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  • Offline Desmo Dronic   scotland

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    Givi EA118 tankbag fitted
    on: June 21, 2021, 06:00:48 pm
    June 21, 2021, 06:00:48 pm
    Just fitted my new Givi EA118 tankbag and BF11 Tanklock ring today.
    Took about 5 mins from start to finish. Only tools needed were a 4mm and 3mm hex driver.









    I'm a bit concerned about the unsupported part of the base rubbing on the tank paintwork so I might have to get some kind of tank protector pads.



    Unfortunately the annoying E5/E10 label and the M+S tyre label don't do anything to help the situation so will be binned.
    Any tips for removing them safely and cleanly ?

    So far I'm impressed with the EA118 tankbag as it seems a well made bit of kit and it fixes securely to the bike.
    Not so sure about the Security Belt as it's a bit of a faff to use and it's too short to use as a shoulder strap.

    DD
    Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 06:06:29 pm by Desmo Dronic

  • Offline simonkraushaar   nl

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    Re: Givi EA118 tankbag fitted
    Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 06:11:50 pm
    June 21, 2021, 06:11:50 pm
    labels just peel off, especially in warmer weather.  Any residue can be removed with kitchen roll and olive oil (yes, i know it sounds strange!)  WD40 also works i think

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    Re: Givi EA118 tankbag fitted
    Reply #2 on: June 21, 2021, 09:35:03 pm
    June 21, 2021, 09:35:03 pm
    I think I'll try using olive oil. (It is an Italian bike after all.)   :002:
    DD

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    Re: Givi EA118 tankbag fitted
    Reply #3 on: June 21, 2021, 11:52:11 pm
    June 21, 2021, 11:52:11 pm
    If the label wont peel easily, or if it leaves residue, get a tin of 'zippo' style lighter fluid and make sure you have lots of kitchen or workshop paper to catch the excess.

    Pour a little onto the label and rub it in with your finger, pour a little more and rub it in, pretty quickly the label and the glue will start disintegrating. Keep wiping the excess and spillage outside the label with the kitchen paper to keep it under control.

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    Re: Givi EA118 tankbag fitted
    Reply #4 on: June 22, 2021, 11:50:18 am
    June 22, 2021, 11:50:18 am
    Top tip - Use a hairdryer to warm up the labels before attempting to remove them... they should then peel off cleanly and nicely
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Givi EA118 tankbag fitted
    Reply #5 on: June 23, 2021, 04:29:25 pm
    June 23, 2021, 04:29:25 pm
    The magic WD40 works really well at removing sticky residue.