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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thoughts on this for my R6???

Does anyone know if this would work well on my r6?


Since the 2006 r6 has a plastic airbox that is located at the front portion of the tank (see here), it limits the options for magnetic tank bags. I know the magnetic kind that has single point magnets at four points probably would not work. However, I think this bag has three point attachment (you can see it better in this image and this image), so I think it could work...

Any experience or thoughts on this, anyone?

Or maybe more generally, is there a decent magnetic tank bag out there that would work on my r6??
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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idk, but i dont like tank bags anyways but thats jus my , isnt that r6 your first bike? just curious hows it coming got any scratch marks on her yet?
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idk, but i dont like tank bags anyways but thats jus my , isnt that r6 your first bike? just curious hows it coming got any scratch marks on her yet?

Well to make long trips and such I am going to need a tank and tail bag. Also, I would rather use a tank bag than carry a backpack.

Yeah it's my first bike... still in perfect shape, no scratches... it does need a wash though cuz of the pollen this season up here in the northeast.
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behold, my weapon of choice when I need to carry things...



cost me 5 dollars at Walmart , keep a small one on your back and it works great doesn't affect riding at ll
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ahh you beat me to it, yeah for the longer trips the tail bag alone will usually hold everything I'm gonna need for a trip. I think the tank bad would just be awkward and limit driving ability in the corners.
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ahh you beat me to it, yeah for the longer trips the tail bag alone will usually hold everything I'm gonna need for a trip. I think the tank bad would just be awkward and limit driving ability in the corners.
I have read a lot of people say they don't get in the way very much as long as you don't get one of those monster a$$ ones...

Any thoughts anyone else?
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Tankbags are invaluable. The one on my Suzuki clips to the edges of the gas tank. The one on my Honda attaches to the frame. Here's a tankbag that mounts to your gas tank ring: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/441/. Once you get the mount for the gas cap, you can also attach a camera mount to it.
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I have a magnetic tank bag, don't remember the brand.
Has 2 "wings" with magnets in them that go on the top/sides of the tank, then has a strap to tie to the stearing head so it can't go backwards. I like it, as you can lean on it if you want/need to, doesn't get in the way, and doesn't move. Also, the "wings" fold up and clip out of the way, and there is a shoulder strap to carry it later.

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Tankbags are invaluable. The one on my Suzuki clips to the edges of the gas tank. The one on my Honda attaches to the frame. Here's a tankbag that mounts to your gas tank ring: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/441/. Once you get the mount for the gas cap, you can also attach a camera mount to it.
That's cool how much work is involved in attaching/detaching these gas-cap mounted systems? I'm thinking gassing up might be a pain, as well as every day attachment and detachment two or three times a day (I live in Boston)

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I have a magnetic tank bag, don't remember the brand.
Has 2 "wings" with magnets in them that go on the top/sides of the tank, then has a strap to tie to the stearing head so it can't go backwards. I like it, as you can lean on it if you want/need to, doesn't get in the way, and doesn't move. Also, the "wings" fold up and clip out of the way, and there is a shoulder strap to carry it later.
That sounds like what I need. Could you check the brand for me when you get a chance?
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I don't know about tank bags, but I like the Scout tail bag.
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heres one that suction cups on. dont know if they make different sizes. I have the magnetic one w/ wings and 4 magnets. dont use it much b/c my 929 has so much tail space under the seat. doesnt get in the way at all when i use it though. cant rest your forarm on the tank on long rides though.

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I have the same bike. I got a nice Astars bag I wore when I rode up to SoCal to hit up was is the best road I've ever been on and i was dragging knee and everything. As long as the straps are tight, you'll be fine. It didn't bother me at all. And I rode 678 miles that day.
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I have the same bike. I got a nice Astars bag I wore when I rode up to SoCal to hit up was is the best road I've ever been on and i was dragging knee and everything. As long as the straps are tight, you'll be fine. It didn't bother me at all. And I rode 678 miles that day.
You mean a backpack though, right? I don't think astars makes a tankbag

When I do make long trips with a tail bag I wouldnt want a backpack since it might interfere with the tail bag. When I do aggressive riding I would leave all my gear at home/hotel/camping site/etc or maybe just use a smaller bag of some type
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They make tank bags you can strap down to the bike and tail bags that you can strap down. Just find your favorite local bike accessories dealer and they can explain your options.

Tank bags arent too awkward. I need to find that pic from killboy where the dude had a tankbag/tailbag/saddlebags and was kneedragging.

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You mean a backpack though, right? I don't think astars makes a tankbag

When I do make long trips with a tail bag I wouldnt want a backpack since it might interfere with the tail bag. When I do aggressive riding I would leave all my gear at home/hotel/camping site/etc or maybe just use a smaller bag of some type
Yeah. That's why I said "I wore". And I'm a more aggressive rider than you. But I don't know how much stuff you're bringing with you. I just had some water and my tinted visor.
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They make tank bags you can strap down to the bike and tail bags that you can strap down. Just find your favorite local bike accessories dealer and they can explain your options.

Tank bags arent too awkward. I need to find that pic from killboy where the dude had a tankbag/tailbag/saddlebags and was kneedragging.
Yeah I obviously will be strapping on the tailbag, but I won't be using that quite as much as the tank bag, so I would like if the tank bag were easy to pop on and off a few times a day, that's why I was asking about a magnetic one with the side flap magnets such that the plastic airbox wouldn't be an issue.
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Yeah. That's why I said "I wore". And I'm a more aggressive rider than you. But I don't know how much stuff you're bringing with you. I just had some water and my tinted visor.
For the time being you are...

I'm working on those chicken strips... they're about 3/4" now

As far as the amount of stuff, I'm thinking about this more for long trips than day trips. I'm planning to do some week long trips up around canada and stuff later this summer. For a day trip I would use just a backpack or small tankbag. for the advice though
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My tank bag is made by Oxford
It's called the oxford first time.

here is a link, web site says $50, I got it for $40

http://www.lockitt.com/Oxfordluggage.htm

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My tank bag is made by Oxford
It's called the oxford first time.

here is a link, web site says $50, I got it for $40

http://www.lockitt.com/Oxfordluggage.htm
That piece looks pretty sweet man

I think that or something like that will work on my tank, but I will probably check at a shop before I buy online...
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Have you checked the Yamaha website for bags? they might have something specifically for the R6 goodness.
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