What's the best tank bag ?

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  1. 34468 Randy

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    I have had a few different ones. I liked my original which I think was Teknic. It was very big and expanded enough that I could rest my chin on it. But the piping and zippers started to wear out and I could not find the same model. I made really good use of mine so their wearing out was not an issue that I could complain about.

    Really what you need to do is determine what your wants are. Size, pockets etc. Mine wear all magnetic and none of them ever slipped. The first one was both strap and magnetic. I trashed the straps.

    Edit. Here is my first bag.

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    Rotella Rocks!

    I thought EVERYONE settled on Rotella? (HaHa)
    I think a magnetic bag that expands is best. Price is the icing on the cake and will also determine which Brand is best. To me, so many Companies are not making their own product, making brand almost meaningless. Or one Manufacturer produces product for all of the Companies. Just bought one from England for the Second Gen. Now that it's running well.
    I tried "sportbikeshop.co.uk". The value of the pound is down. Makes it more affordable. I bet people in the States will be in for a good deal, given the US$'s strength. Gotta Givi tank bag, magnetic & expandable 25 litre, for $89.00 plus(Cdn) $25.00 shipping.
     
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    Yes, what is IPA? I saw a display yesterday at WalMart with aboot 20 different kinds of suds on it. Most of the labels stated they were IPA.. Wiki has a page on the stuff that indicates how it came to be and what it is now.

    Sciency, one of the major differences is that ale is different than lager not so much in the malt and other fermentables but in the yeast.
     
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    IPA is basically human urine with a tad of alcohol in it.

    Plus one for the givi tankloc system, brilliant.
     
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    BEER IN WALMART! You lucky Americans. Here in the Peoples Republic of Ontario, it is locked away in government controlled stores to protect the children. And since a beer is $2.00 EACH it makes it valuable currency for when you trade it for labor like Long suggests. I like the Cortech.
     
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    From the consensus it looks as if the best tank bag is the one that holds a shitload of IPA..

    Booze in Washington and Oregon is state controlled. Beer and wine is supermarket and Walmart stuff. The regular folks try to get the booze control out of the hands of the politicians with not much luck. Lots of pesos there for the pork barrels. Now the same states have the politicians fingers in the pot pie and most of them don't know whether to shit or go blind.

    For all I know all those bottles of suds I saw at WalMart were all the same stuff with different fancy labels making buyers look hip at the checkout stands.
     
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    Don't forget the C02..
     
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    Looks like Randy's is best. Its 3' high and you can likely get 72 cans of IPA in it. To your point BB, I'm starting to think the high price of beers here is not to protect the children at all. Its taxes! Oh those politicians pulled a fast one, tugging at our heartstrings. Buy the Teknic like Randy. But be prepared for worsened fuel economy, its as aerodynamic as a closet door.... Like the Cortech!
     
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    Got an old Marsee. Holds all kinds of stuff. The bag unzips from the magnetic part. A zipper pull failed that was fixed with a cable tie. A creative solution rather than having to suffer reading why one tankbag is mo bettah than others..

    Taxes? You got that right! Here the politicians use the SOS trick to get taxes of all types going by invoking the "children", the schools and that "next generation" crap

    Same game with the lotteries, booze and pot. The pesos seem to always go someplace else.

    Do ya think maybe that the McKenzie brothers are paid government agents..;)
     
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    Why the **** would you want 27 cans of IPA? Just drink half a bottle of a decent beer.
     
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    Tank bags differ enough that you should look at several and see what hits your fancy. I use a small Sedici magnetic bag for everyday around town. I have a Rev-Pack bag which is perfect for resting on for long rides, and a couple of early '70s Eclipse bags which I use as tail bags now. A good tank bag will last forever. Get some Con-Tact clear plastic removable shelf liner and put it on the tank to protect the paint. On a long, rainy, dusty trip it will keep the bag from rubbing the paint. Also works to protect the rear fender from luggage you may have slung over the seat.
     
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    I bought one just like this for the missus and her GS500. She's a former rider now, and my large Cortech bag has finally lunched its zippers. So I tried this one and I LOVE IT! It holds everything I want/need and it is totally out of the way.

    I don't buy that it's waterproof, BTW.

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    This is not my ad!
     

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    Thanks for the tip
     
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    I have a question: does the bag leave any marks on the tank over time ? I mean your on it all the time it must do something to the clear coat ?
     
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    Not sure about that. I've only got about five long days' riding with the bag...
     
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    With new paint it's definitely something to think about however I guess all of them will take there toll on new paint.


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    Ok then im using it lol


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