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I'm not looking to spend a lot($50-$80), nor do I need a bunch of storage. Just a basic tank bag. Any recs?
 
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The Joe Rocket magnetic tank bag. They make 2 sizes (I have the Sport model) and would highly recommend it to anyone. Mine has about 40,000 on it. Been to Newfoundland, Montreal several times, East coast a couple (besides the Newfie trip. It's been to Louisiana, to Nashville, St Louis (OK, so you get the point).

It may be a little more than you want to spend, but it's worth it, believe me.
 
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I'll second Newfie's reccomendation. I've had the smaller JR magnetic tank bag for 3 yrs. and it's great. I can get enough stuff in it for an overnighter (jeans, shirt, etc.) and have used it quite a few times for day trips to keep the video camera(wrapped in a towel) and other stuff in. The magnets are strong enough I've never used the strap around the steering head and it hasn't budged. Of course I'm not going ballistic while carrying the camera, either! Just DON'T put your wallet in there- the magnets would probably waste your credit/debit cards! ;)
 
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Tour Master Cortech Mini Tank Bag. $64 from Kneedraggers, and it's exceptionally well made. I own several piece of Tour Master 'kit' and it's all top shelf stuff.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/58-TM-1

Edit: for the record, I used this bag last year on my 954 and it performed flawlessly. Expandable, lots of pockets, secure mag mounts, map pouch, rain resistant (but comes with a rain cover as well), etc.
 
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Thank you gents. Actually, I had looked at BOTH of these bags last night before I posted this thread. Those two and also a Fieldsheer. Gonna be a tough choice between the Tourmaster and the JR.

I don't have any experience with JR products, but my gloves are Tourmaster and I think they are simply awesome. So I may end up leaning that way.

I'll have to sleep on it a couple of more nights. And once again, I do appreciate the great feedback.
 
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Mo: I have used a few different brands in the past few years. I currently have a Marsee and it's pretty decent. I have also used Wolfmann which was really nice to. Both of these are on the higher side of the price scale and both are amoung the best I have used. The Marsee was something like $135 and the Wolfmann was around the same. Both are expandable and hold quite a bit of stuff. The magnets are amoung the best as far as I'm concerned. Those things stick and DON'T move at all. A brand to consider that is in your price range is Frank Thomas. They have quite a few features that are very usefull and are built pretty well. Cycle Gear carries the Frank Thomas brand if you have one in your area.

Dano
 
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I've got a TourMaster also and have been very pleased with it. I searched to find one big enough to carry a notebook computer to and from the office, and I found one that is compact but expandable with zippers, etc. It's top quality and the magnets work great (although they probably wouldn't work so well on the CBR 600 or 1000's).
 
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ReaperAZ, thats the kind of thing I'm kinda looking to avoid this time around. I may get another larger and more expandable bag in the future, but for now I just need something small and cheapish(carry my work shoes, pair of pants, you know the story). But thanks for the good word, I'll check those out and save 'em in my favorites for later down the road.

Bwhip, thanks for the input. JR and Tourmaster are now neck in neck!!

Jafo, do you have any experience with those bags? Seems like a hell of a deal, but are they decent bags for the '54?
 

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Tour Master Cortech Mini Tank Bag. $64 from Kneedraggers, and it's exceptionally well made. I own several piece of Tour Master 'kit' and it's all top shelf stuff.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/58-TM-1

Edit: for the record, I used this bag last year on my 954 and it performed flawlessly. Expandable, lots of pockets, secure mag mounts, map pouch, rain resistant (but comes with a rain cover as well), etc.
:wstupid: I had a Teknic tank bag before this one and this one is 100% better. Big fatty zippers and thick material and a decent amount of space with it expanded. Also comes with a rain cover. I could cram my 12" PowerBook in there with a little work as well. Seems to work really well for anything I need it to do. I highly recommend it. :thumb:
 
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I have two, one is a Teknic that I got from CycleGear for about 15.00 and the other is a Nelson Rigg that was about 50.00 on Ebay.
 
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Hey Mo,

I use a Chase Harper bag I got from DK on my 954. I can't fit my big ass size 14 work shoes in there (just about, but no dice) , so now I keep a spare pair of work shoes at the office :thumb: My brother has one for 954 as well. The magets work well and even when the bag is fully expanded it doesn't move around.
 
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I use a chase harper bag and love it. Compact enough where its not in the way yet expands enough to carry a decent amount for a day trip I usually carry a long sleeve shirt maybe a pair of sneakers and almost always at least my clear shield with no problem. (and thats without really having to expand the bag)Chase Harper

Here is a pic of it on my bike.. I use the magnetic mount on mine without any problems.
 
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TGZ13, thats a great looking bag. Of course it doesn't hurt having it attached to such a sweet looking bike. :thumb:

Now, about that garage........... :thumbd:

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Mo Noyz said:
TGZ13, thats a great looking bag. Of course it doesn't hurt having it attached to such a sweet looking bike. :thumb:

Now, about that garage........... :thumbd:

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I know that garage is a mess and a half. Unfortunately I share it with my pops and he can be a bit messy. If you look to the left side you can see my little clean spot and tools. Its been cleaned a bit since but it still has more to go :nono:
 
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Dont know about price wise, but I have owned my 2 RKA tank bags going on 12 years now and dont beleive there is a better bag out there. They seem to last forever (my large bag has been in 3 accidents and is still perfect! Although it may be the bad luck bag as everyone that borrows it seems to crash!) and have an excellent warranty also

http://www.rka-luggage.com/
 
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