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Old 05-12-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Looking for a tank bag

I'm planning on going on a trip soon and am looking for a good tank bag, anyone have any experience with any. What makes a bag better than any other one, and how much should I expect to pay?
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I like my Icon Urban Tankbag. My woman got it for me from Cycle Gear.
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I got one from walmart made by bell for $25. it's a good size the magnets are pretty strong. I use mine everyday for work.
+1, you could easily fit like 10 beers in there

But really, its pretty big and great value
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who started that trend? WHO?

ya ya, yall can thank me.

all kidding aside, teh BELL tank bag from wally world is the best all around bargain. i bought mine nearly a year ago and still use it. i love it and it has tons of room.
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Sweet, 25 bucks is a steal. I was looking at cyclegear today and the prices where crazy high for what it is.
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ya the one from walmart is friggin huge. magnets are strong as .
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I have a magnetic tank bag (it is expandable and what not, also has a clear cover for maps, etc.) along with "soft saddle bags". I bought them from a member here about a year ago and never really got to use them (other than the tank bag). I'll sell the whole set for $45 if you are interested. I think I paid $60...can't remember.
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I got a Fieldsheer Access Tank Bag for my birthday last year, I've been pretty happy with it. If I went on longer trips, I'd probably want a larger bag though, or maybe just a tail bag since a large tank bag would obstruct my view of the gauges. If I need to tote a lot of stuff, I usually wear a backpack.
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i've had a Honda bag for years, great for in town. but if your going on a trip i'd recommend 1 w/ a clear top so you can stick a map into it.

i bought stuff from www.rka-luggage.com for my long road trip
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I bought the Cargo Basics Tank Bag @ CG when I first started riding and still use it sometimes. It holds 6L and then unzips to hold 12L. I like it particularly for the clear top so I can stick maps in.
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I'm not sure if you're partial to a tank bag or just somewhere to carry stuff. I use a backpack (I bought a good one from Academy). I place it on it's backside bottom toward me and use a cargo motorcycle net to keep it on. Been using this method for five years. I have a cortech tank bag that's rarely used. My wife has a Joe Rocket tank bag that's small for her goodies. (on sale at NewEnough.com)
I've ridden to Austin that way with a couple of days worth of clothes and toiletries. Keeps the tank clear for leaning on and everything is out of the way. The only problem is if you need an easy access place to put a map, cellular phone, etc.
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Ahhhh I hate Walmart. I've been to 4 and none of them even have a MC section.:b anghead::b anghead:
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Does anyone know of a tankbag with a protective "laptop" divider?
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I didn't see this bag on Walmart's website. Do you think they still sell them?
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who started that trend? WHO?

ya ya, yall can thank me.

all kidding aside, teh BELL tank bag from wally world is the best all around bargain. i bought mine nearly a year ago and still use it. i love it and it has tons of room.

which wal mart man. I need one as well
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i bought the icon bag that can either be used as a tank bag or backpack.
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Does anyone know of a tankbag with a protective "laptop" divider?
theres a new bag from icon that has a divided laptop sections thats padded im not sure if its a tankbag but i kno its a backpack
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I got one from walmart made by bell for $25. it's a good size the magnets are pretty strong. I use mine everyday for work.
for the price you absolutely can not beat the Bell from walmart. its a pretty good size (i fit a half gallon of milk and a six pack of tall boys in mine once. )and pretty durable. ive been using mine for about two years and no issues at all.
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A bigger tank bag is good for road trips because it holds more and you can lean on it riding slab, but it's hard to get body down low in twisties. A smaller tank bag is good in twisties cause it doesn't get in way but can't rest/lean on it and it obviously doesn't hold as much. Really need one of each in my experience. For my small bag I use Joe Rocke Manta and really like it. They also make a bigger Manta that looks good also.
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a tail bag would also be something to consider.
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