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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-26-2003, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking for a tankbag for the R6, but don't know which ones are good and what should look for. Do I want the magnet mount or quick release? Should I get a large one that expands alot or does that just get in the way of riding when it is full? Any input would be appreciated.
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hey beef come over and check mine out, its an expandable one that is water proof, best one ive seen out

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I have two.... a smaller one for just ridng around town and a bigger one for sport touring.

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You just pull the thing off and take it with you. It take a second.

I have the Chase Harper ones, they are very reasonably priced and I've put on over 20,000 miles with them (I also have a tail bag made by them). My bigger tank bag shown in this picture with the tail bag holds enough stuff for a 3-5 day trip.

They have held up very well and I think they look good too.


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I have two chase-harper magnetic ones. One tiny one, which expands (that's great) and a medium size one I found at DGY that works for quick access (money, IE I-Pass, etc.).

I bought this little map flat shaped one for quick joints around the town to store my I-Pass and it'll fold up in my trunk when not in use.
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Jim. do you know which brand and model you have? Everyone I talk to just said to go with Chase Harper, now which model is best? Jim I would like to check yours out one of these days.
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I have a rocket pillow. www.rocketpillow.com. It's got an internal support so you can lean on it.

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Definately go magnetic if you can (most bikes can).

I've got a tank bag for the SV, but it's such a pain in the ass to put on I don't use it that much. It's not magnetic, uses straps with soft cloth on the underside of the bag. Connects to the fairing brackets. Takes 10 minutes or so to put on.

Magnetic...10 seconds!

But my saddlebags (aka..exhaust sliders) are pretty damn cool. 2 minutes to put on, solid, and crash tested (not by me.)

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I have a rocket pillow. www.rocketpillow.com. It's got an internal support so you can lean on it.
That's pretty cool. I like to see new products like that.

I also lean on mine and I only paid 1/4 the price. The really tall, expendable ones you can't lean on as easily.
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