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Offline bob14

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GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« on: May 31, 2012, 10:38:54 am »
I have the Tank Locker tank bag on my '08 and love it but it is now 4 years old so I thought I'd try another ring mount for grins. Ordered the Givi 480T and right off I could see it would hit the "glove box"
No problem right ? I'll use some nylon spacers and raise it up about 1/2 inch . Got it put together ,bag mounted fine, nice job Bob  :) WRONG!!! Duhhh take the bag off and noticed the gas cap wont open with the ring elevated.  >:( Packaged it back up and sending it back to Motorcycle Superstore today .The RMA process was easy so far but we'll see.
So for sure it doesn't fit the '08 but I did like the bag itself though. Wanted it on for the ride up to Durango for the Blues train this weekend http://durangobluestrain.com/
Anybody tried the Cortec Dryver on an '08 yet ?
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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 12:02:46 pm »
I have the SW Motech ring system...works great
You only need two tools in life – WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.

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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 03:25:11 pm »
I have the SW Motech ring system...works great


+1

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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 07:34:40 pm »
I have mounted the givi t489 tanklock bag.This bag is smaller than the t480. Raised the rear of the ring just so the tank cap could open,raised the front of the ring a little more. The locking system under the tankbag where still touching the glovebox. Marked the locking system with a marker where it touched the locking system,and used a powertool to grind of some plasic to make enough space to get the system to lock down on the ring. No grinding on the bike just the givi stuff. Works great.
Sorry if my english are bad,posting from Norway

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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 10:50:14 pm »
I have the SW Motech ring system...works great


+1

which one do you have ?
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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 11:27:39 pm »
I went with the Engage bag and the powered ring but I like a smaller bag, the larger ones fit well too :)
You only need two tools in life – WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.

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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 11:48:17 pm »
I have the SW Motech ring system...works great


+1

which one do you have ?

I use both a Bags Connection -  "City" and also a smaller "Daypack" tank bag.

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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 05:02:53 pm »
I am looking at the SW website and they list no tank rings for our bikes. What are you using for tank rings? And where do you purchase in the states?

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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 05:15:44 pm »
I am looking at the SW website and they list no tank rings for our bikes. What are you using for tank rings? And where do you purchase in the states?


Twisted Throttle sells them. They may be listed under the Bags Connection bags. You may have to purchase a bags Connection top and bottom ring.

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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 11:25:50 am »
Thanks for all the info here is what I found for the ring

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/7326/

and what I think I want

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2130/451/
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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2012, 05:33:04 pm »
What year bike (s) are you guys running ?( Marc and Cap'n ) .I've been off the forum for a while and haven't kept up.
bob
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Re: GIVI 480 tank bag... no go
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 07:40:11 pm »
I'm on a 2010 C-14, Bob is on a 2010 FJR

I have the powered tank ring and love it.... 
You only need two tools in life – WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.