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Old 01-26-2013, 05:02 AM   #19
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don't get the KTM branded tank bag!

Being a loyal KTM 990 owner, I purchased a branded KTM tank bag with the bike. The bag zips on to a base that is strapped to the tank. Seems like a good idea until a 0 km/hr drop in sand, the bag pulled off the base at the zip, ripping a few zipper teeth out with it rendering the zipper useless. I strapped the tank bag top the base with copious amounts of duct tape and continued. Bag replaced by KTM and lo and behold exactly the same thing happened to the second bag. Took the now two broken bags to a local seamstress who sewed the bags to the base and no more issues.

This contrasts with a friend who on the same trip, had a major 80km/hr off including overturning the bike a couple of times and his Touratech tank bad held fast.

Although I like the size and shape of the KTM bag, the zipped base is useless, count on having it sewn to the base if you purchase one. There are probably better purchases out there.
bikeless no longer! welcome home, 2011 KTM 990 Adventure!

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