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    Wunderlich or BMW tank bag.

    Just joined MOA a few seconds ago. Looking forward to participation as I am a proud owner of the RT1200 2016. This is my second RT as I owned a 2013 and traded it in at Max’s for the 2016 last year. Had a great experience with Max’s NY shop. What a difference between my 2013 and the new redesign.

    My question is regarding what tank bag to pick up. I have studied all the stuff on the BMW R tank bag and the Wunderlich Elephant tank bag. Was wondering how members compare each respective product. One of my concerns is the scratching of the tank as I am still babying the bike. Was wondering if the strap system on the Wunderlich is less likely to scratch the tank?

    One of my concerns is that the Wunderlich Elephant bag looks huge and was wondering if it obstructs your vision regarding the dash on the bike. Can pick up a Wunderlich Elephant with the strap for 360.00 and a new BMW tank bag for 310.00.

    Any feedback would be appreciated. Bob

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    Welcome to the forum, Bob! Nice to establish a good relationship with a dealer!
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    I can't speak to the Wunderlich or BMW bag, but can enthusiastically recommend the SW Motech Bags Connection City Bag which I have on my 2015 RT. Here's a link:

    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...ctric-tank-bag

    It attaches to the tank via a tank ring, which keeps it off the paint, no straps to mess with and makes it easy to detach for gas fill-ups.

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    I have the Elephant bag, and it's terrific. It does not obstruct the dash, even when the bag is fully expanded. Check out my avatar. There it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 143228 View Post
    Just joined MOA a few seconds ago. Looking forward to participation as I am a proud owner of the RT1200 2016. This is my second RT as I owned a 2013 and traded it in at Max’s for the 2016 last year. Had a great experience with Max’s NY shop. What a difference between my 2013 and the new redesign.

    My question is regarding what tank bag to pick up. I have studied all the stuff on the BMW R tank bag and the Wunderlich Elephant tank bag. Was wondering how members compare each respective product. One of my concerns is the scratching of the tank as I am still babying the bike. Was wondering if the strap system on the Wunderlich is less likely to scratch the tank?

    One of my concerns is that the Wunderlich Elephant bag looks huge and was wondering if it obstructs your vision regarding the dash on the bike. Can pick up a Wunderlich Elephant with the strap for 360.00 and a new BMW tank bag for 310.00.

    Any feedback would be appreciated. Bob
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    I have had the BMW tank bag and harness for a couple of years and it works fine and has not scratched the bike's finish. Don't know about the Wunderlich product. Plus, mine is mounted on an F800ST instead of a 1200RT. Good luck with your search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powwow View Post
    I can't speak to the Wunderlich or BMW bag, but can enthusiastically recommend the SW Motech Bags Connection City Bag which I have on my 2015 RT. Here's a link:

    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...ctric-tank-bag

    It attaches to the tank via a tank ring, which keeps it off the paint, no straps to mess with and makes it easy to detach for gas fill-ups.

    I recommend the SW Motech Bags. They have several sizes. I have a smaller one on my 2016 R1200RS. Well made, easy access to refueling...does not touch the tank at all!

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    I prefer the RKA.

    They mold around the curve of the tank nicely

    I had those motec snap on-off ones and it was a pain in the rear to pull on that chord sticking out the front

    The RKA has one strap toward the seat (two toward the front). I pop that off and prop it up on the handlebars and fuel away...easiest

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    Another vote for the Elephant here. Doesn't interfere at all with gauges on my '15 RT. Easy to access and quick to flip out of the way for gas stops.

    The only downside is that I have Illium Barbacks installed and as a result, a left turn to the lock can cause the bag to hit the horn. But you adapt.

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    I bought a GIVI 306 tank bag that mounts on a ring that is attached to the gas tank. My only complaint is that because of its width the horn button hits it when the steering is at full lock left. Very, very roomy and mounts/dismounts easy for filling the tank. No contact at all with the tank. Used it on a 7400 mile trip last month; filled the bill perfectly. Now, at home I took it off not needing a tank bag for everyday use. A 10 minute job reinstalling the ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powwow View Post
    I can't speak to the Wunderlich or BMW bag, but can enthusiastically recommend the SW Motech Bags Connection City Bag which I have on my 2015 RT. Here's a link:

    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...ctric-tank-bag

    It attaches to the tank via a tank ring, which keeps it off the paint, no straps to mess with and makes it easy to detach for gas fill-ups.
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    I went to the link and they don't list an adapter for my 2016 RT.

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    I have a 2016 also. They are available. I bought mine from Motostorm an Italian on line retailer. Longish delivery but quite cheaper than stateside retailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwl1955 View Post
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    I went to the link and they don't list an adapter for my 2016 RT.
    Twisted Throttle has it.
    Type 306 for Keyless ride.
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...h-keyless-ride

    If you do not have Keyless ride it's type 126.
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...ottom-tankring
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Twisted Throttle has it.
    Type 306 for Keyless ride.
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...h-keyless-ride

    If you do not have Keyless ride it's type 126.
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...ottom-tankring
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    thanks.

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    You might consider Touratech

    For my 2015, I chose the Touratech tank bag. It fits nicely and flips down for fuelling (must remember to zip it up first).

    It is a bit smaller than I expected, but does the job.

    The plastic map pocket does not reflect sun into my eyes the way the BMW one on my 2011 did, because it fits more to the rear of the tank and I don't see it at all.

    Sure miss the mounting rails and the quick disconnect I used to have.
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