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Old March 10th, 2017, 11:14 AM   #51
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I purchased the Ducati tag bag, got it on ebay for 90 with a small tear that my wife sorted in a few minutes, good as new.

It fits well but without the bag on the bike the rear clips are sometimes uncomfortable as they flap down a couple of inches into the inside of your thigh, not a problem with the bag fitted. The tablet case for the top is pointless. I was hoping to use my iPad for navigation on an Alps trip in June but a) it's too close to your chest to read easily, b) the reflection off the clear plastic completely hides the tablet screen. Back to my Garmin then.

Good to keep your phone charging using the port under the tank. Great for toll roads as well for easy access to change and cash.

Not sure I'd be so happy if I'd paid 189 for it though.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 04:45 AM   #52
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An alternative to the normal tankbag.

I don't carry much in front and don't like moving anything to refill the gas. So, my added crossbar and small crossbar bag are perfect.

Great for a concealed carry, and other small stuff.

LINK: Crossbar Mounted Radar, GPS and Music



Being able to move up and around on the bike is limited by tankbags, so this arrangement works better for me.

I carry tools and bigger stuff in back.


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Old March 14th, 2017, 09:24 AM   #53
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I mean, you said it not me. I just don't think the value proposition is there. If you're happy with what you bought, then why would I care?

I have a custom made tank bag, perfectly sized for the hyperstrada, which cost me $40. Made with waterproof cordura, and uretek zippers. All I need are magnets underneath the black plastic tank cover.
Let's keep it civil boys. Both you and RSL have given great info on this forum, and if we can't discuss tank bags in a friendly manner, the terrorists have won.
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Old March 15th, 2017, 09:05 AM   #54
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I purchased the Ducati tag bag, got it on ebay for 90 with a small tear that my wife sorted in a few minutes, good as new.

It fits well but without the bag on the bike the rear clips are sometimes uncomfortable as they flap down a couple of inches into the inside of your thigh, not a problem with the bag fitted. The tablet case for the top is pointless. I was hoping to use my iPad for navigation on an Alps trip in June but a) it's too close to your chest to read easily, b) the reflection off the clear plastic completely hides the tablet screen. Back to my Garmin then.

Good to keep your phone charging using the port under the tank. Great for toll roads as well for easy access to change and cash.

Not sure I'd be so happy if I'd paid 189 for it though.
I've had the Ducati bag on mine full-time since new. I've had a tankbag on nearly every bike at one time or another, still have several. Compared to most, it fits the bike perfectly. I agree that the tablet case is a joke; it's a mini greenhouse. In warmer weather the sun will put an ipad into overheating mode, happened to a friend recently. It's not waterproof, but I very seldom have to ride in the rain.

Since I ride mostly back roads I carry a first aid kit, the manual, my phone, sunglasses, hat, and so on. Our toll road transponder will go in the map compartment for trips to the dealer. It's not in the way when I'm riding, hardly notice it. I just flip the bag back for fillups, so after three years of this the straps were tearing away the foam base cover. Ugly but still well fastened. This was not visible when the bag was secured but I fixed the tearing with a few stitches of waxed cotton thread. Should hold up for a while.

So for me, the bag has been worth the price. I got a nice discount as I bought it with the bike.
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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:05 AM   #55
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I've been looking for something for my SP to go on the tail. I don't have the rear rack/grab handles, so there's basically no room for storage!

RSL, your bike is dirty. This is not allowed on Ducati forums.
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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:21 AM   #56
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I've been looking for something for my SP to go on the tail. I don't have the rear rack/grab handles, .
The Strada grab bars are a snap to add, aren't they?

I prefer keeping ride necessities in a small bag rather than huge panniers. I add a small combination lock to keep the "honest" people from stealing my stuff.


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Yeah, they're $$$ though. Unless anyone here would like to get rid of them!
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Old March 15th, 2017, 11:23 AM   #58
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Yeah, they're $$$ though. Unless anyone here would like to get rid of them!
Or a quality small Wolfman tailbag? That is if you are willing to drill two holes.



LINK: Enduro Tool Bag by Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage | Wolfman Luggage



Actually, the strap assembly could be mounted under the seat with Velcro, the straps wrapping up and over the seat and tailbag. No holes, easily removed, yet secure.


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Old March 15th, 2017, 11:36 AM   #59
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Giant Loop makes a nice Zigzag handlebar bag:



They also make a couple tail/fender bags that are waterproof.

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Old March 15th, 2017, 11:58 AM   #60
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Yeah, they're $$$ though. Unless anyone here would like to get rid of them!
I have a broken set that you can have, or at least I think I do. Some moron installed a givi top case on my bike and spaced going back and applying loctite on the givi support bolts after fitting everything and well, don't do that.

I think they could probably be repaired to handle a tail bag. I'll dig them out this weekend and snap a pic of the damage if your interested.
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