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Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 2:32 pm   #1 (permalink)
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MAgnetic Tank bags/Map pockets

I have a magnetic map pocket and just can't bring myself to trust the thing. I strap it down too which is a PIA. Any other had safe experience with this kind of thing as I just can't believe it is safe at 100mph +

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Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 3:44 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I have a Marsee Magnetic bag that i have taken to 140 with no issue but if your nervous then strap it down
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Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 4:26 pm   #3 (permalink)
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My son has got a bag that comes loose all the time on his 750ss but mine (other brand) never does one the ST. Mine sounds cloink when it hits that tank magnet by magnet, with his you don't hear a thing.
Just to prevent me from worrying I just strap the front end around the top front fork bracket but I actually never got into a position over the past 6 years that it was actually a necessity.
My son had his tank bag come loose a couple of times .... so I would suggest it's down to your sound judgement ...

So I would suggest that you always fix the front in order to be sure that the bag will not involuntarily leave the bike. That would be good enough for me.

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Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 5:08 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I've been using a magnetic tourmaster tribag setup for years, no issues at speed. I even use it stacked with the small bag on top (can rest my chin) and no issues. It does stick with some tenacity though!
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Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 6:25 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I have Axio magnetic tank bag and it work safe from Saltzburg to München where we have average speed over 200 km/h (~125 mph):

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Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 6:30 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I bought a magnetic tank bag that Cycle Gear had to special order for me. It is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone. I took both my bike to approximately 150 mph to see if it would stay on, and it did. It has a lot of great features as well. I paid about $80.00 bucks for it. I can't remember the company's name, but I'll post a pic of it when I get home from work.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 10:08 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I have my first Mag Bag and love it! I trust it but still have the strap, too.

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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 2:48 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by scott
I have a Marsee Magnetic bag that i have taken to 140 with no issue but if your nervous then strap it down
+1, never and issue on my Monster or the ST
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 5:12 pm   #9 (permalink)
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I've been using a Nelson-Rigg mag/bag since last year, with many forays 'over the ton', also no problems. Joris, I love your description of the magnets making contact --cloink--, it's perfect . Mine make the same noise, and the only problem I had initially was lining up the bag without these mega-magnets grabbing the tank.....feisty little buggers!
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 6:20 pm   #10 (permalink)
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I've got a magnetic tank bag and I just slap it on and ride. It's feel pretty secure and I"ve never had an issue with it.
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