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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-Mar-2019, 01:57 PM (789) Thread Starter
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Tank bag suggestion?

New 2018 GSA, looking for an easy to use tank bag.....any suggestions?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-Mar-2019, 05:29 PM (937)
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mag no go...

I was just trying out a tank bag today. I had a Corbin bag, that is magnet mount with a safety strap I used once on a trip with another bike. So I thought I'd see how it fits on the 18 GSA - well, no such luck. Doesn't stick at all. So I'm curious to see what folks are using too.
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I'm using a Cortec on my 04 and it's a great bag. Dunno about the fit on your year. I stopped using magnet mounts when they scratched the shit out of my GSF and it's to easy to grab and run. This one might do it.

https://fortnine.ca/en/cortech-super...liter-tank-bag
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I have 2 styles. One is the smaller tank bag that uses a fuel filler bracket for quick release. Use this one around town and short trips.



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For long rides and trips I install my BMW Motorrad r 1200 GS specific rucksack tank bag 7 687 604




They both serve me quite well. I have equipeed both with 12 v ports and they remain dry. On the large bag I like the clear plastic waterproof window, where I can carry maps, Sun Pass/EZ Pass (They devices trigger right through the plastic) etc.

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GIVI here. They snap onto an add on flange around the tank fill port, quick and secure. Some reported issues with closing the tank door and discussed torque applied to flange screws but I never had this issue. I had a large GIVI but last year went to a smaller "sport" bag which suits me fine.
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Seconded for the Givi bags. I use a X320 for my large bag and a ST602 for around town or short trips. It's nice being able to use one mount for multiple bags and not have straps or pads eating up the paint.

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Seconded for the Givi bags. I use a X320 for my large bag and a ST602 for around town or short trips. It's nice being able to use one mount for multiple bags and not have straps or pads eating up the paint.
The ST602 is the one I'm using now. When I have phone, wallet or other valuables on the tank that bag is so easy to snap off and carry with me when off the bike at a fuel or food stop. I commute 1,200 miles (air) to where my bike is garaged and also use the 602 as a carry on tote bag.
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Givi for me also....has stood up to tough terrain pretty well
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The clear plastic map cover on my '13 BMW "GS" tank bag clouded over years ago, and is no longer usable for maps.
The bike/bag has always been stored inside. When I mentioned this to my dealer recently, he acted like that was "par for the course."

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So magnet bags will scratch the bike around town?
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