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post #1 of 27 Old 04-21-2020, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Could any of you with your wealth of knowledge in KLR's tell me the BEST most cost effective, savings tank bag on the market and provide links of your favorite or if its been done before please let me know what thread I might find it in. A tank bag is a tank bag to me from a black Fly Racing to a Fox... If it does its job protecting supplies then I'm thrilled.


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post #2 of 27 Old 04-21-2020, 03:06 AM
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I have Giant Loop, Wolfman, and . . . KLR factory accessory tank bags on separate cycles.

A lot depends upon your intended usage; going around the corner to pick up a dozen eggs; going on an extended camping ride; or charging through the boonies on as much single track as you can find . . . or, all the above. Do you want/need 99 external pockets? Transparent map window? Demounting capability with shoulder straps for backpack duty? An so on.

Just a caveat; claims of "waterproof" should be taken with a grain of salt, even from high-end luggage vendors, in my experience.

My advice: Consider the KLR bag for your KLR; easy access to your fuel tank, and expandable.

Given your criteria, I'd suggest you hie thee to a Cycle Gear shop/website, and buy one from your cost/quality decision tree threshold.

Truly useful: KLR HANDLEBAR BAG! Go on; splurge!

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[QUOTE=Damocles;704473]I have Giant Loop, Wolfman, and . . . KLR factory accessory tank bags on separate cycles.

A lot depends upon your intended usage; going around the corner to pick up a dozen eggs; going on an extended camping ride; or charging through the boonies on as much single track as you can find . . . or, all the above. Do you want/need 99 external pockets? Transparent map window? Demounting capability with shoulder straps for backpack duty? An so on.

Thank you for your response, Im mainly looking for a transparent window for maps & or my cell phone & various supplies that would best fit the bag, granola bar, water bottle, compressed air tubes for flats, chapstick, etc. etc.
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Mosko Moto Nomad tank bag.
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Mosko Moto Nomad tank bag.
Well, he asked for BEST and MOST COST EFFECTIVE ... Well, that does not exist ... One or the other with this stuff ..

Mosko moto stuff us second to none but it aint (most cost effective)... Wolfman stuff is good but ya know its just way more expensive than it should be ...

Nelson Rigg stuff is surprisingly nice for the money ...
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I prefer to look at things as good value for money. If cost effective means cheap, then yes, don't consider Mosko Moto. If you're looking for good value for the money spent, then yes, consider Mosko Moto. YMMV.
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post #7 of 27 Old 04-21-2020, 05:02 PM
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I like my tankvest......it comes with an IMS 6.6 for only an extra $349.00

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I really like my Kawasaki tank bag. It's held up well over the seven (7) years that I've owned it and it's pretty roomy.

What's more you don't have to remove it to fill the tank with gas!

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What's more you don't have to remove it to fill the tank with gas!
Wish I'd said that! (Post # 2)

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I like my tankvest......it comes with an IMS 6.6 for only an extra $349.00
Only $ 189.99 separately from the Tankvest website:

TankVest.com

The tankvest "founder," the entrepreneur who started the firm, once offered to make a tankvest for my KLR250 for free; compensation for using my bike as a model, or mannequin, I suppose. I told him I could not accept such a gift without paying for it; never got around to the final transaction. Don't know what the market might have been for KLR250 tankvests, already an orphan bike when we talked.

That said, don't know what the market is for the orphaned KLR650s running today.

Never got around to using one personally, but looked like it was intelligently designed and competently made. Mates with anything having "Alice pack" (military load-carrying equipment) fasteners.
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