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I added some photo's of my 2013 AN400A With:
GIVI Monokey E460N 46LTR
SV200 SILVER LARGE SADDLEBAGS
and Grip Puppies (The Small ones fit it)

http://swl-ute.com/an400a.JPG
http://swl-ute.com/an400aback.JPG
http://swl-ute.com/SadlBagHolds.JPG
http://swl-ute.com/SadBagStraps.JPG
http://swl-ute.com/KobaltMatting.JPG
http://swl-ute.com/GripPuppy.JPG

I just hand stitched the Tool Box Matting to the Bags.

I still need to trim some of the Matting pieces I put under the straps.

I also have some Clear Plastic on the sides of my AN400A

The only bad part is over the Burgman Lettering - I think I will just cut out around it and when I have the Saddle Bags on I will put a 2" x 10" or so piece over the lettering

One dis-advantage of the Saddle Bags is: It makes the UnderSeat Storage not as easy. I can still get 2 helmets under the seat - but I have to take off the front velcro start put the helmets in then put it back on
 

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I think I would put clear plastic on the grab rail both sides and connect the bags to them. this keeps the under storage area clear for the helmets.
 

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I think I would put clear plastic on the grab rail both sides and connect the bags to them. this keeps the under storage area clear for the helmets.
The weight of saddle-bags attached to the grab-rails ???????
Remember...they are plastic, & they are attached to plastic.....
not me.
 

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The grab rails are not plastic, they are strong enough to take the weight of any bags.
 

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Well the Bags I have are not made so that I could wrap each side around the grab rails.
One side has Velcro "hooks the opp. side has the velcro , cloth like material
 

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I'm brand new to the forum. Getting ready to order the Givi Top Case 46 but I want the hard side panniers. However, Givi doesn't make the frame attachments for the 650. There is a company in New Zealand making them but they are pricey -- like about $300. Has anyone tried them? They look very substantial.
 

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From someone who has used these types of saddlebags on several long trips, let me point out a few things.

1. They WILL hold a lot (mine weighed in at around 45 pounds last trip);
2. They WILL cut in to your mileage;
3. Make sure the Velcro is well attached. My version had a buckle, in addition to the Velcro straps, but it wasn't long enough to fasten so I used small dog collars to "fasten" it;
4. They can slip and if the right one does, it ends up on the exhaust. Right now, it's probably inches, at best, from the exhaust and yes, that exhaust will melt the nylon in a heartbeat.
5. Unless you're going to use them everyday, and I can't see why, why would you want to keep them installed?


Bruce
 
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