Nelson Rigg CL-1060 Sport Seat Tail Bag
Great for the FZ-09
I needed a minimal bag for my longer day trips. It needed to hold, lunch or some energy bars, drinks, go-pro accessories, visor cleaner and a cloth, tools, papers.
The bag also needed a rain cover and the ability to expand.
This bag fit the bill, it is well made and meets all of my needs. as others have said, the only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because you have to adjust the straps to increase the size of the bag.
September 1, 2014
Great bag for smaller items!
I bought this bag to hold my purse for easier access than having to get into my saddlebags everytime I stopped. It's not only well made, I love the look. It has almost a carbon fiber 'look' on the top. Very classy. The reflective tag in the back is BRIGHT. My advice is don't jack with trying to strap it like in the lame directions -- it took some creative ingenuity, but it was worth having a cleaner look. I put this on my Multistrada 1200.
August 19, 2014
Excellent Tail Bag
I was looking for a tail bag that I could use for day trips that wouldn't look like a tumor on my bike. This one did the trick! It has plenty of storage for a day trip. It has a removable partition so I can fit even more. The top has a mesh zipper pocket, which is big enough to fit your essentials (tire kit, gum, sunglasses, flashlight, etc). There is only drawback, hence the 4 star rating. It doesn't expand at the top of the bag, it does so from the bottom, which is awkward. I have had many compliments on my tail bag. People have said it looks like it came with my bike. Low profile and rigid. Two thumbs up!
August 18, 2014
Meets my needs.
I normally don't use a tail bag but when I need one this fills the need. I bought it mainly for the shape and size. I also like the built in hooks and straps. The only dislike is the tie down hooks are above the expansion zipper so IF you wanted to expand it, you would really need to detach it, expand it, then reattach it to the bike. Not a big deal for me.
August 11, 2014
Never considered one of these until I rode with some friends a couple of weeks ago. Stopped off and had some lunch and had no where to put leftovers like they did. No more Sunday rides without my tail bag.
August 4, 2014
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