markgoodrich Posted September 27, 2007 Share Posted September 27, 2007 There are frequent posts regarding requests for alternatives to the super-expensive BMW and Touratech tank bags which fit, for instance, on the R1200RT tank attaching setup. I've used a magnetic bag successfully on two bikes with plastic tank covers like my current RT, with only the yoke holding the bag in place...the nylon belt which goes around the steering head...with the magnetic side flaps being heavy enough to keep the bag in place. The particular bag I use is made by Oxford, an English company. I noticed today that their much larger bag, large enough to hold a helmet, is reduced for clearance at a couple of online retailers, down around $115 or so, or there's a yellow one on ebay for $75. The particular model is their "Humpback" tank bag. Very versatile, with useful backpack straps for use off the bike, and the humpback version also has a detachable bum bag. At gas stops, I just flip the bag up onto the dash/bars, which hold it out of the way. Never have had a scratch in three years of use. Beats the heck out of paying three times the price for a BMW bag. Very high quality materials and workmanship. The only downside to my small (I think it's called the mini-bag) version is the map case is real narrow, and I can never get a map folded properly to stick it in there. I have of course no affiliation with anyone for anything anywhere at any time, associated with Oxford, maps, or tanks. If I didn't already have a silver bag (they make one that looks like it's OEM on silver or gray bikes) I'd snap the yellow ebay one up for $75. You can google "Oxford Humpback Tank Bag" and find retailers. HTH someone.............. Link to comment
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