The $20 DIY Tankbag Lock

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by JamesM, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. JamesM

    JamesM Been here awhile

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    I was fortunate a year or so ago to win a magnetic Recon 19 Bag by Rapid Transit but owning a BMW meant I had to strap it down and hassle with it every time I stopped for gas. It also rubbed on my paint which I wasn't very happy about. -So, it sat in the garage, unused, collecting dust.

    Fast forward to a week ago. I'm about to go on a big trip and was dreading spending $200 on another tank bag so I could store my shit when it dawned on me.. 2 hours, a few beers, and a $17 Cortech Tanklock Ring later, here were the results.

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8409306837_eff1295dfc_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="DIY Tanklock Bag">
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    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8409307443_d079545d93_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="DIY Tanklock Bag">
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    This is going to make a great helmet/chest rest:
    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8409307863_179d36a7b2_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="DIY Tanklock Bag">

    I took a bunch of pictures of the process so if anyones interested I can put together a little tutorial.
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  2. yukonjon

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    Did similar with my vstrom. Used the cortech ring along with a small cutting board I cut to fit the inside of the bag. Heated the cutting board and bent the edges to follow the profile of the tank. Looks good! Thanks for sharing.
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  5. JimVonBaden

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    Nice!:deal

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  6. MaestroPNW

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    What is the model of the ring that fits the strom?
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    I believe the one I ordered for my wife's vstrom was from a 99 Suzuki bandit or hayabusa.
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    I had an 03K12GT. Amazing bike. I love the white on yours.
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  9. max384

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    Thanks for this! I have been wanting to mount a Seahorse case (Pelican knockoff, but with the option of keyed latches) as a tank bag, but couldn't find a universal mount... Though I didn't look too terribly hard.

    I just ordered the Seahorse case and ring lock mount for it.

    EDIT: I did a Google search and was reading through a thread here where someone mounted a Pelican case to the tank with this ring lock mount... and then noticed that I posted in that thread saying it looked like a good idea... Looks like I did find the piece I was looking for. I must've been drinking or something that night! :lol3
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  10. JimVonBaden

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    I put the same on my R1200GS:

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    I guess I should post the picture of mine after mounting as well:

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