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    Hold-downs where the gas tank usually is-

    I'm not a real fan of tank bags but I would like to have a way to fasten a map case to the plastic that covers the battery area (where the gas tank would be-usually) of my F800GS. I was thinking of running a row of three footman loops down each side so I could secure a map-case, Gerbing controller, or a random small tank bag.




    I was wondering if anyone else has done a mod like this or has had a better idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I'm not a real fan of tank bags but I would like to have a way to fasten a map case to the plastic that covers the battery area (where the gas tank would be-usually) of my F800GS. I was thinking of running a row of three footman loops down each side so I could secure a map-case, Gerbing controller, or a random small tank bag.




    I was wondering if anyone else has done a mod like this or has had a better idea.
    Gary
    That looks harsh. I would use Velcro. Back stick-em on both tank and map holder. No holes and can remove stickem at later date with no intrusion.

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    I would not do that.

    check out aerostich, twisted throttle, wonderlich etc for their tank bags and map holder that are designed to fit on the F800.

    may be easier in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobzeliff View Post
    I would not do that.

    check out aerostich, twisted throttle, wonderlich etc for their tank bags and map holder that are designed to fit on the F800.

    may be easier in the end
    I have the Wonderlich Tankbag made for the f800/f650. I like it a lot. My suggestion was if he did not want to spend the money for the tankbag and only have a map holder. Good tank bags made specifically for the f800/650 are $250-400.

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    I just run a strap from tank bag to frame where the top engine bolt is located. I have buckle in strap for easy removal if needed.

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    If you just want a map take some 3M masking tape (the clean release kind) and put your map in a large ziploc baggie and tape it to the "tank" leaving the opening untaped so you can get the map in and out for changing regions.

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