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You can barely duck behind a tall windshield on a Vs. 650 with NO tank bag: forget wind-drafting advantages of leaning over with any tank bag. Tank bags are not for motorcycling. ymmv
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It's ok for hard-core, do nothing but tour riders, full-time commuters, or Shriners, like you. I just ride all bikes the same way, the way motorcycles were meant to ride on the streets.
you say some of the strangest things.

you must be shorter than me because at 6'3" I can tuck and have my chest resting on the tank bag and my helmet almost hitting the handle bar. it is never in the way. I ride almost every single day on narrow curvy roads and use a tank bag more often than any other cargo option (I've got top bags, saddle bags, backpacks) and the tank bag is the most convenient and least intrusive to the motorcycling experience. the only time I ride differently than how I ride on road is when I ride off road.

or is this more about your slip streaming aerodynamics for top speed runs in half chaps?
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It's ok for hard-core, do nothing but tour riders, full-time commuters, or Shriners, like you. I just ride all bikes the same way, the way motorcycles were meant to ride on the streets. That's why I prefer the vertical twins or singles for the handling, if I can afford my preference. The Vs. 650 is a gift from Kawasaki, and I'd never ruin it with a tank bag. ymmv
thats why my bags magnetic, it comes off just as easy as i do so it isnt "ruin" anything, and I use my bikes on (and off) the street like they were meant to be, as a vehicle to haul my lazy cripple ass and what ever i need / want to haul to where ever i need to go quicker and easier then the people in the big fox killing boxes , as long as it does that everything else is just a bonus
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you say some of the strangest things.
^^lol i know right?
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you must be shorter than me because at 6'3" I can tuck and have my chest resting on the tank bag and my helmet almost hitting the handle bar. it is never in the way. I ride almost every single day on narrow curvy roads and use a tank bag more often than any other cargo option (I've got top bags, saddle bags, backpacks) and the tank bag is the most convenient and least intrusive to the motorcycling experience. the only time I ride differently than how I ride on road is when I ride off road.

or is this more about your slip streaming aerodynamics for top speed runs in half chaps?
same here, tho im down to 6'2 now , and if i wanna try to duck down i find sitting up on the passanger seat helps, i also almost always ride with a back pack and sylvester has the trunk box, and i dont seem to have any "drag issues"
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It's ok for hard-core, do nothing but tour riders, full-time commuters, or Shriners, like you. I just ride all bikes the same way, the way motorcycles were meant to ride on the streets.
Just wtf are you trying to say? Are riders who tour not using their bikes properly? And off-road riders are also wrong?

"The Vs. 650 is a gift from Kawasaki" That is strange too, I had to pay for mine.
Maybe it's time to get your meds adjusted, kdog.
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you say some of the strangest things.

you must be shorter than me because at 6'3" I can tuck and have my chest resting on the tank bag and my helmet almost hitting the handle bar. it is never in the way.
Got any pics? I thought you were a bowl of jello and wore bro-ziers.

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[quote=kawdog;1050945]Got any pics? I thought you were a bowl of jello and wore bro-ziers.




Really? Dude, chill out.


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Got any pics? I thought you were a bowl of jello and wore bro-ziers.
the things you say make about as much sense as these people

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Edited out Kohbun's copied post (AKA JDrocks, onewizard, ...)

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This summer I decided to try a tank bag on my 07 Versys----heard some rave reviews on threads like this----well I am happy to report that I use it every day I ride, and wish I had purchased it sooner.

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This thread started out as tank bags, generally people ask questions to try and make informed decisions on what to buy and where as well as the best price. Something like the Versys, the reason this forum exists, which generally is the purpose of this forum, to help others and share knowledge / experience.

Recently we have had a select few make some negative comments, attempting to derail the thread--fortunately we have free speech----what I do is give some thought before I post--and many times I read my post as if I was another member just coming upon the post, immediately after,I hit edit and change it or delete it.

Just a suggestion---try and treat others the way you expect others to treat you

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Just a suggestion---try and treat others the way you expect others to treat you

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FWIW - I removed one of my pics (of me w/ jdrocks) from a post by kawdog because the pic had ABSOLUTELY NO connection to whatever he was posting, and I do NOT condone misuse of my images!

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I've had a Givi Voyager Bag (magnetic) for many moons now. My V is the third bike I've had it on and it is perfect for my use. It is a two piece bag, the bottom part being the smallest and is great for day trips. It zips to the top part and both the top and bottom have a large map cover. The top expands even higher if needed, perfect for long trips. When expanded it gives a lot of wind protection from below shoulders to waist.

It has a rain cover that keeps everything absolutely dry. I rode through a rain storm of monsoon proportions, water a foot deep on the road, but the bag was not even damp.

No model number on the bag but a google search shows the 410N to be the closest match. 22 to 33 litre capacity. No longer in Givi catalogue but there are new similar models. I highly recommend Givi bags.
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I have the Motocentric magnetic tank bag. It works great and is reasonably priced:

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Oh, and please don't confuse me with the other kawdog.
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I have the Motocentric magnetic tank bag. It works great and is reasonably priced:

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Oh, and please don't confuse me with the other kawdog.
I have tried a couple of types of tank bags. For me, they worked great for touring, but the magnet ones scratched the tank (a lot more waxing is required than I like to do), I could not lean on my tank (which I like to do over 55 mph if possible, but some tanks it would prop you up nicely - not on the Vs. 650 for me), and the laced up tank bags were a hassle removing when it rained or for security downtown. That's just my opinion and my experience. I always like my bike as striped down as possible to enjoy the enhanced handling by moving around as much as possible when required (for safety and enjoyment.)
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just guessing

this must be what kawdog thinks we all have as tank bags
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this isn't the exact route..but it a city to city of the route we're taking...the road master is from those areas and loves the back roads...2200 miles...I'm wondering where we're adjusting our chains at...

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Port...45.5230622!3e0
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That bag would block my vision, plus I wouldn't know I was speeding, except by my GPS.
isnt that an excuse for once you get pulled over?

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I really don't know what he thinks, we all get a little bantering, this was a friendly and informative site-- people poke fun at me and I return it--at the end of the day, no matter who it is, if I can help, I will, just don't threaten or call me names---I have 66 years of wisdom

Well to be honest, I thought it would be a PITA to gas up, the first time it wasn't latched right and came off just as I was pulling away from the gas pump. I keep my camera, my phone, a quick lunch and water bottle plus some cash all in the bag. It deflects some of the wind coming off the windshield that went over the tank. After having the bike since 08, adding the tank bag this summer made the riding that much more enjoyable.
Because it was what they call late in the season (July) I had a hard time finding anything in stock, went to Twisted Throttle and got my bag there====no regrets!
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this isn't the exact route..but it a city to city of the route we're taking...the road master is from those areas and loves the back roads...2200 miles...I'm wondering where we're adjusting our chains at...

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Port...45.5230622!3e0
looks like it will be a fun ride and hit me up if you wanna borrow my tank bag BTW

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It's ok for hard-core, do nothing but tour riders, full-time commuters, or Shriners, like you...
couple of things for the record...

we happen to like those Shriner dudes, can't argue with those two dozen hospitals.

secondly, all the jdrocks riders use the Wolfman Denali tank bag, and we do mean all of us, every single one, seriously, we ain't kiddin' one bit, it's a consensus of opinion among us. there are so many jdrocks out there now, in spirit or otherwise, that we have no problem organizing group rides. come one, come all, ride with us.

after several untimely experiments, we got away from magnetic tank bags when we found out that the tank bag and bike could go in opposite directions when the bike hit the ground. inconvenient if one of us jdrocks riders happened to carry the sat locator in the map pocket on the tank bag, or if the tank bag ended up in the creek, bounced over a cliff, or rolled out into the tundra. plenty of circumstances where we might have difficulty even finding the freakin' thing without a search. the jdrocks crew ain't got time for no damn search, keep that thing strapped to the bike. that's what we recommend.
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