Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags
Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags
Purchased this to make a 1400mi trip to the Ozarks possible on my 2003 Honda CBR 954RR. The bags are good quality and will hopefully last several years.
I used the Kiwi Camp Dry, Heavy Duty Water Repellent and sprayed the bags and flaps to help them stand up better to rain. I also rubbed some beeswax on the zipper to waterproof it a little more. Have not tested the rain fly yet.
After my trip I had to stitch part of the panel that connects the zipper to the main compartment (bag itself), as it has started to come undone. I think this is my fault though since I over stuff the bags without expanding the side portion. Like any well used motorcycle gear, nylon thread does the trick.
December 6, 2013
Easy fit to my 2011 Ninja 1000.
Fit is great. No problem with the stock mufflers touching. Also able to secure by placing one strap under pillion seat so no one can walk off with them.
November 11, 2013
great commuter bags
Enough room for day trips, or maybe an overnight. It will install on most bikes with no pannier frames, but I got a set of racks and the fit is much cleaner and more secure.
November 3, 2013
Good, NOT great
Mounted on my '06 gsxr 750, the fit is about as good as you can expect for the bike. On another bike I'd probably love them. They shift a bit as it is, but in all fairness I do triple digits. 100 mile ride in heavy rain, and even with the rain covers my stuff was pretty soaked in spots. Quality/finish seems very good so far.
October 15, 2013
Very good Bags
The bags are easy to put on and take off. They are not too big, but reach for clothes a few days.
They fit perfectly on my night rod special 2012, and neoprene panels protect the paint, but be careful with the strips.
September 16, 2013
Great adjustable solution with no permanent hardware
I was able to fit these on my 2013 Night Rod Special with no problem. I shortened the center pieces as much as possible to provide adequate clearance to my stock exhaust. I needed something for a long weekend and these plus a Saddlemen tail bag were perfect. I love that there's no hardware so when I remove them my bike is back to normal. They seem really well made and didn't budge at highway speed. Easy to carry fully loaded when I took them off the bike. If you don't want something permanently mounted, I highly recommend these.
September 7, 2013
Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags for Ninja 250
I got these prior to a 900mi/4 day trip on my pre-gen Ninja 250. They were easy to install with plenty of clearance above the exhaust pipes. They fit more than I originally thought they would, especially when you open up the expanders, and I love that they come with rain covers. Didn't test them in heavy rainfall, but the rain covers did great in light drizzle.
August 31, 2013
These are well constructed and good looking saddlebags.
I purchased these bags for my 1st generation Yamaha VMax, a bike that just really isn't made for saddlebags and is notoriously hard to fit bags on, so I ordered these bags hoping they would fit and relying on Revzilla's incredible return policy if they didn't (unsolicited plug for Revzilla).
Anyway, they DO fit, and they actually look really good. I paired them with the Saddleman Tunnel bag that I bought last year. They work fine with that bag, but if you don't already have a tail bag I would purchase the Cortech bag that is designed to work together with these saddlebags.
I did have to create some saddlebag guards to hold the bags out from the fender because they wanted to push inwards towards the rear tire.
So far, I have not had a chance to put many miles on the bike with the bags attached and loaded, so I cannot comment fully on the durability. But, they do seem to be very sturdy and well put together.
If they fall apart I will update my review.
July 9, 2013