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    Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    on: Apr 29, 2019, 06.27 pm
    Apr 29, 2019, 06.27 pm
    Hello folks,

    Just having a quick look at what's involved in the fitting of a Bagster tank cover, and it looks like all of the plastics and crash bars need to be removed - what a palaver.

    Is this correct, or is there a simpler method ???

    Bye for now.

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    Re: Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    Reply #1 on: Apr 29, 2019, 06.34 pm
    Apr 29, 2019, 06.34 pm
    Mine fitted without removal of anything, apart from the seat, unless I fitted it wrong :034:

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    Re: Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    Reply #2 on: Apr 29, 2019, 07.09 pm
    Apr 29, 2019, 07.09 pm
    Managed to fit mine by just removing seat and threading the nylon side straps behind the plastic shields, around the frame and back again
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    Re: Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 2019, 07.11 pm
    Apr 29, 2019, 07.11 pm
    Quite straight forward. Off with the seat, thread the straps through behind the black plastic on the tank, and all fine.
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    Re: Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    Reply #4 on: Apr 29, 2019, 09.19 pm
    Apr 29, 2019, 09.19 pm
    Yep, agree with what’s been said, don’t need to remove panels, only the seat.


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    Re: Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    Reply #5 on: Apr 30, 2019, 07.24 am
    Apr 30, 2019, 07.24 am
    As above, and I found it helpful to fit it on a sunny day or warm it lightly with a heat gun.
    That made stretching it into place much easier. When things cool down, it fits like a glove.

    Best tank cover out there, as are their tank bags :028:

    Muzza

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    Re: Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    Reply #6 on: Apr 30, 2019, 10.04 am
    Apr 30, 2019, 10.04 am
     :0461: I stick mine in the airing cupboard or or out in the sun if poss, softens it up and helps it fit nicely.


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    Re: Fitting a Bagster tank cover
    Reply #7 on: Apr 30, 2019, 10.44 pm
    Apr 30, 2019, 10.44 pm
    I can confirm you only need to remove the seat. Starting from the rear, the end strap goes around the tank pivot mounting (normally covered by the seat). The 2 small straps/hooks simply hook onto the base of the tank. The long straps mid way will slide behind the black plastic panels at the side of the tank but you might need to flex the plastic out a little ( I used a wooden spatula) and the front strap goes down one side of the headstock and up the other. If you've not fitted one before then you will find it may take a couple of weeks of strap adjustments and slight re-positioning while the cover settles in. Eventually you should be able to tuck the edges of the cover between the tank and black plastic side panels giving it a neat fit.

    I agree, Bagster make the best tank cover/bags.

    Does anybody know where I can get a replacement waterproof cover for my 12/21 litre bag? Mine has split along the weld line and apparently Bagster don't sell them separately to their bags. Has anybody found a substitute? I've looked at small back pack covers but they are too big.