Cortech Super 2.0 8-Liter Strap Mounted Tank Bag
Another quality Cortech product.
This Cortech tank bag is performing flawlessly on our current trip from Iowa to Alaska and back. Wife is using the bag for her camera and removes the bag to carry the camera around while off the bike. Included rain cover has been very much needed and appreciated. Recommended product.
July 10, 2014
Small but very functional
I bought this tank bag because I didn't want a huge bag to look over or feel like it's blocking me. This bag fits my 2014 F700GS just fine. A couple negatives: It does cover my powlerlet port and makes a tight opening for my key to fit in the ignition. I plan to try to modify it a little bit to help my access the powlet port. It holds all of the small items that I was looking to hold. I currently have my Compact DSLR Camera, extra lens, sunglasses and some Off stored inside. My iphone still works with the touch screen when its inside the top plastic map storage also.
It's a great bag for the money and my husband said he is going to get one for his F800GSA.
June 17, 2014
Looks great a
It is very practical, its the right size, not too big, and you can remove in just seconds, looks great over my F700GS.
I recommend this item
May 13, 2014
Good for the size
The bag is easy to install and use, I would recommend getting the med or large size for every day use, however I am a chick and we do tote a lot of stuff, so if u are a dude it will probably be fine....
March 24, 2014
Awesome tank Bag
Good quality bag, fits nicely on my Aprilia Shiver with plastic tank. Size (8L) looks good, proportional to the tank size. YES, brief instructions are included on the tag… it was easy to install. Straps can remain permanently on the bike but tank cover needs to be removed if you will ride without the bag. Nice finishes and nice non-slip tank cover, bag Velcros to the tank cover and clips into straps that are fixed to bike frame. Rain cover woks to a certain extent, I rode about 120 miles in a rain storm and water did not go thru the cover, but since rain cover conceals only top and sides water did trickle in trough the bottom… it wasn’t allot but it was enough to get my scarf and paper moist.
October 17, 2013
Bit disappointing really
I bought this Tank bag primarily to carry my Canon SLR camera. The Camera fits really nicely with a short lens attached. I intended to get a block of foam and cut out the shape of the camera to make sure it didn't move. As such the tank bag itself is really good and I could have easily adapted it to my needs. It also holds my phone, wallet and a couple of snacks. I think it looks pretty good and seems well built.
And now for the big fat hairy BUT!!!!
I am not sure if I am missing something here but the way the bag attaches seems to make no sense whatsoever. There were no instructions included and none I could find on the cortech site or anywhere else online. As you can see in the photo the mounting base is not attached to any straps. This means that when you detach the bag from the straps the base is loose. I would have thought it made sense for the base to be solidly mounted so that you can leave it on without the tank bag attached or when the bike is being serviced. This is not the case.
Fitting the thing was a nightmare, I had to take all the fairings off the bike and remove all strap fittings to feed the clean strap though a minute gap. This is not something you want to be doing regularly. So again I feel that they could have attached the straps to the mounting base that could be easily tensioned, then found a way to solidly anchor the bag to the base and it would have been good.
All this is immaterial though as the base and bag are too long for my bike a BMW 650. I am really disappointed because the bag is pretty much prefect for my needs but is severely let down by what I consider to be poorly thought out mounting system. And whats wrong with providing instructions??? Even online would be fine just to give you some idea of what you are doing.
Unfortunately I can't recommend this product.
December 19, 2012
Good bag, well built, very pleased.
I purchased this bag for my 99 KLR 650. I chose the strap mount due to being off road some. For the first gen KLRs, this bag will fit with minimal contact with the handlebars.
The bag is well built and holds sunglasses, gloves, cell phone and a couple of other small things. I like the map pocket but have not put it to use yet.
If using this for first gen KLR, you will have to unsnap it from the front straps to refuel the bike. I have done this about 4 times now and it is really not a big deal......pretty simple actually. On the strap mount version, the base straps loop under the frame or around the triple tree, and the back strap mounts under/to the front portion of the stock seat. Due to the tank lid, the bag may move side to side if the base is not tight, but not enough to matter.
I am very pleased overall with this bag.
November 5, 2012