F800gs Tank bag...got one you like? tell us about it!

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  1. IAmYourPilot

    IAmYourPilot n00b

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    http://www.windingroads.co.uk/shop/product.php/150/tank-bag-tank-panniers-bmw-f800gs

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    You may need to add a crash bar to allow spacing for cooling.

    BMW F800GS E Max Tank Set - Tank Bag and Tank Pannier Set

    Using the Enduro Max (FA244) Tank Bag with a custom fit base allowing the fitting of two forward pannier bags adding an additional 9 litres (approx.) carrying capacity per side.
    Made from 1200 / 1200 tear resistant, shower proof woven polyester with semi rigid inserts to aid loading and shape retention, the tank bag features 3 external pockets as well as top map pocket and is expandable from 13 to 19 litres. The bag also has carrying straps and grab handle for ease of use off the bike and waterproof cover.
    Featuring easy to use YKK zippers and 3M Scotchlite reflective piping for visibility and safety. The strap on base uses FAMSA’s unique Soft Fix system.
    Dimensions (cm) 35 x 26 x 20 / 29 (Tank Bag only).
    Not guaranteed to fit with all makes of crash bars.

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  2. wvanh

    wvanh Adventurer

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    Will the Cortech super mini fit a small DSLR (Canon rebel with medium size kit lens) with lens or would I need something like the Wunderlich for that? It wouldn't need to carry much else.
  3. Wicket009

    Wicket009 Been here awhile

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    I have the Super Mini and carry a Nikon D200 and it easily fits with a 18-200 lens, extra battery, cards, etc. Case interior is approximately 8" long. 7" wide at the top and tapers down to 5" wide at the bottom. Personally dislike tank bags and only use it to bring the camera along for easy access. It is relatively small and a decent price compared to other bags I was looking at. Also have a huge Touratech bag, but I find myself packing it completely full of lenses and gear I seldom need. Highly recommend the Cortech.
  4. larlec

    larlec Been here awhile

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    I love my old Wolfcreek magnetic tank bag and am thinking of supergluing or epoxying some magnets under the plastic. Has anyone tried this? Sorry in advance if I missed some post but have not seen it. I did just find one in this thread using double stick tape and washers, I may give that a try. Any other suggestions?
  5. Moab

    Moab Been here awhile

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    My cortech mini is almost too long,the buckle to attach goes under the seat so the seat won't lock down, ideas?
  6. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile

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    Shorten the straps that fasten the bag at the Headstem up front.
    My buckle just pokes out in front of the seat. Very tight fit.
    Hope this helps
  7. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Just some pics of the Wunderlich bag...just switch from the Wolfman Rainer to this....got the rain cover to for those really bad days.

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  8. Calgary06

    Calgary06 Been here awhile

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    Soph9, where did you pick that bag up? The Wunderlich site or somewhere local?
    Thanks
    Paul
  9. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Wunderlich own web site....they just got a shipment in 2 days after I ordered 2 bags for us!:wink:
  10. Calgary06

    Calgary06 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Soph9.
    Did customs ding you for import duty?
    P
  11. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    got it shipped to the border and brought it across...only had to pay HST...and with the dollar the way it is this bag was as good as a deal one can get from the States. Not sure what they are charging in Canada...
  12. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Another vote for the Wunderlich bag
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    The silver blob holding the map/doco holder off the bag is the optional rain cover.
  13. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    one draw back is that the rain cover is a bit bulky. I for one will not be storing the cover in the tank bag itself....takes up too much room. For now I keep in my top box when not in use.
  14. Oddward

    Oddward Been here awhile

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    +1 for the Wunderlich tank bag. I've had mine for a few months now and I am exceptionally pleased. The side pockets are great for the small items and the elastic cords are a nice touch. The water proofing does work although I have not ridden in more than a light rain. Too cold for that yet. It expands quite large but not too much you feel like a duffle is sitting in your lap.

    My only complain is that it is a half inch too long. It fits between the key and the seat but tends to crowd the seat if you need to take the seat off. Minor complaint really. I did have the tank, err, plastic part coated with a 3m clear shield to prevent rubbing marks. The bag comes with a roll of clear tape for this purpose, but the 3m shield was inexpensive for the small area.
  15. Calikatoom

    Calikatoom Norcal Moto Nut

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    How do route the rear strap under the seat? With a single rear strap, I don't see where there is anything to loop around under the seat.

    Advice?

    Thanks!
    Gail
  16. Calgary06

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    I just got the Wunderlich tank bag and some Kriega (the US-30 combo) tail bags. I haven't had much chance to use them yet as we just got another 20cm of snow last night. These pics are from 2 days ago. The tail bags hold quite a bit more than I thought. The Tank bag does get in the way standing but for the most part I'll stay seated. If I happen to be headed out on something more 'exciting' I'll probably only need the smaller Kriega bag anyway. The map case is nice as it fits the whole backroads mapbook with room to spare...

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    Having both the tank and tail bags on the bike sure makes getting on and off interesting...
  17. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    I like my cortech micro, don't really like the bulky tank bags.
  18. DonHS

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    bodhizafa - If that Micro was waterproof and the phone compartment was designed like an Otterbox, that would be perfect. As is, will it stand up to any weather?
  19. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Probably not very weather resistant. Didn't come with a cover either. I'll just stash a few small things in there, pressure gauge, gronola bar, sandwich :D I wouldn't trust the phone part, maybe in some really light rain or mist but thats it.
  20. nuland

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    This is how I did it... Additionally, just undo the loop at the end of the strap, cut an small portion of the total length, sew some velcro stripes and off you go!

    Hope this helps :evil

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