Originally Posted by MN.GT
I had the Marsee corona on my 07GT and thought it stood too high off the tank, so traded it off for an Engage tank bag. Got it off Pirates Liar website. May not hold as much, but I think it looks a whole lot better on the tank.
I have an Engage tank bag on my 2007 GT and I recommend it. I bought it from Pirate's Lair. One reason that I like it so much is that the smallish size of the Engage bag is just what I wanted.
Here are some useful points to consider:
* Check to make sure that the gas cap on your new K1300GT matches the Bags Connection (SW-Motech) fitting. I read somewhere that there may be an issue with the new K1300GTs. As long as it has the same screw fittings at the K1200GT you will be fine. If you don't see the screw fittings, then it may not work. Contact Bags Connection to find out if they have a solution. The same issue may apply to a Marsee corona, too, so check first.
* I prefer the Bags Connection (SW-Motech) fitting over the Marsee corona fitting. They seem similar, but the Bags Connection fitting has a positive, spring-loaded latch. To release the bag, you pull on a cord attached to the spring loaded pin.
* Bags Connection makes many different size and shape bags. If you want something larger than my Engage bag, they have it. They all fit the SW-Motech mount. There are lots of accessories that fit the bags and SW-Motech mount, too. Some of them are electrified. I have the plain map pocket, which is separately attachable. Sweet. I am thinking about buying the shock absorbing camera mount, too.
* I took the the 1.5 liter liner from a Camelbak pack and put it in my Engage bag. I have the drinking tube coming out of the side zipper, and tucked under the map pocket. Any time I want a sip while riding, I pull the tube out, put it under my helmet, and then tuck the end under the map pocket when done. I don't like the idea of wearing a pack all day while riding. This is much better for me. The Engage bag has a removable divider inside, so even with the Camelbak liner, there is still room for my cellphone, camera, etc.