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keiththeoutfitter1
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Tank bags

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:10 pm

Does anyone know the largest capacity tankbag which will fit the 2014 on 1200wc, please?
My old 1150 used to take a 19/30 litre Baglux Alpha, my current 2008 1200RT takes the standard BMW bag, 13/19 litres and the new wc 1200 BMW bag is 11litres fixed which is too small, I would like something in the 20/25 litre range if I am going to consider swapping the bike for a newer model.
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Re: Tank bags

Postby Goldbug101 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:19 pm

This one is 20L and I've just bought it. I wanted a tank lock bag for quick release when filling up with petrol.

Good quality and not a bad price if you shop around. You need the adapter ring for this bike as well, although it comes with one that also seems to work, but not the clamp plate and bolts, strangely.

http://www.givi.co.uk/m/soft-bags/Tank- ... 20TANKLOCK
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Re: Tank bags

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:33 pm

That's interesting, thanks, but I see the maximum load is only 2kg, not a lot for a 20l bag, I would be tempted to put more weight in!
I wonder if the filler retaining ring will take more but Givi are playing it safe for liability reasons. I would hate to pull the threaded inserts out of the tank!!!!
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Re: Tank bags

Postby Goldbug101 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:42 pm

That bag holds a lot and if you limited it to 2Kg it would have to be feathers!

The locking ring is held on with four bolts into the tank replacing four originals. I would only put the ring on when touring as it's not lovely. The locking mechanism has several contact points so all in all I would say Givi is playing safe.

I only use the tank bag for essentials, not for clothing etc and I did want one with a pocket at the rider end to hold passport and credit card for tolls, shuttle etc. They're not that easy to find. I had a nice Fiamm one on my last bike, but that zipped off a backplate that strapped onto the tank and re-engaging the zip after gassing up, with or without gloves on, was a real pain.

Bagster do bags that flip up with quick release clips to clear the tank filler, but I think you would struggle to get a large tank bag to flip up and stay up without falling back down while you're trying to fill up.
Last edited by Goldbug101 on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
2015 R1200RT LE LC - Oct 2015
2003 R1150RT - Sept 2015
Honda NT700VA-8 Deauville - Feb 2015
Honda ST1100 Pan European - 2003
Honda CX500 - 1981
Honda CB250N Superdream - 1979
Honda CB200 - 1978

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Re: Tank bags

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:09 pm

Useful info.
Thanks again,
Keith
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K1100RS + EZS Rally Sidecar
Kawasaki Versys 650


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