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Givi tank bag and ring

Givi has stated that the only tank bag that will work on the 2016 is the XS320 with the BF26 ring. I would like to use a different Givi tank bag. I want to use one that actually locks to the bike. It is their tanklockED system. Has anyone used the BF04 ring on a 2016? Were there any problems accessing the gas tank? Were any modifications needed?
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Givi has stated that the only tank bag that will work on the 2016 is the XS320 with the BF26 ring. I would like to use a different Givi tank bag. I want to use one that actually locks to the bike. It is their tanklockED system. Has anyone used the BF04 ring on a 2016? Were there any problems accessing the gas tank? Were any modifications needed?


Ive got ST605 myself. Im not using oem handle bar so cant comment for that, but if I turn it to the max - it does touch the bag, however I havent spotted any issues with that while driving. Unfortunately Im not sure which tank ring I have, since that was given to me by a dealer and didnt fit originally, had to make some cuts to it to make it fit. There was one ring with the tank bag though, so had I known - I wouldve cut that one and saved 20 euros


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I have the Givi - XS320 Tanklock Tank bag/ Givi BF26 tank mount.

I just hit the release lever and tilt the bag forward against the dash to access the fuel filler and gas up. Then lay it back over the tank when done.
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I have the much smaller Givi ST 602 which looks great and is the perfect size for commuting (2010 650 Versys). It also holds a large Coffee for work if you only partially zip it closed. The negatives I can report are that the phone pouch is useless, as all phone pouches are - they block access to the touch screen. It has also faded very slightly over the 6 years of use.

I would not buy a tank bag in this day and age that is not a lock ring design. They just function sooo much better. As stated earlier lock ring tank bags do not even slightly impede fueling.

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The Givi tanklockED bags use the lock rings but also have a key lock that secures the bag to the ring so it cannot be removed from the bike without a the key. Since I have a few solo tours planned, I am looking for a way to utilize that tank bag as I will have to make a few stops and be away from my bike for a few minutes (bathroom). I am looking for a way to prevent (or minimize) my tank bag being stolen.

The XS320 utilizes the ring, but there is no key lock to prevent theft. Givi says that only the BF26 tank ring will work on the 2016, but that ring only works on the XS320.

I am really looking for a way to secure my tank bag in a way that will prevent theft. Any experience with the BF04 on a 2016 or any other suggestions to secure a tank bag are appreciated.
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...and be away from my bike for a few minutes (bathroom). I am looking for a way to prevent (or minimize) my tank bag being stolen....
Suggestion - pee in the woods...!


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I remove the valuables from the tank bag, or more commonly take the tank bag off and carry it with me. It is quick to remove and easy to carry. The strap that goes around the steering column can be tied on in a way that slows down removal. You could even wrap duct tape etc around that strap which would make removal pretty difficult.

You could run a bicycle cable lock through the bag's handle and secure it to the bike easily enough.

Imo, the contents could be taken if left unattended, so locking the bag to the bike isn't all that helpful if you leave stuff in it. Which is why I usually just carry the whole bag in with me.
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Ive use dog choke chains to secure gear onto the bike, when I didnt have the space in my luggage.

Run the choke chain through the sleeve of my riding jacket, or through the chin bar of a full face helmet or two and secure the loop ends of the choke chain to the under seat helmet hooks.

You can do the same to the tank bag to the handlebars.


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I have the XS307 with BF04 ring on my 2019 Versys , it does hit the bag at full steering lock, I have adjusted it to be fully backwards. My next purchase will be the XS320 , if you are looking for the LockED system best bet would be UT809 or UT810 , both were designed for bigger tank like GS , will it work for Versys ? I don't know
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I bought the BF 26 ring but repositioned the locking mechanism on my previous NT 700 Givi tank bag(not sure of the model number)which used the BF 04 ring. It touches the handle bars when fully turned but doesn't pose a problem. I've used it without concern on several extended trips and occasionally around town.
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Suggestion - pee in the woods...!

take your bike into the restroom.

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i've never had a tank ring setup. they seem like the ticket. i have a giant loop fandango tank bag that is really nice. it flips out of the way to fuel the bike and is removable for going away from the bike. organized and big enough for a camelpack and full sized nikon with telephoto lens.

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