Tank bag for matte paint

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by jefmad, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. jefmad

    jefmad Been here awhile

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    I just got a new Tiger 800 with matte paint, have always used magnetic tank bags in the past which seems to be a bad idea. The Givintank lock system seems like it would work, does anyone have any experience?
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  2. crazyal

    crazyal God save the triple

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    I tried my givi 308 tank lock, with a set of rox risers the bars hit the bag too early, never tried it without the risers, too bad I did enjoy the quicklock. Ordered a mosko nomad, seems to be OK by others, will report back when get it.
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  3. middleage crazy

    middleage crazy When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.

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  4. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    I have a Givi 308 on both of my 800XCs, a 2012 and a 2013. I have Rox risers on both but just to raise the bars. No rake back. No clearance issue on my models. The 308 drops down in the back and will contact the paint. I don't think the 307 will touch the paint. My buddy has a 307 on his 2017 model.

    I love the size and shape of the 308. I carry a spare faceshield in the lower rear. The bag has a soft no scratch bottom but on a long trip and in dirt it will pick up grit and leave the paint dull. I buffed the paint on the 2012 model and added stick on tank protection. On the 2013, I was proactive with the protection. Even with its only drawback, I would buy again. My buddy is bringing his 2017 over tomorrow. If the 307 is on it, I'll post a pic.

    You can't beat the easy on, off of the Givi system.

    308 on the 2012 XC
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    Protection of Matte Green paint on the 2013
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    308 on the 2013 800XC
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  5. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Long timer Supporter

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    Love my Givi... holds all I need or want in a tank bag.... no interference w/bars w/rox risers .... fairly waterproof too

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  6. Kerrizor

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    Tangent - what's your crash bar bag? I've been keeping my eyes open for a good solution..
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  7. Kerrizor

    Kerrizor Adventurer

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    I really like the design of that bag, but the straps and rubbing on the tank I'm not so sure of.
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  8. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    I forgot all about the straps. I cut them off on day one.
    Dirt cheap bag I bought off Amazon. Three bag set, one of the others is my tool bag.

    Crash bar bag. Carry locktite, sealer, tire & tube repair stuff in it.
    Held on with a couple wire ties. Was black when new. Been using this one since 2014.
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    Tool bag
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  9. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    Picture of waterproofness for the 307s and 308s. For curve lover, the shot is at Hayfork.
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  10. motoinmoab

    motoinmoab Questioning Reality Supporter

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    I have a matte paint job on my BMW R9T Scrambler. Been using an SW Motech magnetic tank bag since day 1. 16,000 miles, 2 years, no problems. The only problem I've ever had with a tank bag was on a gloss black paint job, that showed scuffing badly almost immediately.
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  11. jefmad

    jefmad Been here awhile

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    You are braver than me, thanks for the info.
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  12. troop

    troop Been here awhile

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    I've been looking at some of the smaller Givi tanklock bags (MT505/EA123/Mini) but also was wondering about handlebar clearance with risers. I'll have to check things out closer..
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