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Giant Loop Motorcycle Saddlebags & Motorcycle Tank Bags: Panniers, Soft Luggage for Adventure & Sport Touring

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Old 25 Jul 2012
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What tankbag for a XT600E?

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Anyone knows a good magnetic tankbag that fits for a XT600E -99?

Doesn`t need to be large, I`m only gonna have wallet, passport and the phone in it.
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Hi
Anyone knows a good magnetic tankbag that fits for a XT600E -99?

Doesn`t need to be large, I`m only gonna have wallet, passport and the phone in it.
People say the Wolfman Enduro Tank bag fits very well, but it is not magnetic.

I like it, but I look for something bigger fitting the Acerbis 23L tank (the Wolfman would fit great but too small).

Good luck and happy travels,

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It's probably no help to you, but I use a normal-sized Buffalo magnetic bag. It's not designed for the 'humped' tank of the XT and looks a bit weird, but it's never fallen off.

If all you want is a place to carry small items, I'd be tempted to go for a waterproof bumbag like this one - under a tenner, and you don't need to take it off when you leave the bike.
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Found out that SW-motech got one. a little to big i think but i gonna check it out.

Yamaha XT 600 Protection Magnet-Tankbag Trial. Tankbag. 1200D Nylon. black. 20l - 28l - SW-Motech
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Reading BlackDogZulu's advice I remembered this tiny magnetic tank bag that doubles as a bumbag (or the other way around?)! I don't know the fitting on the XT, but it could the the trick for you, and it has excellent reviews!

Esteban
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Have you considered a legbag instead?
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there are lots of small tankbags these days but beware cheap bags magnets! super strong rare earth magnets are cheap on ebay, replace them all is my advice.

when i had my XT i used an "oxford 1st" tankbag which worked fine.
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People say the Wolfman Enduro Tank bag fits very well, but it is not magnetic.

I like it, but I look for something bigger fitting the Acerbis 23L tank (the Wolfman would fit great but too small).

Good luck and happy travels,

Esteban
Exactly what I was going to suggest.. They fit almost ANYTHING !!

I had one on my Clark Tanked DRZ400 and it was great for Africa.

My only gripe is that the front strap has to be wrapped around the headstock making it a little more aukward to take on and off in a hurry.

However, that could be sorted with an extra plastic clip and some sewing skills.
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