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Old 02-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #6089
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Oddometer: 68

Originally Posted by Slipinn View Post
here is the link to the tank's for 17 buck's in case anyone is looking for some.
A word of caution. I bought identical ATV tank saddlebags from Princess Auto for my DR200SE. The price was right (I think I paid $15) and they fit the DR's tank just fine. However, the bags are kept on the tank solely by gravity. The first (and last) time I used them I found that above 80 km/h (50 mph) they constantly flapped around in the wind (even with the weight of a full water bottle in one side and some food in the other). I had to keep my knees pressed against the bags to hold them down, which made for a very uncomfortable riding position.

The tank saddlebags are advertised for ATVs and probably are fine in that application. However, for use on a motorcycle some way of securing the bags to the gas tank is needed. If you've got a steel gas tank one option would be to sew magnets into the bags. Another possibility would be to sew on a strap so the bags can be hooked onto the edge of the gas tank.

Bottom line: I don't recommend these bags for motorcycle use. If you can afford them, tank panniers from Aerostich ( or Wolfman ( look like much better choices.
2009 DR200SE: ManRacks rack, ScreensForBikes windshield, Wolfman tail bag, 16T sprocket, Kenda K761 tires, Moose Racing CR-HI handlebar, Renthal MX grips, Polisport fender.

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