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post #1 of 21 Old 04-21-2008, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ortlieb Dry Bag Saddlebags

Has anyone used, or know anything about these saddlebags?

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...g-p-19109.html

Right now it's between these and the Nelson Rigg CL850. I kinda like their profile.

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Never heard of them, but I give a ringing endorsement to Nelson Rigg. I have the 950's and they're great on a Vee, fit and look great. Oh, and a HECK of a lot cheaper too. I got new 950's and the CL800 rear bag from Citystop's ebay store for less than just those side bags delivered.

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ortlieb is worth every penny

bomber gear and you don't have to mess with the "waterproof cover" that Nelson-Rigg provides.....just stuff the bags and ride...no stopping to put on the cover when you ride in a strom
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Ortliebs

I just bought the Quick release dry bags, mounted on a givi rack. Love them. Need to post pictures.
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Ortlieb are absolutely bomb proof but you pay for it.
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I used a set of the thin ones on my KLR. Still have em out in the garage. Spendy for soft bags, but probably the best ones out there if soft bags are what you want. I made several trips with mine, covered some pretty rough terrain, and never had a problem with them. My stuff never got wet either.

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Wee owners, how do these fair resting on the exhaust heat shield? Any melty-melty problems? Or did you have to put a buffer in between?

If these ortliebs can go right onto the heat shield with no fuss, I'll order them tonight!
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I have looked around as well, these seem to be what I want and need. I will also order them if there are no issues with them being against the heat shields on the 1000.
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Wee owners, how do these fair resting on the exhaust heat shield? Any melty-melty problems? Or did you have to put a buffer in between?

If these ortliebs can go right onto the heat shield with no fuss, I'll order them tonight!
Give Aerostich a call. They are very knowledgable about their products. The photo's of the bags show a pad on the back of the Ortleib bags like on the Nelson Rigg ones.

Stromette/Agirl uses the NR's on her DL1000 with good results and no melting. I would expect the Ortleibs to be fine too.

EDIT: I just looked at your profile and noticed you have a DL650. The heat shield on the 650 stay pretty cool. I wouldn't worry about it. You might need a standoff bracket for the left side to hold the bag away from the bike a little. They are easily made and I think someone is making them now. The Ortleibs might not need it though.

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EDIT: I just looked at your profile and noticed you have a DL650. The heat shield on the 650 stay pretty cool. I wouldn't worry about it. You might need a standoff bracket for the left side to hold the bag away from the bike a little. They are easily made and I think someone is making them now. Maybe www.amotostuff.com? The Ortleibs might not need it though.
Look here for a good bracket http://community-2.webtv.net/CHERDAN...ies/page2.html Dan Vesel builds good stuff. I have a few of his pieces.
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