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Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:45 pm



I saw this ad for a Vac Bag System in a UK motorcycle magazine when I was over there recently, and I thought it was an interesting idea. When you need to store your bike, and don't want moisture attacking and corroding it, it would be a great solution. It would be particularly great in coastal areas with high salt content in the air, or in dusty areas when you store your bike and don't want dust to infiltrate every crevice.

It comes with a dessicant pack that is put in with the bike and that absorbs any moisture that does get sealed inside with the bike.

Has anyone seen one of these before?

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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby brettchallenger » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:27 pm

I've not heard of this but it makes sense. I guess it is an extension of the bags which are used to store clothing/bedding etc. - the ones where you pop them in a bag and attach a vacuum cleaner nozzle and suck out all the air.
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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby redbug » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:06 pm

Rhino motorcycle shelter is one.
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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby Dennis613l » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:07 am

The below is kinda the opposite of the vacuum pack.
Have to admit I was looking at it as had mice in the garage one winter (out in the country, a tough battle to keep them out).
The missuss threatened to put Styrofoam chips in there with it to make a snow globe out of it........ :D

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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:50 am

The Vac Bag sounds like an interesting alternative for very long storage.
I don't know what the effects would be having the plastic touching places on the bike for extended periods of time would be or how durable the bag might be for reuse from season to season. I guess for $60, if it worked well enough, you could get a new one every year.

As for the Carcoon bubble, it would probably work well outdoors in moderate climate, but don't know how much severe weather (especially winds) that it could take.
That and with the price between $320-$380, I would rather build a small shed for storage.

The Carcoon workstations that they sell look amazing, but I can't imagine how much they would cost.
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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby PoolDude » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:06 am

I would be concerned about how it would affect the fuel and oil in the bike. I know that it couldn't lower the air pressure too much but how would that affect the volatiles in the bike?

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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:34 pm

They "recommend" draining the gas, changing the oil, removing the battery and inflating the tires before storing.
Just about the same things that you would normally do.
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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:04 pm

It sounds like a good idea for those that can put their bike away, then keep their hands off of it. :D
I can't do that. If I'm not fixing, replacing, cleaning or waxing something, I'll find something that needs tinkering or tweaking on. :lol:
The only cover I've got right now is an old bedsheet and I couldn't keep the d××n cat off my seat, until today.
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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby mudplug » Sun May 01, 2016 4:36 am

I have used this bag for years albeit I live in England so are readily available :-) however I have found that I need to do a couple of things before I seal the bag. 1. I drain all fluids on the bike and the reason for this is I found the first year the bag had condensation inside even though I had put in a moisture bag inside as well. 2. over the screen and front of the bike also the rear panniers I put some plain brown paper to stop the bag from touching these parts and once done seal it up. The results bearing in mind we have cold and VERY damp winters have always been superb allowing me to take the bike out at the beginning of summer as fresh as the day it was first put in the bag and the added bonus that I don't have bloody Spiders crawling out as I am riding :-) I keep the bike in a wooden shed so not really winter proof and certainly not damp proof but the bag saves all the rust and winter crap that one gets when you start to use it again. This is now about the 5th year I have used the same bag and I reckon it will still be good for another year (all depends how gently you treat it of course) I highly recommend them subject to the points made above. I don't have one of these types but you can also get a bag that has a small pump that attaches to the bag, not quiet sure if it blows air in or out? but reports seem to be good on it although I don't know if I would like to have something connected all winter working away by itself? Oh forgot to mention that it's important to place something under the bag where the stand goes or it will puncture the bag, one thing I do is place a small sheet of rubber under the bag then another inside the bag and put the stand on that so the bag where all the weight goes is protected and like I said it is now 5 years of use in action so I am more than happy :-)

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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby spanishstroll » Sun May 01, 2016 9:09 am

I guess my question would be, who puts their Goldwing away for long periods of time? lol
Here in So. Cal it's almost always a good day for a ride.

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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 01, 2016 9:49 am

I never even thought of that, but your comment about spiders is a good one: these bags would do very well in keeping the critters (bugs, mice, squirrels, etc) from taking up residence in your bike!

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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 01, 2016 9:49 am

spanishstroll wrote:I guess my question would be, who puts their Goldwing away for long periods of time? lol
Here in So. Cal it's almost always a good day for a ride.


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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby spanishstroll » Sun May 01, 2016 10:13 am

Oh my! Yes, you should dry that baby up and bag it!!

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Re: Vacuum bag for your motorcycle

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 01, 2016 10:31 am

Have not really had problems with spiders, a few crickets, but not many spiders. ;)
Now, since Elvis has come to live in the shop, mice, rats, and chipmunks have all either found other quarters or become cat food. :lol:
Elvis will also "play" with bugs. Since we have come to an understanding about what he can and cannot climb up on, l no longer worry about rodents chewing on anything out in the shop. :lol:


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