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post #1 of 12 Old 05-03-2013, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Any opinions on Tail Bags?

I've searched the forum for Tail Bags... but most of the posts are pretty old and a lot of the links are broken. I was hoping someone has a recommendation for an inexpensive (in the 70-120 range) Tail Bag that is still in production, and will attach decently to the stock rack without getting in the way of seat removal. I'm mainly looking for one that can fit a sweat jacket or some rain gear.

Anybody buy one recently?
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-04-2013, 12:11 PM
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I've got a Cortech Sport Tailbag (about $72) that works great. I used it on my C14 and move it over to the Vee I now have.

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Unfortunately, the Cortech Sport Tailbag seems to no longer be in production. It was one I had seen in the other threads, but I'm not having any luck finding one outside of ebay.
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Try this one:
Cycle Case Rider Tail Bag - Street Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

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I like the Ogio. Ogio Tail Bag | ZZ26938 | J&P Cycles

Built in rain cover in front zipper pocket. Clips on/off quickly and has carry handle. Zip open to expand if needed. Has 2 side pockets and one top pocket for small stuff.

Here it is on the DR with raincover on and expanded.


It'll fit a boxed pie - very important.
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-04-2013, 04:23 PM
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You might want to look at Saddlemen Bags (Saddlemen Bags and Luggage | Luggage), they several different styles and might be in your price range. Aerostich (Tail Bags - Seat, Tank & Tail Bags - Bags :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear) carries a few tail bags too. Or if you are looking for a dry bag Twisted Throttle (Luggage & Racks - Shop by Product - TwistedThrottle.com) has the DrySpec which is close to your price.

I think the Bags-Connection tail bags (Twisted Throttle) and the MotoFizz Camping Seat bag (Aerostich) are all above you price line.

Last year I used a 40L dry bag from Wally World for about $12 plus tax worked great but it was pretty ugly. :mrgreen: This year I have the MotoFizz bag and will see how it does.

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For everyday use, I have adapted an expandable tank bag for use as a tail bag. I use a Nelson-Riggs that expands enough to put my helmet in if so needed, and has easily accessible pockets for small items needed frequently. I have it mounted in such a way there is no need for straps and the bag cannot shift around.

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That Ogio seems like a steal at that price. Is there anything cheap about the quality in the stitching?
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Nope. I have 2. One "dirty" that spends it's life full of tools, tubes, etc on the back of my DR....and a "clean" one that jumps 'tween bikes for errands.

I've ridden easily 1000 miles of dirt - admittedly mostly mild stuff - but some high speed desert stuff too - and have never had a fail. You can see the ROK straps I use to add another layer of security but the original clips/mounting have never failed.

My son also has one that sees mostly street duty. No issues.

I like the versatility of the bag.
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It's at the high end of your budget but I love wolfman.
http://wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?...&product_id=84
This bag is awesome. Straps right to the stock rack. Stitching is amazing. Expands, has 3 outer pockets. I also have wolfman saddle bags and the quality is great. ImageUploadedByMO Free1367761685.742711.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1367761706.516376.jpg
You can still acces seat with it on also.


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