Nelson Rigg CL-1050 Adventure Touring Tank Bag
Fits Suzuki DL1000 perfectly
I bought the Nelson Rigg CL-1050 Adventure Touring Tank Bag for my 2012 Suzuki DL1000 Vstrom right before a 1,600 ride. It fits the Vstrom perfectly, looks great, is well made and is a great value.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the rain cover seems cheaply made and not on par with the good quality of the bag itself. However, I have done a 300 mile all-day ride in the driving rain without the rain cover on. While some moisture worked its way into the map pocket, my phone, wallet, spare gloves and notepad inside the bag stayed perfectly dry. I may end up just spraying the bag with 3M Scotch-guard (or some other waterproofing) and not even bother with the rain cover.
Overall, it does exactly what I am looking for and I would highly recommend it.
September 28, 2015
Great fit for Vstrom
The install was simple, removing to fuel is less of a hassle than I thought it would be. Very good storage capacity for the price. The only negatives are glare reflected from the map cover at low sun angles, which would happen for any map cover like this, and a lack of a power port hole. I have not used the rain cover yet.
August 30, 2015
Good bag for long trips. Keep in mind that it has to be strapped to the bike so it's not a good bag for taking on and off. I bought it just a few months ago for a 7000+ mile trip on a 2013 vstrom and it was pretty awesome. Held up well and comes with rain cover. Only annoying part is you have to unclip everything to get the rain cover on and you have to unclip at least one clip to fill up the tank. Would reccomend.
August 25, 2015
I needed a new tank bag as my old magnetic bag wouldn't work on my new FJ-09. This bag fits perfectly is easy to install and holds a good amount of stuff. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that one of the zipper pulls came off the first day of use. Once the first one came off I grabbed a pair of pliers and crimped all the other pulls tight so hopefully they will stay on. Other than that, it is perfectly suited for my bike and would work great on any "adventure" style bike. I would recommend this bag, but make sure the zipper pulls are crimped down tight so they don't come off.
June 15, 2015
Good fit on a sloping VStrom gas tank.
I needed a a tank bag for my camera gear to fit my 2013 Suzuki VStrom. The bag can almost fit a Canon 5DII DSLR with a 24-70mm lens with room for a 70-200mm lens in the unexpanded mode, though it's tight. It's perfect when expanded and allows me to pad it with additional foam in this mode as added protection for the gear. Will fit with either lens on the camera. Thought the expanded height would bother me while riding but it doesn't seem to be an issue as far as being to tall. Great to have access to the camera so convenient!
1) Arrived missing some of the straps, Revzilla had Nelson Rigg send them within a week.
2) 3 of the zipper pulls fell off the zippers in the first half hour of unpacking and handling the bag. I had to crimp the zipper and zipper pull with pliers, this seems to be working so far, no lost zipper pulls yet. I'd be willing to pay an extra $5 for decent zippers. But this is a low cost bag.
March 3, 2015
Basic tank bag
After a long trip to Alaska, this bag worked fine on my Gen II KLR650. Lots of room even without expanding it. Good size map pocket and clear rain cover allows maps to be read in any weather.
I can see areas that could use improvement...
1. I replaced the straps with a set of magnets because they're much easier to remove at gas stops, etc.
2. The rain cover uses 4 elastic loops to stay in place and you cannot access to bag without removing at least 2 of them (straps/magnets again) How about velcro tabs instead?
July 21, 2014
nelson riggs tank bag
excellent bag for the money -fits my bmw gs 1200 fine. The mounting is fine about like every other bag but not as good and easy to disconnect as a BMW bag. BMW uses a rear zipper and is easy to use for gas fillups. The bag is excellent quality and should last a long time. Nice feature it comes with a rain cover.
April 14, 2014
I wanted fit.
The bag fit my VStom perfectly. The slope of the tank and angle cut of the bag fits perfectly. Just what I was looking for. The bag never once gave me trouble on my 4500 mile trip this past summer.. Great looks and great quality too.
September 16, 2013