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    Tank Bag
    on: Jun 28, 2017, 02.48 am
    Jun 28, 2017, 02.48 am
    Could someone please advise the width of the front of the Triumph tank bag?  I'm trying to find a larger capacity tank bag that won't compromise the steering too much.  If anyone has come up with a larger bag that works, that information would be great, too.

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    Re: Tank Bag
    Reply #1 on: Jun 28, 2017, 05.54 am
    Jun 28, 2017, 05.54 am
    This is crazy.  My wife is coming along for her first motorcycle trip next month.  It will consist of a day of riding each way and two days at an army reunion.  I can fit everything I need, except a pair of shoes, in the Triumph tank bag.  I told my wife she could have all of one side case and the top case, and whatever was left of the other side case after I loaded my shoes, a compressor and our rain gear in it.  She will wear the same gear on the ride there and back so she only really needs to pack for two days plus an extra change of underclothes, and she doesn't think a side case and top case will be enough! 

    After looking at the steering lock clearance, there is no way I'm going to get a great big tank bag on there.  I've tried explaining to her this is going to be very informal and no one will notice or care if she wears the same jeans and shoes both days we are there, which is what I plan to do.  I'm on the verge of telling her to pack her crap in the space available or stay home.  I could be gone for a month with the amount of storage we have available and not do a stitch of laundry, and she doesn't think she can go two days!  I'll have her take a practice run at packing then go through everything with her and try to pare it down to a manageable level.  I guess I could find out if anyone makes tank panniers that will fit, if we want to go the Beverly Hillbillies route. 

    It will really be a shame if we bought an outstanding touring bike so she could travel with me and I end up going alone on the first trip.  If I do, I think I'll take my Versys 650 and make a point of leaving the side cases at home and packing all of my stuff in a big tail bag.

    Women......

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    Re: Tank Bag
    Reply #2 on: Jun 28, 2017, 06.24 am
    Jun 28, 2017, 06.24 am
    Maybe she could DHL some luggage there? :008: Just offering suggestions! LOL

    You're right... I've travelled for 2 weeks with just the panniers and top box and had room to pack a dozen bottles of wine on the way back!
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    Re: Tank Bag
    Reply #3 on: Jun 28, 2017, 06.34 am
    Jun 28, 2017, 06.34 am
    For even more storage space, some Members have fitted a Rack to the Top Box lid ....

    See here : Givi top box rack mounted on Triumph Trophy Top Box  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Apr 25, 2020, 05.14 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Tank Bag
    Reply #4 on: Jun 28, 2017, 08.28 am
    Jun 28, 2017, 08.28 am
    I share your pain  :159: on a trip to France and Spain a few years back she took 9 pairs of shoe, I took my bike boots and one pair. But they will take what they want  :015: and no persuasion on your part will change that.

    On my 1200 GS a few years back I put two waterproof roll bags on the top of the panniers with a bungee strap. worked a treat. :046: :046:
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    Re: Tank Bag
    Reply #5 on: Jun 28, 2017, 12.44 pm
    Jun 28, 2017, 12.44 pm
    Well, I can fully understand the issue, I have the same one.

    To fix it ("where can I put the hairdryer ???"), I found a great solution :

    I will buy a bike with topcase and luggages to my wife.

    Easy isn't it ?

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    Re: Tank Bag
    Reply #6 on: Jun 28, 2017, 08.19 pm
    Jun 28, 2017, 08.19 pm
    *Originally Posted by silverstripes [+]
    I share your pain  :159: on a trip to France and Spain a few years back she took 9 pairs of shoe, I took my bike boots and one pair. But they will take what they want  :015: and no persuasion on your part will change that.


    I could tell you stories like that but will keep my mouth shut cause.... :164: :005:
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    Re: Tank Bag
    Reply #7 on: Jun 28, 2017, 11.02 pm
    Jun 28, 2017, 11.02 pm
    My wife and I have toured together for years.   She was the one who picked out the lovely Pacific Blue Trophy at the shop, not me; I had no intention of buying a bike that day.

    I picked her up for our first date in 1971 on a motorcycle, so she knows the deal.    I get one pannier, she gets the other, and our riding gear, tools, extra shoes if any, etc go in the top box.   No tank bag, I don't like them in the way.

    We've spent as much as three weeks on the road together, including 20 days camping once (that was on an old BSA in England!), and we've never had a problem with having enough "stuff".   It's a motorcycle trip; you make do with what you can carry.   Otherwise, take the Subaru .....

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