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Old 04-20-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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Tank Bags Tiger 800xcx 2015

Any suggestions for a not to large tank bag? Pictures.?....Anyone ever use the gas cap flange mount type?
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:03 PM   #2
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Any suggestions for a not to large tank bag? Pictures.?....Anyone ever use the gas cap flange mount type?
The 2015s are no different in this department.


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Old 04-20-2015, 10:40 PM   #3
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Anyone ever use the gas cap flange mount type?
SW Motech/Bags Connection "City" bag. The perfect Tiger bag IMO.

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Comes with a rain coat and a shoulder strap plus has an optional map pocket that gooes on top. Extends up about an extra 2" if you need more room.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:03 PM   #4
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I had two options, either the already mentioned SW-Motech bag or a similar Givi bag. Both with flange, I don't care to play around with straps and magnets. I went with the Givi bag because of couple reasons;
-I'm not buying a dedicated GPS, so I'm going to run my Note 4 or maybe even my Note 8.0 as a GPS from the map pouch.
-It has a power go-through, in case I need to charge something, which I'm not planning.
-It was on sale in Motostorm.it outlet
-Perfect size, and expendable if needed
-Quick release makes it my go-to gear bag for cameras, wallet, etc when on the town, easy to just grab along.

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Edit* Ordered, but not yet with me, so I'll post some pictures when I get it and get it mounted if needed. This one is from Bykebitz netsite.

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:14 PM   #5
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That "city Bag" looks like the right size with no plastic window on top ( they always seem to yellow up) think i'll have to go for that one...Thanks
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:42 PM   #6
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Hoseli,
That's a good looking bag. I"m interested in seeing what it looks like on your Triumph.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:27 AM   #7
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Word of caution about running a phone/tablet etc in the map pouch. My phone shut down on me while I was using it as a GPS. It got so hot under the clear vinyl, it overheated and shut down.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:40 AM   #8
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Word of caution about running a phone/tablet etc in the map pouch. My phone shut down on me while I was using it as a GPS. It got so hot under the clear vinyl, it overheated and shut down.
Other considerations;

When I tried to use my phone that way it was challenging (hazardous) looking that far down each time I wanted to check things out.

Phone screens may be smaller and less readable in daylight than most purpose-built motorcycle GPS units.

I have even tried putting a tablet in the map pouch once, to alleviate the size issue, but found the screen was as unreadable as the phone without shading it with a free hand.

Trying to make changes on the screen through the map pocket while wearing gloves was also a deterrent. Essentially having to stop and remove gloves and phone from pouch each time I wanted to use a touch-screen feature.

These are all factors that might impact use of a phone in this application.
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Mao pockets are for maps IMO. If you want to use a GPS then use a dedicated one on a suitable bracket. SW Motech/Bags Connection actually make a bracket that mounts to the front of the City bag above and which positions a GPS in front of and above the bag.

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Old 04-24-2015, 04:19 AM   #10
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So the givi bags have a rigid bottom? That's the way they look any way?
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:05 AM   #11
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:26 AM   #12
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I'm for the idea of keeping the bag off the tank if the lock ring and bag bottom can hold up.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:27 AM   #13
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Mao pockets are for maps IMO. If you want to use a GPS then use a dedicated one on a suitable bracket. SW Motech/Bags Connection actually make a bracket that mounts to the front of the City bag above and which positions a GOS in front if and above the bag.
+1 on the map pouch
anything electronic will get cooked in there.

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I'm for the idea of keeping the bag off the tank if the lock ring and bag bottom can hold up.
The bottom of the City bag is solid and even though it doesn't show in the pics I posted above the bag itself does not touch the tank anywhere even when I have my DSLR and other junk inside it.
I have used this bag for 7 years on a V-Strom and now my Tiger in dust, dirt, rain, bike having sleeps on dirt tracks and general riding and there has never been the hint of a mark on the tank paint caused by the bag.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:19 AM   #15
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good info.
Looks like other than a set of magadan's all of my storage will be givi.
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