F800gs Tank bag...got one you like? tell us about it!

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  1. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    thanks.
    have you tried using the powerlet while the bag was on?
    i think i need about 1.5" of clearance to use my adapter.
  2. gianni1951

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    Yes, I tried. It's more or less 30 mm. In any case I already used standard BMW adapter together the bag. Mine is a 2010 F800.

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  3. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    awesome thanks!
  4. 1world1life

    1world1life Been here awhile

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    Nice looking tank bag. Just the thing I am looking for.

    What I don't get is why tank bags are so expensive. This one is 2 to 3 times the price of a similar sized back pack, its not waterproof and a waterproof cover is an extra! I understand sales volumes won't be the same as a back pack but its not even a model specific tank bag.
  5. Mongo357

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    I just mounted the Ogio Super-Mini Tanker. I like the look of the bag, but I need to find different locations for the straps. Or maybe just flipping them over so the buckles are down in the frame somewhere instead of digging into my thighs.

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    K7TNT Been here awhile

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    Like my Wolfman Explorer lite. Works well, lots room and not in the way when standing. :thumb:thumb [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  7. Superduner

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    This is probably answered somewhere else, but I couldn't find it.

    How does the Givi tank lock ring attach to an F800GSA, given that there is no tank cap to screw it to?

    I think that the correct adapter is the BF15.
  8. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    It attaches to the screw holes on the fake tank.
    Keep in mind both Givi and sw-motech make a very similar ring system. I'm currently leaning towards the motech bags.

    Here is an image of the BF15. [​IMG]
  9. Superduner

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    Thanks for the picture!
  10. MotoMachines

    MotoMachines Been here awhile

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    Hepco & Becker has somewhat of a similar application. They use a tank ring with a couple of industrial strength magnets that attach to a base on the tank bag.

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    Basically just locks the bags in place with magnets, and releases by pulling a cord, which reverses the magnet's polarities.
  11. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    But do they make a 700/800 version that works with the fake tank.
  12. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    Ok I went with the SW-MOTECH. Pretty cool so far. Just installed it. Will need sometime with it before I know how much I like it but so far it's pretty cool.

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    Is that the Engage Bags-Connection tank bag? How are you liking the setup? It looks great!
  14. mosey.levy

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    Yup! Thanks.
    Still feeling it out.
    It's not perfect that's for sure.
    I do love how tight it is when mounted though. No moving around.

    I need to do a good weekend trip to know how much I really like it.
    Im happy to answer any questions if you have any.


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  15. Heelbilly

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    What in particular makes you say that? Are the ignition switch and accessory socket still easily accessible? Thanks for the reply!
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    Well it's really hard to remove it.
    The wire loop that you are supposed to pull on is not long enough. I need to put my bike key in the loop and use two hands to pull the loop forward.

    Drilling the holes in for the mount on the case itself - well it could have been thought out better. I don't mind drilling but there were a few small things that are dumb about it.

    It does block the key and power a bit but still useable.


    I think that's all that's bothered me so far.
    I do think it looks great and it is very handy so far.
  17. Heelbilly

    Heelbilly Been here awhile

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    Yeah, for the price I would expect perfection! I was looking at the installation instructions after you mentioned drilling. It mentions to torque the screws to some specification. Could that be part of the issue you're having with the disconnection.

    I had the Givi version of the quick lock tank bag on my Vstrom and it did work perfectly.
  18. mosey.levy

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    Nothing to do with the torque. More to do with rivet placements that interfere with mounting the plate if you want the plate all the way forward. And also the Velcro sheet inside has to be tucked to the side when drilling so you don't hit it by mistake. Problem is there is no way to really secure it to the side when drilling. They should have made that removable.

    I was looking at the givi system and it looks great but I didn't like the way the smaller bags looked. I liked the bigger bags but I didn't want a 15L.

    The other option I was looking at was the giant loop. I love the way it looks. But I really didn't want straps.
    Overall I'm happy with this purchase and wouldn't get anything else.

    I'll do a video review soon.
  19. MX2ADV

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    Now for something different... I considered a lot of tank bags but decided to take a chance on this Givi EA110. I wanted a quick-release, good capacity, and affordable bag and this seems to do the trick. The clear map pocket was also important to me. So far, I'm happy. The quality is not the same as the BMW branded bag I considered but the Givi is less than half the price of the BMW.

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  20. MotoMachines

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    I don't know how or why I ever missed this, but yes, they make one especially for the 650/700/800 models, which would look like this:
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