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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2005, 7:23 am Thread Starter
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Tank bags

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I have been looking for a tank bag that would not ruin my paint. The only one that i found was a Marsee. I bought it, but I am not thrilled with how high it sits on the tank. I may return it for one with straps but, as I mentioned I hope to avoid marking up the tank. By the way this is for a GT. I was looking on Marsee's website and found they had a few seat bags that might work for small storage. There was one bag that I came across on the web but I can't remember where; that was quite small but attached with small spike like connectors to the tank. I don't think I would mind a seat bag as long as I could have some sort of small tank bag with a map pocket.

I'm up for some suggestions.

Thank you
Ben
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2005, 7:42 am
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I have a Big Mak. I am very happy with it.
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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2005, 9:33 am
 
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I have the Big Mak as well as a Wunderlich rear seat bag for thr K12RS. The seat bag can only be bought from BMW Santa Cruz,call them as the seatbag is not on thier web site. The combo is just what is needed for around town,along with an RS tinted windscreen. Looks cool and does the job.
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I've got a rather large Held tank bag for my bike. I too was worried about the paint being scratched, so I use a piece of the rubber/foam stuff people use as cabiner shelf liner. It's washable and it keeps the tank bag in place when you're riding.

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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2005, 8:47 pm
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More questions

I'm in the market for a tank bag, too. Like Ben, I like the idea of a rigidly mounted bag which "floats" above the paint. I've found the following:

Big Mak http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products/BigMak/?Item=BMA

Tank Locker http://www.luggagelocker.com/tanklocker.html

SW-Motech http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/332/

Comments about these products will be welcome. If you think that all of these suck then I would be happy to hear about that too.

Thanks, Bill (just another guy who is absolutely floored by his new RS with about 150 miles on it)

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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2005, 8:59 pm
 
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You might also want to check out the Chicane tank bags. If you are worried about the paint issue, regardless of what type of back you are useing, then you might want to get a clear vinyl tank protector. I know there is one out there that is cut specifically for our tanks that covers the center section from the yoke down tot he seat (I think). Altohugh I forgot the sellers name - I'm sure someone will yell it out.

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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2005, 9:09 pm
 
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Ditto on the Chicane. AWESOME product that is well made and fits great on my GT. Best tank bag I have ever used bar none.
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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2005, 9:43 pm
 
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Cool tank bag for GT

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Hello all,
I have been looking for a tank bag that would not ruin my paint. The only one that i found was a Marsee. I bought it, but I am not thrilled with how high it sits on the tank. I may return it for one with straps but, as I mentioned I hope to avoid marking up the tank. By the way this is for a GT. I was looking on Marsee's website and found they had a few seat bags that might work for small storage. There was one bag that I came across on the web but I can't remember where; that was quite small but attached with small spike like connectors to the tank. I don't think I would mind a seat bag as long as I could have some sort of small tank bag with a map pocket.

I'm up for some suggestions.

Thank you
Ben
Ben go to www.PiratesK12site.net they have the small tank bag that you are talking about. GO to the K12 parts page and go all the way to the bottom of the page and click on K12 news letter there you will find the tank bag and the clear film to protect your paint too if you think you need it, GOOD LUCK.

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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2005, 9:45 pm
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I've been using a Marsee Mr. Pockets 20L quick release bag on my GT for a long time - no issues with paint. They also make a smaller version with a map window - the Mighty mini - check it out.

http://www.marseeproducts.com/cgi-lo...7de+1130190981


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+1 on the Chicane Canyon EX tank bag. More discussion at

http://www.k-bikes.com/ubbthreads/sh...&sb=5&o=0&vc=1

and

http://www.k-bikes.com/ubbthreads/sh...w=&sb=&o=&vc=1

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