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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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I'm in need of recommendations. I'm looking to expand speedy's storage capacity from none to a little, so I'm considering buying a tank bag or a tail bag. Anyone have good suggestions on both/either? I don't need anything huge; just a medium size bag. I like the Triumph tank bag, but not sure about scratch/scuff potential with that multi-piece setup. Thanks in advance!
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i have a 35 liter chase harper tank bag. uses three straps. i put a cloth under it to not scratch the paint.
very well constructed. has a map holder and rain cover. :hammer:
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I've got a "Cargo Basics" tailpack that I picked up at Cycle Gear for $45 on sale. Works great, just don't hook the bungees to the rear footpeg brackets or they'll get hot as hell. The main heelguards work better.

As much as a map holder would be a nice thing to have, a tank bag annoys the hell out of me. Especially when you don't even have the convenience of a magnetic one. But that's just one man's opinion.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 10:41 AM
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I use a Triumph tank bag, and a tail pack for long weekends. It's good to have both. www.luggagelocker.com has some nice stuff, but I don't know if for the '05+.
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I have a couple of Bags-Connection tank bags that use the SW Motech gas cap mounting system. They clip on and off real easily, especially my small one. The small one ("Daypack") doesn't even touch the tank. Extremely convenient for running around town or day trips. I can even fit an extra face shield in the small one without sacrificing any capacity. The larger one ("Engage Sport") uses a strap in front. Still real easy to deal with. I glued some felt on the bottom of it to protect the tank, but normally only the straps touch the tank.

I got them from my Triumph dealer, but Twisted Throttle carries them. I ordered a camera mount from them that is part of the same system.

As for tail packs, I still use a backpack, which I have modified to fit real well. The bad part of a tail pack is you look a little dorky getting on and off, and you shift the center of gravity up and to the rear. However, if you like leaning on the tank, a tankbag gets in the way.

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Try ventura they do one for the 1050. Here is the link.

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 12:08 PM
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I have the Fasma Art 246/38 tank bag and the Fasma Art 710 tail bag. Both are quality items and have held up very well. I tend to use the tail bag more and it is big enough to keep every thing I need in it. I primarily use the tank bag to hold maps.

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Nelson-Rigg tank and trunk bag. Not expensive but work great.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 08:35 PM
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+1 on the Bags connection/SW-Motech setup.

I have the small daytripper bag and it carries things like extra gloves, skoal, phone, extra eyeglasses, that big arse wad of keys for work and even a (thin) long sleeve shirt if your jackets not quite enough.

If you wanna go big enough for a weekend trip they have em and they attach right to the same gas cap mount. The quick release is great.

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