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Old 03-04-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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Tank bags for '15 GSA?

Anyone have any experience fitting a tank bag for the '15 GSA? I've had one in the past that attached to the ring around the gas cap but with keyless option I'm not sure if the lock feature on the gas cap will still work?
Any pics of ones that work for you?
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:51 AM   #2
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I have the SW-Motech Bags Connection ring system. It works perfectly with my Keyless '15GS.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:53 AM   #3
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:02 AM   #4
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I have the SW-Motech Bags Connection ring system. It works perfectly with my Keyless '15GS.
Yeah I see online they have a keyless ride specific ring.

Which tank bag did you purchase? GS or City? I read the bottoms are a bit flimsy and without dividers the contents fall into the groove at the back and the tank bag ends up resting on the tank anyways. Any experience with this? I saw some of their bags have adjustable dividers which are great, just not on the gs or city bags. I have a larger dslr which could use it.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:12 AM   #5
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I have this one http://www.cortech.net/inc/sdetail/s...nk_bag/181/570
With their gas cap ring mount. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...vZSBoCdLLw_wcB

I did not mount it yet, but I was told it will fit my bike with the Keyless option
The bag does fit the GSA tank very well and it has a ton of great features.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:27 AM   #6
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That Cortec bag looks well made. I have had the Bags Connection on my previous GS for 50,000 miles and it has performed flawlessly. I wasn't aware that there was a locking ring available for the keyless version. I will probably go with that because the locking mechanism is so positive. Sticks like sh*t to an army blanket.
I'll miss not having the electrical connections inside the bag though. The lack of dividers inside the BC is also a drawback, but it has a nice big map pocket that holds my full size iPad.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:42 AM   #7
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Here is a review of the version with the magnet mount.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzy2Ff67sug
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I have this one http://www.cortech.net/inc/sdetail/s...nk_bag/181/570
With their gas cap ring mount. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...vZSBoCdLLw_wcB

I did not mount it yet, but I was told it will fit my bike with the Keyless option
The bag does fit the GSA tank very well and it has a ton of great features.
I like that bag and did not realize you can mount it strapless.

Did you get the strap mounted version or magnet version?
Do you have to glue the gas cap mounting ring to the bag?

Please post some pics when you get it mounted.

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:41 PM   #9
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I like that bag and did not realize you can mount it strapless.

Did you get the strap mounted version or magnet version?
Do you have to glue the gas cap mounting ring to the bag?

Please post some pics when you get it mounted.

TIA
I did the same thing with my factory GS bag:






I cut the straps off of it.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:05 PM   #10
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I like that bag and did not realize you can mount it strapless.

Did you get the strap mounted version or magnet version?
Do you have to glue the gas cap mounting ring to the bag?

Please post some pics when you get it mounted.

TIA
I tried to mount the ring today, the mounting bolts that came with the mount are too short. They are slightly shorter then the factory ones and they are "just" long enough without the mount. I might be able to find some at work tomorrow, we have a huge selection.
Jim: Can I see the way you mounted the ring to your bag?
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I tried to mount the ring today, the mounting bolts that came with the mount are too short. They are slightly shorter then the factory ones and they are "just" long enough without the mount. I might be able to find some at work tomorrow, we have a huge selection.
Jim: Can I see the way you mounted the ring to your bag?
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:55 PM   #12
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The bottom off my tank bag is not hard like that, I will need to come up with something to reinforce it.
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The bottom off my tank bag is not hard like that, I will need to come up with something to reinforce it.
On past bags I have used 1/8" thick cutting boards cut to size. It doesn't take much to support the base for this.
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That's a good idea.
I can get one at the dollar store on the way home from work.
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That is a very cool set-up. But I have to ask, is there any possible way that those nuts/bolts could possibly come into contact with the paint? I wonder if a carriage bolt or other thin flat headed bolt inserted from the outside might pose less of a scratch hazard.
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