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post #1 of 5 Old Apr 20th, 2007, 8:56 am Thread Starter
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Help with tank bag that is powered

Hi All - thinking I would like my Starcom system to be in my tank bag rather than permanantly attached to the K1200. Anyone have thoughts on this? I envision a powered Tank Bag that I can take off the bike and bring inside or leave at home when not needed. Don't really want to cut holes in the bike to run wires, etc...for the intercom and iPod, etc...

What tank bags, if any, offer this as an option?

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hmm.. tankbag...

Jason,
Any tankbag which you are comfortable with should work. You only need to mount a "power" connection you are comfy using.

I don't know why you wouldn't want to keep it on the bike.. if it's due to "cable management" or something like that, maybe if you mount it like my INTARIDE you'll like it better...?????

I used the Heavy Duty Velcro "lock" style to stick it to the Tour Box in the space behind the rear seat... the cables are behind me or under the tupperware.

BTW.. easy to remove the Tware...and NO cutting!

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I've got an as new BMW tank bag that has a power outlet integrated on it. If you are interested, I can post a pic or two.

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You might try http://www.customtankbags.com/ Linda will make a tank bag to your specs.

No affiliation I just know her by reputation.

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Powered Tank Bags

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Hi All - thinking I would like my Starcom system to be in my tank bag rather than permanantly attached to the K1200. Anyone have thoughts on this? I envision a powered Tank Bag that I can take off the bike and bring inside or leave at home when not needed. Don't really want to cut holes in the bike to run wires, etc...for the intercom and iPod, etc...

What tank bags, if any, offer this as an option?

Jason
I load my tank bag with electic stuff. Sat radio, radar detector, power for the GPS runs through the tank bag.
Advantages: It moves from bike to bike easily. When parking at hotels all the stuff comes off in one unit. I see folks with all kinds of mounts and think of all the attaching and detaching they do.

There are kits which allow an adaptor to be fixed into the side of the bag. When I had and RKA I just zipped the bag shut around the wires. My Chicane has a little opening with a flap that wires can be run through. So I do it without kits and bag modification but here are a couple of pages of stuff:
http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...ric/index.html

http://jeff.dean.home.att.net/tankbag.htm
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