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post #1 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody bought the 2012 Suzuki Tank Bag

Looking for info and any pictures on the bike of the Suzuki tank bag on the 2012 + models. Any input pro or con would be appreciated. Christmas is coming so I need to make up my wish list.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 11:27 AM
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The OEM ones here use magnets to hold them on, when only the middle bit is magnetic

I've got one of these:

XS308 TANKLOCK - GIVI

looks good on the bike, never worried about it falling off, not bad capacity, easy to take off and put back on when filling up with fuel, doesn't touch the tank except for the ring bit so no nasty scratches caused by it on the tank.
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 12:04 PM
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I purchased a Bags-Connection EVO "Daypack" Quick-Lock from TT. No more magnets or straps for me
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The OEM ones here use magnets to hold them on, when only the middle bit is magnetic
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and that's the only location that the magnets are. i love my OE suzuki bag. it works fantastic. and does have a strap around the front.


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there is already a thread somewhere on here as well.

2012 DL650A; daily commuter http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157633330697107/
Sold: 2003 SV650: weekend canyon carver http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157630515234266/
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https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-20...-tank-bag.html

2012 DL650A; daily commuter http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157633330697107/
Sold: 2003 SV650: weekend canyon carver http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157630515234266/
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 04:57 PM
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I have the Bags Connect City...pretty expensive but fits the bike great, no straps or such to mess with and it also fits my FJR.
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input. I like some straps as well as the magnets. With all the plastic around the bikes tank it just about calls for straps of some kind, as the magnetic area is small.

I actually like a tank bag that fits further forward than the stock Suzuki tank bag from the photos.
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The OEM ones here use magnets to hold them on, when only the middle bit is magnetic

I've got one of these:

XS308 TANKLOCK - GIVI

looks good on the bike, never worried about it falling off, not bad capacity, easy to take off and put back on when filling up with fuel, doesn't touch the tank except for the ring bit so no nasty scratches caused by it on the tank.
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I purchased a Bags-Connection EVO "Daypack" Quick-Lock from TT. No more magnets or straps for me
+1 on these.

Also have the Givi Tanlock system.

The tank fuel ring mounted bags are the way to go, no magnets or straps to worry about, and taking the bag on and off the bike is a 2 second job.

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-24-2013, 04:46 AM
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and that's the only location that the magnets are.
Pictures I'm sure I saw a couple of years ago had flaps like "normal" tank bags, hence my comment. You learn something new everyday!
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-24-2013, 06:51 AM
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Heh, thanks for the link. Looks like a nice bag in the pics that are in that thread. I'm a Wolfman fanboy and have used the same bag for a few years on multiple bikes, or I'd certainly consider it.
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