Cortech Super 2.0 Tail Bag
Great tail bag
I got the expandable bag for my '13 Ninja 650. The install was a little challenging. I've noticed that most people tend to wrap the straps around the entire tail. I didn't want to do that because I didn't want it to get dirty. I felt it may be a hassle leaving the set up there. I could be wrong. I decided to go with installing the straps under the passenger seat. I zip-tied the straps to the frame and got the male clips just sitting barely out of the rear seat. The female clips (attached to the bag) are extended from the bag about half an inch or so. With that said, the bag tends to slide to one direction or the other. Not only did it not look good, it was a concern. To alleviate this, I just used a bungee cord with hooks to anchor it down.
I absolutely love that it has a strap for easy carrying. I work in an office and I need to carry my 13" MacBook around. This bag will definitely fit a 15" MacBook if I ever decide to upgrade plus it fits all my paperwork as well.
It's an ideal bag for someone who commutes day to day, but I wouldn't recommend for long travels. The saddle bags might be a good idea - haven't bought those yet.
October 27, 2014
Great build quality but annoying to remove.
It takes some creative work to get this universal pack to fit on the tail. Once you have it on, it feels pretty solid. The problem is, when you want to take it with you, you have to completely remove all of your anchor points and re-install it when you get back. It would be a lot more handy if the pack and the mount were separate. That way you could quickly unbuckle the pack and go on your way. Then you can return and easily attach and go. Currently you have to finagle your straps to make them fit again. I will say the quality and carrying capacity is pretty good.
October 13, 2014
Great alternative to wearing a backpack
This tail bag is great for those times you need to bring cargo on your bike and don't want to wear a backpack. With plenty of room and pockets, this low profile bag expands sideways when needed. I also chose this bag because it closely matched my bike's styling.
October 13, 2014
Great fit for BMW F800R
I purchased 24L for my 2012 BMW F800R. I didn't want to put a large tail / saddle bags or tank bag that ruins the look of f800r and went with this one. It fits perfectly on my bike and looks very nice on it. I strapped it using the structure of passenger foot pegs and license plate bars. Supplied straps works great that way.
One of the best buy for me. I recommend 24L one if the size and look is similar to F800r.
October 10, 2014
nice addition to the bike
Just received tbe Cortech 24 L tailbag from revzilla. Shipping timeframe and packaging was excellent. The bag works great on my Honda CB 1100. You will have to do some experimenting with the supplied straps . I basically removed everything on the straps and attached male ends on the loops and ran them under the seat and cinched it down. Worked perfectly. The fit and streamlined design of this product looks good and with the expansion capabilities allows you to stash more stuff. Highly recommend this tailbag!
October 8, 2014
Sturdy and roomy
I wanted a bag that can fit 15" laptop and a few other things, is weatherproof and is relatively easy to mount and dismount every day. This bag does all of that and is made of high grade material that should last. Mounting options are somewhat limited and I chose to build additional bungee cord hooks to use instead of the included straps. The setup is individual for most bikes so I expected that it might be necessary. If you don't plan to take the bag off and on every day, included straps should work for most bikes.
October 6, 2014
Modular Tailbag for Every Ride
Great tailbag, with great utility. I use it to commute, with the sides zipped in, for my rain gear, work clothes, shoes, and sometimes a book or lunch. For this, the included shoulder strap is incredibly efficient. It is the perfect size to fit a night visor as well, either standing tip-to-tip, or laying flat. Plenty of space. For longer trips, the sides zip out for SO much extra room for food or gear.
The strapping options are also awesome, and the bag easily ties into the saddlebag system without any extra hassle. Rides securely, with some extra tie-down space if you want to expand with a tent or camp roll.
I had no issues figuring out the included straps. One end is a closed loop, the other the buckle. Simply wrap around the cargo bars, and foot pegs, stick it through the closed end and pull. Highly adjustable straps with the velcro ties for excess length keep it secure and neat on the bike. Also easy to take on and off in a hurry.
October 5, 2014
Well constructed and easy to install
The 24L bag is mounted on a 2013 Yamaha FZ1. Very easy to install. The bag is constructed very well and represents a good value.
September 26, 2014