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I'm looking for a small tank bag for a 999, one that won't scratch the paint, any suggestions?
 

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Myself and my other 749 owner friends use the Joe Rocket Mantis Tank bag... Small (day trips) but good for the following items:

Small Digital Camera,
2 Cans of Redbull
Visor Spray/Cloth
House Keys
Wallet, Cell Phone
Some trail mix for a snack
Spare Ear Plugs
Fuses

and I think that's about it.. for me anyway! :D

Here is a link to their product page

http://www.joerocket.com/jrf/products/product.cfm?products_id=280

Hope that helps.

Cheers!
 

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Here's the two I use...

The little one is a Cortech that I use when I'm riding local. It carries the usual camera, phone, wallet, keys, tire plugger kit, smokes and a beer. It's magnetic and came with a leash that's supposed to go around the frame tube but after a year of using it, I've found that it's not needed. This bag cost $50.

The large Ducati bag I use for longer trips...Carries the same plus I can fir my wind proof underwear in it when it gets warmer during the day or rain gear if the weather is threathening, as well as snacks and a more complete tool kit... This bag cost $200.

To me the Cortech is worth twice it's price because of it's features and quality construction....The Ducati bag is cheap, has no inner pockets or inner stiffeners and to me is only worth 1/2 it's price... So really unless you need the capacity the Cortech is a great buy...

P.S. I've owned Shook Speed Pacs (on my Hayabusa), Chase Harpers, Joe Rockets and few more that I can't remember so I do have a fair perspective...





 

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tank bag for 999

I'm using the Cortech bag now, but it's starting to scratch the paint. I'm placing a polishing cloth under the bag now, but that looks pretty tacky, plus the bag slides around a bit- haven't lost it yet! I ordered some Mag-Knight in Ducati red so I can make a custom pad for the bag. It sure seems like Ducati's red paint is softer than their other colors, my silver Multistrada and yellow Monster have similar bags on them and they are not getting scratched. Anybody else have soft red paint?
 

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fishboy said:
I'm using the Cortech bag now, but it's starting to scratch the paint. I'm placing a polishing cloth under the bag now, but that looks pretty tacky, plus the bag slides around a bit- haven't lost it yet! I ordered some Mag-Knight in Ducati red so I can make a custom pad for the bag. It sure seems like Ducati's red paint is softer than their other colors, my silver Multistrada and yellow Monster have similar bags on them and they are not getting scratched. Anybody else have soft red paint?
Yep... It is pretty soft paint.

Are you using the same model Cortech? Mine's magnetic with a scratch resistant material on the bottom and doesn't move around at all.
 

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have you looked at www.bagster.com for the combination tank cover/bag combo that will allow you to protect your tank and carry your goods without marring the finish at all?
 

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I've seen these tankbags that I thought about getting (http://www.luggagelocker.com/tank-locker.htm). There is a mount that attaches to the gas tank filler cap and the tank bag has a base that is rigid which attaches to the mount. The result is a taller bag, because of the mounting system, but it doesn't touch the tank.

Here's another tank bag (SW-Motech) that mounts the same way (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2130/282/)

On Marsee Luggage's website (www.marseeproducts.com), they list a similar product (Corona Bag), but reading the website, it looks like it has been pending release for the past 6 months.

One caveat I would say of having this type of bag is that when I read a review of the SW-Motech tank bag on Motorcycle Consumer News (October 2005), I believe Dr. Hurt commented that having a tank bag could cause injuries to the rider during a frontal crashes (I'm quoting from memory here). Now I'm thinking this type of tank bag, since it can't move around, could cause more injuries than a magnetic tank bag, which can be flung off the bike.
 

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Looks like this might fit the lines of our tanks fairly well. Obviously without all the straps. Has anyone tried this. Also does anyone know if this or others will fit a helmet. Which bags will do?

 

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I'm using a magnetic Marsee bag that's specific to the 999/ 749. Can't seem to find it on their website now...maybe they stopped making it? The base is shaped to fit the tank. Great material, very sturdy. Haven't seen any problems yet with the paint, but I don't use it that often.

(sorry for crappy cameraphone pics)



 

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scottrwilliams said:
Looks like this might fit the lines of our tanks fairly well. Obviously without all the straps. Has anyone tried this. Also does anyone know if this or others will fit a helmet. Which bags will do?

Scott- I have one of those (see pic below). It fit much better on the Dark, and it does the job, but I've had better bags. It feels cheap compared to the Marsee and Cortech.

It will move around just a little bit, but not enough to lose confidence.

What I do like about it is that it flattens when nothing is inside, so it's not that bulky, unlike most other bags. (In the picture, I put some gloves inside so you can see what it looks like when full, otherwise, its FLAT).
 

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tank bag for 999

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I'm using the Cortech Mini and it has a nice soft mag bottom, but not soft enough! I'm hoping the Mag-Knight pad will solve the problem, because it's going to cost about $100.00 to get enough material to make a custom pad.I love the bag, it does everything I want, I think the bottom is not the problem, it's the red paint that's the problem-it's just so beautiful! Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll let you know how the Mag-Knight works.
 

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I'm using the Cortech Mini and it has a nice soft mag bottom, but not soft enough! I'm hoping the Mag-Knight pad will solve the problem, because it's going to cost about $100.00 to get enough material to make a custom pad.I love the bag, it does everything I want, I think the bottom is not the problem, it's the red paint that's the problem-it's just so beautiful! Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll let you know how the Mag-Knight works.
Thanks fishboy... I'll be interested in how it works...
 

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tank bag for 999

I don't think the red 999 is made for a tank bag. After buying the Mag-Knight, making a custom pad, the pad scratched the tank! So now, I'm wearing a back pack when I have to carry anything. I used it twice with the pad and it took me about a hour to rub out and polish the tank afterwards. Maybe some of the clear bra stuff would work, but I'm through with this project, there's more fun things to do to the bike, besides my wife works for Da Kine and I get all my back packs free.
 

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For quick day trips, i use the attached bag which fastens to the tripple tree via velcro straps. Works great, inconspicuos, and just enough room for wallet,phone,tire guage,glasses etc...

Name on bag shows "rapid transit", costs all but 20 bux from a bike shop

Personally, it's great however i think you may be equally happy with a small digital camera bag or you may even find something useful and compact in a "bicycle" shop.
 

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I tend to carry more junk than what I probably need. So I need a fairly large bag to fit a spare shield, krypto cable lock, extra set of gloves (cold nights), nano, sun glasses (calif. sun is too bright :cool: ), cigars (in tubes), magazines, flash light, a rag (anal about shiny black stallion), croissants/donuts/bagels :D. And the occasional "stop by the store" command from my wife. :rolleyes:
 

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For quick day trips, i use the attached bag which fastens to the tripple tree via velcro straps. Works great, inconspicuos, and just enough room for wallet,phone,tire guage,glasses etc...

Name on bag shows "rapid transit", costs all but 20 bux from a bike shop

Personally, it's great however i think you may be equally happy with a small digital camera bag or you may even find something useful and compact in a "bicycle" shop.
I have the exact same thing ... it's the best little bag.

I took off the "rapid transit" emblem.
 

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stucatz said:
For quick day trips, i use the attached bag which fastens to the tripple tree via velcro straps. Works great, inconspicuos, and just enough room for wallet,phone,tire guage,glasses etc...

Name on bag shows "rapid transit", costs all but 20 bux from a bike shop

Personally, it's great however i think you may be equally happy with a small digital camera bag or you may even find something useful and compact in a "bicycle" shop.

Anyone know where to find this online?

Also, has anyone tried the Marsee Corona yet or the Luggage Locker? I like that they keep the bags off the paint.
 
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