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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Bag Security Idea

So I'm all packed and ready to head out for my long tour tomorrow morning. During all my preparations and packing I stumbled across a small idea that may be of use to others.
Like most, my magnetic tank bag is a concern for those moments when I'm not right there with it.
I've got it secured to the handlebars with the obligatory strap that came with it... and I plan to remove it from the bike and take it with me those times where I'll be away from the bike for longer periods of time.
But for those times when it's on the bike and I'm not right there, like going in to pay for my fuel or to pick up some junk food or a burger I wanted to have it so it was secured to the bike and the zippers were not operational.
What I did was put one split ring (usually used for keys) on each of the tank bag's zipper pulls.
When I'm away from the bike, I just run my HelmetLok (which is secured to the handlebars by its own cable) through the two split rings and the bag is a bit more secure than just walking away for a couple of minutes.
It keeps prying eyes out of my tank bag.
When the HelmetLok is not locking up the tank bag zippers, I just secure it around the mirror stalk.

Thought I'd pass it along for what it's worth.


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I just stuff it n my rear case.

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I'm all full up... no place to stuff it... on my trip. Around town, I don't use the tank bag.

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really nice idea. I will have to keep this in mind. Usually i have room in my trunk for the tank bag after i take out my backpack for wherever i am headed, so i wouldnt need it often, but better safe than sorry.
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Nice idea, but I can spin a key ring off in about 5 seconds.

Might slow down an honest thief (if there is such a thing).
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I can see some genius doing a wylie coyote grab & run attempt...pulling the bike forward & folding the side stand
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I can see some genius doing a wylie coyote grab & run attempt...pulling the bike forward & folding the side stand
Ha! We'll see...

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I agree with Capn Kirk, key rings are nothing for a thief and if they feel the opportunity is there, they will steal whatever they can from a bike (I found this out the hard way as a teenager).

But its better than nothing and I would keep it on there because it still may still serve as a deterrent if it simply appears to be more trouble than its worth. Kind of like a lock on a glass door. The idea is to slow them down.
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I think anyone that wants something bad enough their gonna take it. A lock just keeps an honest man honest.
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Gave me a smile----------------years ago there was a break-in were I worked. My bottom tool box had three drawers, the top two were held closed by the bottom drawer, which also had a lock in it. The thieves tried to pry the top drawer open, never got any of the drawers open, and it wasn't locked! They took all my tools in the main top box.------------should have had all my valuable stuff in the bottom section.
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Isn't there an unwritten rule...... you don't touch another mans gun or motorcycle..

OH and " you don't tug on Superman's cape"
along with "you don't spit into the wind".
Sad that we have to even consider locking up our belongings when we are out and about enjoying our bikes.

I figured it out!! A good day is when you can't see through your visor or windshield b/c of the bug splatter!!!!
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