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Boom_fist
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 08:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been shopping around for a nice tank bag/tail bag/saddle bag option for the 1125 and I was about to pull the trigger on a used set of Cortech 2.0 bags, until I came up with an idea...

I'm all about fabricating things as long as it's not a "jerry-rigging-safety-hazard". I started digging around in the pile of gear I had from my military days and my nuclear security days. Mind you, this cost ZERO monies $$$$$ - in the end and I think it actually looks pretty sweet.

The great part is, it's interchangeable with the MOLLE system to swap bags to your liking. I can explain details of how I rigged it up if anyone is interested.

Here are the pics....flame away!

-Tom















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Boom_fist
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So, this is the main piece that the pouches attach to:





I cut off all the straps and used the long rectangle piece as the main body. The ends overlapped about 2"-3" inches inside of the airbox cover. I hot-glued 1/4" foam pad on the underside to save the paint. The elastic string is what keeps tension on the front and rear using the factory bolts. I looped the elastic string to the underside of the cover.
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Greenman44
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have been looking for a tank bang and this thing looks awesome! I don't have much of my old military stuff but I will look around for some of the stuff.
Really like the ingenuity!
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Boom_fist
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 01:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Shawn!

I have another main chest rig piece that I'm contemplating on mimicking to either sell on here or use for a saddle bag type set-up?? Not sure yet...

Either way, it was fun making it and it was FREE. Very practical and tacti-cool. Haha
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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 04:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Great post!

Ive got the Buell tank bag, but sometimes it's just too big, I dont want it.

Ive been thinking about how easy it'd be to buy 3 sets of plastic clips and making my own bag that is more flat. I like what youve done here a lot!

Youre giving me some great ideas, brother!
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Boom_fist
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 04:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks, Mr. Owens!

Exactly, I wanted a low profile bag just to hold some essentials. Thatís what I love most about it - itís versatility. Throw a bigger bag on it when the need arises.

Thatís what itís all about! I didnít invent this, but came up with my own idea for others to build off of as they choose.

Post yours up when you do it! You might give me an idea in return!
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 05:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Never had a tank bag, but I love my tail bag--mainly because it's big enough to be useful and I don't notice it at all when riding.

Nice to have some storage options on our bikes....
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Boom_fist
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

This little project has given me another idea for a tail bag to flow with the tank bag. It should be here this weekend, hopefully. Iíll post pics with the whole set-up once it arrives.
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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Where are you buying your bags to use?

Thought about going to a gun show this weekend that is in town, but I doubt I'll find an inexpensive bag to use
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Boom_fist
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The only thing Iíve purchased out of this whole project has been the tail bag ($16) here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07FM4GXNC

Everything else Iíve accumulated over the years.
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Boom_fist
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It came in today. It's almost like this little bag was made for the rear seat. Again, I didn't want something too big. I don't do any really long distance trips...yet. Just wanted some more storage space.

I'm happy to answer any questions. Sorry for all the pics! I like to be detailed! LOL ***Don't mind the missing fairings...just changed the oil***















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Boom_fist
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



















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Boom_fist
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Used elastic strings again for this bag. What's really cool is that the little velcro strap on the underside of the bag is lined up PERFECT with the seat grab handle. Then the elastic string is there for tension. I'm happy with the outcome.























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Torquehd
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Now you need to add some mag and frag pouches.

And some mags and frags.
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Boom_fist
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 06:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sadly, Amazon doesnít stock frags?? Maybe eBay??
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Greenman44
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Are you sure they donít?
Tail bag looks great, it is a set of bags. I may Steal your idea now if my mom didnít live 1200 miles away she could sew it all together.
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Boom_fist
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Put the new set-up to the test with a 250 mile round trip today to the Eastern Shore. Had a slight chance of rain in the forecast so I rolled up my rain liner and a pair of weather proof pants and fit them into the tail bag. Stuffed some tools and chargers in to the other pouches.

Man, I canít wait to do the handle bar swap for a better riding position. A little sore, haha.

Picked up a piece of metal in the rear tire as well, but it held air until I got home and removed it. Time for a new rear tire now.
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Froggy
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 09:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Pnw_ulys
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well done. Perfect for the small "gotta-haves" while riding.
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Nate
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm going to steal this tail bag idea this weekend.
Thanks for the pics, this will be very easy to recreate.
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Boom_fist
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 08:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks guys!

Iím glad this sparks some ideaís of your own. Itís obvious Iím a visual kind of guy, so post up your pics too!
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Robertl
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 03:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice work.

I think next time I'll go with a tail bag vs tank or maybe a small tank bag.
I had a large one and noticed that the decals were sliding down the cover from all the heat. Guess I could always remove the decals as another option because I used the hell out of that large bag.
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