May 2009

This is a shot I took today while doing a bit of corner working. I think it does a great job of conveying the urgency corner workers can feel in a pinch.


This video certainly earns artistic merit. Excellent work!

I needed a tank bag for my 2006 Yamaha R6 that wouldn’t mess my paint up, would carry all my small items for traveling, and would stay on when traveling at a “brisk” rate. I read some pretty good reviews around so I went for it. Here are my findings.

1. Good solid construction as is typical for Joe Rocket.

2. Sticks to the bike just fine at 140+ since it is behind the wind screen. I don’t have a double bubble screen.

3. Holds plenty of my crap. I can fit a surprising amount in it.

4. Comes with a water proof cover. I had to use this once and it worked great. The water just beads up and falls off.

5. Comes with a handle so you can carry it with you, rather than donating it to your local thief.

6. It has three pockets. One for a cell/gps, one close to the rider for wallet and sunglasses, and the main compartment which I could easily fit a large Nalgene water bottle, medium sized book, beanie, large camera, and small bag of tools.

7. There is a rubber coating between the magnates and the tank that prevents scratching as long as the surfaces are clean.

8. Looks great!

If I were to complain about one thing it would be that it needs more little pockets. Having individual compartments for stuff would be nice but by no means is a problem.

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The Joe Rocket Manta Tank Bag fits on my 2006 Yamaha R6 brilliantly. I purchased mine from for about 55 bucks.

It’s called I love it because I get an email every morning (or whenever I want) updating me on any changes to certain keyword searches I usually do on Craigslist.

For example, I scrutinize the motorcycle listings regularly but I hate sifting through all the crap. Sooo I just copied and pasted the URL of that specific search into my account and every morning I get a nifty little email that contains all the new GSXRs, R6s, R1s, CBRs, etc, etc.


This gets pasted into my “pages”.

The service is free and you can use if for all sorts of sites. I hope it works well for you!

Any questions? Please comment!