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Old 11-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Givi tanklock tankbag on 1200GS

I've been trying to figure this thing out.
Anyone out there using the new Givi tanklock bag system on their R1200GS?
I've got a 2006 R1200GS, and mounting ring BF07, and it doesnt seem right at all.
Anyone running this setup on something similar.

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Old 11-08-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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update, but still need an answer

Sent the question in to Givi, and got this non-committal answer back.

"With reference to your enquiry we regret to inform you that the flange with the code BF07 is specific for the 2008 BMW R1200GS. We think that the flange with the code BF11 is compatible with yours but we never tried to mount it on your model of motorcycle, since it is specific for Ducati Multistrada. As soon as possible we will check it and update our list of flanges. We also inform you that the T480 is not properly suitable for your motorcycle, we suggest the T491 bag"
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
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http://www.givi.ca/en/divers_detail.php?id=32


I think Givi usa is right and you may have to wait for the right tankllock ring for your bike. I just orded the BF06 for my 2011 GS hopefully it will work.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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Thanks...

Thanks for sending.
They seem to be slow rolling out this seemingly simple piece (tanklock ring).
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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Just received my new Givi Easylock T491 tankbag. Only took 15 mins to install the bracket on the tank and now the tankbag can be removed and installed in seconds and no more scratches, I like it. Now, I just have to wait for the spring...











I should really wash the bike some day...
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:20 PM   #6
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Just received my new Givi Easylock T491 tankbag. Only took 15 mins to install the bracket on the tank and now the tankbag can be removed and installed in seconds and no more scratches, I like it. Now, I just have to wait for the spring...











I should really wash the bike some day...
How stable is your T491 and does it droop at all when there's stuff in the back of the bay? Thinking of one of these or the Bags Connection version.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:04 PM   #7
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How stable is your T491 and does it droop at all when there's stuff in the back of the bay? Thinking of one of these or the Bags Connection version.

I will not be able to try it on the road till probably late March/early April(stupid winter) but the bag feel very secure on the bike and it should not move at all at speed. I put a 5Kg (12Lbs) weight at the back. This is way more weight than I would carry in the bag and it's still wasn’t making contact with the tank. This may change as the bag gets older but if you just carry spare gloves, camera, phone, maps etc... it should not be a problem.





I was also looking at the bag connection system but the Givi bag and ring for the bike was cheaper and I like the products made by Givi so, I decided to give it a try. Seems like a good quality product.
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I will not be able to try it on the road till probably late March/early April(stupid winter) but the bag feel very secure on the bike and it should not move at all at speed. I put a 5Kg (12Lbs) weight at the back. This is way more weight than I would carry in the bag and it's still wasn’t making contact with the tank. This may change as the bag gets older but if you just carry spare gloves, camera, phone, maps etc... it should not be a problem.





I was also looking at the bag connection system but the Givi bag and ring for the bike was cheaper and I like the products made by Givi so, I decided to give it a try. Seems like a good quality product.

That's impressive lack of movement with that weight in it, and I'd only use if for a camera, water bottle and other small bits and pieces and not for transporting my gold bullion bars around! Givi do seem to make some good things, thanks for the update.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:08 AM   #9
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Very nice tankbag setup. Thanks for sharing.

I know this will vary with the height of each rider but curious if the height of the bag blocks your display or gauges?
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Very nice tankbag setup. Thanks for sharing.

I know this will vary with the height of each rider but curious if the height of the bag blocks your display or gauges?



I'm 6’ tall and I have no problem looking at the gauges. When I sit on the bike I even see the ignition key. Also the bag location can be customized by moving the bracket underneath the bag. 3 locations is available with a range of about 1’’.

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:04 AM   #12
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Still wondering if anyone has hooked this system up on a 2006?
If so, which tank ring did you use?

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #13
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Any updates?

I met the GIVI guys at the NYC Bike Show.
They seemed pessimistic that a fit ring would be made for any bikes older than the 2008 12GS.
They also told me to contact them about hacking something from another ring.
I emailed, and 10 days later - still no response.

Anyone else having any luck?

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #14
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How does the ring attach to the fuel filler ring if there are no screws in the newer GS tank rings?
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How does the ring attach to the fuel filler ring if there are no screws in the newer GS tank rings?

The new ring replaces the OEM ring. You just keep the gas cap.
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