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    Tankbags?

    Which tankbags do you like best?
    Thanks,
    Michael

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    I love my Big Mak tankbag. It doesn't touch the body work, and makes gassing up easy. Take a look at http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...&threadid=2639
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    For a /7?

    The BMW Multivario is quite nice.
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    I think the Big Mak is the best thing out there. But the Eclipse Standard (lasts forever!) and Wolfman are very nice, too.

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    second vote for big mac, great bag system
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    KBasa,
    Yes, for my /7.
    Bradford Benn,
    Can you please post some side views of the Big Mak? Thank you in advance.
    I just had my tank painted. So a tankbag that is not harmful to the paint is really important. It is to my understanding that the magnetic ones may harm paint. Please correct me if I am wrong. Do they make any waterproof or resistant already w/out the rain jacket?
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    Michael

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    The picts are on my website...

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    Mr. Benn,
    It looks like the Big Mak underframe- thing is mounted to the gas cap somehow. Will this work on my R75/7?
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    Michael

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    Michael-

    I am not familiar enough with the full line of BMW to know. The way mine works is that there are four machine screws with washers that are used in place of four of the screws holding the gas tank assembly in.

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    I think they only make BigMaks for the current Kbikes and oilheads.
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    That kinda sux. I really liked the way the Big Mak looked and it got the best reviews, so far. What's the next best thing, that will work for me old /7?
    I guess it just gives one more reason to get an oilhead too.
    Thanks,
    Michael
    P.S. Brad, Thanks for all your help. I followed your website to Big Mak's site and they do not offer anything for my /7.

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    Originally posted by R75/7
    P.S. Brad, Thanks for all your help. I followed your website to Big Mak's site and they do not offer anything for my /7.
    Sorry about that. I have heard lots of good things about Eclipse bags, but am not real familiar with them or the /7.
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    I looked at the RKA site and the tankbags loo great and the dscription leads me to believe that there is a lot of care and detail that goes into their stuff. They seem to have a lot of preventative measures so as not to screw up the paint. The only problem is that I haven't heard any word of mouth praise. Has anyone had any realtime with any of their tankbags? And how to they treat the paint?
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    Michael

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    I just puchased a Tourmaster lastnight. Has anybody ever had one and what do they think? Thanks for all your help.
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    Michael

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    Tankbag

    For what's it's worth I have used a MARSEE expandable magnetic bag for the last five years or so. First on my /7 for four years and then for one year so far on my 1150R.

    Love it...expandable...no rainfly but waterproofed it with sprays etc. and no problems leaking. No paint damage 'tall....but I'm VERY careful to check the underside magnetic pads for any "contamination" before each use.

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