Any one use them? And could recommend any particular make? To fit a cg125?
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I've done loads of touring, so I thought it would be a good idea to get one.
Santa treated me.
It's still in the bag it came in!!!
I tend to stick to my rucksack bungeed on the back seat, along with my Givi topbox. The o/h used to use his all of the time. Each to his own.
If it ain't fun, don't do it
They're a godsend-i have a little one that holds everything i need to hand and in spite of my initial 'it might fall off' fear its fantastic
My other half got a larger one and means he can keep all of the larger gubbins in it-also has a handy front pocket for sat nag because we're both fantastic at getting lost on a straight road...
They'll fit any bike but u need to hav a look for one thats not going to be too much of a pain to carry-bum bags are just as useful as are rucksacks....
Dont forget ur waterproof liners tho-fieldtrack apparently hav the cheapest and best oil skins to keep ur valuables in
I've used Baglux tank bags in the past but found they limited steering lock somewhat. Baglux are a decent make and the bags were well made however they can exacerbate the stretch to the handlebars for some riders and get in the way of the controls at full lock.
Nowadays I use hard luggage and only carry a document pouch/ map cover on the tank.
First time bargain
Oxford first time. Picked mine up at the BMF show for a tenner. Check out ebay.
As pyeo says
Oxford first time luggage. They can carry quite alot in the main compartment and it also extend's up for even more room. They also have two pocket's on the side and a third one that also double's up as a bum bag. It will also have carring staps that make it easy to turn into a backpack and has a waterproof cover. All in all quite a good bit of kit. Had mine over a year and I use it every day going to work and it still look's like new. The magnet's provide good grip on the tank. I think I paid £50 from Heine Gericke.
Same here, bought it to use with the CG, still use it when it's handy, even with a top box on - sling all my wallet, phone, house keys and that in it, visor cloth, ear plugs, buff, spare jumper in it and take it with me at cafés, map pocket on top.
Only thing to watch out for is that if you get grit or (especially) metal filings on the underside, you can scratch the tank up. Oh, and when you're stopped you can also end up with your key under the magnets folded up underneath the bag, hours of entertainment for bystanders watching you run around panicking.
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mine from Lidl's...... bout 4 years ago.. £12!!! and to be honest, i think its as good as the more expensive bags.. removable magnetic base, built in waterproof 'map' pocket on top, loads of space and it expands.. come with a built in rain cover too... and it has shoulder straps so when you unzip the base, it is just like a rucksack..
this is the one... 5 out of 5 from MCN....
I've never understood the appeal of tank bags. It will cover the fuel cap, it's likely to scratch the tank, it'll get in your way, you can't safely read the map on the move and it'll hold less than a rucksac, a tail pack or the combination of jacket pockets and under-seat storage. No?
personally i wont ride with a rucksack... having something strapped to my back in the event i come off... i wouldnt want a bag full of whatever smashing into my spine!!!
Yes, but if you're only carrying what AlbertHerring described (and I reckon you wouldn't put much more in a tank bag) then there's no harm in wearing a small rucksac, I'd say.
thats true mate... it is just preference for myself.. and like you said, if i were to use a rucksack.. id be inclined to only put soft stuff in it.. ie clothing.. any thing hard id find somewhere else to put for definate...