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  1. ButTheGrej
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    Had anyone bought a tank bag for their 950, and do you have pix to share?

    I'm cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=123&manufacturer_ID=361&product_ID=13793&sblid_name=Daytona_Gear_Magnetic_Leather_Motorcycle_Tank_Bags___w_Cell_Phone_Pocket&model_id=0.

  2. dveag29
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    Don't know that you'll get much feedback on tank bags for cruisers.

    I personally don't care for the look of tank bags on ANY bike but especially on cruisers. Also, with the design of our tank (with the instrument bezel) placement would be very limited if you wanted it to sit flush.

    From the looks of that bag seems you are looking for a place to toss your phone and maybe your wallet? Do you have a windshield? If so there are plenty of small pouches made to mount on them.

    The other thing about magnetic tank bags, no matter how well they are made they will scratch your tank unless you are meticulous about cleaning.

  3. Rop123
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    I bought the Mustang Tank Bib with Pouch just to hold some keys, cell phone etc. I like the look and the pouch, while small, does the job I needed it to do.

  4. Zoom181
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    I've heard it is very hard to keep the tank bag from scratching your tank. Dust gets under it and rubs. No way I will chance that with mine. Someday I will get the windshield bag for it.

    I am curious if the bibs scratch the paint. I really like the looks of the bib.

  5. Rop123
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    The Mustang Bib itself has a soft backside. Having said that, I'm sure that dust/dirt will accumulate under it, after awhile. But since it comes off easily (the hardest part is removing and re-installing the seat (lol) it's not a big deal to clean under it. In fact, there is enough "give" to the bib that a thin towel can be slid under it to dust but since the bib really doesn't move around while riding, I don't think scratching the tank would be a problem...perhaps accumulating moisture under it would be more of a concern, if you ride in rain or store outside.

  6. pjdor542
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    I have a tank bag similar to that that I use on long trips. It works great (really, super strong magnets) and it has never left a mark on my tank. I don't like the look of the bags either but it comes in handy on long trips (for my EZ Pass, etc...). If there is nothing real important in the bag I attach it to the rear fender behind the passenger seat. It looks OK back there and stays in place just fine.

  7. ButTheGrej
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    From the looks of that bag seems you are looking for a place to toss your phone and maybe your wallet? Do you have a windshield? If so there are plenty of small pouches made to mount on them.
    I have the OEM Yamaha windshield bag, and it interferes with operating the ignition key. Just from the placement of the windshield hardware, I'd expect other w/s bags to pose the same problem.

  8. VTvinChic
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    I have a cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=123&manufacturer_ID=442&product_ID=25482&sblid_name=Tourmaster_TB____Nylon_Magnetic_Tank_Bag___Black&model_id=0, and I only use it when necessary. Their strong magnets and the bag's bottom is protected nicely with grippy neoprene, so unless you set the bag on the ground and then place it on the tank, you won't really scratch it. If it is mounted low enough, it won't interfere with the gauge cluster. I keep all my personal belongings in it, including my SLR camera that I don't trust to just saddlebags - I take it with me wherever I go. This model is large, so it's only needed for long trips where storage is at a premium. I'm thinking of putting our better GPS in the map section.

  9. pjdor542
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    VTwin,

    If you have a minute please post a pic of that bag mounted on your bike. I was thinking of getting a bag like this but thought it would look ridiculous and seriuosly get in the way.

    Thanks.

  10. BopP
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    I have the small one similar to the one you pictured. It is handy for cell, garage door opener, sunglasses etc. I also have a twelve volt receptacle on the handle bar, so I can charge phone, gps etc. Mine has clear faced pockets on 2 out of 3 small front pockets, and then a zippered large pocket. Magnets hold in place. It looks crappy but doesn't mark the paint in any way, and I throw it in the saddlebag when not needed. It was well worth the price and stays out of the way when I don't want to use it.
    Bob

  11. VTvinChic
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    I'll get a pic to you tomorrow - it's shoved on the top shelf of a closet in the garage now and I need hubby to reach it (alright, quit laughing!). We've been drywalling in there, so everything is piled high and deep.
    We actually each have one, but I don't recall his exact model. It is a Dowco, I believe. Looks like it belongs on a sport bike.

  12. tunc
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    i know its not on a 950 but heres a pic of mine

    found it good for throwin in the camera /wallet/smks/etc a handy little item indeed
    i just make sur to wipe the tank before i put it on so to help reduce the chance of scratches from dust
    cant see any yet anyway

  13. GalenEwanz
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    Had anyone bought a tank bag for their 950, and do you have pix to share? I'm looking at this one.
    I have the same brand bag, but with a single front pocket instead of two as that one does. Model "TF" on this page: daytonagear.com/products.htm.

    It works fine. On yesterday's ride it was full, but held glasses in case, wallet, cell phone, garage door opener, gum, pen, paper, ear plugs, and a ball cap. It isn't waterproof. I did spray it with silicone waterproofing for leather and sealed the seams, but it goes under the Frogg Toggs at first significant rain.

    It is cheap enough that you can just buy it and try it. I have a much larger one I use for trips where I want maps/GPS, snacks, drink, etc. handy. I made a deliberate decision that I didn't want a cell phone anywhere I could see it and be distracted.

    No problems with scratching the tank so far (1,000+ miles). Keep your bike and the bag clean.

  14. froto
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    All I can say is..."I'm glad that I got the touring model, the saddlebags are worth their weight in gold!" I hope I wont offend anyone, but I don't want any of that "garbage" on my tank!

    Again, I'm sorry if I offended anyone but things like that belong on an English roadbike (Triunph Bonneville, etc.) but not on a cruiser...JMHO

  15. Shebhertezz
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    All I can say is..."I'm glad that I got the touring model, the saddlebags are worth their weight in gold!" I hope I wont offend anyone, but I don't want any of that "garbage" on my tank! Again, I'm sorry if I offended anyone but things like that belong on an English roadbike (Triunph Bonneville, etc.) but not on a cruiser...JMHO
    Ditto. I bought ebags.com/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=136888&productid=1355086&sourceID=LIKE000001&PID=2119485&SID=dc0aa7ce0f2cd28a9a3220a1f7f0af34ac137479 that has tons of room and holds everything. It easily fits into the saddlebag. All I have to move from my everyday purse to this bag is wallet, cell phone, and sunglasses. And it will fit lots more. But if you don't have saddlebags this may not be an option. Altho it does have a long strap that you can put across your chest.

  16. GalenEwanz
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    All I can say is..."I'm glad that I got the touring model, the saddlebags are worth their weight in gold!" I hope I wont offend anyone, but I don't want any of that "garbage" on my tank! Again, I'm sorry if I offended anyone but things like that belong on an English roadbike (Triunph Bonneville, etc.) but not on a cruiser...JMHO

    And how do you reach the contents of you saddle bags (which I also have) going down the road?

    Galen

    "Those who are brutally honest often enjoy the brutality more than the honesty."

  17. peertuge
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    Yea reach back and flip it open (dont laugh i have done this). But seriously though you should not be digging in bags regardless of location while moving down the road its pretty unsafe.

  18. Shebhertezz
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    If I have to do anything but ride and be paying attention, I stop at the first convenient spot. I don't want to become like those inattentive cagers.

  19. froto
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    And how do you reach the contents of you saddle bags (which I also have) going down the road? Galen "Those who are brutally honest often enjoy the brutality more than the honesty."
    and keep my eyes on the road, when I'm going down the road. If I need something I stop and get it out of my saddlebag...but that's just me!

  20. Rop123
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    Me too.....there's nothing I need to take out when riding that's important enough to risk my safety.

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