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Offline CuddyBuddy

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Tank Bag Question
« on: November 14, 2017, 07:43:28 PM »
As I continue to outfit my V1000, next on my list is a tank bag.  It seems a tank bag might be advantageous for holding small miscellaneous things, especially on a trip.  Two questions.  One, do people use tank bags?  Are they common, or pretty infrequent?  Two, if you do use a tank bag, which one do you recommend.  I do not need a bag with a map window on the top, as I have a GPS.  But in looking at SW-Motech, GIVI and Kawasaki, I saw a few that were interesting.  (Does this Quick-Lock system work?:

•   Givi XS319 XStream TankLock Tank Bag
•   Givi MT505 Metro-T Tanklock Tank Bag
•   SW-Motech Quick-Lock ION one Tank Bag - BC.TRS.00.201.10000
•   SW-Motech Quick-Lock ION two Tank Bag - BC.TRS.00.202.10000
•   SW-MOTECH EVO Micro QUICK-LOCK Tank Bag | 2.5-5L
•   SW-MOTECH EVO Daypack QUICK-LOCK Tank Bag | 5-9L

As always, TIA!!
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 07:56:51 PM by CuddyBuddy »
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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 08:01:53 PM »
CB. Yes the quick lock system works a treat, and the bag takes just seconds to remove at refueling time. I use a SW motech evo micro, which is 5 ltrs when expanded. And you will be amazed at just how much stuff fits in it.
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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 09:10:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
CB. Yes the quick lock system works a treat, and the bag takes just seconds to remove at refueling time. I use a SW motech evo micro, which is 5 ltrs when expanded. And you will be amazed at just how much stuff fits in it.

Yup, I have the same bag as Geoff, its well made, roomy and versatile    :028:   
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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 11:50:58 PM »
Have used a tank bag for years, had this on the 650 and now the 1000, a SW Motech City. It does take a while to learn the knack of clipping it on but very secure. This one is wired as well via the quicklock bit.


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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 02:58:18 AM »
I also use the City. It's large enough to haul most everything you want easy access to and small enough it doesn't get in the way at all when riding. I would buy a little larger and not need all of the space as apposed to one that you find too small in the future.
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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 09:05:03 AM »
Another City user here. Perfect size for me. Holds quite a bit.
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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 10:02:38 AM »
If you just need room to hold small objects (phone, glasses, keys, maps, etc.), a handlebar bag may be better than a tank bag and it doesn't bother you at the gas station.
Look at this topic: https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,16533.0.html

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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 11:20:11 AM »
I can agree with VP on the handlebar bag, it's my pick over a tankbag. They obviously do not come in the amount of sizes that tankbags do, but do hold my sunglasses, phone, spare earplugs, keys, wallet, discbrakelock reminder cable....etc. And not in the way when fueling up.

If i indeed need to take a bit more I found a small bag that holds my reain gear, extra gloves and bottle of water mounted to the baseplate of the topbox.

https://www.polo-motorrad.com/en/dakar-rearbag.html

Zipps right off when stopping over for a drink or a strole.



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Re: Tank Bag Question
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 07:45:58 PM »
I spent a fair bit of time looking at tank bags but couldn't bring myself to spend a lot of money on something I'd use infrequently.  Ended up buying a 2nd hand magnetic one off a friend.  Its a Buffalo branded one, about 20 litres.  I found it really useful on a long trip I did.
I wouldnt use it other than for touring.  No bother at fuel stations, just move it to the seat and back again. 

 



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