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Nelson Rigg CL-1050 Adventure Touring Tank Bag
  • Nelson Rigg CL-1050 Adventure Touring Tank Bag - Black
  • Nelson Rigg CL-1050 Adventure Touring Tank Bag - Black

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Nelson Rigg CL1050 Adventure Touring Tank Bag


  • Contoured bag fits on most tank including slanted Adventure models
  • Self-adjusting hooks attach to bag with soft ties connecting to bike
  • Tri-Max ballistic nylon
  • Bag maintains shape, has reflective piping and a lined interior
  • Adjustable shoulder/tether strap and heavy-duty zippers
  • Protective material prevents slipping or marking
  • Integrated GPS/Smart phone pouch under map pocket
  • Fully expandable when more room is needed
  • Includes a Lifetime “No Hassle” warranty
  • Rainstorm cover
  • Main compartment: 11”L x 9”W x 9”H Standard /11”L x 9”W x 13”H Expanded
  • Holds 14.6 Liters / 21.09 Liters expanded


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Nelson Rigg CL-1050 Adventure Touring Tank Bag 4.5 5 8 8
Nice bag 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! The bummers: 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
bag is great, rain cover - not so good I am very happy with the bag having just finished a 2500 mile trip through good weather and bad. The rain cover that comes with the bag is poorly made. However, even riding in driving rain and wind for many hours, the bag w/o the rain cover never did leak. For the money and for sloped tanks - the bag is great. August 26, 2013
Great versatile bag I purchased this bag for my BMW F650GS (single). It fits the tank very well, and the two sizes (collapsed and expanded) are "just right". I like the way the carrying handle is situated on the bag as well; off the bike it's easy to carry it and a helmet with one hand (chin strap on the helmet closed of course). August 26, 2013
Big & Bang For The Buck. Fits BMW F650GS Twin Nicely. I wanted to upgrade my Nelson Rigg CL-1010 mini tank bag for my 2011 BMW F650GS Twin bike. Those familiar with this GS bike know the faux tank is relatively short and curves down towards rider. I also have a GPS RAM mount in the center of my handlebar I didn't want to block. I need a tank bag with a front height shorter than 5" inches. So, after researching all the major brands, I decided the Nelson Rigg CL-1050 Adventure touring was the best size and value. I was pretty happy with the CL-1010 construction. So, I took a chance the CL-1050 Adventure would have similar construction. I haven't been disappointed. While not identical, the CL-1050 sides have reinforced sidewalls, which help keep the tank bag shape. So, it doesn't look like a duffel bag when empty. The CL-1050 Adventure fits the F650GS Twin perfectly. The front (facing handlebar) clears the center mounted ignition key and auxiliary power adapter outlet; a little cramped with my Ram GPS mount, but still accessible. The back (facing rider) sits just over the threshold of the tank and the enduro stock seat. The bottom contour of the tank bag fits snugly over the slopped tank. Soft and not skid bottom. When you place the tank bag on the tank, the top map compartment is level (parallel) to the ground. The straps keep the tank bag securely on the tank. Very little front/back or side to side movement. I initially pulled the rear frame straps too tight. I then loosened them up. DO NOT pull the straps down too tight. Otherwise you may tear the D rings off the bag. After mounting the bag, I took it out for a 200 mile ride. The tank doesn't move at all. Nice and secure. Oh, the bag itself. Plenty of room for holding items for extended trip. For me 14.6 Liter is just right. Not too small and not too big for weekend / extended trips. Nelson Rigg recommend keeping the weight of contents below 10 lbs. The inside of the bag seemed to be lined with a soft fabric. The exterior material is made out of a strong ballistic nylon. The bag comes with a waterproof cover with a clear map area and ability to expand the rain cover when the tank bag is expanded. I haven't had a chance to test the rain cover. I always put critical electronics in a zip lock bag anyhow. The bag also comes with shoulder strap. Not sure if I'll ever use it. My tank bag usually stays on the tank permanently. Although, I just got the CL-1050 Adventure Touring tank bag, I am extremely happy with the fit for my bike, shape, size, features, rain cover, and ease of mounting. I would recommend this product to others. The zippers might not be YKK, but you cannot beat the CL-1050 tank bag for value, features, and construction. See additional photos. July 7, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Detlef S: Was looking for a tank bag that would fit and work good for BMW GS. The comment section sold me on this product. Nov 11, 2014
FABIO G: Going on a trip to Ushuaia (southern Argentina). Renowned brand, probably a great product. Good reviews on the internet Oct 30, 2014
Daniel J: This bag fits my motorcycle perfectly, the quality is good, it looks very nice Sep 30, 2014
Luke L: needed an affordable tank bag. Hope it's a good one. May 25, 2014
donald m: quality,price and a need for a back up less expensive tank bag Mar 26, 2014
Nicholas C: My main reason for this purchase was the nav/cell pocket in the map area. I don't have a lot of extra room for clamps and such on the handlebars of my DR650 so I thought this would work just as well Feb 16, 2014
A S asked: Will this work on a 2006 KLR 650? Does it have to be removed to access the fuel cap?
Jun 26, 2014
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Ken K: Yes, this will work on a KLR (my previous bike was a KLR) and it covers the fuel cap. My procedure for fueling up is to loosen the two straps close to the seat so I can unhook the it at the front and swing it over the seat, leaving the cap exposed. Takes a little longer, but I really like the tankbag on my VStrom. Jun 26, 2014
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A S: Thanks. Jun 26, 2014
Nicholas C: It will most definately work with the KLR. It's got a pretty good universal fit on adventure bike tanks. As for having to remove it to get to the gas cap, yes, you will have to move it to fill up. However it just clips in place and is very easy to take on and off. Jun 26, 2014
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Jack P: It does cover the fuel cap but you just un clip one of the front connection hooks and can quickly and easily fill up and get back on the road. Same for the aftermarket oversized tank. Jul 21, 2014
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Timothy L: It should work on a KLR 650, and you do need to remove it to access the gas tank, or disconnect one set of straps and flip it out of the way. Jun 28, 2014
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A S: Thanks for the replies. I bought one and it looks like it will work just fine. Jul 22, 2014
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Carmelo B: Yes you have to remove the top straps to access to fill up. Jun 30, 2014
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A S asked: I want to know if this bag is better for my klr 650 or the wolfman explorer lite? Dec 20, 2013
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bob h: I considered the Exp Lite. but tried the Nelson first due to price and some (possibly) better features. One thing about the Nelson; it uses weird hooks for the mounting which are inferior to the usual side-squeeze clasps used on all other bags. I had to cut them off and install the side clasps. Things I like about the Nelson; fairly waterproof but includes a rain cover, it has a nice smart phone "holder" under the map window (but I need to run a power cord in to the bag to run the smart phone using the GPS), nice style and size especially with the expandable feature.

In all, I like the N-R but if it doesn't work out, than I'll get the Explorer lite.
Dec 21, 2013
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John W: I have a Wolfman Explorer on my KLR 650 and the Nelson Rigg on a Husqvarna Strada. The Wolfman products are made from heavier material and, I think it's more suitable for use in off road situations. If your riding is mainly on the street, then the Nelson Rigg would be fine. There are no internal dividers in the Nelson Rigg to keep items from grouping together at the back. Fit on the tank should be good with either bag. Dec 21, 2013
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Terrence Y: Hi, I don't have experience w/ the wolfman product as I purchased the Nelson Rigg bag. I have been very pleased with it. The rain cover is a joke and not well designed, however , I have ridden through some hellish downpours without it and the Nelson Rigg didn't leak. Not the most advanced design but solid and worth the $. My $0.02 Dec 20, 2013
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Timothy L: It looks like they are similar bags. I used the Rigg on a MotoGuzzi Norge and it worked perfectly for gloves, glasses, phone, GPS, camera, water bottle, whatever I needed to have handy on the tank. If I had to choose a bag again, I would buy the Rigg. Dec 21, 2013
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Bill B: This bag never leaves my bike. The fit on my VStrom is so
good, you'd think it came wih the bike off the showroom floor.
Dec 21, 2013
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robert f: Sent it back. Screwy attatchment Dec 21, 2013
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A shopper asked: Up to what size of map can fit in the map pocket? How about a ring bound atlas? Nov 29, 2014
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James C: Useful space measures about 10 3/4" by 8 3/4". There is a full length (about 10 1/2") velcro flap to allow access to the map pocket. I owned another brand that the access opening was only 6" which made inserting the maps difficult. No problems with this model. As for the ring bound atlas...it might work if within those measurements but I can see the rings damaging/wearing thru the clear panel. Nov 29, 2014
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John H: You can fit a 8" x 10" map page in the window. I have never used a ring bound atlas, so I can't help on that question.What I typically do is plan where I want to go on Google Map, make a sketch of the route and put the sketch in the window. Hope this helps. Nov 29, 2014
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Kameran A: My experience is 8" inch X 10" inch because of the rounded corners. Sliding a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper is a bit tricky. Nov 29, 2014
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donald m: You can fit a standard state map - The bag is well constructed and easy to mount! Great bag for the money. Nov 30, 2014
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Kristed S: It's 9x11. I doubt a big ring bound atlas would fit. I usually get 1 & 1/2 pages of a folded map in it. Nov 29, 2014
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Nicolas L asked: i would like to know if i can use the mobile when it is in the pocket, trough the map window. And could you give me the sizes of the pocket? Thanks Aug 1, 2015
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
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