Thread: Looking for a good tank bag.

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    Default Looking for a good tank bag.

    What are people running for tank bags? Looking for one thats not completely over the top huge.

    Looking for something easy on/off with a map pocket, a waterproof place for an iphone 6+, standard wallet/misc items, a full size pistol, and a couple snack bars.

    Nothing too tall.....
    Last edited by KiwiKurt; 08-11-2015 at 02:55 AM.

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    Hey Kurt , I've been using this bag for awhile , it can be removed to double as a back pack. It fits all those items (didn't try the pistol) and my iPad . It is pretty large though...

    http://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Transit-...cycle+tank+bag


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    Thanks V. That actually isnt bad...it looks more long/wide than tall, which is fine by me.

    Thanks for the link!

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    What type of bike? I used a Wolfman Explorer Lite on my V-Strom for longer rides and was happy with it.
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    I like my Wolfman on my BMW, but the fuel cap is under the seat. On my old VFR, I had a Givi tanklock semi-rigid bag. I don't think it is totally waterproof, but never had an issue. I liked how easy it was to remove for fill ups. It was similar to this:


    I prefer small tankbags, but they seem to be either super small or jump to large/supertanker. The Givi wasn't huge, but I would have preferred something maybe 1/4 smaller. But if you are going to be storing a handgun in there, it's probably about the right size. (Although I would personally advocate wearing it on your person). I currently use a magnetic mount Firstgear bag on my TDM. But I always worry about the mag mounts scratching the tank, especially when removing it for fill ups.
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    I've been using the Giant Loop Fandango and now the new Kiger bag. I love the Kiger bag with it's floating lid. I also like the inner dry bag which allows my to quickly grab all my goodies and walk away from the bike. Or, I can easily unzip the entire bag in five seconds. It's really slick.

    http://giantloopmoto.com/products/kiger-tank-bag/
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    Thanks for the feedback all

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiKurt View Post
    What are people running for tank bags? Looking for one thats not completely over the top huge.

    Looking for something easy on/off with a map pocket, a waterproof place for an iphone 6+, standard wallet/misc items, a full size pistol, and a couple snack bars.

    Nothing too tall.....
    check out giant loop i have them on my ktm as well as bmw after you buy one you will be hooked and back for everything the make

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    I have a cheapo Walmart "mad dog". I thought I'd upgrade to a Wolfman Enduro but I felt that it crowded the cockpit of my DR350, esp when standing, so I went back to the cheapie

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