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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2015, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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I just made a 4500 mile trip with this bag. I want to update my comments in the OP based on this experience.

  • The exterior side-zippered pockets were VERY convenient to have. I put passport and money in one side, as well as used that side as a place for new receipts. I used the other side pocket for things like my tire pressure gauge, volt meter, and other such things. I loved having these side pockets.
  • My velcro solution worked perfectly. Honestly, I dont think you need any kind of fasteners. It stays in place perfectly. No issues at all.
  • The "throw the leg over" issue was more unpleasant than I thought it might be, especially when I was tired, but the convenience of the bag more than made up for the inconvenience of throwing my leg over.
  • When refueling, or trying to access one of the little storage cubbies, I just moved the back out of the tunnel and put it back - not really a big deal.
  • Even with a large 52L top box (with cargo rack on it), a pair of 30L saddle bags, and an 80L duffle in the passenger area, I found the tunnel bag to be indispensable. It was my "go to" bag - my purse of sorts, for everything I wanted to access quickly and conveniently, esp. if I did not want to get off the seat. When camping, or at a hotel, I liked having all my electronics, papers, flash light and other goodies easily accessible
  • I love this bag, and will not make any kind of tour without it in the future

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Question for those with these bags.... How does the bag sit there in the tunnel hump without any securement?

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[*]My velcro solution worked perfectly. Honestly, I dont think you need any kind of fasteners. It stays in place perfectly. No issues at all.
What do you mean by your "velcro solution"? Did you glue velcro strips the hump cover? What about securing a strap to under the seat so that it holds the bag against the very front of the seat? just curious.....

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What do you mean by your "velcro solution"? Did you glue velcro strips the hump cover?
Well, I didn't glue it. The "down side" is sticky, so I just stuck it on. It is VERY heavy duty velcro (from Home Depot).

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What about securing a strap to under the seat so that it holds the bag against the very front of the seat? just curious.....
I am not sure how that would work.

But honestly, the fit is so tight/good, I don't think the velcro is even necessary. It's just "extra assurance".


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Sure!! You can put it in my tunnel bag (:


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Good tunnel bag discussion.



I purchased an earlier model Givi tunnel bag in 2007 along with a Givi top box. I initially thought that, at $125, it was an extravagance. Now there are a 3 alternatives available from Givi and several competing tunnel bags.

I would use it as a gym bag and throw it in the top box. When my seat release malfunctioned, I started to use it as a replacement for under-seat storage. I have yet to find a way to open the seat that works.

I originally installed the Velcro strips to secure the bag on top of the tunnel.
I have since removed the Velcro grips and do not use the straps to keep it secure. As long as it near full, it will securely fit in the tunnel or step thorough gap.

The fact that my Givi bag is a custom fit for the 2003 to 2012 Burgman 650 is worth the extra cost to me. I have certainly got $100 worth of utility out of it in close to ten years of use.

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