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Offline Lineman#1

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Tank bag
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:49:27 PM »
Good afternoon to everyone out there
I have just fitted a genuine Triumph tank bag to my Tiger and I am not too sure about it. Any comments from anyone about said bag would be welcome. The thing that bothers me most is the harness rubbing on the paintwork :005: anyone ever had this happen?
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 06:06:39 PM »
Make sure the straps are tight - like real tight. I had that bag for over 50K miles and I don't ride easy - off-road, rain, wind, dust, dirt, dropping the bike here and there, you name it. I never took that harness off till the day I traded the bike in and there were no scratches on the pain job. Make sure it's tight tight (as tight as you can with your hands, no tools) - leave no wobble, no plays on the harness and then you're good to go.
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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 09:34:32 PM »
I have a Triumph bag.  I love it, and I depend on it.  When the bike rolls out of the garage, that bag is on it.  I just celebrated my 4th anniversary on my TEx, that bag has seen some long trips in all weather but heavy snow. 

A year or so back, someone did start a thread about all the damage the Triumph harness did to his paint, and to be honest, it was kind of shocking to see the wear.  But it never happened to mine.

I both agree and disagree with my friend Icy above. 

First and foremost, I agree with keeping that harness strapped down as tight as you can get and keep it that way.  The less the harness can move around, the less damage it can do. 

I take mine off with frequency.  When I know the harness has gotten wet, I remove it and let it dry.  When I wash the bike, I remove it and keep it out of the way and the water.  Whenever I have it off, I slap some wax on the tank.  Only takes a couple of minutes.  And when I KNOW I am going to be off the bike for a while, like my winter lay up, I pull the harness off the tank.

But based on what Icy wrote, there is no indication this makes a difference.   So pull those straps tight and keep them that way.

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Re: Tank bag
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 04:48:46 PM »
I found the  link I mentioned in the post above.

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,15814.msg191477.html#msg191477


But I want to reiterate - I haven't had any issues with the harness damaging the paint at all, within the conditions I described.
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