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Old 09-19-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Help me with tail bag options.

So I want to get a tail bag so I can put my textbooks in for school, which is about a 40-50 minute ride. I ride i ninja 500r and i've looked through motorcycle superstores inventory, but i'm just not sure what is right.

i'm looking at the Nelson Rigg line of bags, cause they seem to be the best bag for your buck. the 3 i'm looking at are the CL85, CL1030,and CL1040.

So does anyone out there own one of these or have an opinion on nelson riggs stuff?
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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I use a backpack and Rok straps. I have the shoulder straps clipped together so they don't dangle.

You may have to get creative to come up with attachment points for the tiedowns.

Works great. And if you shop right, you'll save a heck of a lot of money over the tailpak/topbox idea.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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I have no Nelson experience but I do have a MotoFizz seat bag and its the bee's knees. The small may be what your looking for.

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Old 09-19-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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I have a Cortech Sport Tailbag, but it only holds 1-2 textbooks. I would actually recommend the CL-950s. They'll sling right over your 500R saddle, and hold four textbooks or more. I have a set similar to these; they're great for your commute.
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I do plan to ride with a back pack unless the tail bag converts into one or becomes a shoulder bag, i was worried about saddle bags because of my exhaust burning through. plus the shape of them didn't look nice to stick textbooks in.

that motofizz, looks nice what are the dimensions? i didn't see them in the description.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:41 AM   #6
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I use a small waterproof river bag and bungie it on. They never leak and last forever. Best of all since they aren't labelled as a dedicated motorcycle product they aren't ridiculously over priced.
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Why not a tank bag? They can convert to backpacks and will hold books. Your bike will hold one.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:32 AM   #9
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well, i was looking at tank bags, but it would need to be a good size for my books, and i don't really like the idea of that bag sitting infront of me, but all 3 of the nelson bags also convert to a tank bag and a know the one become a backpack, and the others become shoulder bags.
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I do plan to ride with a back pack unless the tail bag converts into one or becomes a shoulder bag, i was worried about saddle bags because of my exhaust burning through. plus the shape of them didn't look nice to stick textbooks in.

that motofizz, looks nice what are the dimensions? i didn't see them in the description.

thanks guys!
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