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    I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
    on: Oct 21, 2018, 03.42 pm
    Oct 21, 2018, 03.42 pm
    For anyone that doesn't like the Triumph OEM tank bag, or can't find one but wants something similar, I found this one for sale - (I don't know if it comes with the gas tank setup parts, but some members have figured out how to make a substitute kit - search the forum).

    https://touratech-usa.com/Store/Expandable-Touring-Tank-Bag-Triumph-Trophy
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    Re: I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
    Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2018, 06.55 am
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    For US $386.00???
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    Re: I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
    Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2018, 02.53 am
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    *Originally Posted by Emerson [+]
    For US $386.00???

    Well, I didn't say it was cheap...
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    Re: I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
    Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2019, 03.56 pm
    Mar 21, 2019, 03.56 pm
    Ok, so I bought my Trophy last year, and I found a used (very used as it turned out) OEM accessory tank bag. Not to put too fine a point on it but I freaking hate that thing. It's absolutely massive. It's like riding around with a VW Beetle attached to your tank. That said, the mounting method is very good, and it does work as it's supposed to, but in the world of tank bag design, it's awful. No smaller side pockets, no internal organization, etc.

    SO...even though I hate Touratech (30% of the price is due to the Touratech logo being present in my experience), I decided to try one of their bags. I was prepared to be annoyed by it, but it turns out that it's a quite nice bag. I like the external side pockets, and the mounting works fine. For $400 it doesn't come with a rain cover, which is standard Touratech style value (did I mention that I hate Touratech?), but it does have water resistant zippers and is made of poly-coated Cordura. I haven't yet ridden with it in the rain, but I think it will be ok. I do plan to give it a NeverWet treatment.

    I actually own one of the bags that RiderTim has mounted backwards as a way to leverage the OEM Trophy mounting, but it interfered with the bars too much. The best praise I can give the Touratech jobber is that I have about 500 miles on it, and I've never noticed it in this regard.
    One quick note...the bag is also specified for the BMW RT, so when you see that labeling in or on the box, don't panic. It' the RT bag, with the appropriate mounting stuff for the Trophy.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
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    Re: I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
    Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2019, 08.51 pm
    Mar 21, 2019, 08.51 pm
    I happened to visit the producers of that tank bag lately. Karl Heinz Dorn is one of the suppliers of Touratech and he is located in Bisingen / Black Forest / Germany. Their website: https://www.kahedo.com/de/
    One of the zips on my three years old "Abato-tankbag" had to be replaced but they gave me a new tank bag for €40,-. i like the bag as it is a lightweight and can easily be stored in one of the sidebags while parking the trophy somewhere.
    They seem not to export to the USA themselves but you might try.

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    Re: I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
    Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2019, 10.46 pm
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    Tank bags often come up for sale on this forum.  I bought mine of a fellow TTSE rider through the forum for £40.   It was missing a cover but I had a spare cover from another bag that fits ok.   

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    Re: I found an aftermarket tank bag made for the TTSE
    Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 02.28 am
    May 21, 2019, 02.28 am
    I prefer the OE bag over anything else I've seen. I can fit everything in it that I need (6 pack of Lite, gloves, glasses, tablet, ear plugs, etc), plus it's the perfect height to lean on during those longer trips. And with the Styrofoam under the zippered lining, it helps to insulate the hydration bladder on hotter days. Plus the OE bag is 15L, the Touratech is 10, expandable to 15.
    Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 03.15 am by explor202

     



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