the buckle?

Thanks!
Great eyes. The answer is yes to both questions:
The Pads under the straps stay with the bag when you take it off.

The "Y" strap in the back have two pieces of sewn webbing that go through the buckle.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:32 PM   #255
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Anyone having ideas how the BMW Original works compared to the bags from Touratech? The BMW bag looks very high, is it?
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