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Old 12-06-2009, 04:15 PM   #256
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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?
Yes. Do not buy the BMW tank bag under any circumstances. It is too high, impossible to access the map pocket and is not fully waterproof despite their claims. There are much better bags available. Touratech bags are expensive and not waterproof. I sold my BMW bag and bought the Wunderlich; much better.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:47 PM   #257
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Wolfman small expedition tank bag... tried and true, doesn't get in the way of your balls when you move around, holds just enough stuff (unless you are a girl). Enough said lol
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:57 AM   #258
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Yes. Do not buy the BMW tank bag under any circumstances. It is too high, impossible to access the map pocket and is not fully waterproof despite their claims. There are much better bags available. Touratech bags are expensive and not waterproof. I sold my BMW bag and bought the Wunderlich; much better.
+1 on the Wunderlich - but it still needs a rain cover when the rain gets really heavy. the zippers will eventually leak otherwise.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:40 AM   #259
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Just bought my new Wunderlich tank bag at the Seattle international motorcycle show and I could not be happier. Mounts on and off easy and no exposed straps. It is designed specifically for the 800GS and there is a nice rain cover available for $25 with a clear top so you can still look at your map.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:23 AM   #260
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Has anyone with the TT big tank on an F800GS managed to get the Kriega TANK to fit? It's a smidgin too small for the stock one and I'm hoping it'll fit the bigger tank...


I used to use this coupled with a US-20 tailpack to make an easily detachable, 100% waterproof tankbag on my SV and it was superb, despite only costing about 75 total.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:20 PM   #261
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Anyone try the new Giant Loop Fandango yet? Pics?

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/products/fandango-tank-bag
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:37 PM   #262
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Another Wunderlich tankbag ... better accessory

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Just bought my new Wunderlich tank bag ... Mounts on and off easy and no exposed straps. ...
I haven't installed mine yet, but looking at the installation sheet it looks like we have to undo one quick release clamp and two Velcro straps in the front plus one Velcro strap in the back before we pull the full tankbag length 'tongue' out? I guess it's sort of quick. Now I have to figure out where to store the rain cover....

Personally, I'm fonder of the other bit I got today, Wunderlich's horn guard. Finally no inadvertent honking the horn in parking lots! Cheap thrill for $20.
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5...Category_Code=
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:48 PM   #263
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Nah, it won't flap, it's too stiff. Plus, it's pretty well out of the wind due to the windscreen. You're just trying to make yourself feel better again. Also, I haven't seen Cortech Tank Bags at WalMart. I don't even know where a WalMart is around here!

You're kind of stuck up there, WoodWorks... Turning out to be the classic BMW owner!
I kind of like the small bags, and saving money. The map thing doesn't bother me as I never look at mine while I am riding. I just stop, get out the map then put it back and go. I do the same when driving a cage. My girl friend inside my GPS tells me where to turn mostly. Saving money on tank bags means more $$ for beer and hot dogs.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:55 AM   #264
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Just bought my new Wunderlich tank bag at the Seattle international motorcycle show and I could not be happier. Mounts on and off easy and no exposed straps. It is designed specifically for the 800GS and there is a nice rain cover available for $25 with a clear top so you can still look at your map.
Just got mine and will install this weekend. Totally psyched - looks like a very nice quality piece of merchandise!
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:12 PM   #265
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New style BMW Tank bag on fleabay

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:06 PM   #266
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Has anyone had one of these cortech bags on for any amount of time. I am liking the looks of it but hate how strapped bags will damage the bikes finish after they have been on for a while. Any info would be great.
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I am very impressed with the Cortech SuperMini. Paid $50. Came with a rain cover. Connects like it was made for the bike. The bottom is very soft and seems like it will not scratch the paint at all. I can't believe the price of the Touratech or Wunderlich bags!
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:37 PM   #267
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Has anyone had one of these cortech bags on for any amount of time. I am liking the looks of it but hate how strapped bags will damage the bikes finish after they have been on for a while. Any info would be great.
thanks
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Been running one for several months. No noticeable issues to bike or bag. I blew out a seam trying to stuff in my ACER netbook and had it patched. Love the bag.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:54 PM   #268
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cool, thats enough info for me, I just dont want to damage my baby. thanks for the input


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Been running one for several months. No noticeable issues to bike or bag. I blew out a seam trying to stuff in my ACER netbook and had it patched. Love the bag.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:10 AM   #269
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Cortech Super Mini

Just picked mine up, here's how I mounted it:

Use the stock underseat strap, clip the ends off (i.e. cut out the sewn in loop and folded ends so it's just straight fresh nylon)

Go to an MEC or REI type store and pick up 2 double bar D-ring buckles (same as the sliding ones on the head straps)

Secure the new line to the mounting points, ensuring that the buckles are fairly close to the mounting points (the plastic under the seat has cavities moulded in, so there is plenty of room there. This avoids interfering with the latch that holds the seat on.



Get rid of the nylon extension on the underseat strap: (this is too bulky, makes it harder to latch and un-latch the seat, and is not necessary as none of the straps touch paint without it)



Voila! you have attached your bag securely, the seat doesn't notice it's there and you don't have zip ties all over the place



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Old 03-10-2010, 12:06 PM   #270
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I'm about to pull the trigger on the Wunderlich tank bag. It looks to have everything I could ever want. My one concern is interference while standing when riding off-road. Can anyone speak to that please?
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