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Tank Bags
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:24:27 AM »
Wondering how big a tank bag can be put on the XR and still be able to see the dash. I use the givi tank lock system. I'm looking at a twenty liter bag.  It looks like it will work out.

Just wondering what size people are using and if you can see the dash?
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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 10:42:08 AM »
I made the mistake of buying a large Baglux tank bag for a previous bike - and what felt so-o-o wrong - was the restriction on upper body mobility.

Sure - you could still steer on the road, but it was not a good feeling.

My advice - would be to actually try different bags in store (if you can) - and buy there.

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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 11:03:30 AM »
Thanks, very good point. I'll try that.
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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 03:08:12 PM »
I've got a Givi XS306 fits great, with it full and extended it's fine, the only thing is if you put too much stuff in the side pockets then on full lock they touch the handlebar controls once or twice it's switched the off ABS.

Good side is you can put it on any bike as the just get a different tank lock holder.
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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 03:57:38 PM »
Thanks Gazk. I'll look at your bag and see how it goes. I do have the tank lock on the XR. brought it over from my last bike. I really like the system. Easy on and off.   :002:

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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 04:12:28 PM »
Gazk. Just checked out the tank bag on Revzilla. I like it. Do you have any mobility issues when riding? Can you see the instrumentation over the top of the bag? Just wondering and thanks again for the info.
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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 01:13:23 PM »
Hey Otrp, I've not had the bag full to the top but for big trips but what I have had in it it's been fine at the end of the day it's a tank bag, if I'm touring I tend to have a puncture repair kit, light bulb kit "by Law in most European countries" lock and chain bottle of water spear gloves in the main bit and in the pockets just a few bits as I say if you over load the pockets they touch the switch gear.

I did get a helmet in the tank bag to nip round to a mates I could not do the bag up fully but I could just see the speedo but for 5 miles I was not bothered about the rest of the dash.

As I have another bike the ability to use the same bag on two bikes is great, the part that you bolt to the tank are about £20 here so not to bad.
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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 02:06:31 PM »
OK Gazk. Thank you for all the info. I appreciate it. :)
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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 07:47:45 AM »
I have the SW Motech tank ring system , I have it on a couple of bikes, they do a couple of tank bags that work well on the XR,
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Re: Tank Bags
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 08:07:35 AM »
I'm a fan of the small Givi tank lock bags.

Great for all the small stuff needed on a journey, and doesn't get in the way.

http://www.modulemoto.co.uk/givi-soft-luggage/givi-3d601-tanklock-tank-bag.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsd3XkJ641gIVGsayCh2VyAVWEAQYEyABEgKNrfD_BwE


 


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