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I'm getting a little tired of strapping my lunchbox to the back every morning, and I don't have a rack to mount a trunk box to yet, so I was thinking a tank bang that I could just stuff a sandwich into would be a good solution.



Does anyone have experience with a tank bag on a TW? I've seen some for sale that are marketed for dual sport and enduro bikes.



Any recommendations or reviews would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I'm getting a little tired of strapping my lunchbox to the back every morning, and I don't have a rack to mount a trunk box to yet, so I was thinking a tank bang that I could just stuff a sandwich into would be a good solution.



Does anyone have experience with a tank bag on a TW? I've seen some for sale that are marketed for dual sport and enduro bikes.



Any recommendations or reviews would be greatly appreciated!


i've got a magnetic joe rocket one that works well.



 

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I'm getting a little tired of strapping my lunchbox to the back every morning, and I don't have a rack to mount a trunk box to yet, so I was thinking a tank bang that I could just stuff a sandwich into would be a good solution.



Does anyone have experience with a tank bag on a TW? I've seen some for sale that are marketed for dual sport and enduro bikes.



Any recommendations or reviews would be greatly appreciated!


I use this one, which is really well thought out and designed. Also have some River Road expandable bags I sometimes use on the rack.



http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/71/3414/ITEM/Rapid-Transit-Recon-19-Magnetic-Tank-Bag.aspx



here it is on my last bike (have a new one now)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wideeyevideo/5727242633/in/photostream



Not sure where I bought it, didn't pay $85 though I don't think. It also works OK on my Suzuki VS1400
 

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I use the Quadboss XT Tank Saddlebag Organizer.



Available on Amazon for $49



The straps are adjustable--------I fit it to my TW gas tank and cut off the extra strapping and it looks like it was made for the bike.



Comes with a removable center mounted map or electronics pouch, plus the right side compartment has an interior padded pistol pocket
 

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Small backpack. Possibles bag. Haversack. Belt bag. I have several left over from being married, you know, when I had a reason to get away from the house and go walk through the woods killing Bambi and Thumper and such. Any can be had with fringe and/or hearts if you bought into the lifestyle one or both lifestlyes.
 

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When I got my TW, my friend gave me a Bilt medium size tank bag from Cycle Gear. Because it was too big to use on the TW tank, I mounted it backwards on the top of my rear rack. Backwards makes it higher at the back than at the front and the zippers close to the front of the bag, keeping me from riding with the top flopping open and not knowing about it. Since the bag was soft sided, I had to smash it down to keep in in place.



Eventually, I cut the bottoms out of two 2.5 gallon plastic containers <cat litter> angling the sides to match the side profile of the bag, and just jammed them into the bag (fit like a glove), which created TWO hard plastic lined compartments while stiffening the sides of the bag. With the plastic in place the bag now looks and acts like a piece of luggage.



I carry my loose stuff (MP3 player, camera, hat, earphones, air gauge, 3 way spin-tight, cotton gloves, etc,) in the front compartment. Then I discovered that one of the plastic bottoms fit perfectly into a soft "foam-lined style" lunch bag / sack / box (the kind with soft handles) so I now use the back compartment as a cooler. I drop in a frozen ice bag, two bottles of water, a couple of frozen Uncrustables (pre-made PB&J sandwiches) plus two granola bars (the handles on the foam lunch bag fold over to insulate the top of the compartment). I close the cover, strap it down, and off I go for a days afternoon ride. The plastic container liner even protects the bag from any condensation, and that back section doubles my "carrying space" when not in use as a cooler!



The stiffened bag is easier to secure to the rack, and its visible top window is readily available for small or flat items. Once filled and the top zipped closed, I simply use a 2" wide velcro strap over the top that keeps the bag from moving or wiggling very much. Plus the velcro strap makes it a breeze to get in and out of bag. The bag had some wear on it from rubbing on the rack and moving, but once stiffened and strapped in place, no new wear has showed up. Nicest aspect is that the bag looks natural on the bike and doesn't interfere with swinging my leg over the saddle.



I know. More than you wanted to know.
 

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Just like a small lunch bag?



Something like this may qork.. I just picked it up for the wifes quad.. I can throw it on a TW in the next day or two and take a picture if needed.



http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/477/1150/-/3143/Tusk-Tank-Bag/TUSK+TANK+BAG+BLACK





Cant beat $17.


Do the tusk bags attach to the bottom of the tank? The Coleman bags from walmart have velcro on the bottom, but it's not a good solution for thr Clarke tanks as the velcro peels off and the bags will swing all over the place. I do like the bags (10.88) from Walmart, but I think a retaining strap needs to added.
 

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Do the tusk bags attach to the bottom of the tank? The Coleman bags from walmart have velcro on the bottom, but it's not a good solution for thr Clarke tanks as the velcro peels off and the bags will swing all over the place. I do like the bags (10.88) from Walmart, but I think a retaining strap needs to added.




Velcro as well.. The reviews on RockymountainATV.com claim the people have rigged the bottom with straps.



I bought them for another bike so have not looked at a way to rig them to the TW200 yet.



I will be out there tonight and the tank should be back on the bike.. if all goes as planned. If so I will throw them on and take afew pictures so you can see where they sit on a stock tank.
 

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I'm Still using my OEM Kawasaki KLR Tank bag on my Clark Tanked TW. Works great.
 

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I'm using a small Coretec magnetic bag. The nice thing it also has a front strap so when it's time to fuel you can just pop it loose a let it hang by it. I got mine from Tellico Outfitters. A word of warning! If you happen to stop by there leave your credit cards at home!! Nothing but top of the line ADV clothing and goodies!
 

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Also on the tank bag I should have a pic up and will update this post with that later this weekend.



The velcro probably wouldnt hold, but I imagine you could attach a flat magnet to hold it to the bike tank.. problem there is the potential scratching you would get from debris between the two points.



The bags I outlined are probably not the best long term solution as they are a little longer than I would personally like asthetically.
 

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These are the Walmart ATV bags on her Clarke. Only pic I have of them, anyway.



They work ok as long as the load in both sides is similar. They don't have a means of strapping them down at the bottom, the zippers are kinda wimpy, the color fades fairly quickly and they leave stains on a white tank over time but they don't scratch the plastic.



They provide a sticky Velcro patch to apply to the tank to hold the lower part in place but it won't stick to a Clarke tank. It stuck fine to my painted tank but it really didn't keep them in position.



That may sound like a negative review but they hold a lot and for the price they work pretty well, even offroad. We kept our rain gear, some incidentals and 2 quart military bladder canteens equipped with bite tubes in each side which are fairly heavy, so what you're seeing in the pic is the sag from a full canteen on one side and a nearly empty one on the other. You gotta have some sort of weight in them or they'll lift up like Dumbo ears at highway speeds, but ours were seldom empty and the neoprene upper mounting system keeps them centered fairly well. We got about a year of fairly heavy use out of them.



 
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