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£8 Tank Bag at Hein Gerricke

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by BigRazer93, May 31, 2012.

  1. englishpremier

    Soldato

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    Location: Europe

    I use a tank lock bag, but need something else as my filler cap is too far back.

    I have plastic tank thought

    Can this be used as a backpack?
     
  2. 4T5

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    Yes mate it unzips leaving the tank part & ends up a rucksack. I'll take some pics when mine gets here.
     
  3. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Midlands!

    got one of these tank bags the other day! £8 is a great price :D
     
  4. englishpremier

    Soldato

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    Picked one up in store today. They had 4 on offer at £19.99 - the guy said he hadn't got around to repricing them yet.

    They are the exact same design as the old Lidl B-square tank bags, but with a better padlock and improved zips.

    Just need to find a way to adapt it to my plastic tank and it'll replace my £80 givi tank lock bag.
     
  5. 4T5

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    Mine came today, Not tried it on the bike yet but it's sweet, feels real solid has untold pockets & unzips into a right handy little rucksack.
    Thanks again OP. :cool:
     
  6. MonkeykingZX

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    Mine arrived today, really pleased with build quality although haven't had a chance to try it on the bike yet. Will hopefully have time for that tomorrow.
     
  7. BigRazer93

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    Received mine aswel guys, but only fitted it today. The build quality is a great for the price, and like 4T5, the rucksack comes handy! Going up to cat n fiddle on Thursday so will try it then :)
     
  8. pugheaven

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    What's that road like? Heard the rumors, but not been there yet on Eric!
     
  9. BigRazer93

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    Ment to be awesome on a bike! Average speed camera's now mind, only been up there in a car!
     
  10. Burnsy2023

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    It's worth noting it's not particularly water proof, even with the cover.
     
  11. PwnDirect

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    Damn missed it! dosent look worth £40, but bargain at £8:(
     
  12. Appelhanns

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    Location: Cheshire

    It is good but you do have to be careful with the cameras. There are plenty of other roads around there as well.

    Let me know if you want to go out as I keep meaning to explore that direction a bit more on the bike :)
     
  13. BigRazer93

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    Yeah, dam those average speed camera's!:(

    Well I'm going up there tonight if the weather holds off (ment to be a storm later on).

    Also, I ain't good with directions, I only know just how to get there! If your free tonight, pop me a personal message and we will arange something :)

    Also, where about are you in cheshire?
     
  14. Appelhanns

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    Can't tonight as I'm waiting on a front tyre (and I have Italy in a sweepstake so need to cheer them on!) but next time. I'm in Cheadle Hulme :)
     
  15. MonkeykingZX

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    Tried it on the bike today, magnets held on really well it seems it has some straps as an alternative way of attaching it to the bike which is handy.

    I managed to comfortably get my lock and chain, lunch box and a bag of shopping inside with ease, really pleased with it for £8 :)
     
  16. BigRazer93

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    Here is a couple of pictures with the tank bag fitting and in use to the cat n fiddle trip earlier today;

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    I would like to see your's folks
     
  17. englishpremier

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    Is that a plastic tank?

    If not there is absolutely no need for the strap.

    I tested to the Lidl old one which is the same as this bag to over 150mph on tour. I also tested the lidl newer one that has tiny magnets to over 140mph, neither of them budged an inch.
     
  18. popovich

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    Better safe than sorry.