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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Tank bag & luggage question

What kind of tank bag are you guys using? I have a magnetic one that I used on my Hayabusa, but it will not work on my ZX14 due to the plastic cover on the tank. The back two magnets stick, but the front two will not. I am also looking for some pointers on what kind of luggage setup people are using for longer trips. I do most of my riding with my wife on the back so I am not sure id soft saddle bags will work. I also do not want to spend a ton of money either. What do you recommend? Thanks
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 06:54 PM
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Givi V-35s with the SW-Motech mounts. On and off in seconds (bags and/or mount brackets). Not cheap, but not as expen$ive as Corbins. These are the only hard bags I know of for the 14. Lotsa good tankbags out there. Get one that's expandable.

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I have the Cortech bag with just 2 magnets and never had a problem and it's expandable. Speed tested.
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WOW, 134mph in neutral, that's amazing!
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And zero rpm, too! Must have been a helluva hill to coast down that fast.

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how the hell did you get that speedo pic?
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how the hell did you get that speedo pic?
My bet is he has a speedo healer, it "fixes" speed error, can convert your speedo display from miles to kilometers per hour, and can display your maximum speed until you hit reset.

Oh, and apparently it can bypass the speed limiter set by mother Kawasaki, but don't ever tell my wife that part or she will NEVER buy it for me.

Anyway, that is just my guess....

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Tank bag suggestion

I use the engage sport tank bag from Bags Connection. The bracket is attached to the gas cap ring. The bag never touches the tank.
It is a little pricey but well worth it.
Here are some pictures:

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My bet is he has a speedo healer, can display your maximum speed until you hit reset.
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I have a axio tank bag it has 3 magnet places on it two on the sides and on in the back no front one with works perfect. big enough to put alot of stuff in and small enough not to be in the way. I carried at one time 1,000 dollar in quarter in it. it was two $500 bricks of quarter and it did it just fine. I also have an Icon primer bag works good for small thinks. not big enough for me but works good.
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I use the SW Motech quick release brackets with the GIVI V35 Hard bags. Go from Touring to street in under a minute.





Total installation costs ~$700US.

Performance: -1/+2 vortex sprockets
Touring: Touring windscreen, genmar bar risers, muzzy fan, peg lowing kit, quick release luggage brackets, Givi V35's, GPS mount, 12v plug
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Pizz, Is that matching paint on the bags?

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Hoopie,

No, Givi only offer 3 colors: silver, flat black and gloss black.

I bought the gloss black and my bike is Midnight Saphire Blue.

The bike looks black in most light (especially at night), but sparkles with the blue metalic flakes in the sun.

I like the look.

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I have the cortech softbags that will actually fit under the seat allowing the cowl to be used or a passenger to ride with out having to sit on the straps.. Also includes the tail bag that snaps into the saddles for additional storage. Up top is a cortech mag mount 10 liter tank bag. Will post pictures once i get home from work tonight. total cost 165.00 for all four pieces off of ebay.

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pizz, i have the same color. that is why I was asking becuase you cant tell in the pictures.

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I have the Manta tank and no complaints and speed proven
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 02:07 PM
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River Road Bags

I have the all inclusive best on earth River Road Tank Bags.

http://www.cycleluggage.com/river_road_21062.html

I normally only use the smaller one of the two, however ive rode from stjoe mo to Grand Island NE (700mi round trip) with both of them stacked for all nighter, And I never had 1 problem. Side pockets are esp nice for soda, phones radio whatnot easy to get in while riding w/o messing with the 2 main compartments.
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Thanks for all the info, but I am still concerned about my current bag because the front of it is not held down by anything it just flaps around due to the plastic cover on the front of the tank. The bag has 4 magnets, but only the two rear ones are holding the bag to the tank.
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 09:57 AM
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Givi v35 luggage. Givi also makes a terrific tank bag that attaches to the tank with suction cups. It works great on the zx14. You can check it out on givi's website.
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