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post #21 of 33 Old 06-17-2012, 11:08 PM
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I'd watch ebay for some cheap soft bags... You occasionally see some pretty good deals on Cortech bags. They look to be pretty well made. I'm kind of in the same boat, I like the looks of the hard panniers and the Giant Loop but most of my riding is commuting to work and it's hard to justify the price for something your only going to use a few weekends of the year. I have one of the cheapo JC Whitney trunks and a set of the factory Kawi soft bags. Bungee a tent and sleeping bags on and I'm pretty sure I'd have enough storage for a pretty good trip

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post #22 of 33 Old 06-18-2012, 07:42 AM
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Here’s how mine came out.
Racks made from EMT pipe.
Saddlebags from Leatherup.com

Bike with bags on…..


Side view of rack……


Bag locking …. ( Note: This pix doesn't show it, but I’ve added a second slot and eye bolt to keep bags held down better. The rubber strap's not needed, it's from when I swap the bags onto my NX250. I'm going to modify that rack with the bar and slots when I get time.)

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post #23 of 33 Old 05-29-2014, 12:03 PM
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Here’s how mine came out.
Racks made from EMT pipe.
Saddlebags from Leatherup.com

Bike with bags on…..


Side view of rack……


Bag locking …. ( Note: This pix doesn't show it, but I’ve added a second slot and eye bolt to keep bags held down better. The rubber strap's not needed, it's from when I swap the bags onto my NX250. I'm going to modify that rack with the bar and slots when I get time.)
Nice! Do you have the side view of the bags? The photos seem to be down, I really want to see how you're able to mount the bags so securely. Those saddlebags look pertty big and spacey. I don't want to spend more than $180 on my luggage so im taking a good look at these.
http://www.vikingbags.com/charger-br...10572-prd1.htm
I want to see if the mounting hardware is gonna match up, definitely want to try this
let me know if you have any suggestions
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post #24 of 33 Old 05-29-2014, 08:11 PM
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Nice! Do you have the side view of the bags? The photos seem to be down, I really want to see how you're able to mount the bags so securely. Those saddlebags look pertty big and spacey. I don't want to spend more than $180 on my luggage so im taking a good look at these.
http://www.vikingbags.com/charger-br...10572-prd1.htm
I want to see if the mounting hardware is gonna match up, definitely want to try this
let me know if you have any suggestions
There's more info on my KLR page. Scroll down to bag frames...
http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Same bags ( mounting detail on my NX250 .. same locking on the KLR )
http://www.powers31.info/nx250_saddlebags.htm

Detail of frames on NX250.. Same as on the KLR....
http://www.powers31.info/Side_Luggage_Frames.htm

Pix from side...






Same bags on my 1990 NX250.......


And on my other 1989 NX250 ( Don't have anymore! sob- sob !! )......


I see the bags are currently around $80.00 at Leather Up....
http://www.leatherup.com/p/Motorcycl...ags/49968.html

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post #25 of 33 Old 06-07-2014, 06:48 PM
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I recently bought these Nelson-Rigg bags from Amazon. They are basically rubberized dry bags with straps and D rings to fit a motorcycle and are completely water proof. They can be used with or with out racks. I have not used them yet but read good reviews about them. Price is good for water proof motorcycle saddle bags if a little expensive for dry bags but the straps and mounting system are what make it worth it in my opinion.







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post #26 of 33 Old 01-01-2015, 09:42 AM
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A lot of guys are going with these:

http://www.petandhorse.com/versa-pac...clearance-item
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post #27 of 33 Old 01-03-2015, 12:23 PM
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A lot of guys are going with these:

http://www.petandhorse.com/versa-pac...clearance-item
That's what I have. I find I use them more than my Teton hard cases. I worry much less about possibility of their hitting my legs in a get-off. Plus, they hold more. Not as secure, obviously. But can't beat the price!!!
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I recently bought these Nelson-Rigg bags from Amazon. They are basically rubberized dry bags with straps and D rings to fit a motorcycle and are completely water proof. They can be used with or with out racks. I have not used them yet but read good reviews about them. Price is good for water proof motorcycle saddle bags if a little expensive for dry bags but the straps and mounting system are what make it worth it in my opinion.
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A lot of guys are going with these:

http://www.petandhorse.com/versa-pac...clearance-item
I am looking at both of these and hoping for some feedback, before pulling the trigger.

- Does anyone know if either of these (the Nelson Rigg Adventure Saddlebags or the Versa Pack Saddlebags) will work with smaller side racks (the side racks shown below)? Or, would I need larger pannier racks?

- Are the Versa Pack Saddlebags waterproof?

- How well do the Versa Pack Saddlebags fit across the seat?



Thanks for any information you can offer.
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post #29 of 33 Old 03-04-2015, 01:17 PM
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I have those exact side racks. I did use the Nelson-Rigg bags on a trip last summer from Fairbanks AK. to Dawson City Yukon and back. A little over 700 miles. They worked great and kept everything clean and dry. My only complaint was that the left side bag the way I had it tied down wanted to suck under the side rack a little. Had me worried it might get close to the tire and wheel. Didn't ever touch but had me constantly looking. The right side has that little kick out to clear the exhaust and it keeps the bag hanging straight. I need to try some different ways of tying the left side on to get it to hang more straight and not suck under the rack.

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post #30 of 33 Old 07-08-2019, 05:13 PM
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mookybird, could you please share what type of rack setup you use with the Ortleibs?

I have the same bags and would like to use them on my 2010 klr.

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