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    R1200R LC - Installing Magnetic Tank Bag

    I've been told that this can be done by installing magnets under the plastic tank panels. Any advice, videos, etc?

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    Not an RT, but we used clear silicone to glue some rare earth magnets under the centre panel on my F800GT to hold a small tank bag. It works well. Just bear in mind that the strength of the magnet DOES matter. We had to upgrade to bigger ones after the tankbag tried to escape in a heavy crosswind. Thankfully, the loop of AutoComm cable through the top loop caught it!

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    R1200R LC Tank Bag Mounting

    Thanks for your input. I'm was hoping to use the Cortech 18L bag I already own, but if its not secure
    I guess I'll have to get a new one with the strap mounting paraphernalia.

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    You may want to check out the quick lock tank bags from SW-Motech.
    The Engage bag fit the RS/R tank well.
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...acks/tank-bags
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    Don't misunderstand me - it's secure enough IF you use the right weight of magnet. We started out on the light side. Now that we've upgraded, it's been fine. I'm very happy with it.

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    Where did you get your magnets, and what size worked for you.

    I've got a magnetic tank bag also that would work for day to day use...but it's not much good on a plastic "tank".

    Chris

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    From Lee valley supply. Here's a link:

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...=1,42363,42348

    There's a chart to show what size has what strength, but keep in mind that you're also connecting through the plastic panel. I think we went with the 3/4" in the end.

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    I need to look at (a) where my tank bag magnets rest on the plastic, then just how much of an angle is there where I'd put the magnet.

    The simple answer would be to buy the biggest strongest magnet you can find. But if it can't touch the plastic evenly, then you lose a lot of the strength.

    I did some reading and apparently you can stack them and get the same effect as a larger magnet.

    I did some looking for myself this afternoon as well. There's some good info on rare earth magnets at K&J Magnetics. Here's a link to their calculator. https://www.kjmagnetics.com/calculator.asp

    Now to see if the magnetic tank bag will actually conform to the shape on my F800GT "tank"... Otherwise, it is a moot point.

    Chris

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    I'm just sad to see the last of the metal tanked Roadsters

    End of a long run

    Y'all fellas be careful with too many magnets...the gas cap may not release
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    I'm just sad to see the last of the metal tanked Roadsters

    End of a long run
    Close to 30 years since I've had a steel gas tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERMSCHWARZ View Post
    I've been told that this can be done by installing magnets under the plastic tank panels. Any advice, videos, etc?
    Hi Peter, I realize I'm probably late to this party but in doing research on tank bag options for my 2015 RT, I settled on this option. Easy on-easy off and all you have to do is install an unobtrusive tank ring which is mounted to the frame of the gas cap.

    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/g...nklock-tankbag

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