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Old 12-18-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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GiVi T470SM Tankbag-any experience?

Okay, I admit it, I'm a gear whore. Whether I wear it or mount it on the bike, doesn't matter. Looking for a tankbag for the FJR. Prefer to get a magnetic bag, so I can plop it on and pull it off easily. Unlikely to be heavily loaded. I'm looking at the GiVi T470SM, which is a medium sized bag, that can be either strap mounted, or you can install a magnet kit into the ends of the mounting legs and use it as a magbag. The rain cover stows between the bag and the base (a little odd), and there's a pouch that you can pull out and put your electronic device (GPS, phone, iPod) in, and have that secured on top.

That's my description; wondered if anyone has one and could share their impressions and opinion. TIA!
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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I have this bag and have been using it for almost three years. I am very happy with the quality and size of it, and yes it is weird how rain cover stowed, but works just fine for me. I never used electronic pouch, so no comments on this.
Overall I recommend this bag for both touring and commute.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:50 AM   #3
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Thanks dimon. Does it stay put pretty well with the magnets just in the "legs?"
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:26 AM   #4
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Thanks dimon. Does it stay put pretty well with the magnets just in the "legs?"
yep, pretty solid. I have Triumph Tiger 1050 and stays on very well. Also used it on rennet v-strom with positive results.

P.S. I am also self proclaimed gear whore.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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I've found one at a pretty good price, but it's without the magnets! The magnet kit is another $30. My inner cheap-a** is headed to Harbor freight for $14 worth of 25 pound pull utility magnets.
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