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Old 05-02-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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Question Motofizz Tail bag

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone here has the motofizz tail bag, and what size you have or recommend? I searched, but didn't really find much information. I'm tempted to get the large and just never expand it, but it looks huge. Any advice would be a great help!
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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Buy a Givi rack and hard case
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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While I am looking for a luggage rack at some point, I'm really not a big fan of hard cases.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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You have not had one cut or stole yet I take it?

Once that happens you will be.

Also the one button and pop you are off to the check in at the hotel beats unstrapping soft bags.. Or you can leave them on and no one messes with them

Not sexy looking I will give you but functional!
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:39 PM   #5
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You have not had one cut or stole yet I take it?
Have you?

Some people don't like the look of added on hard cases. Some people just want a bag they can add on occasionally.

I thought slapping aftermarket cases onto the FZ1 made it look like you slapped on aftermarket cases.

So I bought an FJR.

The guy wants Motofizz info.

About the topic, the Motofizz bags are pretty well reviewed from what I have read, I think the medium would fit an FZ1 better than a large, but if you have searched and not found any pictures, hopefully someone helpful will come along and give you the info you want.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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I've got one and I love it! Keytickler has one too. Lots of well thought out features, and attractive.

Mine is the medium and it is plenty big (and expandable for additional width). I would recommend against a large for a fizzy, but I have not seen the small so I can't comment on it's size. Here is a pic of it attached to my rear seat along with saddlebags from MotoPak. Very intelligent strap-down system. I now have an SW Motec rack w/ soft luggage attachment plate which moves it back over the tailpiece so I can carry a passenger with the motofizz mounted. I'll be using it to go camping with my son tomorrow!

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Old 05-03-2008, 01:31 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info and the pic, thats exactly what I was looking for. It looks like it'll be the medium for me. Do you know what size keytickler has? Also how do you like the sw rack? I've been looking at getting a luggage rack so that I could have a passenger and a tail bag. I like the five stars rack, but it seems that its not made anymore.
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:39 AM   #8
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I agree with everything that stmoluni said. I use the medium on my R1 (with luggage rack from here: http://www.revsperformance.com/renntec/sports_racks.htm ).
The medium is pretty darn big, I can do a week long trip with it in the unexpanded size. I tried 3 tailbags before it and was never quite satisfied with any, but the Motofizz is great.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:31 AM   #9
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Well I finally pulled the trigger and picked up a medium along with a pair of CTB lites. I'll let you guys know how it works out. Thanks for all the help!
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #10
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MotoFizz Bag

I have a medium and it fits well. A large would be too overwhelming.
It goes on and off pretty easy.
Lots of room.

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Old 09-29-2019, 02:38 PM   #11
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I'm looking at the SW-Motech bags. Semi hard and not bad to look at either.

https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...6-11-fz8-10-11
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:10 AM   #12
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I'm looking at the SW-Motech bags. Semi hard and not bad to look at either.

https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...6-11-fz8-10-11
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:24 AM   #13
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Have them, like them. Recommend them.

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Old 10-02-2019, 05:24 PM   #14
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Eleven year old thread subscription emails? The internet is amazing.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:29 PM   #15
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I'm looking at the SW-Motech bags. Semi hard and not bad to look at either.

https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...6-11-fz8-10-11
Ride521, Please continue to post. We need new members participating, we don't need to be pushing them away.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:31 PM   #17
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I used a Cyle Guys expandable tail bag, I loved it, never used it for luggage, mostly for day rides.https://www.partsgiant.com/p355632-t...g-25&r=c-23366
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:44 AM   #18
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I'm looking at the SW-Motech bags. Semi hard and not bad to look at either.

https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...6-11-fz8-10-11
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I see that you are looking, so I'll reiterate that hard bags are really great. Always waterproof, very secure, stable at speed, and do a GREAT job as sliders (such as when your heavily loaded bike gets off center and fall away from you in a parking lot!!!!)

Anyway, just throwing that out there. Also, if you get SW Motech with the quick release system, the side bags and racks are gone in a minute for the clean look. Best thing I've ever added to the FZ.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:55 AM   #19
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I have both the SW Motech Blaze and the SW Motech evo/Kappa KN33 set-ups for the Fazer. Both systems are excellent, but I prefer the hard case set-up just for the security and peace of mind. Never had an issue, but I could see where an unscrupulous person could easily vandalize or tear into the soft bag options if desired. The hard case options are “install and forget about” convenient. With either of these systems, touring capacity for a couple weeks was no problem, although with the Blaze setup I also used a Nelson-Rigg tail bag. Both are great options, the Blaze system is almost invisible once the bags are removed and of course a few pounds lighter overall. The Kappa cases are basically Givi cases without the fancier outer lid, so you save a good amount of money if you go Kappa vs Givi.
Before purchasing the hard case system, I was concerned about the added bike width and weight on the rear, but those worries disappeared quickly. Don’t really notice the cases behind me at all
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The Kappa cases are basically Givi cases without the fancier outer lid, so you save a good amount of money if you go Kappa vs Givi.
x2. I bought a 52L Kappa top case for my other bike - from an overseas supplier (motostorm) for about 1/2 what the Givi version would have cost. Actually liked the simpler styling of the Kappa and it used the same Givi mounting plates. My FZ1 has a 42?L givi box, but I got that used off craigslist so it wasn't expensive either.
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