I've been using various tankbags for over 12 years and once you use one, you will wonder how you ever lived without one, LOL!!! Personally most brands a good, I use a $70.00 FOX deluxe tankbag and it works great.
I prefer the "non-magnetic" versions maybe a little more hassle but I've never seen one fly off even in a crash. OTOH, I've seen magbags fly of from a good bump in the road but I'm sure they have "improved" them since I decided not to use them!!
I know this doesn't fall under the protective gear category but would like to share this. Recently while at the Laguna races I came across a product booth for Marsee clothing and luggage. I purchased their 24 liter tank bag and to put it mildly I am extremely impressed. The quality is extremly high, materials superb, ballistic nylon and #10 zippers (they will last for ever). No I don't work for them, they just make a superior product and I am sharing info. Did I mention that they are made here in the good ole US of A and come with a lifetime warranty. Check out there web site http://www.marseeproducts.com
"The only thing worse than regret is not trying"
[This message has been edited by RLJ3RD (edited July 19, 2000).]
Just got my Marsee tank bag in the mail today. Ordered it one week ago from the Marsee website and it arrived via UPS today. Let me tell you, this is an awesome tankbag. Lots of pockets and the workmanship and "added extras" are really impressive. It fits the F4 wonderfully with 8 really strong magnets and a strap for around the triple to make sure it doesn't come off for any reason.
Thanks to my bro, RLJ, who helped me make my final decision. What a great bag!!
All this being typed out by a person who typically HATES tank bags.
'00 CBR F4 (the faster, silver/red model)
"Objects in mirror no longer matter!"
Let us know how it wears on you and your bike after you've had it for awhile. I'm looking at tankbags, only because I'm beginning to think it is a necessity, I don't really like the thought of anything that might scratch my bike. I'd like to hear how it goes since you admit you don't like tankbags.
yes, rug burn, i have the 10 litre size, i love it, it unzips to 20 litre, i pretty much use it in the 10 litre size mode, i use it on my F4, magnetic only, i never use the strap that comes with it that will go around the steering head.i have never had it come loose or move around.
as for a discount,..don't know, i lucked out and got mine at a shop that was closing out up in victoria BC.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RUG BURN: I was thinking of getting the 10 liter Pocket Rocket. Anyone have this one? Anyone know where to get one for a discount?
I have been using my Eclipse magnetic tankbag for about two years now and I agree, I don't know how to live without it. It is just so useful and stores so much. I prefer the magnetic type for convienience and do use the safety strap. So far it hasn't ever come off and it has hit a few *big* bumps...
Richard M. Poniarski
'00 Kawasaki ZR-7
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