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Bags Connection "Daypack"

Hi!

I just wanted to make a little review on a tankbag I bought. It's the "Daypack" made by Bags Connection (SW-Motech)

I bought the bag on Twisted Throttle with the matching tank ring.

When I got it, I realized it's smaller than I thought. It really looked bigger on the pictures. It's no big deal since it can be extended for extra storage and after installing it on the bike, I doubt I would be satisfied with a larger bag. The bag material is really sturdy and this thing smells high quality. They abviously paid attention to every detail when designing this bag!

Speaking of the installation, it required to drill four holes to accommodate the top of the tank ring device. It's no big deal since they even include the proper size drill bit and a template. Of course, if you never touched a hammer, ask a friend for help

I also got the GPS/Smartphone holder that matches the bike. It's a lot more convenient than the handlebar mounts.

If you need a smallish bag for your daily commute to work, this is the perfect thing to get. I can carry my lunch, wallet and phone without any problem. If you encounter heavy rain, there's a waterproof cover than comes with the bag.
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Ive been eyeing that one but will probably end up with the givi instead. The pull release just makes me nervous.

Great review and pics however.

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I have been using a Luggage Locker tank bag up until yesterday when I cracked my tank bag ring.
It seems Luggage Locker is out of business and replacement parts are not to be had.
Looking on Twisted Throttle and the Givi website, the 919 is not listed.
SW-Motech is listed however, but the only part I seem to be able to purchase separately is the tank ring.
Does anyone know if the upper and lower system can be purchased to fit an existing hard-bottom tank bag?

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Try Givi, I have a tank bag and ring, good quality stuff and it looks like it would be serviceable, I'd guess you could buy the parts..

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I have the same bag and use it on both the speed triple and the super duke. It is on the small side, but holds all I need for a good day of riding.

I have had no issues with the clamp/release mechanism... It is stronger than I thought it'd be. I've been using it for about a year now. Good quality construction and easy to pop on and off at fuel stops.

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Yeah that gas cap mounting ring is great. I almost pulled the trigger on this setup more than once. They also have a camera mount you can cannibalize and attach the mounting ring to your existing bag.

Ultimately I decided the magnetic mount was better for my needs. With touring and iron butt gas stops in mind, I came up with a tether cable that allows me to quickly toss the bag to the side when fueling. And when I have to leave the bike unattended a few minutes the cable will deter someone running away with the bag. I figure it's less likely that a would be thief would stand there and rifle through the tank bag at a gas pump. The best part is it cost me nothing to rig up.


I cut a slot in the front of the tank bag and stitched around it to reinforce. I keep a small steel plate in the bag to hold the cable.


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Try Givi, I have a tank bag and ring, good quality stuff and it looks like it would be serviceable, I'd guess you could buy the parts..
Does the BF03 ring fit the 919?
I see the 600 Hornet listed for that part, but not the 919.
Anyone know?

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Does the BF03 ring fit the 919?
I see the 600 Hornet listed for that part, but not the 919.
Anyone know?
I looked for the email and couldn't find it. Send Givi an email and ask, the BF03 sounds familiar but I'm not sure. Either way, they do make ir fir the 919 and I LOVE it.

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I know the 599 and 919 gas caps and rings are interchangeable. Honda gas caps are fairly universal, so I'd venture to say it is the same part.

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Yeah that gas cap mounting ring is great. I almost pulled the trigger on this setup more than once. They also have a camera mount you can cannibalize and attach the mounting ring to your existing bag.

Ultimately I decided the magnetic mount was better for my needs. With touring and iron butt gas stops in mind, I came up with a tether cable that allows me to quickly toss the bag to the side when fueling. And when I have to leave the bike unattended a few minutes the cable will deter someone running away with the bag. I figure it's less likely that a would be thief would stand there and rifle through the tank bag at a gas pump. The best part is it cost me nothing to rig up.

I cut a slot in the front of the tank bag and stitched around it to reinforce. I keep a small steel plate in the bag to hold the cable.
Great use for the OEM helmet lock cable!! Lol

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Great use for the OEM helmet lock cable!! Lol
Yep, that's where I got it. I did manage to dunk one end a few times in a can of Plasti Dip.
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Does the BF03 ring fit the 919?
I see the 600 Hornet listed for that part, but not the 919.
Anyone know?
So, yes, the BF03 ring fits the 919.
I went with a 15 liter GIVI tank bag and am very happy with the result.

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