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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: Biza on January 22, 2015, 12:53:23 pm

Title: Givi Bags
Post by: Biza on January 22, 2015, 12:53:23 pm
Anybody using these side and under box bags?
What is your opinion on them?

Thx
Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: Biza on January 22, 2015, 03:41:13 pm
Pics of the bags -
Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: Charlie600 on January 22, 2015, 07:43:05 pm
Pics of the bags -

It does really look awesome - I just don't think that it is very practical in Gauteng unless it can be locked?
Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: Davew on January 22, 2015, 08:45:35 pm
I think they have merit on touring, where storage is at a premium and you want to stow little things.
I haven't the side bags, but thought about it more than once.
I do however have the under box bag (the Touratech one) and leave it permanently attached with a few tie downs and a puncture tool and a couple of plugs. If they get ripped off it's no biggie, but it has been really good to have the straps around for when you have that one thing that doesn't quite fit the top box! Emergency puncture repair goes without saying...

By the way, the Touratech bag is designed for the GS, but with some persuasion fits under the GSA box  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: Ant on January 22, 2015, 09:24:27 pm
Ive got these on my bike. Due to the side bags interfering with fitting the OEM side panniers, I split the bags (easy to do cause they're just held together with velcro) and attached the two side ones to the frame, a bit further forward. Fit perfectly. Keep my tools in the one side bag, electrical connectors in the other , and a couple of bits and pieces in the rear. Very good investment, in my opinion. Given the lack of "onboard" stowage options on the LC, these bags work great. Suppose security may be an issue, but Ive never had a problem. Will post some pics...
Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: Ant on January 24, 2015, 06:50:34 am
Pics of the bags on my LC. The rear bag is where it should be, but the two side bags are attached to the frame further forward. They work fine where they are designed to fit ( under the luggage plate) but you then battle to fit/ remove the bmw vario side panniers..  If you have pannier frames and some other type of pannier, then it won't be a problem.
Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 24, 2015, 10:33:57 am
have 2 sets available should anybody want - they can be removed when you do not want to leave on bike (velcro strips attaches them)

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Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: Biza on January 24, 2015, 04:55:57 pm
Price Chris?
Title: Re: Givi Bags
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 24, 2015, 04:59:25 pm
Price Chris?
R845 vat in without postage.