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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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found the perfect tank bag!

i was in sevierville, tn a few weeks ago on a "guys trip" with my dad and 6yo son. when we go up there we always hit up the Coleman outlet store.

i walk in and see a selection of motorcycle stuff on clearance.. my heart sank when i saw it was Paul Jr. Designs crap. i did notice a little magnetic tank bag and decided to give it a look.

it appeared to be the perfect size/shape for my versys. for $9.99 on clearance i couldn't go wrong, so i snagged it. when i got home i test fit the bag and it is PERFECT. i'll post some photos later on. 5min with some scissors and a seam ripper and all traces of Paul Jr Designs are gone and i have a cheap, quality tank bag that fits perfectly. score!

here's the stock photo of the bag in question..


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 09:20 AM
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Good find and a great price...would like to see some pics of it on the bike.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 02:53 PM
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Looks exactly like a Cortech Mini Magnetic!

Here's a picture on mine.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 05:24 PM
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I have a Cortech Mini, it does look just like it. Mine fits like it was made for a Versys.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 11:19 PM
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Yep, Cortech Mini. I bought mine for my SV1000 nakid and liked it so much I kept it when I sold the SV and it now lives on my Versys tank.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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strange.. i guess they are somehow in bed with coleman. i'll take some photos in a bit and post them up - my phone is dead and on the charger. $10, can't go wrong!

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Smokin' deal for you. They're $36 on Amazon...
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 10:41 AM
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Cutting-board tank-bag mount

Nice find regarding tank bag, indulf. Magnets and straps have a way of leaving their marks on painted surfaces, so I opted for the same tank bag, although I had to pay much more for it than you did. Mounting was accomplished through a Cortech Dryver tank-bag mounting ring, $25 as I recall, and a $2 poly cutting board from Target. Board was shaped to fit inside and beneath tank bag, sandwiching the bottom of the bag and providing a reliable and rigid base. Makes for very easy refueling.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 12:09 PM
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Nice find regarding tank bag, indulf. Magnets and straps have a way of leaving their marks on painted surfaces, so I opted for the same tank bag, although I had to pay much more for it than you did. Mounting was accomplished through a Cortech Dryver tank-bag mounting ring, $25 as I recall, and a $2 poly cutting board from Target. Board was shaped to fit inside and beneath tank bag, sandwiching the bottom of the bag and providing a reliable and rigid base. Makes for very easy refueling.
That is a very clever and inventive idea. Well done!

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