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Was looking at getting a tank bag for my EX 500. Just wanting to know who uses them and what they you of them. Don’t want a big one, just something to put a few things in when riding any distances. Looking for something good that won’t move around or scratch my tank.
Any recommendations or experience with any would be much appreciated.


Thanks, Joe
 

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Thanks, Will check it out.

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Yep! That's the one, freakinout! :D

It also comes with a rain cover, but it's quite big and you would have to lug it around. I leave the rain cover at home, if I get wet, I get wet! :roll:

In addition to the tank bag, I would like a small backpack like the Belstaff shown here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7907576092&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT

It's made for motorcycle riding and it isn't too big! :D I just wish I could find one in black, better yet! Lime Green and Black!!! 8)

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I have to pickup either a tailbag or some soft saddlebags for my trip to NM next week. Gotta figure out a way to lug 3 days worth of clothes and anything else I'll need for the 4 days I'm gonna be there.
 

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Hey Freakinout how about sending your clothes ahead of time by UPS. :D Then when you come back you send them back by UPS also! Just keep enough with you for emergencies.

Just a thought! :)

Ed
For the cost of that I could pay for the saddlebags or tailbag!
 

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Yeah you're probably right ! :shock:

But it would be very cool! Not having to worry about lugging all that stuff around! :D Maybe I'm just lazy! :D

Ed
I only own like 4 pairs of pants to begin with, I don't think I could deal with not having them for the time it'd take to ship them. Its only a 5 hour ride and there isn't much of twisty roads on the way, just highway riding.
 

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I have 2 Tank Bags...

One I got at cyclegear (www.cyclgear.com) a Motoboss one, its small and simple, good for short distances. $30.00
One I got at Newenough (www.newenough.com), forgot the name of it but it expands, $50.00
Both have magnets that cling to the tank.
Diverdown.....Hope this helps....tank bags are nice to have.
 

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Santa Wife is always good. :mrgreen:
 

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Bought a Nelson Rigg MG-950, have not rode with it yet as just got it today but looks like just what I wanted. I also bought a pair of Joe Rocket Sport saddlebags. Tried them out last weekend when I went to a friend’s house for the 3-day weekend and used just what I brought in them, worked great. Was trying it out as a group of us (7 bikes from here and 10 from Missouri) are headed to Eureka Springs Ar this Friday for a small 3-day rally. About 200 miles one way for me. Between the 3 bags should be all set.

Thanks for all the ideas.
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I strongly recommend Rev-Pack gear. I've had some of their stuff for over 20 years and it's held up unbelievably well. I even use it for international travel, because of its versatility. Rev-pack.com is the web site, and they have all manner of soft luggage, including different sizes of tank bags. Their soft saddle bags can't be beat, and check out their "Tour Pack."
 
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