I used to have one like that but it span around too quickly when I was ridingwhoosh, if you ever have a problem with navigation it seems as though wombat has come up with the ideal solution. He calls it 'analogGPS' and you can see a pic of it in his member album. Most impressive, it has to be said.
Yeah, I read through Poddy's thread and I personaly can't stand a tank cover. I like the lines of our tanks and the cover makes it look gaudy in my opinion. I do like the options the Bags Connection gives you but the price is pretty rediculous. I also have a GPS and I can't afford any more speeding fines so I need to see my guages.I prefer using a tank bag. I find a tailpack to be awkward to fit and even find it difficult for me to get on & off the bike with it on. I'm also oldschool- no GPS, I use maps so the map pocket on the tankbag is a must for me. It's also so easy to get to my camera, autocard for petrol/gas & tollgates, gate remote etc., 'cos it's all right there in front of me. Check out poddy's tankbag thread on this same page.
Picture of my tankbag in my member album. It's not big, but it's enough for most things I need on a local day trip. If I'm on a longer trip I use the hard panniers anyway.