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post #1 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tank Bag for 919

Anybody have suggestions for a tank bag that won't bugger the paint too much?

I looked thru the archives and didn't see much.

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post #2 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 08:37 AM
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Go on ebay and search motopak. I have a couple of their bags. They go at a reasonable price and are great quality.

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post #3 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 09:08 AM
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I have a tank bag, but it's not getting anywhere near my lovely red paint job!

Nope, it's a backpack for me.

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I use the Rapid Transit Recon 11 Magnetic Tank Bag. Wish I had bought the 19. Great bag!

http://www.rapidracer.com/ratrmolu.html

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post #5 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 09:32 AM
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I have the 19. It pretty good. I like how it can transform into a back pack.

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post #6 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 09:39 AM
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bagster makes a tank cover and a tank bag that clips onto the cover. that way you protect your tank completely, and have a spiffy tank bag that converts to a backpack off of the tank. it'll cost ya, but it is awesome.

this is a pick of a 599, but it works equally well on my 919.

http://www.bagster.com/en/moto/galerie3.php?id_photo=90

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I've used the Nelson Rigg tankbags, and they have not done anything to the paint. They have exceptionally strong magnets, much better than Oxford's stuff. They also come with rain covers. Good product, but buy online. Dealer's tend to inflate the prices by about 50%.

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post #8 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 10:35 AM
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Luggage Locker

Two words: Luggage Locker
This is a small business in Ohio and the quality is top-shelf. I have the tank bag and tail bag. Both are real nice, but the way the tank bag "hovers" over the tank means that scratches are impossible.
http://www.luggagelocker.com/

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post #9 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 10:42 AM
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Thumbs up Nelson Rigg +1

I've got the Nelson Rigg Silver Streak

http://www.nelsonrigg.com/paypal/silverstreak.htm

mag tank bag. No problems with the paint on my purdy red 06! The SSC-110 is just the right size for me. Not too small and not too big for a work-day commute.

I am careful putting on and taking off and it doesn't stay on the bike over night. I also bought one of their covers to keep the dust off when I know I'm not going to be able to ride for a few days. Again a nice product.

I started with the NR Classic bag first and it was too small so I returned it and got the Silver Streak. Just a bit bigger... but made a big difference.


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Question i have is how big of bag you need (Ragdoll resist the derail)? What kind of weather proofing do you need, how much money can you spend, etc? They come in all sizes and quality. i've only tried a couple on the 919, I have one for holding a camera and wallet then i've got the one i can pack a change of clothes in and a laptop. However neither of them are rain proof.

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I use a Joe Rocket Manta tank bag not bad but it's a small one, holds a wallet cell phone pair of gloves . Works well and has not scratched my tank " yet anyway".

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post #12 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 11:57 AM
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I've been using a Cortech Super Mini magnetic tank bag without any paint problems.

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I use a Joe Rocket Manta tank bag not bad but it's a small one, holds a wallet cell phone pair of gloves . Works well and has not scratched my tank " yet anyway".
I have this tank bag & the magnets DISCOLOR, not scratch, my 02 919 paint. I can buff it out with Honda polish but I never used it because of this. So be advised if you have flat asphalt paint...

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post #14 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 01:06 PM
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I have this tank bag & the magnets DISCOLOR, not scratch, my 02 919 paint. I can buff it out with Honda polish but I never used it because of this. So be advised if you have flat asphalt paint...
Very strange??? I don't buy into your blanket statement. I am never without my magnetic tank bag and there is no such problem with my '02.

Mr. Mike's tip of the day. Get whatever magnetic tank bag you want and never worry about scratching your pristine tank. The secret is a piece of cushion grip shelf liner between the tank and the tank bag. One word of caution, always check the bottom of the tank bag before you place it on the tank. Never know what those strong magnets will attract.

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I run a magnetic bag on an asphalt colored niner. No problems here. Like Mike said, I am real careful where I put the thing. The magnets will attract alot of stuff if your not watchful.

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post #16 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 01:47 PM
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i've got the fieldsheer eiffel ii tankbag and i can't say enough good stuff about it,definatly an awesome bag

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post #17 of 27 Old 12-08-2006, 05:26 PM
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I have an Icon Primer, it's about perfect for local riding. As far as problems with magnets, I haven't had any, and I always have tmagnetic tank bags on all of my bikes, I couldn't get by without one.
For long trips I have a bigger Joe Rocket one that holds a lot more stuff like rain pants etc. I am looking into getting a Icon Urban tank bag for long trips.

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Cortech magnetic. Never had any issues with the paint at all on the tank, but did wear the top of my tail section with the tail bag rigged up when some road crap got all stuck up in there. This tank bag model is the medium size and I have the double decker mondo size as well which is just too damn big unless you like grocery shopping on yer bike. I think the only way to eliminate any worry about paint issues is to use rack mounted storage, but if I wanted an ST1300 I'd buy one.




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I use a Marsee 19 liter magnetic bag. Its a great size when compressed, I almost always have it on my bike, never had any problem with scratches. I just make sure to not set it magnet side down.

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Another Nelson-Rigg fan here. Strong magnets hold very well and a great looking bag.

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post #21 of 27 Old 12-09-2006, 07:05 PM
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I don't buy into your blanket statement.
Dont buy into it all you want but it is true. It is hardley a blanket statement also since I was saying the exact single tankbag & color that it happens on.

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post #22 of 27 Old 12-11-2006, 11:19 AM
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Another vote...

...for the Rapid Transit 19. I like it!: thumbup:

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I have this tank bag & the magnets DISCOLOR, not scratch, my 02 919 paint. I can buff it out with Honda polish but I never used it because of this. So be advised if you have flat asphalt paint...
I'll keep an eye on it, Ive had it on there for about 6 months hardly ever take it off except for cleaning no problems yet. i hope it says that way . My bike is red I choose red because it's the fastest color

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post #24 of 27 Old 12-12-2006, 10:28 AM
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waayy too many tankbags out there for me to say which one is best for you.. I have a cortech that is my man-purse day in and day out just big enough for a spare visor and a soda bottle or 2.. clear map pocket on top...
go to your local cycle gear store (Cyclegear if you have one) and look at what they have.. consider how you use the bike and what you think you want to haul.. and then pick one.. it probably wont be the last one ya buy.. just cuz only use can answer some question that you didnt think of..

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Thanks for the input guys.

That Luggage Locker stuff is pretty cool!

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post #26 of 27 Old 12-12-2006, 02:43 PM
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That's what I've been tryin' to say!

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post #27 of 27 Old 12-15-2006, 09:56 AM
 
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Hey tripleS is that rapid transit 19 a Comfy backpack, enough that it could go either as a tank or a backpack when riding??

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