Nelson Rigg CL-1060 Sport Seat Tail Bag
one of the best additions to my bike!
I always hated the look of saddlebags on bikes, but it wasn't till I started taking longer trips on my sportbike that I realized the necessity of having a place to store a few things.
The look and finish on this bag is superb. I can honestly say that I couldn't find a better looking bag even if I wanted to spend more money. This bag isn't going to hold a ton of things, but if you're going to be riding for a full day its perfect. I normally pack a pair of sunglasses, a T-shirt, a baseball hat, and sometimes a pair of sneakers and I still have a bit more room even with the bag not being expanded.
It's SO EASY to install. I just wrap the straps completely around my pillion seat and then snap the seat back into place. It makes for a much nicer, cleaner install and really looks sharp. It holds together on the bike very well and doesn't move around much, unless it's completely empty. Once you put a little weight into it, it doesn't move around much at all, even at high speeds. Removal of the bag is a snap as well.
I know it's an unlikely hero, but it's one of the best things I bought for my bike. I didn't want to have to use a backpack every time I go out on my bike for the day. I really can't say enough good things about this bag.
The one and only "con" I'd say about this bag is that the weatherproof membrane that fits over the bag when necessary is actually packed INSIDE the bag, which takes up a little space. If you're like me and never take your bike out in the rain, you CAN cut it out if you want to save some space.
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this product for anyone with a sportbike. You just can't go wrong with having a place to put a few of your things, and this is the perfect way to do it!
June 19, 2014
Great Bag-Odd strap placement!
After much searching I settled on the CL-1060. It's size was just right for the pillion on my '13 Ninja 650. This bag has just the right amount of room for daily use (I commute on my bike a couple times a week). Nice roomy zippered mesh pocket in the lid and the removable divider in the main compartment give you plenty of ways to organize. Build quality is good. I did remove the rain cover (leaving the pouch behind for quick access items) and relocated it under my seat as it takes up usable space as it comes from the factory.
I would have given the bag 5 stars save for the odd placement of the strap hooks that are used to attach the bag. The problem? Once strapped to your tail, you CANNOT expand the bag without redoing the straps (and vice/versa). I'm not quite sure why it was done this way.
I came up with a solution in that I attached my bag to the passenger strap with rivets (I do not carry a passenger on this bike) and added to velcro straps at the rear (also riveted to the bag). The photos show this method of install that allows the expansion and collapse of the bag without having to redo the straps.
All in all a really nice bag, and for the price, you cannot beat it.
December 9, 2013
Great tail bag, not too large but still holds a fair bit of stuff.
I love this bag. It stays on my bike all the time except when I need something larger for a long trip. I don't ride with a backpack and don't have any other place on the bike to keep things. This bag is perfect for my needs day to day in and around town. My only complaint is that the straps connect to the top portion of the bag. If you want to expand it you have to undo the straps and adjust them. It would be so much easier if the straps connected to the part of the bag that doesn't expand. Luckily I don't need the extra space that often so it's not that big of a deal to me.
November 11, 2013
Just the tailbag I was looking for!
I like this bag because of the quality and because it is exactly the size that I was looking for. I love the fact that it is expandable and has the rain cover.
Seriously, the thing is just quality. Though you may not be able to fit three days worth of clothes in it. Of course, if you pack like me (three t-shirts, a pair of sandals, some bare toiletries, and don't mind wearing the same pants three days in a row) then you can! Worth every penny!
September 18, 2013
A tail bag that sorta kinda works
This tail bag has some good and more bad . The good is that it's not to big . it seems well constructed . Now for the bad -
The attaching clips are almost impossible to release if you want the tight on the back . Once the bag is attached , getting it off the bike is very difficult and annoying .
The lid does not open easily because it binds against the body so you have to push in the back before the lid swings easily open .
The zipper often hangs up when opening or closing .
Whoever decided to store the rain cover inside the bag in it's own place should be looking for work . It takes up space , leaving you to fight this sack that holds the rain cover and since it's attached there's little choice but to whip out the scissors and cut the elastic attaching the cover to the bag -
All in all , I don't think it's a good value .
September 16, 2013
Good pack but missing key features
This is my first tail bag and I have now learned some of things I think should be required of all packs. 1) Quick release of the bag. This bag has 4 pretty tough clips that you have to bend around to get them to come off. It also takes time to put the bag back on. 2) Some sort of way to turn it into a backpack or shoulder bag on the fly. 3) When you lay things in the pack, be aware everything will be shifted 90 degrees when you go to carry the bag around. No good for things that need to remain flat.
August 19, 2013
Perfect Daytrip Tailbag
I was looking for a tailbag that was:
1) Large enough to hold my jacket liner, tire repair/pump kit, sunglasses, keys, compact camera and cell phone
2) Waterproof (attached rain cover)
4) Well Built (Lifetime Warranty)
5) Would mount with straps under the seat of my Versys
6) Holds shape when empty
I've had this bag for a couple of months now and couldn't be happier. The mounting straps tuck neatly under the pillion seat so there is no rubbing on the paint. With the expandability, there is plenty of room for all my daytrip necessities as well as a couple of bottles of water or and extra set of gloves. My only criticism is that, to use the expansion capability, I have to loosen the straps due to the zipper being at the bottom of the bag.
July 26, 2013
This bag is just the size I was looking for to supplement my BMW cases. Plus it's expandable. I used it on a Blue Ridge Parkway trip. 1800 miles of mixed weather. I attatched it to an extra seat cowl and went without the straps. It performed very well all around. The rain cover is terrific, looks great, fits perfectly and tucks out of sight.
June 3, 2013