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Old 10-14-2008, 07:08 AM   #16
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:27 AM   #17
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Question View from the top down

I'd really like to see some photographs of all of these tank bags from the top, being certain to show the access to the ignition and power outlet.

Can all of you that have tank bags provide photos of this nature?

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:10 AM   #18
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I'd really like to see some photographs of all of these tank bags from the top, being certain to show the access to the ignition and power outlet.

Can all of you that have tank bags provide photos of this nature?

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Here's the FAMSA bag showing the base and re-shaped bag to suit the 800GS -

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:01 AM   #19
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Any pics of the Denali mounted on the bike? That's my number one pick right now but I'd love to see a pic of it actually on the bike.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:48 PM   #20
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Any pics of the Denali mounted on the bike? That's my number one pick right now but I'd love to see a pic of it actually on the bike.
The Denali is quite a big bag, I'd say the Explorer Lite would be a better fit on the 800.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #21
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The Denali is quite a big bag, I'd say the Explorer Lite would be a better fit on the 800.
I'm not sure on the size of the Denali versus the Explorer Lite, but Eric at Wolfman told me the Denali is the best fit for the 800GS.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:03 PM   #22
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I'm not sure on the size of the Denali versus the Explorer Lite, but Eric at Wolfman told me the Denali is the best fit for the 800GS.
I'll agree to disagree with Eric then . I haven't actually got a 800GS but 2 mates have and they've got the FAMSA bag. I've got a Rockster and a Megamoto, and I think the Denali is too big for both of them - I have tried both bags for size on both bikes.

Being honest, I went for neither of them on my bikes, I went with the Wolfman Timberwolf, as it seemed to sit better on both bikes. Don't think it would suit the 800 though.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:26 AM   #23
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My Wolfman Explorer will 'fit' on the GS8, but hangs off the sides and back way too much. The Denali is an inch shorter than the Explorer Lite (though wider but you can remove the Denali side pockets) and doesnt' have an expando panel that begs you to overpack it. I think it's the bag for me, but that Nelson Rigg job looks pretty nice, too.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:28 AM   #24
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I'll agree to disagree with Eric then . I haven't actually got a 800GS but 2 mates have and they've got the FAMSA bag. I've got a Rockster and a Megamoto, and I think the Denali is too big for both of them - I have tried both bags for size on both bikes.

Being honest, I went for neither of them on my bikes, I went with the Wolfman Timberwolf, as it seemed to sit better on both bikes. Don't think it would suit the 800 though.
The Timberwolf definitely is a nice bag but like you said, probably not the greatest fit for the 800. I am worried about the Denali being too big but I don't think the Explorer Lite will fit right. God I wish I could see the bags before buying one.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:34 AM   #25
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I am using the smaller one from Touratech and it's fantastic. It has stiff sides and is big enough for most tid bits but quite small in size. The lid was a bit floppy for my liking so I have cut a piece of thin plastic from a tupperware container in the shape of the lid and fitted it inside the lid pocket so you can't see it. The whole thing is now rigid.
I do use the same on my F800GS guide bike and it matches all my needs as a tour guide (can cary the photo camera, water camel bag, safety kit, maps etc.. etc...).

Only conczern is to keep the sticky underpart clean to avoid scratches on the paint.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:21 PM   #26
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Here is another option. I had a Vina tank bag with the quick-detach on my Ducati Monster and loved it. Unfortunately the Bags Connection quick ring requires a gas cap which obviously is not located on the tank of the 800GS.

Anyway this is their answer to that.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/article/view/178
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:09 AM   #27
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Here is another option. I had a Vina tank bag with the quick-detach on my Ducati Monster and loved it. Unfortunately the Bags Connection quick ring requires a gas cap which obviously is not located on the tank of the 800GS.

Anyway this is their answer to that.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/article/view/178
I'd rather run with the TT Enduro. Screw drilling into my GS for a tank bag.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:54 AM   #28
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I had bought a Dakar and the previous owned used double stick tape with washers for a small Icon magnetic tank bag (just like mine below). Good Idea!. It worked very well! I only use a tank bags for big trips ( i did not like the looks of the washers so I removed them)



On all of my bikes I have a top box I use instead of a tank bag for running around town...






I bought a second hand Wolfman Explorer lite...I dont care if it covers the key or not. I will bungee down the top side if I need to get under it for key removal... just want someting not too tall with a good map size case for the long distance road trips ( a few times a year).....







I have 2 Icons tanks bags for sale


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Old 10-17-2008, 06:20 AM   #29
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Any pics of the Denali mounted on the bike? That's my number one pick right now but I'd love to see a pic of it actually on the bike.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:21 AM   #30
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