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post #21 of 27 Old 05-01-2020, 08:38 PM
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If they will give a reasonable price break on the older style handlebar bag & you don't mind an up-side down KLR, just install it reverse.
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post #22 of 27 Old 05-01-2020, 08:42 PM
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Did you look at that hideosity? HFS, the PALS webbing is not parallel, the bartacking is not evenly spaced, the workmanship is awful. I don't think it is even remotely functional.

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post #23 of 27 Old 05-02-2020, 01:44 PM
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A pretty nice, large tank strap down bag came with my KLR. Because I have a IMS tank, it doesn't really fit so I suppose I should sell it. It's just taking up space on my work bench.

The tank bag that I have on my VStrom is a Wolfman but I believe this second, larger one is a Nelson Rigg.

And I agree that for long distance riding the magnetic bag is not the best, although I do have one on my BMW. It depends on the shape of the tank/material and the degree of protection.

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post #24 of 27 Old 05-02-2020, 03:12 PM
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If they will give a reasonable price break on the older style handlebar bag & you don't mind an up-side down KLR, just install it reverse.
The first one I ordered had the old version picture on the website and they sent me a new one. I sent it back because the new version obstructs my lower dash with my 12v power, usb plug, volts meter and GPS mount. I sent it back and actually paid $5 more to get the old version from another dealer. I think the old versions are getting scarce. I do really like having the bar bag and never liked having a tank bag and having to deal with it every time I want to fill the tank and constantly farting around with the straps etc. The tank bag I had on it has a nice clear map pocket but now with a GPS it''s obsolete for me. I've got panniers and a good size tail bag so if I need more space than that I'll take my Jeep

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post #25 of 27 Old 05-02-2020, 05:03 PM
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I do really like having the bar bag and never liked having a tank bag and having to deal with it every time I want to fill the tank and constantly farting around with the straps etc.
The Kawasaki tank bag is excellent quality and you don't have to fart around with the straps every time you get gas.

I know I'm repeating myself but for the life of me I don't understand why more folks don't like the Kawasaki bag.

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post #26 of 27 Old 05-02-2020, 07:08 PM
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The Kawasaki tank bag is excellent quality and you don't have to fart around with the straps every time you get gas.

I know I'm repeating myself but for the life of me I don't understand why more folks don't like the Kawasaki bag.

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You're right. As tank bags go the Kawasaki KLR tank bag is very good especially since it's actually made for that tank. I just prefer a tail bag over a tank bag. Kawaski actually makes 2 tank bags. I have the regular/smaller one with the map pocket on top. My comment on the straps was about every time I want to take it off or put it back on. The gas cap is exposed but I always seemed to spill the last few drops of gas out of the nozzle onto the tank bag skirt. Kawaski also makes a super expandable one called the Trans Tank Bag that has a semi hard top on it if you are looking to bring the kitchen sink with you. That one does cover the gas cap and you need to unhook a snap strap and flip the bag back to fill the tank. My bike originally came with a Trans Bag when I bought it but I sold it because I already had the smaller one left from my previous KLR and there wasn't room for two tank bags in my closet. If I was going into the toolies for a few days I might dust mine off and put it back on the bike but for day to day the handlebar bag is great. Cheers.

Here's a link to Kawasaki's accessory page with all the bags on it. https://www.kawasaki.com/accessories...lr650/KL650EHF
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post #27 of 27 Old 05-03-2020, 01:23 PM
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I just got back from a 4 day ride and lived out of my Mosko Moto Nomad tank bag. It was my main water source plus snacks, electronics, few tools. Loved everything about it.
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