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    04 RT clear tank protector

    I want to put a tank bag on my RT, but I am concerned it will
    scuff the tank. I am also scuffing the paint when I slide forward
    on the seat.

    The local dealer has a clear tank protective, I think a 3-M pro-
    duct, but his supplier does not have a kit available for the RT.

    Does any one know if there is a supplier with the pre-cut kit
    available for the RT? If so can you provide me with a contact
    point?

    Thank you,

    Gerald

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    There is also the Big Mak flip-up tankbag sold on the Cyclegadgets Website. Check 'em out.

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    04RT clear tank protector

    MarkF,

    Thanks for the reply, this looks very interesting. I can't see the
    top of the bag, but it appears that it does not have a map pocket
    in it. That would mean you would have to have the map pocket
    also.

    Do you have one of these bags? If so, which size do you have
    and does it let you see the instruments well or do you have to
    stretch to see them. How is the bag/rack in tight maneuvering
    and locking the fork locks? Is there any interference?

    Thanks again for your input.

    Gerald

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    Venture BMW lists a precut "Clear Finish Protection System" for the R1100RT on their website for $24.99. http://www.venturebmws.com/Motorcycl...T/r1100rt.html

    I bought a similar K1200RS kit from them and it was easy to install and worked well. It doesn't cover the top of the tank so it wouldn't help with a bag scuffing the tank. Or you could have a local auto accessory shop cut and install the 3M stuff exactly where you want.

    If you like the floating tank bag idea, Marsee has (or will have) the Corona system. The bag locks onto a magnetic metal base which is bolted to the fuel cap ring. It was shown in the April 2004 BMW ON (Dealer Expo article).

    Personally, I just use a standard Marsee bag. It's simple and doesn't take much time at a fill up. I keep the bag and tank clean and haven't noticed any scratches.

    Michael
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    04 RT clear tank protector

    M Cohen,

    Thanks for the reply, I have emailed Venture to see if the R1100RT
    kit will fit the R1150RT. This with the Marsee bag would be much
    cheaper than the Big Mak.

    I also wonder if the Big Mak mounting might be a problem the
    way it mounts. With the bag loaded down heavily it looks like
    it could cause a problem to the fuel cap mounting,

    Has anyone experienced a problem with the mounting?

    Gerald

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    Re: 04RT clear tank protector

    Originally posted by Gerald
    I can't see the top of the bag, but it appears that it does not have a map pocket in it.

    Do you have one of these bags?
    There is either a map pocket or a thin pocket option to attach to the top. I do not have one. I bought a BMW bag for big $$$ with my new BMW and packing it away and buying a new bag would be admitting I was taken to the cleaners with the BMW bag. But, I have seen numerous BigMak bags at rallies and would get one if I needed a new bag or got a new bike. The RT has several size options but the RS and Roadster only have one size.

    Hope this helps.

    MarkF

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    04 RT clear tank protector

    I was at the local dealership this morning and was talking to one
    of the riders that came in and he said that the bracket for the Big Mak was not very sturdy and said he would not want one.

    I have not seen one so I don't know if he knows what he is talking about or not. I guess I'll have to see one since it seems
    some on this forum like it.

    Gerald

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