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    Question Tank bag recommendation for r1150rt

    Looking for a tank bag for 1150rt. Are there any aftermarket bags out there that may serve better than the bmw bag at a more reasonable price?

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    Tank Basg

    PM'd you. JON

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    They'll all be at a more reasonable price, but I really like my Marsee 20L teardrop model. With a little fudging I was able to use the two screws on the front of the tank designed for the BMW bag for securing the straps.
    Frank G.
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    Frank,

    I too have an '04RT and the 20L tank bag. Could you put in-
    structions on this thread as to how you did the mounting? I
    assume you mean the 2 screws that are in line with the seam between the tank and the fairing and down about 1".

    I have been trying to figure out how to mount mine without
    interfering without fouling the steering.

    Thank you in advance for your help on this.

    Gerald

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    Originally posted by Gerald
    Frank,

    I too have an '04RT and the 20L tank bag. Could you put in-
    structions on this thread as to how you did the mounting? I
    assume you mean the 2 screws that are in line with the seam between the tank and the fairing and down about 1".

    Gerald
    Sure. I looped the strap around the steering head for security, keeping it the same length on both ends. Then I loosely led each end over to the screw on both sides noting where the screw would meet the strap and marked it with chalk. Then I melted a small hole with a soldering iron at the mark. I then put the screw through the strap with the washer on top and snugged it up with the strap aimed toward the connection pont on the bag.
    Frank G.
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    2004 R1150RT

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    Thumbs up

    check out big mac bought it on line at cycle gadgets.com. Nice size flip up bag that does not contact the paint at all, priced around $ 200
    Fair day riding better than great day working.
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    There are a few threads on the forum about the Big Mak. (http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...&threadid=2639) I have one and love it. I also have some photos of it on my website if you want to see it.
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    Thumbs up BIG MAK no brainer

    First buy a 300$ BMW OEM tankbag and have the paint worn off, then get a big mak! Much better!

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    tank bag

    Quote Originally Posted by PUMPPEDDLER View Post
    Looking for a tank bag for 1150rt. Are there any aftermarket bags out there that may serve better than the bmw bag at a more reasonable price?
    Hi, browningpw2004@yahoo.com I just saw a bmw r1150rt, 2004 with a tank bag that has a fuel cap mount, horse shoe mount that has 4 allen wrench holes, with a hinge at the front of the bag underside, so that the bag is swung uprigt to refuel. I do not know who makes it and am trying to find one. It is very practical, attached so it cannot be stolen or removed, I have two photos of it if you want me to e mail it to you. give me an e mail to send it to. it is very practical, has a mounting bar from the fuel cap round screws that is forward to the front of the tank bag, Paul

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    I have a Marsee and used the two front screws and washers also, the only difference is, I cut the straps short and leave them attached because I only use the tank bag when needed. I have a rubber band to hold the clip ends of the straps together when not in use. I'm not worried about using it on another bike at this time.

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    I'm willing to bet he has found one by now. He posted this in 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I'm willing to bet he has found one by now. He posted this in 2004.



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    Rich, at least one of us is awake!

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    It happens often. I think I've done it myself. At least people are looking back at old posts and using this forum. There's lots of good information buried back in some of those old threads.

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