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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 10:36 AM
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wow! 7 magnets...
dividing the cost of the bag by the number of magnets makes it really a good buy :-)
... mine has only 4 magnets

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wow! 7 magnets...
dividing the cost of the bag by the number of magnets makes it really a good buy :-)
... mine has only 4 magnets

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I know, this could be a gimmick but it certainly drew my attention

It's a 4+ item according to the reviews though:

LOUIS75 TANK BAG - Louis - Motorcycle & Leisure
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My brother gave me his old MARSEE bag (has 6 strong magnets) and a rubbery underbelly that stayed put in hella crosswinds, didn't budge a bit. I was damn near being blown off the bike but the bag stayed put and is expandable to carry my lunch box and my stainless coffee mug. I thought a tank bag would be awkward but after using it i wondered why didnt i do this last year?!?
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My brother gave me his old MARSEE bag (has 6 strong magnets) and a rubbery underbelly that stayed put in hella crosswinds, didn't budge a bit. I was damn near being blown off the bike but the bag stayed put and is expandable to carry my lunch box and my stainless coffee mug. I thought a tank bag would be awkward but after using it i wondered why didnt i do this last year?!?

Thanks for the input man, it seems that a tank bag is definitely worthy of a try after all




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I know, this could be a gimmick but it certainly drew my attention

It's a 4+ item according to the reviews though:

LOUIS75 TANK BAG - Louis - Motorcycle & Leisure
thanks for the link
the bag looks kind of bulky on that pix, sitting on the tank
i can see why the 7 magnets are needed
perhaps it is in fully expanded mode on the pix?
another important point... being able to fill up petrol with the bag in place
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thanks for the link
the bag looks kind of bulky on that pix, sitting on the tank
i can see why the 7 magnets are needed
perhaps it is in fully expanded mode on the pix?
another important point... being able to fill up petrol with the bag in place
It is bulky indeed, a reviewer notes that you can easily fit a full face helmet when fully expanded but it's ok for my needs.

As important as filling up with the bag in place, reading a map or being able to lock the zippers is, I just want to pack up, stick the bag on the tank, ride 80kms and hit the beach!

Good to mention the above points though, because they are indeed important for long distance touring
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Ok so it was time to hit the sea for the first time this year and my new tank bag worked perfectly for the intended use that I mentioned above.

It has seven magnets indeed



and for this reason it didn't move at all at a constant 160km/h, despite me intentionally riding over bumps.

It's not too bulky after all and sits comfortably on the tank with enough room for the handlebar and a lot of room to spare upwards (I didn't fully expand it but it can be done easily)





It has very handy pockets all around and the map compartment is also perfect for tablets and books



I took the pics in a hurry because there's nothing like hitting the sea right after parking the bike

A pic of my beach house "office"




Stairway to heaven...




The conclusion is that for 40 euros, this tank bag rocks and it is highly recommended!
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That list shot is beautiful... nice riding destination.
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That list shot is beautiful... nice riding destination.
The place is called Halkidiki and it is actually three peninsulas (legs), the first two are for fun in the sun and the third one is Mount Athos:

http://goo.gl/maps/XYHk1

Great because it's like going to an island without getting on a boat. Very good driving-riding wise too, but only in the winter when the tourists are fewer.
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Looks like a beach in Tortola (Caribbean) I was on in February.

Our water is cold here but riding along the Central Coast is gorgeous!
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