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post #31 of 56 Old 04-23-2019, 10:23 PM
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Bags Connection Engage user here. Very happy with the ring clamp system. Doing it over I would go with the City model for a bit more space, but then I would fill it up and whine about needing more space.


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I hate the top box look on my CB500x so went with SH-23 top load side cases ( 46 liter total ) and my 20 Liter tank bag which will be a bit tight for a long tour.

So opted for a 20 liter Nelson Rig that expands to 27 liters. Came with water bladder and full rain cover.
Life time warranty was the closer.


https://www.amazon.com/Nelson-Rigg-C.../dp/B00G9W9Q4Y

I was fine with the CBF1000 with I think 30 liter side cases that didn't fit much well. Top load much better.



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I have used magnetic bags for over 200K miles and only lost one once in a sever side wind. I find them easy to use and take on and off, etc. but I suppose it is what you get used to. I have used the strap on (don't get any ideas ) type when I am renting various bikes and find them a PITA. I have not experienced any paint damage on any of my bikes by the magnetic connection but I am pretty careful putting them on and taking them off.

If I ever get other tank bags, (if I ever get a plastic tank bike) I have to consider the ring lock type but never would I buy a strap on only.

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I love my Wolfman Explorer Lite. It has straps with buckles that are very easy to undo, the two top ones only for refilling the tank (bag just flips over onto seat) or all four when I park in the city and throw the whole thing into my lockable OEM side case so no-one walks away with the bag or what’s inside.
Never had a tank ring mounted bag. I just didn’t care for the look of these things floating above the tank when I was shopping, and it appeared fragile to me.
The Wolfman follows the lines of the tank nicely.
I had magnetic on my Harley with no issues but it wouldn’t stick well enough on my 2017 650’s tank with all this plastic surround and odd shaped metal.
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Bags Connection Engage user here.
For any that might not know it....

Bags Connection = SW Motech

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The third one.

I'm a simple guy, i went for givi tanklock. Slap it on, pull the lever to remove.


Barely used it though.


It does look nice.


But all tank bags suck, none are waterproof.
Actually, Moskomoto has 2 waterproof tank bags, the Pico and the Hood. https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-tank-bags

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For any that might not know it....

Bags Connection = SW Motech
Yes, thanks. I'm aware. Was already aware. My main purpose was not to promote SW Motech but to note my satisfaction with the tank-ring mounting system.


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Actually, Moskomoto has 2 waterproof tank bags, the Pico and the Hood. https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-tank-bags
It's waterproof the same way mine is though, with a granny shower cap.

Would LOVE to get a hard shell tank bag like the rest of my luggage... why givi refuses to do it, i don't understand.
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Probably has to do with making a something else that is hard and close to the body that could cause injury or cause resistance to steering if mounted in the wrong position. A hard tank bag does not seem a wise idea to me at all.

The two newer mosko tank bags made out of the PVC type vinyl are more likely the answer to the granny capless tank bag before a hard bag

https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-tank-bags

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Yes, thanks. I'm aware. Was already aware. My main purpose was not to promote SW Motech but to note my satisfaction with the tank-ring mounting system.

I figured you were aware.. My comment legitimately was for anyone else reading this thread that might not know you were referring to the same company/system that many others had already mentioned...

And I agree... Its a fantastic setup.

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