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    What magnetic tank bag fits best?

    I need a magnetic tank bag. I have a tank bag that uses straps but the bike is so narrow the bag keeps sliding off to one side or the other. So, show me your tank bags! Tell me what works. Tell me what doesn't.

    Thanks!!!
    '88 Hawk GT
    '89 Harley FXSTC
    2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

    http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

    "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

    #2
    I have an old Chase-harper magnetic but it slides also (when it is windy). Not a current model but it works most of the time. With a strong side wind, I have to keep on the bike with my elbows.
    Brian - Richland, WA
    1991 Hawk GT
    1997 VFR

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      #3



      Mine's a Cortech, got it at the Honda shop, about $70-$80 I think it was. It doesn't budge and is big enough to stuff clothes, a camera, toothpaste,/deo, etc... and more into it.One clip unclips to remove it and carry by its handle with ease. I love it as it never gets in the way no matter what kind of driving i'm doing (it also has been known to carry a 6-pack of red stripe and a 750ml of Jagermeister
      “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

      - Hunter S. Thompson

      1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
      1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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        #4
        Mine is a cheapo B-Square one from ebay. Sticks to the tank like stink on shit. Cost me $20 inc P+P. The only minor downside is the seethrough plastic bit on top tends to fill up with air as you ride

        '88 Bros NT650J
        Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
        Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
        Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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          #5
          i forget the brand of mine, but it looks an awful lot like a black version of what Logicus posted...


          just a nice rectangular magnetic tankbag.

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            #6
            My small Marsee tank bag has pretty strong magnets. I got mine for $20 on eBay.

            Haven't tested it in expanded form, though.
            '89 Hawk GT

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              #7
              The magnets are that strong on mine sometimes I worry about them denting the tank. There's no chance of that sucker blowing off. Last week I did a few miles on the motorway sitting at 100mph and it was going nowhere.
              '88 Bros NT650J
              Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
              Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
              Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                #8
                I heard you can buy some of that grippy, spongy stuff that comes in a roll and use it as a tank protector between tank and bag. I worry less about the magnets than what it picks up off the bike!
                '89 Hawk GT

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                  #9
                  Nice pic logicus! thanks Is that cortech the one that a second bag zips onto?
                  '88 Hawk GT
                  '89 Harley FXSTC
                  2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

                  http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

                  "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                    #10
                    Nope, it has a zipper around the perimeter that you can unzip so the bag expands upward about 2 inches. It comes with a strap that goes around the steering yoke with a clip on it that securely attaches the bag to the bike, but it has a grippy bottom on it with the magnets inside.

                    Here's an in depth veiw:
                    http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/prod...tid=143&cat=31
                    “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

                    - Hunter S. Thompson

                    1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
                    1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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                      #11
                      Oxford Lifetime Luggage.
                      Not the best fit on the hawk, but incredible value. guarenteed for life (against defect, not damage alas) simply ship back for free repairs...
                      Mike/Kilter
                      They smile because I'm different--I laugh because they are all the same

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                        #12
                        Well I broke with everyones advice and went with this River road system I found on ebay. And at $36 shipped I got a heck of a deal. the product is nice, and when they shipped me the strap version by mistake they corrected the error by shipping me the magnetic base for free. so I can highly recommend bikebandit.com- on ebay they are bikebandit_open_it_up. great company!

                        '88 Hawk GT
                        '89 Harley FXSTC
                        2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

                        http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

                        "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                          #13
                          Just checked E-bay Mr bikebandit_open_it_up has no items up for sale right now
                          88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
                          <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

                          92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


                          86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

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                            #14
                            i got a cheap one on ebay too

                            and it worked great for me
                            dont be worried about over loading it
                            you will be surprized to see how much those magnets can hold.
                            1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                              #15
                              I used to use a Marsee magnetic-base bag, but when I switched to a CF tank on one of my Hawks, I needed another way. "Strappin-on" the Marsee was less than satisfying (sounds like a problem, eh?). What do you expect for $35?

                              Always searching for the better mousetrap, I came across this system from SW Motec I picked-up through Twisted Throttle.

                              http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2131/451/

                              Yeah, the cost of entry is steeper than the Marsee but it won't scratch the paint on any tank, and works on ferrous and non-ferrous tanks.

                              Bag quality is similar or better than Oxford.

                              -P.
                              I need a bigger garage.

                              It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it.

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