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post #1 of 12 Old 07-23-2008, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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For sale - Nelson Rigg Tank, Rear and Top bags

Offering here in case interested in around GTA area.
Nelson Rigg SP903 Tank Bag (expandable) and DLSB-500 Deluxe Saddle Bag system including RTB500 Rear Tail Bag.
Ideal for a sport bike but not the best choice for the Wee. Excellent condition
Similar to CL950 bags and CL800 rear bag - current models)

New in "06 - Cost $240CDN - but replaced later with Givis and no further need for. - $150 for complete package


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a buck fitty? cdn or amd?

and why 'not the greatest choice for a wee'

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I may be interested, but also wondering why they aren't the best choice for the Wee? Are there any waterproof liners/covers included? How dry do they stay in the rain? Interested in more pics showing how they attach to the Wee as well. I am close by in Orangeville - almost neighbours!!
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I'll take the questions in order:
1) $CDN
2) not best choice is matter of style and format - you need to make the missing LH bracket to keep bag from hitting wheel or hanging in too far - made mine out of aluminum, bar. Second - bags, to me at least "look" better on a sport bike - my opinion only but if you look at other soft bag arrangements, you'll see that the squarish ones seem to be more popular choice for the Wee. Compared to typical sport bikes, the Wee is wider - this reduces the amount of overlap of the velcor straps adjustability factor a little and make buckling the rear bag into the assempbly for the side bags a tight fit. Not a safety issue - just need to be aware it's a tight fit.
3) certainly capable of carrying gear and keeping dry but the shape - again - my opinion, wouldn't be the best for extended trip with a lot of gear-where a squared shape seems to end itself to easier packing.
4) bags have rain covers - used twice (they were only on the bike a few months, and only when I needed them. During the mild - medium rains I went through things stayed dry - like anything that has an elastized rain cover however, making sure you put it on properly is key.

Not trying to kill a sale here - just give an objective viewpoint of my experience with it. Bags worked fine but in hindsight, may have made a better decision to go with the squared shape ones for what I tend to use bags for-on the Wee..

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Sorry - missed a question. Covers are elasticized vinyl. Seem rugged enough. Rear top bag cover fits down and around. Side bags go on facing. Like most covers - you need to ensure the elastic fits over the edge of whatever you're fitting it to, not just on the edge, otherwise, the elasitic cord can't really do it's job and you could conceivably lose a cover at speed..

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Re: fastening:

Side bags have wide straps (approx 3.5 inches) with mating velcro - lay across seat and adjust for verical hang. Each bag also has two straps - front and rear. On my wee, the front fasted to rear foot peg bracket and rear strap around liicense plat bracket. This gives the bag stability.
Top bag sits on rear rack and has buckles/straps that can mate into corresponding units on the side bags -the "integrated part.

As I said earlier - the Wee is a little wider - the straps are a tight fit - good bags - not necessarily the best Wee choice - I saw the same units on a sport bike and the fit was better - not necessarily more solid - just better. Without the rear bag on top - no issues and there's enough tie/bungee points to make things work without integrating into the side bags but if you want an integrated unit as it's advertised - the Wee is not the perfect choice for that fit.

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so your problem with them for a wee was the lack of a second pipe, not an issue with a V

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Good one - was looking at Vee here the other day (9899$- I drove both when I bought - if the difference had been $2K (Cdn) instead of $3K - I'd have one but figured for the difference at the time I could farkle up quite nicely and if, down the road, I wanted "more" - I knew what I'd start begging for! My problem is that I'm in love with Guzzi's - the new Stelvio and the Norge - talk about lusting for champagne on a beer budget.

I bought them at a decent price but found out after my usage that they weren't for me the best choice because of what I carry and not the best fit overall for the Wee. Quality of contsruction wise - I found them very good. My neighbour - a professional upholster - thought they were good also - and he's fussy to say the least.

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Okay - thanks for the honest opinions. I'll have to rethink my saddlebag options. Off topic, are you quite happy with the CalSci screen? In hindsight, would you buy it again or opt for a different screen?

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Re; CalSci screen is great - I have the tall model (I'M 6'-3") and works fine with the Madstad. I use it on all but hottest days
when I like to switch to short screen.

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