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I've done some searching and couldn't find what I was looking for so I'll start a thread.

I'm looking for a low profile, magnetic tank bag that will work on my XCT. Not something to have on all the time but I've gotten used to having a small bag for quick access while on the road. I'm sure I can learn to not have one but if there is one that will work I'd like to know. Not anything big but something to hold change/ticket for tolls, some gum/hard candy and other loose things I don't want to have to dig around for in my pocket. About the largest thing it would hold would be a camera.

I know with the tour I've got the lower storage but I've got them mostly full of stuff I keep on the bike all the time and I keep them locked.

I've seen the windshield bags but I don't like the idea of blocking the vent there, I've blocked it to see if it would make a difference and it did for me, I like that airflow.

Ideas?
 

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You'll want to take a look at this thread on the same subject, from a year or so ago: http://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=5235 .

In addition, you may want to broaden your search to include tank bibs, since you indicate that you're not looking for much room. One of the companies that makes them for our bikes is Sagebrush ( http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/tank_bib.html ), and I've read here or on another forum that some XC riders actually have purchased from them.

(I helped myself in finding that post and info by doing Google searches on, respectively, motorcycle magnetic tank bag victory cross country and motorcycle tank bib victory cross country.)
 

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wspollack, thanks for the info, I did several searches on the search tab but didn't think to use google to link back. That other thread has given me a good direction. I like the Sage Brush bib but what a cost, $130 for a plan bib and pocket, again it is an option.

I know that if you do not use the bags right they will scratch and can do so quickly but there are covers and 3M tape to prevent it.

visionjohnny, I'll have to see if they can make a cut down one to still allow airflow.
 

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Both the wife and I use a "Shark" magnetic tank bag (intended for cell phones, black berries, or MP3 players) but it also works well for small stuff (Pasport, keys, etc) I like being able to see the contents thru the panel, it detaches easily and I can stuff it in my pocket when I leave the bike).

I snipped off the metal zipper pulls and replaced them with some cloth pulls for coats so they are nor banging against the tank as you cruise down the road.

I have also seen on Ebay some small magnetic tank bags (intended for sport bikes) two pocket type (for gloves, sun glasses, and perhaps change).

My wife also has a pie piece shaped harder tank bag (about 3" tall) cannot remember the name of it, if I remember I will check it and repost the name for you.

The Shark tank bag works great for us. Hope this might help?
 

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Magnetic tank bag

One of the comments I read was to be careful not to scratch the tank. If your bike is black, you can get window tint at your local auto shop to cover the areas of the tank that are vulnerable. If you have another color then you can buy clear material off the web for a little bit more money. It stick well and protects the tank from scratches and you cannot see it unless you really look for it.

Any magnetic bag will work then. cheers
 

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