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post #1 of 10 Old 12-26-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Nelson-Rigg CL855 Saddlebags

I'm contemplating getting some new soft luggage for my '09 Wee. I read a post over on the VSRI board about the Nelson-Rigg CL850 bags that seemed very positive, however over on the Nelson-Rigg website, it appears that they are no longer made, but there are the CL-855's. Does anyone have any experience with these, and if so, how are they different from the 850's? They sure are reasonably priced. Thanx for any input.

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I'm contemplating getting some new soft luggage for my '09 Wee. I read a post over on the VSRI board about the Nelson-Rigg CL850 bags that seemed very positive, however over on the Nelson-Rigg website, it appears that they are no longer made, but there are the CL-855's. Does anyone have any experience with these, and if so, how are they different from the 850's? They sure are reasonably priced. Thanx for any input.
They sure look the same, MotorcycleGear.com has better price than Nelson Rigg site. You might check them out if you decide to buy. I'm not affiliated with them. I have bought from them with no issues, great guys to do business with I.M.O. Nelson Rigg is quality stuff. I have the sb900 bags, which was replaced by the cl850 I couldn't tell any real difference between them.
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I've got the 850s and they work just fine, just toss them over the seat basically.
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The N-Rs were my first choice until I decided to go the pannier route. I found this site to be the cheapest:

Nelson Rigg CL-855 Touring Saddlebags :: MotorcycleGear.com

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I used them for about 2 years and loved them. The only negitive for over night trips is you have to consistently remove them if your staying in a motel over night. No way to lock em.
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I bought the Nelson-Rigg Adventure Dry Saddlebags and they work great. Amazing how much crap you can pack in them, and you definitely don't have to worry about anything getting wet. Amazing value for around $100.
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Are you running bars with them or just strapping over bike???
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Are you running bars with them or just strapping over bike???
I have the PMR racks and am very satisfied with the quality and price.

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I have the PMR racks and am very satisfied with the quality and price.

PMR - Suzuki V-Strom DL650 Side Luggage Racks (2012) - $83.99 USD



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I believe I will do the CL855 bags, and thanks for the link to the pmracks site. I've been just throwing the bags I have over the seat and calling it sort of OK, but after some use, I can see where a set of bag racks is a good idea.

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Just ordered a set of the Nelson Rigg CL855 bags for my '09 Wee, as well as a set of the Precision motorcycle racks. I think I like the idea of mounting the bags on the racks as opposed to laying them across the seat and trying to attach the nylon straps to the passenger pegs and wrapping them around the back underneath the luggage rack.

BTW, Motorcycle Gear seems like a decent outfit. I was helped by Nate, who was super helpful.

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