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

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  1. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    I'm not sure on the size of the Denali versus the Explorer Lite, but Eric at Wolfman told me the Denali is the best fit for the 800GS.
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  2. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    I'll agree to disagree with Eric then :evil. I haven't actually got a 800GS but 2 mates have and they've got the FAMSA bag. I've got a Rockster and a Megamoto, and I think the Denali is too big for both of them - I have tried both bags for size on both bikes.

    Being honest, I went for neither of them on my bikes, I went with the Wolfman Timberwolf, as it seemed to sit better on both bikes. Don't think it would suit the 800 though.
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  3. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    My Wolfman Explorer will 'fit' on the GS8, but hangs off the sides and back way too much. The Denali is an inch shorter than the Explorer Lite (though wider but you can remove the Denali side pockets) and doesnt' have an expando panel that begs you to overpack it. I think it's the bag for me, but that Nelson Rigg job looks pretty nice, too.
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  4. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    The Timberwolf definitely is a nice bag but like you said, probably not the greatest fit for the 800. I am worried about the Denali being too big but I don't think the Explorer Lite will fit right. God I wish I could see the bags before buying one.
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  5. unicornadventures

    unicornadventures Unicorn Adventures

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    I do use the same on my F800GS guide bike and it matches all my needs as a tour guide (can cary the photo camera, water camel bag, safety kit, maps etc.. etc...).

    Only conczern is to keep the sticky underpart clean to avoid scratches on the paint.
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  6. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    Here is another option. I had a Vina tank bag with the quick-detach on my Ducati Monster and loved it. Unfortunately the Bags Connection quick ring requires a gas cap which obviously is not located on the tank of the 800GS.

    Anyway this is their answer to that.

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/article/view/178
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  7. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    I'd rather run with the TT Enduro. Screw drilling into my GS for a tank bag.
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  8. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    I had bought a Dakar and the previous owned used double stick tape with washers for a small Icon magnetic tank bag (just like mine below). Good Idea!. It worked very well! I only use a tank bags for big trips ( i did not like the looks of the washers so I removed them)

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    On all of my bikes I have a top box I use instead of a tank bag for running around town...

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    I bought a second hand Wolfman Explorer lite...I dont care if it covers the key or not. I will bungee down the top side if I need to get under it for key removal... just want someting not too tall with a good map size case for the long distance road trips ( a few times a year).....
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    I have 2 Icons tanks bags for sale
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  9. grandpa_ken

    grandpa_ken Been here awhile

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    May be this will help.

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  10. grandpa_ken

    grandpa_ken Been here awhile

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    Another one.

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  11. grandpa_ken

    grandpa_ken Been here awhile

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    It doesn't cover the key.

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  12. grandpa_ken

    grandpa_ken Been here awhile

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    One more.

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  13. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    routing cables to the inside of the bag - if there is no access.

    I use a soildeing iron...you can poke a pole and seal threads all in one shot.:evil
    same with plexiglass and any other plastic material.
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  14. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    Then don't...

    For some that already have the quick release bag, not paying $180 bucks and waiting for infinite backorders it may be worth it.
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  15. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    Nice... Thanks bud.
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  16. F800 Rob

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    Sorry - I should have been more clear, the Bags Connection Enduro. Twisted Throttle and F800Depot.com sell it.
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  17. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    Thanks, that's perfect.
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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  19. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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  20. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    I'm waiting for Wunderlich to start shipping this one:

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    It's got a waterproof interior liner, isn't too big (10 liters/20 liters expanded), is easily removable, the map sleeve is double-sided, and most important, it doesn't have those fugly side straps that most of the others have.

    David
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