I have a TourMaster clip on tank bag, about 18L I think. While I like the fact that it doesn't leave a bib (pad) on the tank when it's not on the bike (Like the Triumph bag does), I wish I could use a Magnetic bag like I used to have on my former Kawi and not even have the clips on the bike when the bag is off.
I agree with WildRS, The large Triumph tank bag is great for a day trip or overnight, plenty of room, expands, great quality and a handy raincover. It was strange having it there at first, but on longer trip you can lean your chest on it and use it as a rest.
sounds like the triumph bag is the way to go. i looked at them a year ago, but was put off by the price. like $100 more than anything else. bykergeek is right, those magnetic bags are nice, but i'll have to stop by the dealer and get a large triumph bag.
Ok, I'm back [home] now. I'll say once more! The Triumph bag rules. All of my stuff is intact and DRY. During my 200 miles back today, I sat in 45 min of traffic and yes it was certainly nice to lean against. A couple of my favorite features is the built-in rain cover and how the clear map pouch can be attached to the top of the rain cover. The bag also fits well over the semi-odd shape of the Sprint's tank. Its easy to attach and detach. I'll say one thing for Triumph clothes and accessories...they have definately put some thought into them. BMW also has good stuff.
Wow, was a coincidence. I just order the Triumph Sport Tank Bag yesterday. Should I have order the "normal" Triumph Tank Bag instead? I was concerned that the bigger one was just too big. Hope I didn't make a mistake. Anybody have the sport? What do you think of it?
SprintRuss, the straps go on the front at the bracket that connects your engine and fairing and at the rear under the front of the seat, there is some space to wrap it. It is a little tricky, not allot of room to work with. Once you have the mat installed. The tank bag velcros on and off and has four clips to hold it. Very sturdy securement.
I have one of those Tour Master bags, with a three point mounting system, that totally sucks, flops all over the place when riding, but it is quit large and isn't bad for long trips.
I got a nicer Marsee bag with a four point mounting system, with lots of pockets, and it is pretty awesome. A little smaller, but perfect for anything other than overnight trips, which I have yet to do anyways.
Go check out Moto Mart in Acton Mass. They have lots of cool gear, and the people who work there are really cool. All they sell is gear, and have a little cafe in the store to boot. You can chill out, have a good cup of coffee, watch some race videos, and talk sh$t with other riders there. Pretty cool place, and they run group rides, track days, and riders courses. And the Vanson open house is coming up this weekend. Check out http://www.sportriders.com for local rides and what not.
dog, the hardware setup is pretty easy. There is one strap that secures around the steering head, and another at the back that secures around the subframe under the seat. When I'm not using the bag I tie the loose straps in the front around the instrument subframe, and at the back I just tuck the straps under the seat. It's never a problem.
I don't know if all 3-point mounting systems are unstable, but the one on the Tourmaster sure is. It became a real problem for me. No matter how tightly I would strap that thing down it would still flop back and forth onto my arms.
Keith, the tourmaster did the same thing on my bike. I thought it was just because of the RS's strange tank shape. I think Fox is definately a higher quality product than tourmaster, maybe more thought went into the design...
I'm starting to wonder about the Tourmaster brand.
I had Tourmaster gloves that melted like wet cardboard, I had blamed the sunscreen on my hands for the chemical reaction but maybe it was just Tourmaster
I also shredded a Tourmaster rain suit that I blamed on speed.