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Best Tank Bag ?

I've a '99 LT and really want a tank bag. At least somewhere to hold a map. What's best ? I hear talk of Chicane but don't see that they (currently?) have one for the LT.
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post #2 of 18 Old Jul 1st, 2006, 11:09 am
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If you are looking for a small tank bag I posted pics of mine in the K1200GT area on Jun 19th(bikes/k1200gt/tank bag). It's a 3.5/6 liter formed bag with map pocket that attached to the gas cap. I still haven't installed the comm system yet but it should arrive any day.

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I have a Nelson Rigg tank bag. small enough so that it does not get in the way of turning.Althought the handlebar volume control does hit the side of the bag in a hard turn and turns up the sound i got it from local BMW dealer here in Austin Tx.for under $50.00

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I bought th Chicane tank back canyon for the LT and though it will honk the horn at a full left handlebar turn. It was the best purchase I made prior to a 5023 miles trip.

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Chicane makes the best tank bag for the LT. (IMHO) Bought mine at Lone Star BMW but I have seen them at other BMW dealers.

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I've a '99 LT and really want a tank bag. At least somewhere to hold a map. What's best ? I hear talk of Chicane but don't see that they (currently?) have one for the LT.
Call Little Rock BMW. They had several on the self.

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I guess I will third or fourth voice on my Chicane Bag!

Not much choice that I found, maybe 3-4 in all and the Chicane does it best IMO

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I really like this bag.

http://www.rka-luggage.com/pages/08t...tankk12lt.html

holds a lot and has a place to put small maps.
I print out maps from streets and trips, and they fit very nice.
check it out.


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I've a '99 LT and really want a tank bag. At least somewhere to hold a map. What's best ? I hear talk of Chicane but don't see that they (currently?) have one for the LT.
Greyfox,

When I need a large tank bag, like when traveling two-up for long distance, I use a Marsee.

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I really like this bag.
http://www.rka-luggage.com/pages/08t...tankk12lt.html
holds a lot and has a place to put small maps.
I print out maps from streets and trips, and they fit very nice....
I have an RKA; and the BMW-brand, LT-specific tank bags. The BMW is useful as an oddiments expansion for day tripping, but too small for much else, map packet is next to useless. The RKA is a nice road bag, and can be moved to another bike if you suffer MBS. My main complaint is the size of the map pocket window is only marginal for holding a standard road map, especially if you need to view more than a single panel of a folded map.

RKA makes bigger map holders but will not sell them individually for this bag due to, I surmise, liability issues with it possibly coming loose from the velco mountings. The rain cover is also a joke as it is completely opaque – you don’t need to see the map when it’s raining?

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I guess I will third or fourth voice on my Chicane Bag!

Not much choice that I found, maybe 3-4 in all and the Chicane does it best IMO
Ditto!

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Exclamation The "best"?

The Chicane bag is simply the best. They don't have a pic of it on their website...but they make one SPECIFICALLY for the LT. Other can disagree and recommend their favorite, but they are wrong. This is not my opinion, but simply the facts!


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Lunch cooler

Walmart lunch cooler $5. bucks
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Nice price, but digging into the cooler to look at the map can be a pain...

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Nice price, but digging into the cooler to look at the map can be a pain...
Sure, but you can grab a sandwich and soda while you're in there.

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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Myself and a friend also have the RKA tank bag, and we are both very pleased with it, especially the way it has 2 compartments.
As far as the map holder size, I suppose with todays technology i.e. GPS, it is not that important any more.
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Sure, but you can grab a sandwich and soda while you're in there.
That is what its there for, holding stuff. Also replaces the$100+ BMW tank bag and the $100 cup holder.
I leave my atlas in the trunk, travel by dead reckoning, Don't know where the hell I'm at Reckon were Lost!
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