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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Gas tank. Steel or Aluminum?

I want to get a magnetic tank map holder for my bike.I am out of town and can't check to see if the tank is steel or aluminum. Please advise.
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I uSed mag badgeS thiS paSt weekend on a memorial run. They didn't Stick very well So my gueSS iS it'S cheap Soft Steel. I checked the badgeS on my tool box and they Stuck tight.

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Magnetic tank bags stick quite well on my 750. It's possible that dirtrack found the magnetic pull was stronger elsewhere on his bike when weak magnets are applied, but the strong magnets used on tank bags should pose no problem. That is unless you've repainted you tank with a thick coat of something that might interfere with the magnetic attraction, if there is such a thing.

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I have used my Cargo tank bag on a couple long trips. the magnets stick great. I used a shammy cloth under the bag to prevent any vibration wear damage.

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I've used a Givi magnetic tank bag and had no problems with it holding, even at speeds around 75mph.
You can kinda see it in my sig pic, but here's the full size version...

Here I was using the shield, but it has held just as well with out it.


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Thanks to everyone for their prompt and helpful feedback.
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