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Old 10-23-2012, 07:22 AM   #16
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I know tank bags are great for traveling........but,these bikes get ridden in the dirt,the only way to make a bike steer in the dirt is to get as far forward as you can. Having packs sitting right where your knees want to be in corners would defeat efforts to steer the thing. There is no room on my DR with an IMS for any sort of pack,my knees go way forward on the tank when cornering in the dirt.

Street riders wont know what this even means,but a dirt rider would.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:19 AM   #17
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I hear ya foot dragger. That is the reason I didn’t want anything too bulky up front or anything that would interfere with my movement. Here are some pictures of what I came up with last night and will be sticking with. I still need to do some strap adjusting but the Buck n Roll seems to be just perfect. I have no interference when I stand or while I am sitting.






The bags do not hold a ton but are perfect for what I am looking for. Just enough room to hold the items I would normally keep in my jacket and still room to add a few more things. Thanks to everyone for their input and if anyone else has anything to add go for it. I am sure there are many DR riders that have the same issues.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #18
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Where did you get that? Looks great.

It there anything to keep that 'bag' from sliding down the horn of the seat? Perhaps something that goes around the filler neck/cap?
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:59 AM   #19
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Where did you get that? Looks great.

It there anything to keep that 'bag' from sliding down the horn of the seat? Perhaps something that goes around the filler neck/cap?
Check out my swingarm sticker It's my family business in Bloomington IN. We keep them in stock. PM me if you want any more info, I never like to turn ADV into an infomercial for my shop.
The bag is tightly looped around the tank on both sides so there is no movement on the seat or anywhere else. I took my tank off completely today really went to town on the straps and now it will never move unless I want it to. Very very happy with this setup.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:00 PM   #20
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i have the ATV tank bags on the IMS on my DR. The tank panniers hit my knees too and the velcro patches did not help coz they just came off in the first rain. so the simple solutioin has been to run a shoe lace through the zips puller holes and pinch them forward. this way they are forward and out of the way. my knees still hit them but not as bad.

hope that helps.
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