Tank Bag '83 Interstate


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Tank Bag '83 Interstate

Postby colemadad » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:55 am



Hi guys and gals - I'm looking for some input on what tank bag I should buy. I'm going the magnetic route but beyond that what brand/model are you using and how do you like it? Thanks.
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Re: Tank Bag '83 Interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:12 pm

I've never used one, but if I were to, I'd want one that no matter what was not going to move around and damage my paint. That would probably mean magnetic...but I would have to make sure I took it off regularly to clean dust and grit from around it.

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Re: Tank Bag '83 Interstate

Postby colemadad » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:34 pm

I probably wouldn't use one a new/newer bike. I had tank bags years ago - non magnetic variety. I was pretty particular about keeping the surface between the bag and tank clean so there really wasn't a lot of scuffing - like you, I think it will be minimized with a magnetic. Given the good but not pristine shape of the paint on my current bike I think the potential for some tiny amount of paint abuse is outweighed by the functionality of the tank bag - they're really convenient. Thanks for that hopefully I get some good leads on what works well on this particular bike, from the rest of the gang.

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Re: Tank Bag '83 Interstate

Postby tumunga » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:39 pm

Just wondering...how did that magnetic tank bag work for ya?

The "tank" on my '80 interstate, the last time I checked, was made of ABS plastic, except for the lids. Is that where the magnetic bag mounts?
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Re: Tank Bag '83 Interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:41 pm

The false tank, both halves and the lid that flips up to reveal the actual gas tank filler, are all made of steel on my 82 Aspencade

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Re: Tank Bag '83 Interstate

Postby tumunga » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:11 am

WingAdmin wrote:The false tank, both halves and the lid that flips up to reveal the actual gas tank filler, are all made of steel on my 82 Aspencade


Really? I wonder why Honda changed the way they made the false tank? Both halves of mine are made from the same stuff as the fairing, and the saddle bags.


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