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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Bag Security

I just put a tank bag on my 14 FJR. I like it because it holds my gloves, wallet and some water to drink during rides. But it is only held on with magnets.

Has anyone ever had their tank bag stolen? I obviously donít leave anything valuable in it when I am gone, but the bag itself cost about $100 and I like it.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 10:26 PM
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My tank bag holds my wallet, cellphone, and a Glock 43 so it goes wherever I go.

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I don't leave those kinds of valuables in it, certainly keep my wallet on my person. Your tank bag will disappear in a get-off.....

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They will leave in a good 'get off'. Had mine go sliding down the road with me. bike went even farther! But I still use the same bag, just not valuables in it (mostly).
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One of the things I like about my SM-Motech (or Yamaha rebranded) Quick Lock bags is that they can be "locked" onto the bike by inserting a bolt into the latch mechanism from inside the bag. It's not the most convenient system, but it is simple and effective.

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I don't leave those kinds of valuables in it, certainly keep my wallet on my person. Your tank bag will disappear in a get-off.....
I have a couple that I don't trust to stay on in a crash but I believe this one would stay. It is very shallow and has two wings that reach way down the tank. Very strong magnets too.
Could be wrong though

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My phone and wallet stay on my person. If EMS has to haul me off, I want them with me. The whole grabbing my wallet and phone every time I walk away from the bike doesn't work for me either.

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My tank bag only holds my hydration bladder, snacks, flashlight with a set of extra batteries, small spiral notebook, pen, and maybe rain gloves or a pair of glove liners. My wallet and phone stay on me as does the extra set of keys. I take off my GPS and SPOT devices and put them in my jacket pocket when I leave my bike for any reason (i.e. pay for fuel).

I just assume that if it stays on the bike and it is easily removed, someone may take it.

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I put my wallet and other stuff I need frequent access to in the tank bag. When I get off I just grab the handle and take the bag with me .
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I put my wallet and other stuff I need frequent access to in my purse. When I get off I just grab the handle and take the bag with me .
ftfy

Sorry, couldn't help it. I'm not a tank bag guy. Hate 'em.
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