Tankbag for GL1500


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Tankbag for GL1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:32 am



I am diabetic, dietary controled, and prefer not to stop when traveling until the fuel gauge requires it.

My problem is, if I "nibble" while riding my sugars stay good, but if I "hold out" until I stop, when I do eat my sugars go nuts for about 30-45 mins, forcing me to lay down some where until they are better.

When I drive my van this is not a issue as I keep nuts, jerky or _______ with in reach on the dog house to nibble on.

So, my question is, does anyone make a tankbag for our bikes, or what have you made or made work? If it has a clear map pocket, that would be that much better . . .


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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:49 am

You could also get a left and/or right fairing pouch that has extra pockets to store stuff.
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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:46 am

I think you are pretty well SOL for a tankbag that properly fits a 1500, unless you cobble up something yourself, or find a Firecreek 1500 tankbag on ebay.
Unfortunately when Firecreek changed hands, the new owner elected to drop selling the tankbag after a year. :?
He did continue to sell the SS mounting plate for a year after that, but am sure those are all long gone as well.

I bought one from Firecreek Accessories years ago and it is one of the most coveted/useful accessories I have bought for my bike, as it is a well thought out product, which swung up on a hinge to allow access to the fuel door and allowed access to the radio controls when swung down, in use. It has the one large main compartment with a Velcro backed divider and a 2 way zipper, a snap on map pouch and 2, zippered side pockets.
Very useful for holding spare riding gloves, my camera, snacks, Gatorade, rag for cleaning the windshield, smokes, garage door opener, etc.
I couldn't imagine riding without it! :o













Only other suggestion I have is getting a pair of Hopnel's fairing pocket pouches for your left and right pocket lids and/or the dash pouch.

I have both pocket lid pouches and they hold a fair amount.





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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:21 pm

I thought about the "cubby" pockets, but they do not look like I could get into them on the fly, so passing on that idea, unless they are reachable.

I have considered looking for a 7x7x4 bag I could bolt to the radio cover, thoughts on that ?
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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:31 pm

Don't know what you are trying to carry, but I use my drink holder for just about every thing but drinks. Holds my cigarettes, lighter, rolls of mints, etc. Pretty much, if I want to get it on the fly, that's where it goes. When I actually DO put a drink in there, I really miss the storage function. I may get a second one for the right side, so I'll always have one available for goodies :D

Mine has leather around the middle, and has held up surprisingly well. I thought the leather would turn to crap in short order, but it hasn't.
BTW. Nothing has ever flown out, popped out, or otherwise exited the cup holder without my assistance.

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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:19 pm

You could always wear a shirt with a pocket on it.
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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:25 pm

I sometimes tuck a small bag of goodies inside my jacket front..
While I am riding along I can lower the zipper a little, and work my hand into the bag of snacks and presto - I am snacking .. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:19 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:I thought about the "cubby" pockets, but they do not look like I could get into them on the fly, so passing on that idea, unless they are reachable.



Perhaps one that slips on over the gas tank filler door? Definitely easier to reach

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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby keithg64 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:32 pm

I use a tank cover pouch and put extras in my jacket pockets too.
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Re: Tankbag for GL1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:33 am

Some good ideas, I will look into them ASAP


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