Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Fitting Givi 320 bag for an Africa Twin
A few weeks ago I was reading a tank bag thread and someone mentioned the Africa twin specific Givi fit our Suzukis. I never heard back from the guy who posted that it works if you rotate the mounting ring on the bag 90 degrees. Asked some questions on the Africa Twin forum for some measurements (Not much help there), dropped a couple of lines to Givi and they said NO...it only fits the Africa Twin.
So, I figured it was going to work Perfectly!
Ordered the bag from Fortnine (Canadian Revzilla), it arrived about two hours ago and it was very, very easy to fit to a 2017 Wee. No need to rotate anything. Just take a dremel, grind off a bit of plastic in the way and you are good to go.
The reason I wanted this bag is that it is 15 litres, has a sloped design, uses the Givi mount which I estimate to be the easiest on and off and has a wider base than the much more expensive Motech (more stability theoretically) . The other plus is that it expands more than most other bags, going up to 23 litres. the XS320 is also relatively narrow at the lower front area, so it does not interfere with the steering. I appears to graze my LED dimmer knob, but shouldn't be a problem. I'm going to put some 3M clear tape under the area it might touch my tank. My plan to add to it is to get another mounting ring and adapt that to a set of back pack straps, so I will have something I can hike with when I am off the bike.
In the photos below I am pointing to the two areas you need to grind. The pen is pointing to one of two areas you need to enlarge so that the bag can clear the supplied spacers and rotate enough to fit straight front to rear. DO a little bit at a time till it lines up.
The drill bit is pointing to some very small triangles that fit in the steel Vstrom anchor ring. Just get rid of these and smooth it out.
2017 Vstrom 650 Base model (White)
2017 Yamaha YZ250X (Sold)....Hopefully WR250R soon
1982 Yamaha 650 Seca
1978 Honda CB550
1975 Suzuki GT380
1977 Yamaha RD400
1973 Can Am MX1 125 (bought while Mom out of town)
Last edited by Nicad; 12-13-2018 at 05:26 PM.