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I have a BMW tank bag and it is OK. It is just not really useful for me and I tend to not use it and keep it on the shelf.
Has anyone found a tank bag with straps that is larger than the BMW bag? I would love this one: NELSON-RIGG Gps Sport Tank Bag Tank Bag Cl2020st
Or one like this. Would something like this be too big?
What do you use??
 
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I have the RKA tank bag for my 2000 LT (see attached photos). I like it because it is easy on and off, and I run a 12v DC line from the bag to the Fuzeblock power source with a quick disconnect between the two. I haven't tried any other tank bags and bought it based upon the comments in this forum. My brother liked it so much he purchased one (different model) for his K1600 GT.
 

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I bought a Oxford tankbag from Ironpony. Its awesome limited lifetime warranty. Self healing zippers. And a rain cover.you can put alot stuff in it. A way better bag and 1/2 the price than that BMW small pouch they call a tank bag. It cost about $60.00 My Oxford is about the same size as the Nelson in the picture.
 

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Captain Wayne,

Which RKA bag is that one? Is the phone holder part of it or an add on?

Thanks,
Larry
 

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Larry,

The tank bag is a "RKA 8.0 Liter In-Charge Tank Bag" (click on the hyperlink for more info): 8.0 Build sheet Page
The tank bag is well made but as you can determine from the RKA website it is on the expensive side. I mounted my cell phone to the dashboard baseplate using 3M heavy duty velcro attached it and to a removable cell phone case. The setup works well. The phone is connected to a charger while riding and relays to my helmet headphones via bluetooth. I also use the phone as an additional bluetooth mp3 player, as well as, android apps such as backup GPS navigation, and Cam Sam (red light and speed camera warnings). I find the top clear plastic removable window pouch very useful for placing my maps and written directions (I like GPS, but I feel maps give me more broader information at a glance, and the direction list is a summary of key turning points). As you can tell I like the bag, and if cost wasn't an issue I would give it a full thumbs up.
 

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Another vote for the RKA:thumb:
 

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RKA had been on my 1999 the time I owned it and the same bag is on my 2007 now. I don't know you could get a better bag, plus... you can't have too much storage space. :histerica

 

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Cortech has a small bag that has a nice neoprene pad and straps that work perfectly on the LT.
Easy to remove and put in trunk when parked.
Cortech Micro 2.0 Tank Bag - RevZilla
They used to have one larger called a mini but seems it's no longer available.
This one large enough for wallet, camera and phone.
I still prefer not to have a LARGE tank bag as it adds nothing to the looks of the LT and there is lots of storage elsewhere.
 

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Well the reason I want a larger bag is that I have had the radio out for a while and I want to put it back, but I have gotten used to the space. When it goes back I want all my stuff easy to reach. The BMW bag is just to small. I will look into the RKA bags.
 

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Those RKA bags look really nice, but they are obviously taking advantage of the fact that a lot of BMW riders have plenty of money to blow. $300 bucks is ridiculous for a nylon bag.
 

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That is the one I posted about in my first post, it looks real good to me, and the price is right
 

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I have the RKA tank bag designed for the LT. I have had it for years and it's great for touring since it holds a lot. The RKA products are extremely well made too. For short trips or commuting, the Cortech 2.0 bag looks like a better option.
Scott
 
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