R80 G/S tank bag options

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Patrick M, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Patrick M

    Patrick M Been here awhile

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    I know there's lots of luggage options out there, but for those using a stock tank on a G/S, which tank bag do you use?

    Just trying to get an idea of what fits well. Another option is a tail bag for the small rack. I'm looking for something simple.


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  2. Cdubs

    Cdubs made for adventure

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    I've got a factory G/S ST bag that's great. The magnetic tank bags are great

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    Skyshadow Banned

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    I've used both the magnetic tank bags and wolfman bags...all work good
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  4. Matt

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    I'm in the same situation - probably going to go with Wolfman, either the Express or the Timberwolf
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  5. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I had a small Oxford magmetic bag on my Mono. Surprising how much stuff fitted in it.

    [​IMG]
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  6. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    RKA 28 liter. Very secure mounting system. Magnetic bags are not secure enough for me.
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  7. Mendodave

    Mendodave Road Scholar

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    I have a Marsee tankbag, wired to the bikes electrical. It is on a Dakar tank.
    keeps cellphone and ipod charged while riding, and anything else that needs it.

    quite handy.

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  8. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Rob .. that is not a 'standard G/S tank'. A PD maybe, but not the standard 19 litres.

    You can get a tank cap that gets the breather tube to go out horizontally rather than vertical - makes fitting a tank bag better as it can go over the cap.

    If you get a big tank bag - every time you turn the bars for parking you blow the horn .. get a small tank bag!

    Andy Straps makes a small tank bag... 7 litres.
    http://www.andystrapz.com/products-details.php?productId=55&productCategoryId=43&Level=1

    I have one .. it is the one I use. Any bike.
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  9. kenbob

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    I have been using the GL tank bag on my R 80 g/s with PD tank - really

    fits well - its white , so it looks nice on that big ass tank ! No fitment

    issues with bars . Unzip and flop to one side for fueling .

    I was surprised by how much I like it , its modern ya know !

    I have a BMW Vario bag and its period correct - but the GL is just a lot

    better, in my eyes .

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  10. Patrick M

    Patrick M Been here awhile

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    The Andy Straps and GL bags look nice. I'll check those out. Thanks for all the suggestions. I am spoiled by a Givi quick release bag that snaps into my tank filler flange on my VFR.
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  11. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Mind if you have one of the huge genuine toolboxes you seldom need a small tankbag :evil

    [​IMG]
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  12. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    That was not standard on the G/S.

    And my tank bag is used for maps, pen paper, camera, sun screen etc. Stuff you want to get at quickly. Not stuffed under the seat.
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  13. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    Cycle Gear carries the SEDICI #16 small tank bag about $50 I use it on my 89 GS and 74 R75/6 magnetic works great easy to move.

    G/S has a metal tank ???


    Just be careful I got a paper clip stuck to the magnet and scratched my R75 tank :eek1
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  14. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Not standard but still a genuine bmw part.
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  15. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    Tip of the day: Take some of that foam weave stuff you put in your kitchen drawers under it to keep it in place if it is non magnetic.

    other than that, i have a marsee that has been on every bike i have owned. it is quite old and not sure they make them like it any more. thing that sucks, is now with the internet, it's getting harder and harder to lay hands on stuff. I like the big zippers that came on the older stuff. So I look for that. Most of them with straps are going to flop around a bit.

    Go with the biggest one you can get on it and/or expandable. Because, even though are you are thinking "I just need a place for the phone", next thing you know, you add a tire gauge, a screw driver to adjust the bings, can opener, and under wear because your girl just used up both saddle bags on an over nighter, etc.
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