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

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  1. murdock84

    murdock84 Been here awhile

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    I have a Firstgear I believe it is the silverstone line. It's not on their website so I am guessing it may be last years model. I wanted a small one. I am currently doing some modification to it though. I making the single strap in the rear into one and then attaching them to the screws under the seat. Someone else did that on here and that is where I got the idea.
  2. RexBuck

    RexBuck Long timer

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    Have the Wolfman Express Tank bag. Fairly small and suits me fine. Sturdy and easy access. Expandable. Easy to snap off and take with you if you parked away from where you are going. Has a pocket under the plastic map holder which is a handy place to stick any other documents you may need. Out of sight but easily accessable. Also has a zippered pocket in the inside of the lid.

    Used recently on a 3 month trip in Mexico. Very usefull.

    Bitches: Because it is squarish, did get in the way a bit when standing. I could have moved it forward a bit but was too lazy.

    Great tank bag for me - would buy one again if needed.
  3. Lokey

    Lokey redneck

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    +1 on the Wolfman Express. I did a fair amount of research before I bought mine and have had it for four months now. While I haven't ridden it in the rain yet, so far I like it for it's intended purpose.

    I use it principally to carry my DSLR camera and extra lens so I can easily access them. It removes easily so I can take my gear with me and reattaches in just a couple seconds. The rain cover fits in the rear pocket and can be put on very quickly. All in all, I am very happy with it

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  4. RexBuck

    RexBuck Long timer

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    Yours actually looks like the Explorer Lite but, I could be wrong.

    These bags are fine in the rain with the rain cover on.

    I used mine for my DSLR initially also - put some extra foam in the bottom to absorb vibrations. However, rough roads and Mexican topes were taking a toll on the lens so I put it in a more protected environment in my side bag.
  5. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    That's an Express? I just bought an Express, and the depth is constant front to back. It is not a wedge.

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    http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/express.html

    I prefer it to the large Wolfman Denali bag I had before. I added my full-size map pocket (accessory from Wolfman), and added a custom pass-through port for wiring using a couple of large nylon washers, four small stainless bolts and a layer of rubber (copied the Powerlet version, but with a larger hole). For convenience, I don't mess with rain covers and make sure everything inside is waterproof or zip locked. For example, my camera is a Sony waterproof and my iPhone is in a Lifeproof case.

    Fred
  6. stege

    stege Wonderer

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    FAMSA, originally for 2008 Yamaha Tenere 660. But after some sewing, stitching and redesigning:

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  7. Lokey

    Lokey redneck

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    Your right, That is a Explorer Lite. Damn that Jack Daniels, he's always making me type wrong.
  8. RexBuck

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    Hmmm, Jack Daniels . . . has made me a frickin genius on many occaisions.
  9. MrPepper

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    no complains, compact, easy access, 1 compartment, (i go crazy if i use something with to many options, in my case less is more).
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  10. Pomo

    Pomo gonzo

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    I'm thinking about replacing my Wunderlich bag (no idea what the model number is, but it was the very first iteration of it) because of the interference when standing. It is a really nice bag but it just gets in the way too much. I've hardly ever used its insane expansion capabilities.

    Do the Wolfman or GL bags alleviate this problem, even when going fast/uphill? I'd like to keep the bag big enough to store a DSLR with a 5"-ish lens and some very small bits (phone, cords, earplugs, pills).
  11. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit Supporter

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    I haven't read all of this thread so FWIW, I have a Hornig tank bag. Got it from F800 Depot. Works great and the fit is perfect, but should have a rain cover. Cover is available in Europe and would cost about $90 to get one here. Front attachment is awkward and rear is basically permanent. When I ride without the bag, I have to tuck the straps under the front of the seat. I also got a horn button protection switch, which is nice.
  12. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    +1 for the Wolfman Enduro.
  13. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    That's something I really like about the Giant Loop tank bags. They are cut forward to stay out of the way.

    This is the Fandango and you can see how it's cut:
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    Of course it also depends on how tall you are and your inseam. I'm 5'10" -31" inseam I think.

    This is what Motorcycle Tripper fit in the Fandango in "camera lingo" to give you a reference:
    - 1 large scale SLR Camera (Cannon 30D)
    - 1 pocket camera
    - 1 wide angle lens
    - 1 Telephoto lens (70-200 2.5 ISM)
    - 1 Sony HD video camera
    - 1 fleece sweater
    - 1 lens cleaning kit
    - 70 business cards
    - 4 Spare Camera batteries
    - Map
    - 1 smartphone
    - 2 AA batteries

    You can find the whole run down here:
    http://motorcycletripper.com/?p=440779

    The Diablo (Fandango's little brother) is 1.5" lower. Might be a tight squeeze for your camera though.

    Dave
  14. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I'm considering replacing my Wunderlich bag also, but for different reasons. I don't find any interference when standing, but the overall size of it is just much larger than I want or need. I don't like the way it jams the bars at full turns.

    I still have not settled on anything that I like though to replace it.
  15. Pomo

    Pomo gonzo

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    I remember this being a complaint about the Wunderlich even when it first came out. For whatever reason I never had issues with it. Wunderlich even made a horn guard (eat your heart out, Touratech) to "fix" the problem. I've accidently hit the horn like twice in the last 3 years I've owned the bike, and not for lack of using my steering stops. :dunno

    And don't get me wrong, it's a great bag. For "road" trips, I'd probably still use it even if I owned something else. It is only annoying in offroad situations where I can't get my weight far enough forward for balance without bending awkwardly at the waist.

    That's probably more than I want to stuff in it! I think I may be sold.

    Edit: and that picture is freaky because that is my exact setup (except the tank bag, obviously), just in different colors. Same jacket, too.
  16. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    Anyone with a TT Companero (or Black Edition) tankbag?

    Could I have some pictures?
  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    anything specific you'd like to see?


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  18. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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  19. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    That thing came with me through snow, heavy rain and even fell with my bike in a watercrossing and turned out to be 100% waterproof.

    There is no inner liner (like in the BMW), but a hard brace. Would need to take some pictures by day to show what I mean.

    To secure it you have two clips and a "scratch" thing on the under part (look at the pics above). And then "for offroad use" (their saying) you can strap it to the bike due to straps giving with the tankbag.


    Si je me rappelle bien tu étais du coté français de la Suisse non? Bon alors en gros la sacoche est étanche en elle même. Il n'y a pas de couche intérieure de protection mais vraiment un arceau rigide qui sert à maintenir la forme. Je suppose que tu dois avoir la meme chose sur le tiens. Il est vraiment bien, sauf que le prix est lui aussi vraiment exagéré. Je suis vraiment satisfait. Plein de rangements et tout le blabla Touratech qui va bien. Meme de quoi le transporter en 'sac à dos'.
  20. jkgroove

    jkgroove Adventure

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    I use the Timberwolf on my 2014. Plenty of storage, removable side pockets. It is a tight fit, but does work. Still allows for a clear view of the instrument panel. The occasional accidental horn honk does come with this size bag.