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    GS Adventure Tank Bag Installation

    I purchased the following Tankbag on eBay, which I received today You can see it on the attached thread, half way down):

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=64556

    Ok, in the front it has a hook, in the back it has a zipper as well as velcro and a patch with self adhesive tape.

    Now please forgive my ignorance, but coming off of an RT, the tankbag situation on the GSA does have me slightly puzzled. (so much easier and much more thought through then on the GSA in my mind).
    Here is HOW I would mount it, but would like some input if this is correct:

    - The hook in the front will hook under the VIN # plate on the front fork below the handle bars.

    - The self adhesive tape does get taped on to the bottom of the tank where the seat meets the tank and then the bag does get removed via the zipper.

    Do I have that CORRECT?

    Now one last question:
    - While fueling, does one remove the zipper and fold the bag forward, or does one try to grab the hook in the front , "un-hook" it and then move the bag backwards towards the seat? Which is the better/easier method?

    Any help would be greatly appreciayed, MANY THANKS in advance.

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    Tank bag

    That's how mine mounts up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jochen Woern View Post

    Now one last question:
    - While fueling, does one remove the zipper and fold the bag forward, or does one try to grab the hook in the front , "un-hook" it and then move the bag backwards towards the seat? Which is the better/easier method?
    The better/easier one is the one that's less hassle for you.

    I have an R1100RS Multivario on my R12R, and it mounts similarly, although the front hook your bag has is replaced by a loop of webbing around the steering head, fastened to the front corners of the Multi with Fastex buckles. I find it far easier to open the buckles and fold the bag back over the seat, than to open the zipper and then re-zip it. Besides, with the zipper open, the bag doesn't hold itself far enough forward to allow easy access to the filler.
    David Brick
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    2007 R1200R

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    Thank you BOTH very much!

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    Tank bag

    What works for me is, I take it all the way off and let it hang by the hook off of either the brake or clutch levers.
    I don't carry a lot of weight in the bag.
    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMITH4A44 View Post
    What works for me is, I take it all the way off and let it hang by the hook off of either the brake or clutch levers.
    I don't carry a lot of weight in the bag.
    Hope this helps.
    Many thanks.

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