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Old 04-25-2013, 01:30 PM
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I need a magnetic Tank Bag, What's the biggest, and best, for the money, that will fit the superhawk tank?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:48 PM
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Urban Tank Bag - Black | Products | Ride Icon
HUGE capacity
Shoulder straps to convert to backpack
4 pockets plus the main which also has a pocket inside.
Helmet "wrap" to securely carry your helmet if you want and not take up ANY of the storage capacity.
Secure on the bike well past 100MPH
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:57 PM
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Looks like a nice bag. Any idea how many liters? Seems most of them refer to liters, for size
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i am looking at a givi T478. Any experience with that one?
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Sorry, not a recommendation but a friend once told me a story of his tank bag that has kept me away from them. I'm not telling you to not buy one, just a heads up... he had a whole bunch of scratches on his tank and found out the magnet on his bag collected metal pieces that he didn't see [obviously] until it was too late.

I have a Cortech tail bag. I would recommend their stuff, it's very well designed and made.
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Thanks, good information. Hadn't thought about the metal
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
Sorry, not a recommendation but a friend once told me a story of his tank bag that has kept me away from them. I'm not telling you to not buy one, just a heads up... he had a whole bunch of scratches on his tank and found out the magnet on his bag collected metal pieces that he didn't see [obviously] until it was too late.

I have a Cortech tail bag. I would recommend their stuff, it's very well designed and made.
Check out this link.
Yes it happens, my wifes Ninja 650R had it happen... but it is as simple as checking the 4 attachment points with hands as you put it on the bike.

If you're aware of the issue, there is never a need to be concerned with damaging the tank paint.

It is now an automatic deal... the bags go from the hallway storage cabinet
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to the bikes, and you feel each magnet as you drop the bag on the tank.
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Hit this up again.

Was wondering if anyone uses Cortech?

I was looking that this 1 - magnetic type

Cortech Super 2.0 Tank Bag with Magnetic Mount | Sport Bike | Jake Wilson

Looks to have all the bells & whistles.

I'm tired of using an old strap mounted system that slides around too much.
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
ICON Urban
Urban Tank Bag - Black | Products | Ride Icon
HUGE capacity
Shoulder straps to convert to backpack
4 pockets plus the main which also has a pocket inside.
Helmet "wrap" to securely carry your helmet if you want and not take up ANY of the storage capacity.
Secure on the bike well past 100MPH

Nice looking Hawk!!!
What brand of belly fairing is that? Did it fit rite at first or did u hav2 make it fit. And how much was it.
Thanx.
Stay Btween the Ditches!!!
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I have two tank bags from Cycle Gear, both with identical construction, and yet one has been scuffing my gas tank while the other does not.

I'm going to get some thin tool box liner foam and attach it to the bottom of the bag.
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I was all set to get a tank bag and had some second thoughts. Not the least of which was scratching the s*** out my tank. With weighting the pro and cons of tank vs tail bags, I went with a tail bag. No regrets.
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I had a few different types, I finally settled with the hard shell one I have now and love it. It's made by axio. I got mine at a local bike shop here.you can see it in my pics, the top of it is harshell with an indentation for phone its expandable (hold a lot) also magnetic and has hidden straps to use it as a backpack too. Under the cover is a series of compartment areas for important papers and a couple of zipper areas to hold misc stuff you don't want floating around the bag. I also generally use it as a forward rest spot while riding low being its hardshell. Btw in this picture it's actually sitting backwards lol
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Dude, just sew some rare earth magnets onto your favorite backpack for a $7 multitasker.

I have been using tankbags for years without a mark. But for sure you gotta pick the staples, etc off the magnets. Plus with a tail bag where does the chick go?
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Originally Posted by nnjhawk02 View Post
Was wondering if anyone uses Cortech?
FWIW, my Cortech tail bag is holding up great. Had it for about 5 years or so, I'd recommend the brand to anyone.
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Dude, just sew some rare earth magnets onto your favorite backpack for a $7 multitasker.

I have been using tankbags for years without a mark. But for sure you gotta pick the staples, etc off the magnets. Plus with a tail bag where does the chick go?
Chick goes on her own bike, if you got a good one.
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I've got an oxford expandable tankbag that I've had for years. Starting to turn pretty brown now from all the UV. Holding up well, but most often I use it as a tailbag and throw a small tankbag on for keys, wallet, phone, etc. I don't really like having something really bulky infront of me.
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