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My dad asked me what I wanted for Christmas and we usually have around a$50 limit. I would really like to have another way to tote stuff besides a backpack.

So would you guys recommend a tank bag or a tail bag? I have an undertail exhaut and I'm not sure how a tail bag would strap on.

Opinion are greatly appreciated, thanks :dthumb:
 

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Tank bags work great. I would suggest tank before tail. Get a tail afterwards! The more room to carry crap that you have, the more likely you are to take trips that you will use it on!
 

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I agree with pickle. Get the tank bag. They are easier to put on and right in front of you the whole time incase you need a sandwich while riding. :lol: :D
 

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Tank. At least you will never have to look back to see if the tail bag fell off. I can carry a gallon of milk and other groceries in my tank bag. I don't know how much you can carry in a tail bag. Plus the weight is centrally-located. Plus you won't hit your boot into it every time you get on and off.
 

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i've wondered this as well..but i'd think a tank bag would work best..especiall the kinds that you can easily take off, and turn into a backpack! but either way, it would be nice having that right in front you to store your keys, wallet, etc..for those quick gas stops, or whatever.
 

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I don't know much about these kinds of things, but I personally would prob go with the tank bag. Call me paranoid, but I feel better when my stuff's in front of me, then I can keep an eye on it. Maybe it's the control-freak in me, but I'd be paranoid about my stuff behind me, where I'm not paying as much attention. Just my :2cents:
 

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I would definitely go with the tank bag...but can you get a quality bag for $50. I would go with straps, I have not heard of probs with magnets, but I like things secured
 

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I argee with mostly all of what was said!

Joe Rocket tank bag! I have one and it ROCKS! Not too expensive, just get it online on EBay, you'll save a ton! They are black with 6 magnets and one strap. I NEVER use the strap and believe me I pack that thing to the brim sometimes! I've carried a w/e worth of clothes and my laptop in mine. Besides, when you pack it up real high, it makes a great place to rest your chin or helmet on when on the highway!

The JR bag also has a map spot on top where you can put a map or some people put their cell phones there facing up so you can see it ring and stuff. It also has a expansion zipper so it gets bigger. A extra pocket on the inside of the tank bag, kinda like in a suit case, the net thing on the inside of the lid. And it comes with snap on staps so you can carry it like a dufflebag. A nice hand carry handle and a rain proof cover that you can use. I've never used the cover, because the nylon material is pretty rain proof as well and it doesn't get that wet riding down the road sense it's behind your speedscreen.

Don't let anybody tell you crap about it being in the way for getting gas. Yes, it is but it's not that big of a deal. Take it off, put in on the ground in front of the gas pump, fill up, and put it back. I repeat...put it back on the bike!!!! I'm always worried I'm going to leave it behind!!

Tank Bags rock!!
 

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Alright, sounds like a tank bag it is...thanks for the advise.

It looks like JR, Icon and First Gear all carry a smaller model for around $50 and a bigger for around $100. I guess now size does matter :cursin: My dad would willing just to half I'm sure but in all honesty I really haven't been in the situation where I would need more than a smaller one, usually just my slacks to change at work. And if I take a trip, most likely will take the cruiser or maybe get saddlebags later. Maybe just answered my own question huh

Opinions welcome again on size (of the bag, geesh :disapp:)

thanks again
 

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I have a tail bag and love it. I can fit all kinds of stuff in there. Actually, it doubles as a backpack and is desighed to carry a helmet as well. But.....since you have an undertail exhaust...go with the tank bag for sure. At the end of the day, it's a matter of preference. Honestly, I wish I had both. But(again), with the undertail exhaust, you almost have to go with the tank.
 

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Go with the Blaster JR bag! It is plenty big, the sport is just too big and kinda dumb looking!

I also have the JR sport saddle bags for my bike but haven't used them yet!
 

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Nice one. I want to know at what speed were those magnets tested at. :D Are they going to hold at 180mph. :lol:

For that price looks like a great deal to go with. :dthumb:
 

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Nice one. I want to know at what speed were those magnets tested at. :D Are they going to hold at 180mph. :lol:
My friend has a magnetic tank bag on his VFR. He was traveling and found a gun shop going out of business. He bought a bunch of ammo and stuffed it into his tank bag. You know how heavy lead is, well the magnets held tight.
 

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My friend has a magnetic tank bag on his VFR. He was traveling and found a gun shop going out of business. He bought a bunch of ammo and stuffed it into his tank bag. You know how heavy lead is, well the magnets held tight.

Sounds great. Was it like that one on Speedwerks or just like it? :)
 

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Hey guys thanks for the advice. I think my Dad ended up ordering the Icon Primer tank bag. Not totally for sure.
 

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GSXR750DJ said:
Nice one. I want to know at what speed were those magnets tested at. :D Are they going to hold at 180mph. :lol:

For that price looks like a great deal to go with. :dthumb:
You might think that is a funny question but I've had my tank bag on my bike and gone that fast...it doesn't budge!! It is protected from the wind by the speedscreen!!

Plus the JR bag has 6 magnets!!
 

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You might think that is a funny question but I've had my tank bag on my bike and gone that fast...it doesn't budge!! It is protected from the wind by the speedscreen!!

Plus the JR bag has 6 magnets!!

Sweet. Sounds like it holds pretty well then. Have you used your alot??
 

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I use mine ALL THE TIME!!
 

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There are two bad things that I can think of with the magnetic bags. If you left your bike outside a store, someone could swipe the magnetic bag off your bike in one second. Would take ten seconds to undo the clips on my bag. Also, the magnets are heavy. If you are going to carry your bag around a mall or swap meet, it will start off as heavy with nothing in it.
 
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