ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Vendors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

View Results: If buying a new tank Bag would you buy, one with Map or GPS accommodations
Map Case 45 88.24%
GPS Accommodation 7 13.73%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-30-2014, 01:00 PM   #1
NelsonRiggUSA OP
Adventurer
 
NelsonRiggUSA's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Oddometer: 20
Tank bags with Map pocket VS GPS

Hey guys, just wanted to reach out and ask, if you were buying a new tank bag, which you would prefer.

One with a traditional Map pocket


or one with GPS accommodations.


Thank you in advance.
NelsonRiggUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
ZEmann
want to be riding
 
ZEmann's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 653
i would want my choice and an option to have both
ZEmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 01:22 PM   #3
GerJ
Blijde rijder
 
GerJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Netherlands, EU
Oddometer: 124
Don't need a GPS case: the device is mounted on the windscreen bar.
__________________
R100R -> R1150GS -> R1200GSA DOHC
GerJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
catweasel67
Still a B.A.N
 
catweasel67's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vienna, Austria
Oddometer: 8,521
I'd have the map pocket one as my GPS attaches to the handlebars.

FWIW I've not had to uses a map in over 20 years (although I still carry one just in case).
__________________
Planning NA 2010 NA 2010
Adriatic Loop August 09 Mandello Guzzi Protest Sept 09
"I've got the key to the gates of paradise...but I've got too many legs!!" Jeff
Guns don't kill people, people kill people but people with guns manage to kill more people than people without.
catweasel67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 01:42 PM   #5
Grinnin
Forever N00b
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Maine
Oddometer: 2,712
Maine has over 6,000 miles of ATV trails but most is on private property and the large landowners got a bill passed that prohibits the ATV trails from being published electronically -- only on paper. Since motorcycles are allowed on less than half of the trails, a paper map is almost mandatory for ATV trails in Maine.

When riding on roads out-of-state I still use both paper and GPS.
__________________
Motorcycles are magical.

Grinnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #6
GPHusky250
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Oceanside, CA
Oddometer: 535
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grinnin View Post
Maine has over 6,000 miles of ATV trails but most is on private property and the large landowners got a bill passed that prohibits the ATV trails from being published electronically -- only on paper. Since motorcycles are allowed on less than half of the trails, a paper map is almost mandatory for ATV trails in Maine.

When riding on roads out-of-state I still use both paper and GPS.
What happens if someone sees you using a GPS?
GPHusky250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 02:59 PM   #7
GPHusky250
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Oceanside, CA
Oddometer: 535
Quote:
Originally Posted by NelsonRiggUSA View Post
Hey guys, just wanted to reach out and ask, if you were buying a new tank bag, which you would prefer.

One with a traditional Map pocket

or one with GPS accommodations.

Thank you in advance.
For awhile I was using my Iphone to pull up maps and had it in a case something like what I see in the photo. First time I used it the Iphone got too hot and shut off. Eventually I had to keep the case partially unzipped to dissipate heat. So I'm not a big fan of that style of GPS mount...but if you have no other choice I'd use a GPS and a map for backup. GPS units do much more than just showing maps and maps have information that GPSs don't, especially Butler Maps.
GPHusky250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 10:11 PM   #8
kag
Wander Lust
 
kag's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Kansas
Oddometer: 1,635
I really like the Wolfman bags....all of them but the tank bag with clear map area works perfect for me. My GPS is mounted on the dash area with my phone.

I prefer tanks bags that do not obstruct the instrument cluster
__________________
“Always drink upstream from the herd”

2007 Yamaha TW 200 / 2008 Buell Ulysses
2013 Triumph Tiger 800r / 2014 KTM 1190 EDS
kag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 05:15 AM   #9
Grinnin
Forever N00b
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Maine
Oddometer: 2,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by GPHusky250 View Post
What happens if someone sees you using a GPS?
You can use a GPS, but the ATV trail maps cannot be distributed as electronic files. I have talked to rangers while astride bike (turned off for conversation) and the GPS has never been a problem.
__________________
Motorcycles are magical.

Grinnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 06:08 AM   #10
kantuckid
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Kentucky-Eastern that is!
Oddometer: 2,983
Quote:
Originally Posted by kag View Post
I really like the Wolfman bags....all of them but the tank bag with clear map area works perfect for me. My GPS is mounted on the dash area with my phone.

I prefer tanks bags that do not obstruct the instrument cluster
I have GPS on bar mounting & do use paper maps-I like the Chase-Harper map case(and the whole tank bag for that matter)-well designed! I sent back the Wolfman bag as it lacked any "skeletal" shape-only the contents "filled it out", thus it was like a very cheap book bag/backpack & slumped in a pile unless full of stuff.
__________________
"If I had my life to live over,I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up.I'd be sillier than this trip, take fewer things seriously, I would take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges, at age 85
kantuckid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 02:17 PM   #11
Jim K.
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: New Haven, Ct.
Oddometer: 1,066
Neither?

Why no option for neither?

I'm not adverse to digital tech, quite the contrary actually, but maps are something else again. Too much visceral pleasure in handling, folding, annotating, perusing over coffee, etc to give them up. I use GPS when sailing, but never on a bike tour. I've used a map case on my tank bag for decades. Oddly, a few years ago, It was time for a new tank bag & I started listing all the features I wanted. What occurred to me, in thinking seriously about the plastic map case feature, were the multiple times I've succumbed to the temptation to glance down & check something while underway. At least once or twice per season, I find myself looking up from that map & finding I should have been paying att'n to the road, not the chart. I always vow never to do that again, but I always do. I purposely decided to buy a bag from MotoFizz that is small, well compartmented, & without a map case! It has, instead, a fold out, zipped case (with a ribbon book mark!) that holds maps or guide books open, but requires me to pull over & unzip it to check the map. Perhaps I'm unique in needing an enforcement to safe behavior (but I suspect I'm not alone). So my option is Neither
Jim K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 06:03 AM   #12
SOS
Ignorance is a gift
 
SOS's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: 0hio
Oddometer: 721
Gotta go with both and niether

I have a Nelson-Rigg CL-1050 tank bag on my '05 DL1000 that has both the traditional map and an in-bag phone / GPS pocket in the same spot as the map window. That way you can use either.

Having said that I run my GPS above my gauges at the lower section of the windscreen on a homemade mount. That way I can use the GPS without taking my eyes off the road. I also like it because it does not clutter the handlebars.

If I am going on a trip I'll put the map in the tank bag pocket to get a larger view of where we are or are headed, but I only use that when stopped because you have to completely take your eyes off the road.

My 2 cents
__________________
www.motorcyclesolutionsllc.com
SOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 08:08 AM   #13
cycleman2
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Oddometer: 569
I'd go with the map case. I still find it valuable.
__________________
2013 DL650 Adv
cycleman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 02:57 PM   #14
stephen.stallebrass
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stephen.stallebrass's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Peterborough, UK
Oddometer: 262
Quote:
Originally Posted by catweasel67 View Post
I'd have the map pocket one as my GPS attaches to the handlebars.

FWIW I've not had to uses a map in over 20 years (although I still carry one just in case).
Same here, always carry a paper map. Glad I did this week, I was away on the GTR in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the GPS went kaput... it would not locate satellites. I had to go old school and revert to the trusty paper map for navigating - it was actually kinda fun.
__________________
www.AdventureVagabond.com Mongolia & Siberia 2012: Adventure Moto Madness
stephen.stallebrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 07:35 PM   #15
TebKLR
Studly Adventurer
 
TebKLR's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: SE 'sconsin....for now....
Oddometer: 637
GPS mount....

As others have mentioned...my GPS mount is on the bars. Tank bag window is good for paper maps......
TebKLR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015