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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking into getting a tank bag for a week long camping trip. A little extra storage for rain gear, and clothes wouldn't hurt. Large capacity would be nice, it'll only be used for longer trips.
Anything special to consider, something ya wish yours had or didn't have?

Any particular bags fit better with my V92?

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I wouldn't want anything too large. It could interfere with the bars on tight turns plus adding top weight to the bike will change the handling.

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Good call, I checked it out, and the clearance was a little tighter that I woulda thought. Looks like 10" wide would be max, though something closer to 8 or 9" would be best.

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You definitely want a magnetic bag. I can't recommend a size cuz I don't have you model bike, but I do find a tank bag indispensable when touring. I place a camel back bag wrapped in a towel for insulation, in it for hydrating while under way and when stopped too. The hose is clipped to a location outside the tank bag for quick and easy access.

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I like the camel back bag idea too, I'll consider that one. I was thinking just getting a water bottle holder attached to the crash bar. More room in the bag, an I can always refill with ice every couple hours anyway.

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I like the camel back bag idea too, I'll consider that one. I was thinking just getting a water bottle holder attached to the crash bar. More room in the bag, an I can always refill with ice every couple hours anyway.
I fill the camel back bag with ice to a certain level and then fill with water, to a certain level (you'll learn how much) and wrap it with a towel that both insulates and absorbs the sweat. The water stays cold most of the day even in triple digit temps.

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I fill the camel back bag with ice to a certain level and then fill with water

Try vodka and lemonade next time...very refreshing on a warm day.



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Try vodka and lemonade next time...very refreshing on a warm day.
Sounds great! I'll try that after the side stand is down for the night.

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I have an older cortech double bag that stacks. I could use it doubled on my 900 Kawaski Vulcan, but that was the last bike. I now have a XCT and cant even use the small one with the longer handlebars. If you have a Cycle Gear close by they carry some tank bags and you should be able to kind of see which one fits. I like mine on trips to toos extra sunglasses, chap stick, snack to make easy access to.

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I now have a XCT and cant even use the small one with the longer handlebars.
Mine is a decades old magnetic Cortech that's about 7" wide and 10" long and 5 or 6" high and expandable. I don't find it inhibiting, except for full lock turns which I don't do. Don't know if the photos tell you what you need to know, but these are the best I have that show the tank bag. Sorry,I thought the top one showed the bag.
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