T-Max Underseat Bag

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:39 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,

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I've looked at those bags - how do they attach? Are they easy to peel away and take with you when you leave the bike? How secure are they over bumpy roads? I'm thinking it might be a good way to carry stuff like wallets and keys and so on while on tour...

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:08 pm

EvilRacer329 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:39 pm


I've looked at those bags - how do they attach? Are they easy to peel away and take with you when you leave the bike? How secure are they over bumpy roads? I'm thinking it might be a good way to carry stuff like wallets and keys and so on while on tour...
I take it you are referring to the Tunnel Bag? I have one, but have never actually used it. Its a funny thing - there doesn't seem to be any way of actually attaching it to the bike - unless I'm being even more stupid than usual. it has various fabric loops including one that transform it into an uncomfortable rucksack. It basically sits there, though you can put one of the loops round the fuel filler flap. It won't go far on bumpy roads as your knees will keep it there. Its obviously a funny shape for stuff, and the Tmax becomes leg-over rather step-thru when getting on or off.

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by XMax400Paul » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:16 pm

The Yam tunnelbag i have has a short strap, that goes under the seat hinge... the connection loops on the bag push back in to the bag...

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by orange1290 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:17 pm

I have the Yamaha tunnel bag for my Xmax 300. Use it all the time on longer trips. It has a strap that goes under the seat that then uses 2 clips for the bag itself. Takes a few seconds to clip/unclip. Nice piece of equipment and very useful. It's basically a tank bag for a maxi scooter.
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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:46 am

Interesting; on the newer T-Maxes the seat hinges from the rear of the bike, so that wouldn't work. The press shots make it look like it's just supposed to perch there, but I worry that on a bumpy or twisty road it would quickly make a break for freedom.

I tried to step through the T-Max when I first got it and just ended up scratching plastic. Now I get on and off like on my other bikes. It's a bloody big bike!

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:19 am

EvilRacer329 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:46 am
Interesting; on the newer T-Maxes the seat hinges from the rear of the bike, so that wouldn't work. The press shots make it look like it's just supposed to perch there, but I worry that on a bumpy or twisty road it would quickly make a break for freedom.

I tried to step through the T-Max when I first got it and just ended up scratching plastic. Now I get on and off like on my other bikes. It's a bloody big bike!
I insist on stepping through....though its far too easy to leave marks! The tunnel is higher on the mk6 than on previous ones....I guess I'll have to learn to get my leg-over (ooh-er...) - which I've never done as I've always had scooters.

Curiously (though irrelevant to this conversation), the same tunnel bag seems to fit all models of Tmax. I have a vacant moment, so I'll have a play with the bag on the mk6 to see how it can be made securer.

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by MrGrumpy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 am

Just had a play with the Tunnel bag - it actually works better than I remember- esp on the mk6. The whole thing is a reasonably snug fit between the tunnel and the dashboard anyway, And since the fuel flap on the mk6 locks down, this makes the bag more secure if you put the relevant fabric loop under the fuel flap.
The flap locks down as normal with the bag loop there and of course can't be opened without the button being pressed, so I can't see it going anywhere on a bumpy road. And of course it is between your knees, so it can't escape sideways.

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by orange1290 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:33 am

It fits tightly between seat and console on my Xmax 300. Did an 800km weekend earlier this year and even though I used the strap, I didn't need to. Also at €45 it was a great buy, good quality and perfect fit.
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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by EvilRacer329 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:56 am

Alright, the tunnel bag is starting to sound like a sound investment! the Mk6 T-Max only has one glovebox, and it's pretty difficult to reach into while wearing gloves. The french throw the book at you if you can't produce your high-vis bib without leaving the driver's seat, and with sunglasses, wallets and autoroute passes...

Anyone got any photos they can share?

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Re: T-Max Underseat Bag

Post by orange1290 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:31 am

EvilRacer329 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:56 am
The french throw the book at you if you can't produce your high-vis bib without leaving the driver's seat

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That's only for car drivers. For 2 wheelers you can get off and get the hi-vis from under the seat or one of the panniers/top boxes/bags.
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