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    Tried a search, looking for a tank bag for my K75

    So, I've been searching the net, using google and what not. Went to a couple of BMW parts/acccessories websites, and I tried a search here in the forums. I even checked eBay, where someone was selling a beat-up BMW tank bag for 12.00 or something. Where can I find a tank bag for my K75s? From what I understand, the BMW tank bags fit better because of the unique shape of my tank, but will my local dealer still be able to get one for my bike? Are there other brands that make a product that fits well? Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyquest
    So, I've been searching the net, using google and what not. Went to a couple of BMW parts/acccessories websites, and I tried a search here in the forums. I even checked eBay, where someone was selling a beat-up BMW tank bag for 12.00 or something. Where can I find a tank bag for my K75s? From what I understand, the BMW tank bags fit better because of the unique shape of my tank, but will my local dealer still be able to get one for my bike? Are there other brands that make a product that fits well? Thanks...

    JQ
    The BMW factory tank bag for a K75 is quite nice. Have you looked over at www.ibmwr.org? They have a really active marketplace.
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    I had a Tour Master bag for my old K100 and it fit really well. Bought the bag around 2001 so it may still be available.
    Because the old K's have a nice big flat surface on top of their tanks, pretty much anything with a flat bottom and a good mounting-strap setup (can't use magnetic as the tank is aluminum) should work.
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    I regularly see multivario tank bags (these are the BMW factory bags) for K75s for sale on the IBMWR market place. Sometimes on ebay too. I think you can still get them new, but they run about $200 or so.

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    Thanks for the info everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarren Shaw
    I regularly see multivario tank bags (these are the BMW factory bags) for K75s for sale on the IBMWR market place. Sometimes on ebay too. I think you can still get them new, but they run about $200 or so.
    Yeah, I think that's the kind I saw on eBay....but it's pretty beat up. I stopped in to my local dealer and he told me the multivario/BMW tank bags can still be ordered for my bike, but that they're spendy.....guess I'll wait. I've got a few more months before the road runner rally in Heber, AZ. I just thought it would be nice to have some extra storage for that run. I'll keep my eyes open. Thanks.

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    Hey johnnyquest my brother has a BMW tank bag that came off his 92 K75RT with rain cover. He would like to sell If you or anybody else is interested I would be happy to give you his email addy, So you guys can comminicate. He also had a used luftmeiser exhaust system he is thinking about getting rid of. He wants to put stock exhaust back on his bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyquest
    So, I've been searching the net, using google and what not. Went to a couple of BMW parts/acccessories websites, and I tried a search here in the forums. I even checked eBay, where someone was selling a beat-up BMW tank bag for 12.00 or something. Where can I find a tank bag for my K75s? From what I understand, the BMW tank bags fit better because of the unique shape of my tank, but will my local dealer still be able to get one for my bike? Are there other brands that make a product that fits well? Thanks...

    JQ
    The factory one is pricey but if you get one you won't be sorry. As others mentioned they can be had used, you might try REcycle, they advertise in the MOA News I have dealt with them good folks.
    I still ride a K100 and have used a factory bag since the Eclipse bag I tried to fit kept flopping around, though it did work well on my old R80.

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    Ebay or IBMWR

    get the one with the yellow piping, not the gray one w/red piping, which is older and the zipper arrangement is disfunctional.
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    Thanks everyone, I found a bag!

    A member from Colorado read my post and emailed me, buying his old tankbag for a very reasonable price(edit: almost forgot to mention it's a multivario bag). It's not in mint condition, but neither is my bike I think I'll get alot of milage out of this one, and I'm glad I won't have to worry about it fitting right. To be honest, I probably won't use it much until I go the the road runner rally in May, I'll be pretty well loaded down for that camping trip, I'm sure the extra space will be helpful.

    Thanks again for all the input. I'm still amazed at how many very, very cool people frequent these forums and ride Bimmers.

    JQ
    Last edited by johnnyquest; 03-08-2005 at 04:45 AM. Reason: forgotten point!

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