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Triumph Tankbag?
« on: June 07, 2016, 05:55:21 am »
Has anyone tried the factory tankbag? Or any aftermarket ones? I would like to hear opinions, good or bad, before I spend another 150 beans on top of the 750ish I just spend on the trunk...
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Re: Triumph Tankbag?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 08:28:52 am »
There are already several reports and information about the Tank bag within the Forum,
which can be located by using the "Search" button - just type in "Tank Bag"
and you'll currently get 255 responses !

Pluses are that :

The Triumph Tank Bag is sculpted so as not to inhibit the ends of the handlebars on full lock.
It looks good and is easy to attach and remove from the bike once the securing strap has been installed.
It holds a fair amount - 15 Litres

Minuses are :

In normal use it is not completely watertight.
It comes with a waterproof cover to fit over the top when riding in wet weather.

There is no "pass through" hole for wiring as on some other Tank Bags.

Some members have found that the clear map cover has turned a "milky" colour.

It's not the cheapest Tank Bag !



You can often pick them up "Second Hand"
( Check the Items For Sale / Wanted section of the Forum,
and on-line auction style sites like eBay ),
but if you go that route MAKE SURE that the front mounting hardware,
( comprising a metal securing plate and screw, plus webbing strap with click-lock connector attached,
and a rubber self adhesive pad ) are included, as these are almost impossible to source on their own,
and are often left attached to the previous owner's motorcycle !

Donlt be tempted to buy a different make that attaches with magnets -
They don't stick very well to the plastic Fairing panels !  :138:   :008:

Cheers  :821:

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Re: Triumph Tankbag?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 05:16:17 pm »
At first I did not like it at all even though I got it.
The first thing I did was put a pass through for power I have a battery tender just off the battery and set up the pass through on the front right side I got the pass through from Twisted Throttle.
I then sprayed it down with a silicon spray I use for my tents it worked on my last tank bag.
I cut out the inside with the draw string it just got in the way.
Make sure that you leave extra cable for your power if you put power in as when you go to fill up you can  set the bag on the handle bars.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 05:24:54 pm by 2slowTrophy »
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Re: Triumph Tankbag?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 06:00:46 pm »
Do you like it now?

I have it too and the thing is HUGE! Plus, I think the design/shape is strange...lot's of 'unusable' space in my opinion but then, again, I am still trying to get used to it!

I was thinking about a purchasing a strap-on Nelson Rigg and dumping the Trophy bag...haven't decided yet. There does seen to be a lot of unnecessary 'stuff' inside the bag that takes up room...would you agree?

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Re: Triumph Tankbag?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2016, 07:26:20 pm »
I have a nice Nelson Rigg bag that I have had for a few years. It works great on the Trophy as long as you don't need to turn the handlebars. I also have a very small Eclipse bag that stays on the bike for things like sunglasses, phone, etc. The only time I need a larger bag is on two up trips and I put our rain suits in it. The Triumph bag works great for this and I can turn the bars. You can see the small bag in the photo. The Nelson bag has been demoted to tail bag status for my scooter and vintage Hondas.

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Re: Triumph Tankbag?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 07:47:45 pm »
After reading the posts on tank bags I'll stick with what I have. It's not the prettiest of bags and is like riding with a camper shell on my tank but it is designed for the bike so it stays...for now anyway!

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Re: Triumph Tankbag?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 11:03:26 pm »
It took me a while to get use to it , my last tank bag was just 5 lt and the OEM bag is 15 lt

I carry my camel back in it also with the port for the power at times I just use that tank bag and nothing else,
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Re: Triumph Tankbag?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 05:46:13 am »
I have the OEM bag, and only use it on long, multi-day trips.  I separate my stuff into ziplock bags, and I can get a lot of stuff in there, but I also use it to keep my DSLR camera close by.  Quality is good, but I'd love to have a small outside pocket.  That's my only real request!
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