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  • Offline Fat Bert   gb

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    Best tankbag?
    on: Sep 30, 2018, 05.34 pm
    Sep 30, 2018, 05.34 pm
    Looking for recommendations?

    Magnetic or lock flange system?

    Benefits of both?

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    Re: Best tankbag?
    Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2018, 06.08 pm
    Sep 30, 2018, 06.08 pm
    Some benefits of lock flange vs. magnetic:

    - Less potential for scratched paintwork (no contact).
    - Lighter (no big, heavy magnets to carry around when off the bike).
    - With SW-Motech system, 12V power to tankbag via flange (for £extra).
    - Can lock bag onto flange (you can't lock magnets).
    Last Edit: Sep 30, 2018, 06.11 pm by VfuRry

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    Re: Best tankbag?
    Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2018, 10.31 pm
    Sep 30, 2018, 10.31 pm
    *Originally Posted by VfuRry [+]
    Some benefits of lock flange vs. magnetic:

    - Less potential for scratched paintwork (no contact).
    - Lighter (no big, heavy magnets to carry around when off the bike).
    - With SW-Motech system, 12V power to tankbag via flange (for £extra).
    - Can lock bag onto flange (you can't lock magnets).

    Totally  :0461: with with VfuRry.
    Just treated myself to an SW Motech tank lock system bag after using a tank pad and zipped tank bag.
    On my recent Spain/France trip I found the SW Motech system soooooo much easier to use so would strongly recommend.
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    Re: Best tankbag?
    Reply #3 on: Oct 01, 2018, 08.43 am
    Oct 01, 2018, 08.43 am
    I have got a Givi flange … and am taking tablets and cream to cure it … fnah, fnah!!  :110:

    The clip-on/off system avoids contact with the tank/paint and is so easy to attach and remove.  The one downside I found is that your mounting location is fixed and so larger bags can catch the bars at full lock … which is more avoidable with a magnetic.  However, even with that no contest for me nowadays.
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    Re: Best tankbag?
    Reply #4 on: Oct 01, 2018, 11.04 am
    Oct 01, 2018, 11.04 am
    I have the magnet type. I fined it quick and convenient but less safe if you decide to leave valuables in it. It may scratch the gas tank but I'm careful. I laid a plastic film on the tank to help prevent scratches. It does the job for me.

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    Re: Best tankbag?
    Reply #5 on: Oct 04, 2018, 02.00 am
    Oct 04, 2018, 02.00 am
    I have the Shad pin-system tankbag. It's like the flange-mount ones in that it does not touch the tank, but there's no big flange. Instead, three of the tank filler lid mounting bolts are replaced with special bolts that have an extension sticking out. The "pin" is rounded and protrudes less than 1cm (just eyeballing it) so it's not a safety hazard nor is it really even noticeable when there's no tank bag attached. The price for the whole setup is a bit lower than the Givi or SW-Motech kits but they only have 3 different tankbags to choose from, though they're well built.

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    Re: Best tankbag?
    Reply #6 on: Oct 04, 2018, 07.45 pm
    Oct 04, 2018, 07.45 pm
    *Originally Posted by Martymouse [+]
    I have got a Givi flange … and am taking tablets and cream to cure it … fnah, fnah!!  :110:
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    Re: Best tankbag?
    Reply #7 on: Oct 05, 2018, 08.35 pm
    Oct 05, 2018, 08.35 pm
    I’ve owned a lot of tankbags over the years.

    Best bag I’ve ever owned is my Bagster Canyon. It clips neatly and easily to my Bagster tank cover.

    I thought carefully before heading down this route, and have no regrets whatsoever. Both the tankbag and the cover are high quality items.
    I have Bagster tank covers on several bikes, and simply switch my Bagster tank bag to which ever bike I’m riding. Simple, with the added bonus of protecting the tank.

    I’ve spent and wasted a lot of money, over the years, on substandard products while thinking I was saving a few bucks.

    Wish I’d taken this route years ago.