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(Not including the BMW OEM Bag) -- What are the options for tank bags for the R1200RT - and how are they secured.
Also - Does anyone have any ingenious hydration ideas/ devices for getting a drink while driving. I don't want to stop everytime I need a drink - which is often. I have thought of putting an insulated camelbak right on the tank mounting rails - anyone done that?
 

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Hi was was thinking the same think i have a bmw tank bag the strap handle on the bag will hold a water bottle i haven't tried driving with it in there but looks like it would work.I am looking for something to hold the passengers bottle
 

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Go to Moosejaw.com and search for 10045589. I tried to upload it but no go for me. It is a Platypus insulated bladder. That was my solution as I did not want to have to carry or strap my Camelbak on. This is less hassle


I have two of these but we will not be using them until this Sept. It straps on the top of my RT saddlebags with a couple of adjustable ROK straps. One around the long way and one around the bag. It sits there very solid and will work two up. I am going to velcro the long hose to my tankbag. Ice & water to go! I got the 3L bags.

Why they make the insulator cover black is beyond me. It should be reflective so I may have make a solar shield for it.
 

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I bought an rka tankbag for my gtl. I took a camelbak I have out of its backpack and set it on a towel in the bottom compartment. Fed the tube through the electronics false wall to the outside of the bag. I attached another piece of tubing so it would reach the pillion. Wrapped it round the bag when not used. The extra length makes it a little awkward to handle. Gotta be careful.

The wife and I just did a 6 day trip. It was 102 and 104 on 2 of the days. The camelbak was needed.
 

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I have a wunderlich tank bag. I use a gigerrig 2 L bladder. both tubes come out the back (the zippers don't close all the way because of the tubes). The bulb to pump the gigerrig goes into a side pocket on the tank bag. The drinking/spraying tube slips behind the stretchey cords around the tank bag. works great.
 

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EricSuz said:
I have a wunderlich tank bag. I use a gigerrig 2 L bladder. both tubes come out the back (the zippers don't close all the way because of the tubes). The bulb to pump the gigerrig goes into a side pocket on the tank bag. The drinking/spraying tube slips behind the stretchey cords around the tank bag. works great.
I've been looking at the Gigerrig. Could you share some pictures of your setup. I need something for me and the wife. So your saying two tubes can come out of the bladder? Can you get them in different lengths?

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I've seen Camelbaks strapped to tank bags but haven't tried it. I usually wear mine with the drinking tube tucked under the sternum strap. This is easily accessible. An advantage is that my wife can just tap my shoulder and take the tube so she can drink. I'm not too worried, she's had all her shots. :histerica

Make sure the bite valve is securely into the drinking tube. Heading south on I-81 in Virginia at 75 mph, my bite valve came off in my mouth. The hose whipped back and forth behind the windscreen and over the tank bag like a hooded cobra on meth until I caught it with my left hand, bit the end with my mouth and pulled over to the shoulder. Glad I just had water and not some energy drink that would have been a real mess to clean up.
 

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I have the Bags Connection small tank bag. It mounts on the fuel tank ring. Easy on/off.

As for hydration I have two solutions. When riding two up my passenger carries the bottle... I get a drink when thirsty. We have a caribiner clip so the bottle can clip to her jacket.

If solo, I have a large pocket in the back of my First Gear jacket. I can fit a nose/nipple to my shoulder... sup when ready. Works for me.
 
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