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post #1 of 73 Old 11-11-2018, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Recommendations on a tank bag for a 2018 DL650XT?

I'm looking for something not too big, with ports for ear buds, and with a slope than conforms to the downward slope of the tank. Also magnetic.

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post #2 of 73 Old 11-11-2018, 08:21 AM
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Sw-Motech has a small tank bag magnetic.
I personnaly have a Givi XS307 15 litres tank bag, its mounted on the tank cap.
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I'm leaning towards the Motech Evo Engage, but wish it was about 20% bigger. If anyone has one, could you post a photo? Not magnetic though.

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I dont think a magnetic bag that will conform to the slope of the tank will happen on a '18 DL650XT due to the plastic tank trim.
THIS is what Suzuki shows for a bag that will conform to the downward slope of the tank:/all/suzuki_accessories-adventure/563a5e5487a8660b6c83fc79/large-ring-lock-tank-bag
This is shown for both the 650 and 1000.
I have this bag, is excellent. Made by Bags Connection, also sold by SW Motech less the Suzuki or Vstrom embroidery.
Shown here for $249 retail from Suzuki, sold by MR Cycle for $184. This is a tank-mount bag, and requires the mount for the tank, but comes with the matching bag mount. But after 20+ years of magnetic mounts, this tank mount system is a blessing.
I have the smaller bag as well, but after buying the larger bag, I never use the small one.

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I use this bag, need to purchase Tank Ring....Great Quality, enough space for Wallet, Phone, Shades, etc. Kinda mid size.
Nice quality...
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...EaAnSFEALw_wcB
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Wolfman Explorer Lite, good size for the bike. Very easy to detach two buckles for filling of gas tank. There is too much plastic and odd shapes for magnetic bags, I tried.
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I use this bag, need to purchase Tank Ring....Great Quality, enough space for Wallet, Phone, Shades, etc. Kinda mid size.
Nice quality...
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...EaAnSFEALw_wcB
I like the look of that bag, Stu!
My Suzuki large bag is a bigger version of the same thing, same company.
Either from Suzuki or Bags Connection, I love the bag and their tank mounts.
To me, there was comparison with the Givi mounts and bags I was looking at.
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Consider gettig a bag with a quick release. Magnetic mounts are fussy and scratches can result if you aren't careful.

My wife and I use Givi Tanklock (quick release) topcase. Lots of variety and sizes and the release is so handy and convenient. There are other quick release setups but I haven't tried them.

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I like the look of that bag, Stu!
My Suzuki large bag is a bigger version of the same thing, same company.
Either from Suzuki or Bags Connection, I love the bag and their tank mounts.
To me, there was comparison with the Givi mounts and bags I was looking at.
yea, happy with this bag and Tank ring setup, can't speak to the magnetic mounted bags, but the Tank Ring is great.
Easy on/off, looks clean, no straps or Magnets to scuff up your tank. First time user with this setup, money well spent.

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I happily use a generic magnetic mount bag I bought years ago at Cycle Gear. Probably around $50 and don't have any issues with it.

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