Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Lower Hudson Valley
Here are some photos from the side. The bag, even in the high position which I do not use much, does not obstruct the handlebars or even a phone on the handlebar. I keep my phone in the tank bag clear section, works fine.
I have ridden in driving rain for hours numerous times and nothing has gotten wet inside the tank bag. I ride long distances regardless of the weather so I am not a casual rain rider. Most of the time in rain for short periods of time I do not even bother with the raincoat for the bag, remember I keep my electronics, small camera, etc in the bag and I have not had a problem. Fully waterproof - if you are that worried use a small inexpensive drybag or simple ziploc bags within the tank bag.
I added a powerlet SAE adapter to the bag through the rear pocket, connect to my Battery Tender SAE, and never had a moisture problem. ps, all the birds nest of wires you see are my heated gear controller wires which I have strapped to the bag for convenience while riding. In the summer there are no exposed wires except the SAE to the tender.
As for attachment to the bike, I run the straps under the rear of the tank between where the tank bolts to the frame and the small area under the tank above the frame, and through the head with the supplied straps, unbuckling one of the rear attachment points lets me slide the bag to one side to access the gas fill. Then reattach and tighten down. I also leave the straps permanently on the bike, tucking them under the seat when no tank bag in use. The head straps I tie together when no tank bag in use. No big deal. I also put a clear paint wrap on the tank to keep from getting small dust scratches over time, but that is just me being OCD. That I would do for any bag. Dust is like fine sandpaper under the bag and straps, regardless of the bottom side material on a tank bag.
This bag is inexpensive and works for all my needs, I have had tank bags for over 40 years and personally see no upside to expensive bags, but that is just me.
Here are the photos.
Last edited by Guideboat; 17-Nov-2018 at 11:43 AM (738).