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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Tank Bag question

Hi All

New to this forum, but I couldn't think of a more knowledgeable place to put up my question.

I have a 2007 V and I'm in the process of setting it up for a trip with my daughter this summer to Sweden.

I have now gotten the H&B Gobi 37l side cases it, but I'm missing a good(not the most expensive) tank bag that fits a V as I know it has a "funky" shape and of it is plastics so magnets is not that a reliable option.

Does anyone here know of some that I can get here in Euro-land ?

(And yes I did search this forum first, just couldn't find exactly what I was looking for )

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SW Motech has a lot of options for the Versys:

http://shop.sw-motech.com/lshop,show...046661,,,,.htm

FAMSA of Italy also has a few.

Here are some that I found interesting when I was looking:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...64&postcount=9


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Saw a Joe Rocket "Manta" on a friend's Triumph, so tried it on my Versys, and it fits fine (magnetic), tho' it's a tad small.

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I have the small version of this bag, i love it. There are two or three sizes. I recommend it.
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Givi has some nice tank bags. i have one can't remember the model. Its magnetic and it holds tight.

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Cortech Super Mini. Not much on space but sticks good (put it on backward) and can hold a water bottle, wallet, map, etc.
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I have the Kawasaki one for the Versys.
Quick release and well made.
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You are correct that the magnetic flaps won't grab onto the plastic sides but just fold them under and your good to go.

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Mines the Givi T409. Just put it on and took some photos. here ya go. With the cup holder i place it like the last photo even with the tank protector the magnets hold it nice and snug..


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Saw a Joe Rocket "Manta" on a friend's Triumph, so tried it on my Versys, and it fits fine (magnetic), tho' it's a tad small.
+1 for the Manta. I have one on my 2009 V and it is great. Sure, it isn't the biggest bag, but that's what saddle bags (panniers) and a top trunk are for. For small items, music players and toll passes, it works like a charm.

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Cortech Super Mini. Not much on space but sticks good (put it on backward) and can hold a water bottle, wallet, map, etc.
+1...The Cortech Super Mini works great. Fits the tank profile, strong magnetic attachment, and just enough room for my cell phone, energy bars, etc. I also value the fact that it doesn't obscure the instruments like larger bags.

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I'm a fan of the Joe Rocket bag as well. Have the small one and love it.

If you're looking for a larger bag that will stay in place no matter what, you might consider the new Cortech Dryver series. They feature what Cortech calls "a high-tech ring-lock system that mounts to gas cap hardware for quick attachment and removal." It also features an "adjustable slider base which provides a wide variety of positioning options to fit different makes of motorcycles."

The bags look pretty impressive (in magazine ads) although I haven't seen one in person yet. Still, Cortech, in my experience, is very good stuff and worth the price.

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+1 on cortech. When I put it on backwards to so the 'wings' fit the tank better, it tried flying off in a strong headwind as the magnets are not under the handle part. This way works pretty good and stays put.

The mini fits my spare clear visor too.

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I just bungied my old tank bag from my concorse on to the back seat, works great and it's big.
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Hi Again

Thanks for all you good options, I'll have to go through them and see which is available in my area

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SW Motech/ Bags Connections City bag. Pricey, fits perfect. Fuel cap ring mount. I like mine. You have to drill the bag bottom for the mounting bracket, and add a ring mount to fuel cap.
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I have a Wolfman Express bag. It works well & clears the bars at full lock. You can see a picture of it, on a Versys, on the Wolfeman/UK website.

Here's mine - tankbag.jpg
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No flaps to worry about.
It has a headstock security strap but have never needed it.
The 3 strong magnets keep it firmly attached at +100mph no problem.

Top front pocket for wallet and Mobile, rear pocket for keys, earplugs and loose change, main compartment is expandable and is large enough to fit 3 pairs of bulky gloves in it.

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Cortech Super Mini. Not much on space but sticks good (put it on backward) and can hold a water bottle, wallet, map, etc.
+1 for the mini.

I run it in regular orientation, sometimes I get the mag "wings" to flap if I'm haphazard with positioning it. Adds convenience, but not much luggage space.


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I bought a $50 tankbag from Aldi when they did their annual motorcycle gear sale. It sounds cheap, but works great with the mods I did.

It started out with flaps for the magnets. I cut off the flaps and repositioned the magnets in under the bag itself. The underside had 3" square sections already stitched into the base and the magnet discs slid in there easily. I stitched up the perimeter where the flaps had been, all done.

There is one magnet flap pointing forward that clings in front of the fuel cap. The other magnets all work fine. It has survived a lot of riding, rain, side winds, nothing moves it.

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