Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags
The bags are excellent! Only complaint is that the bags are starting to sag after 1 month of use. As in the bags are both moving closer to the wheel. Forgot to buckle the straps down on a 80 mile ride. Bags stayed in place. I'd give them credit for that. Holds a lot even with the covers that are included which some bags is separate.
September 15, 2014
Great soft luggage
In short, best soft luggage out there in my opinion next to OEM hard luggage. I use thes to tour on my VFR. I have put miles and miles on these and they work great even at high speeds.
September 15, 2014
Fits 2009 KLR650
These replaced a pair of soft and saggy old OEM Kawasaki bags. I liked my old bags because they were deep and held a ton, but they finally fell apart. The Cortech are smaller, but stiff and look so much cleaner on the bike. The instructions suck, and I had left the tie down straps in the bottom of the box under the packing. I kept trying to connect the bag straps to the female connectors that are supposed to be used for the optional top bag, then finally figured it out. Anyway- other than the nylon buckle tie downs I connected to my soft bag side racks, the bags connect across the top together with 2 velcro straps. There is also a nylon "wrap" that encloses the velcro straps so you aren't sitting on any open velcro or potentially opening it on accident. The instructions don't even mention these or talk about installing them but they give everything a clean look. With my soft luggage racks adding more width to the bike, I almost exceed the length of the velcro straps across the seat, so I like this wrap. I have the 2nd strap running through the KLR rear luggage deck. The bags are super stiff, which I like. Not a big fan of the top zipper opening, as it is narrow and short and restricts top loading a bit (the opening is more narrow than the overall width of the bag). My old bags were more of a wide "U" shape opening to take advantage of more of the bag. Without extending the bag, it is only 5" wide inside. Unzipping the side to expand it, only adds about 2" in width. The top zippers look pretty beefy, but I have concerns about the expand zippers as they seem kind of cheap. Most KLR owners might not go for these because of the size, but as I only use my KLR for commuting, these bags are fine. I can get a lunch, small thermos, pair of shoes (not boots), jacket liner or soft shell and tie down net divided between BOTH bags with just a bit of room to spare, and small tools in the small side pockets. They won't hold my size 42 riding jacket at all, even if the bag is empty. I didn't like the glaring white "Cortech" logo on the sides, so some black Plasti-dip spray took care of that...Overall, good bags for the price. Will have to see how they hold up once exposed to the sun, fog, different temps, etc.
September 8, 2014
Great for the price!
I owned a set of Cortech saddlebags in red for about 10 years... they lasted well but one of the zippers broke finally. These bags look great and they seem very sturdy! A bonus was the top bag I own which is also Cortech fits with these saddlebags so I can continue to have the extra room a woman wants!
September 8, 2014
Gets the job done but wont last long
Installed these on my KLR650 three months ago and use them everyday. They hold a fair amount and expand for some extra room. I liked that they were top loading to keep my gear inside when opened. The reason why i give the Cortech 2.0 only two stars is because the bags started to fade almost immediately and the seams on the top of the bags have started to separate. I never overload the bags. Mostly just some tools and rain gear. Spend the extra money and look for something that will last longer.
September 4, 2014
Great option for BMW S1000RR
I bought the Cortech Sport 2.0 entire setup - saddle bags and tailbag that attaches to them. The total for all of this was less than other options I found for saddlebags alone and provided far more storage space.
The installation / mounting was straightforward and simple. The bags stayed in place at high speed without issue.
For a solo guy you could probably fit 4 or 5 days worth of stuff in this setup. For a couple figure overnight or 2 days with her packing light would be very possible.
August 19, 2014
These saddlebags have so much packing abilities
These bags are great, easy to put on bike, raincovers are wicked easy to put on quickly, and the amount of space to put gear into is unparalleled
August 18, 2014
Good bags at a good price
These saddlebags are replacing 4 year old saddlebags of the same make. The new bags are more rigid and have a reflective silver stripe (which I at first didn't like but am becoming accustomed to). The zippers and zipper seams (which failed on my old bags over time) seem to be a bit heavier duty.
Overall, nice saddle bags.
August 4, 2014