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Old 10-30-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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Cortech Sport Saddlebags/TailBag

Anyone have this setup able to speak on them?
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I have been wanting to get the tailbag and the saddlebags for the longest time but they are quite expensive. I am seriously looking into very soon and would like some opinions from anyone that uses them often. How big are they, what all can you/do you carry in them. I am wanting to be able to carry more stuff without having to use a backpack. Occasionally I carry my laptop, if I could fit my gear in there when parked, several other things, any tips are appreciated.
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that goes on a sport bike!!!!! would not put that on my bike but if you like it thats cool!!!!
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They are made for sport bikes. Maybe not but I am not worried whether anyone cares how "cool" it looks. I got to do and places to go and need more storage. I am just trying to get people who own them to tell me how they like them ect before I drop $250 on the setup.
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werd. let me try them bishes sunday! btw...you get my msg about Sunny.....that dude is the bomb!
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I bought that setup for my ride to Austun in June. Worked great except that the silverish underside rubbed on the bike and seat and left a "mark" so to speak. Buffed right out as far as the paint, but I still see the mark on the seat
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I have some scuffs already on the tail from a helmet hanging on the side on a bumpy road but it's not too terrible. I run a small tailbag at the moment and I understand most these things will do at least something to the paint, ect. As long as it doesnt cause any real damage and is not making it look like total when I take them off I will be good. Thanks for the comment on them tho. How big are they really? Like how much could you fit in them? Will they hold say a helmet?
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you want to use them for work in the morning?
Nah, its good. I am bout to go to bed I am exhausted. I'll check em out Sunday....cause I will have a tire!
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They are decently big but as far as a helmet? I doubt it.......... mayeb on the top one but still doubt it. And no its not perm damage just thought I would let ya know. But I mean if you are on a say like weekend trip or something they will hold what you NEED.
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Ya if not a helmet I want to be able to at least say fold up a jacket and gloves and stick them in one side. Maybe a change or two of clothes in one if I go on a overnight trip not too far from home. What about an average size laptop. Occasionally I bring mine home from work. If it would fit that would be awesome.
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I have the nelson riggs set up... I like them!
especially when I take weekend trips on the bike... pack up the saddlebags, and throw the back pack on and I'm good for about 4 days!

and they have the water proof covers... that work great!
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250? man thats crazy just buy maybe 3 tank bags and plaster them around the tank lol. i been curious about some saddle bags as well judging by the pic those bags dont seem to be to roomy
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i saw one that a guy with an under tail exhaust had. *it was a dual sport* and the bags were melting to it lol it was really funny half of one bag was gone.
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DUDE!! DON'T PAY 250 FOR THOSE!! that's insane!! I only paid about 80 bucks for my saddle bags... and the tail bag was only about another 80 bucks (if that much)


Look at different brands before you drop that kind of cash...
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I have looked at several brands and I like the Cortech the best by far. Together the set retails for $250. They can be had new on ebay for around $180 shipped. I am not looking for some cheap bags that won't last. I know the quality of the Cortechs are top notch. My question is in regards to more of size and storage.


On the exhaust comment, they have heat sheilding on the exhaust side and I haven't read a review yet talking about the cortechs melting. Are you sure they were even cortech bags? Also keep in mind it matters how you mount it, anything mounted right on top of the exhaust is going to melt, of course.
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I'm very interested in these bags too - after looking through a lot of options - I've kind of decided to stick with the 'toughest' bags, unless someone points out a deficiency...
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Just get a back pack and use that and if you dont wanna wear the back pack get some webbing and secure it to the tail that way alot cheaper and easier in my opionion....plus if it dosent fit in a back pack you dont need it
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i dont have those exact bags. but i have some paniers and a tank bag, and ive been thinking about getting a cortech setup. i went to austin with everything i needed for three days with just the paniers and tank bag and it was plenty. so add a tail and youll be good. i dont think youre going to fit a helmet in that tail bag. its only like 14 liters. but i could be wrong.
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