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Old 11-10-2017, 12:42 AM
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SW-MOTECH EVO Daypack QUICK-LOCK Tank Bag | 5-9L | TwistedThrottle.com

I'm looking at one of these for use on my 89 CBR600. I've heard some good stuff about these being the best but yet haven't heard anything about the tank ring install...Not wanting to permanently modify this bike and not real sure I understand the install instructions as my bike doesn't have the screws shown in the youtube they put out.
Anyone here use one on an old CBR and have some input? Granted I may have to look at something else eventually. I have written the company around 24hrs ago via email. No response yet...
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:01 PM
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I've not used a tank bag myself, but I have used a top box and Renntec rack on the back.

The advantage of that system is it is secured to the bike and big enough to accommodate a couple of helmets.

The Renntec rack is quite unobtrusive and attaches to the grab rail fixing points.

The reason I mention this is I would be reluctant to leave the bike unattended with the tank bag, so I would feel I had to drag it around with me everywhere.
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:40 PM
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Might I trouble you for a photo of your set up? Other than I like looking at photos, it really helps visualize. I had thought of a tail bag, never thought about a box. I suppose I have thought they belong on large cruisers or something....? I'm finding myself being more open to this idea the more I consider it.

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Old 11-11-2017, 03:56 PM
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This was my old bike.

I haven't yet fitted a rack to my CBR900, but it should give you an idea of how it would look, the 1000F not being too unlike the 600F



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Old 11-11-2017, 05:33 PM
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Givi and Renntec racks for earlier CBRís are like hens teeth, neither are any longer available new and they rarely pop up second hand, tank bag is probably a sensible solution
 
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:30 PM
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I am noticing a slight difference in the European models I've seen vs the US model I have. I have no rear grip bar. I will look under the tail cover to see if it has provisions for it. I was just hoping to avoid making a rack for this. Not that I can't, just rather spend time installing and riding vs engineering and building.

here is how mine sits now with the soft side panniers/saddlebags.



No cut outs for rear grab handle....


Sure do appreciate the input fellas.
 
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Originally Posted by Hawkwind2016 View Post
Thatís for a later bike, mine is a FS F3 same rear end as an F2
 
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Originally Posted by Gunk View Post
Thatís for a later bike, mine is a FS F3 same rear end as an F2
Sorry, must be my dyslexia playing tricks on me! Thought it said 89, what an idiot!
 
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:20 PM
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well I just purchased an Ebay find that didn't break the bank and will lend itself to an inexpensive trial of a tank bag prior to building or buying a rack and box. Just a tick over $32 shipped to me. Used of course. But includes a rain cover and all the straps and quick releases to hold it on.

ought to be here this week for trial before it really gets chilly here.
 
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