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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I just purchased the SW motech 'city bag' quick release for my 2017 Africa Twin. Based on SW motech website, the city bag is recommended for this bike, however, after watching several videos on installation, a common comment is not to install a bag that will cause interference at full lock.

Temporarily placing the bag on my tank, at about 80 either direction, the bars will rub against the bag thus limiting my steering radius.

Although during the majority of my riding I'm sure I won't ever have to worry about the bag obstructing my steering, I do wonder if this bag may cause problems, especially if having to make a sharp turn abruptly.

Can anyone who owns this specific bag provide any feedback? Pros and cons? Any issues with steering and interference with the tank bag?

Deciding on if I should keep it, or return it for a Givi tank bag.

Thanks everyone!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 06:55 AM
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I've got this bag on my ATAS. Used it previously on KTM 1190/1290. It's a very good bag I think - not too big but holds enough.
When I offered it up to the ATAS, I found the same as you - the bars do touch the bag on full lock (even with the quick release mechanism mounted as far forward as possible).
I only use the bag when on trips and used it last September on a trip to the Pyrennes & Picos, and I had no problem with it at all. Leaving on another trip on Friday and I will use the bag again with no concerns.
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I just purchased the SW motech 'city bag' quick release for my 2017 Africa Twin. Based on SW motech website, the city bag is recommended for this bike, however, after watching several videos on installation, a common comment is not to install a bag that will cause interference at full lock.

Temporarily placing the bag on my tank, at about 80 either direction, the bars will rub against the bag thus limiting my steering radius.

Although during the majority of my riding I'm sure I won't ever have to worry about the bag obstructing my steering, I do wonder if this bag may cause problems, especially if having to make a sharp turn abruptly.

Can anyone who owns this specific bag provide any feedback? Pros and cons? Any issues with steering and interference with the tank bag?

Deciding on if I should keep it, or return it for a Givi tank bag.

Thanks everyone!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your input. I appreciate it.
It's a costly tank bag to keep (because I can't return it once I drill into it!).
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 10:50 PM
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I just installed one as well and noticed the full lock interference. It's so minor that I don't think it will ever be an issue.
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