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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 08:42 AM
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Bike in house

Bag looks good Dan
Say, is your bike parked....in your house??
How civilized
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I installed my old Touratech tank bag with the new Africa Twin attachment.

I think this version is bigger but it's ok on-road and off-road



This may have been asked, but are those pannier racks from Happy Trails? I just ordered the Happy Trails and like the rear bar on them.

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Bag looks good Dan
Say, is your bike parked....in your house??
How civilized
No, it's in the garage. I haven't been able to convince my wife that bringing it in would be a good idea, yet....

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I have the Givi tank bag made for the Africa Twin. Like the quick disconnect, two separate map pockets, and perfect fit that does not touch the tank.



I do like the Tour Tech tank bag also.
Hi OCR!!

I also fitted the Givi. I found when it is packed it in fact does 'bounce' on the tank. I packed some extra padding into the lower section of the tankbag. This section seems to be just normal material, and I an afraid if a heavier object sits there it may damage the paintwork.

To help prevent further damage I stuck some raceface on the tank, just below where the tank bag sits. This way there will be no damage to the paintwork.

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I'm currently using the Giant Loop Fandango Pro. It's large, but not so large that it interferes with standing or turning the bars to full lock. It also zips easily out of the way for refueling.

No complaints, I'd certainly buy it again.
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Enduristan 4a Tank Bag - Update

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Anybody try this yet?
https://youtu.be/Xbz2pEuFMn4?t=8m0s
Enduristan 4a (Forum members posts other model) - but this one seems to fit the AT tank.
One of the 2 owners replied back to my fitment question of the 4a on the Africa Twin: Follows is an excerpt of his reply back to me:

"Sandstorm 4A does fit on the new AT's tank, but unfortunately steering range is reduced by the tank bag. Therefore, we do not recommend Sandstorm 4A for the new Africa Twin. Sandstorm 3S and 4H fit very good, but of course they are smaller then 4A.
Best regards
Christoph"

So I will be heading his advise and going with the 3S. I hope this helps some of you who were looking at this option.
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I'm going to fit a SW Motech tank bag, the little one (2.5L) using the quick release lock ring. Can't post pics yet as the Mrs is buying it for me for Christmas. Will mount on boxing day and post a pic when done.

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Thanks JohnG for informing me about the loaded Givi tank bag hitting the tank when fully loaded.

I found that a tank guard will be the solution to this problem. I installed a tank guard this morning.

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I had SW-Motech Daypack (5-9 litres) on my GS. I really liked the sturdy but easy Quick-lock system of SW-Motech. It was just a bit too small for me. I must almost allways had it in the extended position and since the zipper is at bottom, the bag is a bit wobbly when extended. The other downsizes of the Daypack were, that it has separate map folder, which is a bit wobbly, and the shape of the bag is not ideal. Since all the walls lean inwards and the bottom is a bit convex, all the little things used to roll to the sides, in the shade of walls. The raincover was not 100 % waterproof.

Since I still was quite happy with the SW-Motech quality (compared to Wunderlich or BMW OEM, which both broke in two years), and liked very much the ease of Quick-lock, I was about to get the City model (11-15 litres) instead. But then noticed a new modell, Yukon 90. It's 9 litres, including map folder on top and waterproof without any raincover. SW-Motech claims it to be the only waterproof quick release tankbag. Since it's also 60 cheaper than City, the decision was made and I ordered the Yukon 90. Will report next summer about waterproofnes and other features.

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