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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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    Magnets

    Buy a magnetic map case/tankbag. Glue some magnets on the inside of the plastic tank cover to match the placement in the map case.
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    This is looking kinda interesting...I've never had one of those ring-type mounts-



    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/bags-...s-08-f800gs-08

    It looks like with a couple of components it would be able to serve a number of purposes. OM
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    Well, I made the jump yesterday at the Twisted Throttle open house and bought the "spider" shown above with the quick attach ring, lock kit and the "day pack". The day pack is smaller than I was originally going to go but seems to fit the space real well. My intention is to attach some black nylon webbing to the bag and it should allow me to clip the Gerbing controller or the IPod on with easy access. I also purchased the gadget holder for the future. Fit and finish of all the parts- SW Motech- Bags Connection was real nice.
    The install left things a little cramped for the ignition key so if you try this, push the puck forward as far as you can.
    Here is the installed product-
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