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Hello all, new to fireblades.org..(good to find this site and good to be here)......so please forgive me if this has been discussed already.

I have read a few posts on tank bags, only thing is , is that I have yet to find anyone who uses one to carry a laptop.

I commute about an hour and change to work and now with the summer arriving I would like to ride. I was wondering if anyone here rides with their laptop....and what would they recommend...

My concern is obviously the magnets (since I don't like the strapped bags)
My laptop is approx 12 x 11. I would not want a bulky bag either, maybe something in the middle. I found the Icon bag, and it seems to be able to hold my laptop according to the specs....

Thanx in advance

Plz help...wanna ride!!!!!!!!
 
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I use the TARGUS Notebook backpack, it is heavily padded and has plenty of room for extra clothes/folders/etc. It's a pain to wear with the JR Speedmaster jacket because of the air vents on the shoulders. It works great with my JR Meteor, Alter Ego and Phoenix jackets.
 
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I used to carry my laptop in a sleeve, in a backpack. Having it nearly directly on the bike will subject it to a lot more vibration than having it on your back. Just a thought...
 
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I bought one of the larger TourMaster cordura bags. It can be very small if you want, but it is expandable by simply pulling a couple of zippers. My Dell fits in it just fine. It's magnetic but with a safety strap if you want it. The magnets are extremely secure. It's got all the other stuff you want in a tank bag - accessory pockets, clear map sleeve, etc. Me likey :thumb:
 
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I bought one of the larger TourMaster cordura bags. It can be very small if you want, but it is expandable by simply pulling a couple of zippers. My Dell fits in it just fine. It's magnetic but with a safety strap if you want it. The magnets are extremely secure. It's got all the other stuff you want in a tank bag - accessory pockets, clear map sleeve, etc. Me likey :thumb:
:huh: Don't the magnets affect the HD and screen?
 
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The magnets are extremely secure.
He probably meant magnets vs. hard drive/whatever else might be sensitive. Might be a good way to securely wipe a drive - stick it in, go for a spin, and presto, all 1s :p
 
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Thanx alot guys for your help.....finally, answers. I have settled on the Tank Locker....I already have a laptop backpack and its ok for short trips but gets daunting after a while. Thanx for all the other options, it definately helped....

I figured as much with the magnets probably affecting the screen and HDs.

Take care fellas... anyone near LI, NY?
 
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:huh: Don't the magnets affect the HD and screen?
Aren't there some bags that have shielded mags? :idunno:

I thought I had seen some while I was shopping around.
 
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He probably meant magnets vs. hard drive/whatever else might be sensitive. Might be a good way to securely wipe a drive - stick it in, go for a spin, and presto, all 1s :p
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Just to echo ND4SPD's comments... Would you stick a magnet in with your VHS or Audio tapes? Nope. Well, HD's are MUCh more sensitive than that and will be scrambled beyond repair if placed near a magnet. You can wave :hellobye: bye-bye to your data.
 
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