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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 17th, 2017, 12:26 pm Thread Starter
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Tank bag recommendations

Anyone have any recommendations for a decent tank bag? I have a 2007 r1200rt (as pictured below). I don't want a big one. I just need one to hold my basic stuff.




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post #2 of 8 Old Mar 17th, 2017, 1:33 pm
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Re: Tank bag recommendations

Do yourself a favor and try to find a used tank bag that is made for an RT. I had a 2005 with the BMW bag and it is so much easier to deal with than an aftermarket bag. Fits right on the rail and is easy to remove and attach.
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Do yourself a favor and try to find a used tank bag that is made for an RT. I had a 2005 with the BMW bag and it is so much easier to deal with than an aftermarket bag. Fits right on the rail and is easy to remove and attach.


Any good websites that sell some?


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[QUOTE=Dorfnarr;1701761]Anyone have any recommendations for a decent tank bag? I have a 2007 r1200rt (as pictured below). I don't want a big one. I just need one to hold my basic stuff.




Before I purchased my R1200RT, I went to the motorcycle show in Milan. I looked at all the tank bags there. Wunderlich, BMW, and on, and on..... The Givi stuff struck me right away. I visited with the sales people and was sold! I found a model similar to the 3D603 on the discontinued isle of a local store. I dont see my model on the website any longer. I LOVE the Givi. i got some of the electrical connectors as well. i would buy it again!!!!
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Re: Tank bag recommendations

Your best bet is the BMW tank bag as it is made for the tank rack, but pretty expensive. I use a Touratech Low Profile tank bag (got a great deal on a used one) which is not as convenient to put on or take off but is very easy. I only have to turn the upper twist locks and lay the bag back towards the seat to fill with gas. Do not have to remove the bag completely, I do get off the bike to fill the tank with fuel. Other options would be bags from companies that use an adapter mounted to the gas filler ring and basically are a twist and lock system. Lots of options out there just need to fine the one that work best for your needs.

Other people have bought used BMW tank bags and removed the mounting system and attached it to their existing tank bag, getting the best of both systems.

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Re: Tank bag recommendations

Had touratech flat tankbag on 2009 rt, loved it!

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Check SWMotech bags for application to your model year. Installed one on my 16, really works well for me. Easy on/off, does not touch tank surface..
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Re: Tank bag recommendations

Check Fleabay for the BMW bag for this bike. As mentioned, they're expensive, but I think, worth it.

Good sized bag, extendable liner and zippers, waterproof liner. I found one that was in new condition, so they are out there.
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