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post #1 of 26 Old Nov 1st, 2007, 9:49 pm Thread Starter
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Tank Bag for the LT

I am looking for a tank bag for the LT. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 26 Old Nov 1st, 2007, 10:39 pm
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I've got one that I bought but did not use. It's the BMW tank bag, and it is set up with powerlet power point already. If you're interested in discussing it, PM or email me.

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Chicane LT tank bag is the best I have seen.

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I've enjoyed my RKA bag

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I have and, this is my second one, is the BMW tank bag.

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If it is size you are after, you can;t beat the bag made for the ST1100. It is huge AND you can use the radio and oddments box still

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I am looking for a tank bag for the LT. Any suggestions?
Chicane Canyon EX made for the the LT

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I too am interested in a Chicane bag. Which is "the LT" bag?

When I go to the Chicane website http://www.chicaneusa.com/ I find the Canyon, Canyon EX, and Baja. None of these are designated specifically for the LT.

The Baja looks to be the better profile for our LTs. Is the Baja what is called the LT bag?

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post #9 of 26 Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 7:37 am
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Chicane

I had an RKA which served me well for several years. Donated to CCR auction and bought a Chicane because I liked the Chicane features better.

I am very happy with the Chicane, well designed and functional. The only gripe with the Chicane is that the integral "map pouch" is too small for regular map use. I have my Sirius radio in the "map pouch" which works nicely.

Chicane makes a map pouch as an accessory which attaches over the bag if you want a bigger, better map pouch.
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I too am interested in a Chicane bag. Which is "the LT" bag?

When I go to the Chicane website http://www.chicaneusa.com/ I find the Canyon, Canyon EX, and Baja. None of these are designated specifically for the LT.

The Baja looks to be the better profile for our LTs. Is the Baja what is called the LT bag?
I think the LT specific bag is not listed on the site anywhere. Just call and order the "LT" bag.

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Another vote for the Chicane Canyon EX I love mine..........
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Just call and order the "LT" bag. Good Luck,Kevin
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If it is size you are after, you can;t beat the bag made for the ST1100. It is huge AND you can use the radio and oddments box still
Who makes it? Do you have a link? I find the Chicane LT bag to be pretty small.
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Chicane bag is pretty good. I bought at a BMW rally for about $100.

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Do tank bags trap sand/dust/etc. under them that damages the paint?

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Thumbs up Chicane

Absolutely the Chicane Canyon EX made for the LT,


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post #17 of 26 Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 12:37 pm
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Chicane Canyon made for the LT oddiments cover is the bag. Zippered expansion, carry handle, clear window, seems to hold EVERYTHING. You'll love it.

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post #18 of 26 Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 9:42 pm
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A Question for you guys the w/Canyon EX

I am addicted to maps and refer to them often. For that, I want a flat, horizonal map window. The Canyon pics I see look like the top of the bag is really rounded. The Canyon bag map window looks kinda like wrapping your map around a basketball; not flat, and not horizontal.

I compare that map view to something like the RKA Shiloh Road where the wedge bag config. puts the map window in a flat and horizonal position.
http://rka-luggage.com/A02%20Tankbag...d%20Sheet.html

Should I pass on the Canyon? I welcome your thoughts, please.

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Tank bag

What I do not like about that bag is that once mounted, you can not get into the batwing any more, to get stuff or change settings etc............ .02$

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You can get an optional map top for the LT bag.

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I have the Chicane bag, not impressed with it, some of the problems I experience with it; could never secure it properly in place, the velcro tabs would not hold, zipper on top would jam. My dealer said to bring it back and try the BMW tank bag, that will be next; I am spoiled by the Wunderlich tank bag I use on my RT, jmho.

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You can get an optional map top for the LT bag.
I bought the optional map pocket cover from Chicane at the West Bend rally. It cost $20 and works great. I don't think the map pocket is shown on the Chicane web site (either). If you call them ask to talk to Randy. Randy provided me with great customer service at the Rally where he updated my tank bag so the lid of the oddiments box would close easier. I have no affiliation other than being a very satisfied customer.

I pasted the contact info from the Chicane website below.

"For more information or to place a phone order, call 303.877.0854
To contact Chicane, email at [email protected]"

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I like my KLT specfic RKA tank bag also

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Cool I like the Chicane bag but...

I have used this one on my LT since the Burlington, VT rally and it has been excellent. You can still use the stingray with it in place, however the fabric with the velcro on it is separating from the bag where stitched and I can't get Chicane to respond to 3 voice mails and 3 e-mails over the last three weeks. All I asked was if there was a way to repair this.
At this moment I'd have to say good product, poor service.

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There are only 2 guys that work at Chicane as far as I know. They spend a lot of time on the road. They WILL get back to you.

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Just to let you know, it's December 13 and I'm still waiting for my response from Chicane. I have called and e-mailed again since November 27. This is around 6 weeks of waiting.
Great service!!

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