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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2007, 7:13 am Thread Starter
 
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Considering a Big Mak Stealth Tank Bag - Opinions Wanted!

I'm in the early phase of outfitting my "new" blue 03 K1200GT which I picked up last week - 4,035 miles, and was stored in a climate controlled building - it's in very nice shape. I've changed the oil and filter, put on a new set of Z6's, and plan on replacing the balance of fluids at the 6K service.
I've always had a tank bag, and am considering the Big Mak Stealth Bag for this bike, I really like the "flip-up" feature, and this size bag will work well for me. Anyone have a Big Mak willing to share opinions - any other easy on/off tank bags I should consider - Thanks in advance - I appreciate your input!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2007, 7:34 am
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I have had the Big Mak Stealth SC model tankbag on my bike for over 30K. I got this size because I was worried about seeing my instruments over the bag. No problems with it at all.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2007, 12:20 pm
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Tank Bag

Here's what I did with a Cortech Tri-Bag System. You will need and extra base and some ingenuity if you want a tail bag, see first pic. And the last pic is cool if you have a Givi. When I first bought the system it was way too tall when both items are attached. I was bummed but then started to brainstorm and this is what I have. Sometimes the small bag goes on the tank, sometimes the larger goes on the tank. This is a very versatile set up. Though I'd share.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2007, 4:44 pm
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+1 for the Big Mac stealth bag. Had it for two years on my RT, and four years on my '03GT. Never leave home without it. It's a bit faded, but still works great. The flip-up thing is priceless.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2007, 8:27 pm
 
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Great tank bag system . I have three sizes , the SS 4 3/4 " tall for around town etc. XL for touring and SC for local rallies etc . The Big Mak is my favorite tank bag.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2007, 8:38 am
 
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I use the Luggage Locker system. A single lockable ring can handle a variety of standard bags, coolers, laptop carriers, and pretty soon a hard case for electronics. The ring holds the bag so that it does not touch the paint. I use the system on my '03 K1200RS. You can actually see the bag and ring in my signature pic.

For safety, they mount to a plastic ring that attaches to the bolt points on around your gas cap. It breaks away in impact to prevent injury. I know from experience that it works.

http://www.luggagelocker.com

Great all-around system.
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