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Old 07-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Tank Bag

I know this probably has been beat to death. Kinda like an oil thread. I want a small tank bag to keep my phone,gloves and a few small things. I am looking at a
Givi or BMW. I could use some advise especially on how they mount on a GS. I have a 2011 GS. I dont want the tank bag on all the time just on trips so I dont want a big mounting system that is on the bike when the bag is not on. I am new to the GS world. Had my bike about 2 months and am very hooked on this thing.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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look at bags connection. They have a small mount that goes on your fuel door mount.
It stays, bag snaps on and off. You can have several bags that fit the same mount.

I almost bought one before I realized that I just don't like tank bags.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...=Quick-release

Also, the guys at twistedthrottle are very helpful.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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I bought the big BMW bag when I got my 05. They are waterproof and I like the way they mount. It wore out after 80k miles so I bought another one
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Held has the BMW-style

German-made for less money. I like mine. Wide velcro at seat to open for fuel access...
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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I love the shape and the layout of the BMW bag, but the quality, especially of the zippers, is awful.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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I bought the big BMW bag when I got my 05. They are waterproof and I like the way they mount. It wore out after 80k miles so I bought another one
I think this is the bag I have on my 94. Total ald school. Tall. Stiff. Commodious. I'll stick with it... t
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
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Take a look at the TT Day Trip.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:35 AM   #8
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Wolfman Explorer...small enough to still allow access to the fuel cap.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:31 AM   #9
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Waterproof Marsee on a quick release mount.



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Old 07-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
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What model Marsee is that again?
http://www.marseeproducts.com/
How far back do you have it mounted? i.e. what is distance between front of bag and front of bike tank ring?
I think it is probably too big with my ROX risers though.
thanks,
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Waterproof Marsee on a quick release mount.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #11
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I have a small BMW bag (2008 - on) I'd sell. No problems with it, only used a couple times. I ended up going with a handlebar bag b/c I never needed the capacity and it got in the way (to me) when I was riding off road.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #12
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3.0 Liter bag

RKA Luggage sells a 3 liter tank bag, you can order it electrified or not.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:05 PM   #13
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Giant Loop Diablo!

I am pretty much a tankbag hater. Never had one because the whole setup seemed inelegant, and I didn't want a bunch of junk in my way.

Recently I've been wanting the convenience of having some stuff on the bike all the time without having to keep my Zega cases on so I decided to find the most minimalist tankbag I could find. Anything that even came close to being level with my chest was immediately out.
  • Contender #1 was the Ortlieb tail/tank bag, mainly because I've used their bike on my touring bicycle for years and love 'em. Holy hell, that bag is a spaghetti pile of straps. Instantly disqualified.
  • #2 was the Wolfman Small Expedition. Not bad, but still a bit big for my taste. It doesn't have a lot of structure and I don't think I would fill it enough to prevent it from flopping around. Liked the map case quite a bit.
  • #3 - and my ultimate choice, was the Giant Loop Diablo. Small, easy on/off, can zip halfway off to fill my tank (1150GS), keeps its shape, sturdy, USA made, seems sturdy, can be made waterproof with the included seam seal. Downsides include smaller map case.

Things I've fit into the bag: wallet, phone, bike log, few tools, spare earplugs, microfiber cloth, gum, gloves, camera, spare rok strap, pencil. Recently fit most of the above and the my tire plug/inflator too.

The downside for you is that the three point harness of the Diablo might be a bit much to take on/off all of the time. I'm just leaving the bag on most of the time.

Highly recommended!
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #14
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What model Marsee is that again?
http://www.marseeproducts.com/
How far back do you have it mounted? i.e. what is distance between front of bag and front of bike tank ring?
I think it is probably too big with my ROX risers though.
thanks,
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This one: http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...arseeTankBags2

This should help:









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Old 07-26-2013, 05:49 AM   #15
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I really like my Bagster tank protector/bag combo. Bag unbuckles and pivots forward for refueling.

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