Originally Posted by Blitz
sorry for the "little" delay of the answer.
My camera bag was from Lowepro (Lowepro Mini Trekker 200), but you can use every good camera bag. You can use every ground plate - i use the TT Groundplate.
The strappings and Ribbons i buy in a market for tools - i think you can get it also on ebay.
I bring all this things to a men how was normally sewing Motorcycle seats and other leatherclothes and tell him what i want - and he does it for me (i am not a professionell sewer).
thats it - and it works.
I was very interested to read your post and have previously read that on top of the tank/between the wheels (minimal vibration) is the best place to carry photo gear.
I am looking at a Lowepro Flipside 300 or 400 as I want to carry some DSLR/lenses on the bike for longer tours round Norway, etc. but also on an upcoming African/Tansania Safari Trek (without a bike).
I think a Flipside 400 may be a bit large for the bike (BMW 1200 GS Adventure) and also the size may not be acceptable as hand luggage on an aeroplane. So maybe it will be the 300, though this won't have much spare room for the stuff you normally have in a tank bag! I can't find it in a local shop to look at it properly
Is this Tank Bag Groundplate a standard Touratech item/accessory? I don't see one in the Touratech catalogue. Do you have a reference number for it, or do you have to cut up an existing tank bag?
There will be no problem finding the straps and fastenings in Globetrotter Outdoor shop and I should be able to find a sewing guy (cobbler or motorcycle clothing repair place perhaps).