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Installing the Bags-Connection Daypack II Tank Bag Daypack II Installation: What’s Included This article illustrates a typical installation of the Bags-Connection Quick-Lock system and tank bag. Remember that every motorcycle may be different and you should follow the instructions provided by Bags-Connection. The information here is for illustrative purposes only. The Daypack tank bag shown …

Oxford Compact Tank Bag The Oxford Compact Tank Bag is nicely proportioned and should fit many different fuel tank shapes.  It measures about 280mm (~11″) across and about 450mm (~13″) long prior to stuffing it to its 36 liter capacity.  It sits only about 140mm (~5.5″) high when not expanded, which is relatively unobtrusive and …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Tank Bag Review and Installation The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS tank bag accessory is a high-quality (and expensive) piece of luggage. It may be worth the cost though, because the bag fits the bike perfectly and it mounts on a ring lock on top of the fuel filler, so there’s nothing …

Suzuki GW250 Tank Bag Review and Photos The Suzuki GW250 tank bag is an excellent piece of luggage. It’s very nicely made and as you’d expect, it’s a perfect match for the curvy GW250 fuel tank. The bag has a rubberized bottom and fully 6 large 60 mm diameter magnets, which grip tightly to the …

The FAMSA 246 tank bag system consists of a base plate and two separate bag modules that can be used individually or zipped together to create one large tank bag system. The larger of the two modules has an expanding mid section that allows you to roughly double its capacity by undoing a zip that runs all …

FAMSA Model 246 I remember the first time I saw a tank bag on a motorcycle.  It was back in the early ’70’s, and European motorcycles were as rare as hen’s teeth in my neck of the woods. But there it was — a BMW, flat handlebars, cruising right down Main Street, and what was that thing …

Motorcycle tank bags are available in all different shapes and sizes, with prices that will fit just about any budget. From tiny bags that can perch on top of the smallest fuel tanks, to condominium-sized Haulmeisters like the Famsa Model 246,  soft saddlebags and even over-the-shoulder messenger bags, there are plenty of storage options. Perhaps Chicane USA …

The Wolfman Explorer Tank Bag Have you ever purchased a piece of gear that looked great on the shelf or in the catalog, only to find that it seemed to have been designed by someone who had never seen a motorcycle? The Wolfman Explorer tank bag neatly disposes of such nonsense with smart features and …

Tank bags are great for carrying just about anything you’ll need on a short or long motorcycle trip.  There are many different styles and sizes available to fit a variety of needs. But one thing they all have in common is their notorious ability to scratch the paint on a motorcycle’s fuel tank or tail …

SW-Motech Bags-Connection EVO Rear Bag Why do the manufacturers release new motorcycles in the Fall? Last year, it was the BMW C 650 GT scooter (blog). They had all year to release but dealers didn’t see it until mid-October. This year, it’s the Suzuki GW250 (review). Released under the radar at the 2013 AIMExpo show (report) in October, it …

BMW C 650 GT Center Tunnel Bag The BMW scooter tunnel bag is a flawed design that is disappointing in several ways. I’m going to tell this story mostly in photographs (and a video), which I hope will explain why I can’t recommend the BMW scooter tunnel bag. It’s not often that we find a …

Bags-Connection Daypack II Tank Bag It’s a beautiful sunny day and you’re about to head out for your Sunday afternoon ride. The bike is clean, she’s topped up with fuel, and you’ve got your music player loaded with your favorite playlist. Time to throw on your gear and take off. Did you forget anything? Well …

An Integrated Soft Luggage System The FAMSA 260 is a well integrated system of tank pad, tank-bag and two side tank-pannier assemblies. The tank panniers mount and are removed quickly without disturbing the main tank bag fitting. The FAMSA motorcycle-specific systems (260 series) fit perfectly. And the overall design reflects an understanding of user needs. …

Ixon X-Pand Motorcycle Tank Bag The Ixon X Pand Tank Bag is a low-frills magnetically-attached bag. In its smallest configuration it’s one step up from a map holder, but it expands to provide loads of space. The X Pand easily converts to a backpack, and comes with a rain cover. Editor’s Note: Ixon manufactures and sells …

Marsee “Rocket Pocket” Tank Bag The Marsee Rocket Pocket is a well made, smaller sized tank bag is just right for carrying a few items. But the zipper can be balky at times. Long-distance riders will probably laugh at the size of this tank bag. After all, it’s not uncommon to see 20, 25 and …

Marsee “Mighty Mini” Tank Bag The Marsee Mighty Mini tank bag is about as small as you can get. It should fit just about any size fuel tank. It’s fully lined, nicely made and the zippers have big pulls. The shape is narrow and tall, which maximizes the amount of internal storage space, but makes …

Roadgear Luggage Review The Roadgear tank bag, tail bag set is soft motorcycle luggage that works well for sportbikes. The smaller capacity tank bag and tail bag are very easy to mount and remove from the motorcycle. Simple design means that they’re easier to use. But, they are not waterproof. Roadgear provides a 10-year warranty. …