T-Max Underseat Bag

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T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:32 am

Hi Folks,

I've got a new 2017 T-Max DX that I'm going to be taking touring. A Yamaha top-box with the matching removable bag is on order, which is my preferred way of packing motorcycle luggage - pack the soft bag in the house/hotel, then drop it into the top-box outside.

I'd like to do the same thing with the under-seat storage, as that's where I'll be storing the heavier items, but I can't seem to find anywhere that makes a fitted bag for that space. What do other people use to pack their scoots?

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by SH125Paul » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:48 am

I use 'Boot Bags' from Sports Direct... £4... Fraction of the cost of a Top Box Bag...
https://www.sportsdirect.com/slazenger-shoe-bag-702184
https://www.sportsdirect.com/vx-3-boot- ... e=71044644
https://www.sportsdirect.com/vx-3-boot- ... e=71044341
Ideal fit in the underseat helmet spaces - H: 35cm, W: 23cm, D: 12cm - might fit 2 per lid space if not overly stuffed...
One has my waterproofs in and is under the SH's Seat...
2 - 3 if not overly stuffed - will easy fit in the Top Box of the SH...
Easy take a wash bag, pants socks and T Shirt etc...

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:26 am

I use a decent size holdall - bigger than the ones that you can take on aircraft. I find that fits into the underseat space on all Tmaxs quite nicely.

Or use a large sized plastic carrier bag! All it has to do is hold things in between house/hotel & scoot, and a plastic bag takes up no space!

You are right to pack the heavier items under the seat - putting them in the topbox can make the scoot more difficult to ride.

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:28 am

Thanks guys, those are both good tips! Does anyone know what the official volume of the current-gen T-Maxes is? Bags are normally sold on volume in litres, so it would help to pick one that will fit well...

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:42 am

EvilRacer329 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:28 am
Thanks guys, those are both good tips! Does anyone know what the official volume of the current-gen T-Maxes is? Bags are normally sold on volume in litres, so it would help to pick one that will fit well...
No idea! I've a brochure for the mk1 Tmax which says the space is 32 ltrs, which probably doesn't help. The new Tmax looks like its got a much bigger space - certainly longer - but it doesn't actually seem to take much more stuff.
I guess rather than capacity, the dimensions of the bag are more important, though working out the available height of the luggage space is tricky as it varies and (probably) extends slightly above the bodywork under the pillion seat. The bag I use is 40cm X 30cm X 15cm (approx - its a soft bag) and that goes in comfortably (could in theory fit something longer in).

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by Stibbs » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:32 am

I use those reusable large supermarket bags. Pile every thing in and crush under the seat. You can store loads.
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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by Stephen » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:52 pm

I have the Tmax tunnel bag,18 ltr,,i have the Givi 40 ltr dry bag i lash to the seat,but i am thinking of treating myself to a Givi rack and top box,will go for the 47 ltr box,which is ample,had the 56 ltr on the Burgman,far to big and clumsy looking,

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:57 pm

Stephen wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:52 pm
I have the Tmax tunnel bag,18 ltr,,i have the Givi 40 ltr dry bag i lash to the seat,but i am thinking of treating myself to a Givi rack and top box,will go for the 47 ltr box,which is ample,had the 56 ltr on the Burgman,far to big and clumsy looking,
There is no such thing as a luggage space that's too big!!! :lol:

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by Meldrew » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 pm

I had a Givi E55 top box fixed to the rear carrier of my Silver Wing for almost eight years, a piece of kit I used every time I rode the scooter. An esssential addition to the Silver Wing's under seat storage and not big and clumsy at all. It made the smaller Givi E52 that I used for years redundant. it's sat on a shelf since I bought the slightly bigger box

The same E55 top box has now been a permanent fixture on my Forza 300 since last October when Givi brought a rear rack out. It's neither big and clumsy looking, in fact it looks great on the Forza even though it's a more compact looking maxi. Bigger is better.

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by Meldrew » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:48 am

MrGrumpy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:26 am
You are right to pack the heavier items under the seat - putting them in the topbox can make the scoot more difficult to ride.
It may do on a TMax, although I've never found that a problem on any motorcycle or maxi scooter I've owned.

I'm currently sitting in a Subway killing time while our car has a couple of new tyres fitted. I've also had a wander round Barrie Robson BMW Motorrad over the road. In the showroom was their C400X demo scooter. It's actually not a bad looking and well appointed maxi when you see one in the flesh, and I was offered a demo ride. They've already sold a GT version.


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