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Tank bag
« on: December 24, 2012, 06:51:35 PM »
Trophy 'tank' is plastic. For years I've been using a magnetic map/route case.
Actually a transparent sided pencil case from Staples for 1.99 into which I gaffered two magnets in, but it works a treat.
Takes a 1/3 folded A4 sheet which is just right.

Any ideas?
Don't like tank bags particularly and I'm not at all keen on the Trophy one from what I've seen.
Are there any Triumph alternatives? Maybe a 'mini' tank bag or even a satnav case that locks on somehow?

(And before anyone says 'just use satnav' - I don't have one and don't really want one having managed very well for a loong time without).
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 10:48:07 PM »
I have one coming but I'm with you I just don't like it !
Have been searching today and haven't found what I'm looking for as yet ! I do feel in time we will have many options ...
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 07:09:56 PM »
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You could buy the mount and fasten a steel plate so you could use your pencil case :745: :745:
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 12:07:07 AM »
Very helpful.  :047:
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 07:52:51 PM »
Well ThickBrit , I have never liked tank bags , last summer did an extensive ride down through the States and the east coast of Can. 9400km . I did buy a tank bag for the trip and found it grand ! It housed my rain gear , very quick access ! My I pad , pen , pad and bottle of water ...! All at your finger tips ...!
Don't use it for day or one nighters ... Lol , but for a long haul wouldn't go without , now !  :152:
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 11:52:07 PM »
 :015: I have a fantastic tank bag that I used on the ST1300; three tiers - base harness, zip off main bag, zip off removable rucsac, each with a transparent top. Givi Voyager. Brilliant thing.
Just about fitted the ST though it used to raise the screen on full left lock - but irrespective of the plastic problem  it won't fit the Trophy size wise. Might keep it as a tail pack because it can also strap down.
I can see why the Triumph one is the shape it is.
Still not a fan.
However, this doesn't get over the original map/route info holder problem. I have replaced the pencil case magnets with suckers, but it's still not very satisfactory.
I might try and adapt the satnav mount and do something with that.
Seems a bit daft to have a £12k motorcycle and a bit of paper taped to the tank..... :164:
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 07:38:02 PM »
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Go on treat yourself get a satnav you know you want one :745: :745:

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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 10:50:14 PM »
Nah. Occasionally I admit defeat and use the one on my iPhone, but it's rare I need to.
Plenty of more important things to splash out £400 on.
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