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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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.
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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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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I've been using a Nelson-Rigg mag/bag http://www.jpcycles.com/productdetai...ch=tank%20bags 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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