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Old 03-01-2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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Here are some pictures of Cortech Sport Saddlebags on my Versys. I read on another post that they work better reversed and I would have to agree. Here, I have reversed left and right sides so the small end is forward. I purchased these for $105 from RideGear.com using the discount code "10discount" (or was it "discount10") which saved me about 12 bucks. Also shown are the rain covers which work like a shower cap. I would be surprised if they stayed on at speed without a bungee cord wrapped around for additional attachment. I also attached the snap loops around the license plate bracket which worked out very well.

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Old 03-01-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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These look like a nice affordable alternative to the give plx 35 cases. Now I am torn between going all the way with the hard cases or save some bucks.

Nice setup
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the pics. Gave me some ideas on mounting mine to my KLR.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:48 AM   #4
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Here are some pictures of Cortech Sport Saddlebags on my Versys. I read on another post that they work better reversed and I would have to agree. Here, I have reversed left and right sides so the small end is forward. I purchased these for $105 from RideGear.com using the discount code "10discount" (or was it "discount10") which saved me about 12 bucks. Also shown are the rain covers which work like a shower cap. I would be surprised if they stayed on at speed without a bungee cord wrapped around for additional attachment. I also attached the snap loops around the license plate bracket which worked out very well.

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I like them reversed...I'm going to do it with mine. it looks like they sit much lower....
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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don't worry about the bags blowing off. my were stable yesterday at 109 mph
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:28 PM   #6
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I don't have my Versys just yet (still waiting for them to call and tell me its in...5 weeks now, its been crappy out though so..), but this post helps give me an idea of how my nelson rigg silver streak saddlebags will look on the bike. They actually have the smaller end to the front of the bag, so maybe thats a decent alternative to the cortech ones.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:39 AM   #7
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I tried them both ways last night, and I settled on the original mounting set-up. Either way, they are great bags for little $$$$.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:52 PM   #8
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Hello, I have a fairly new V myself and like your bags. How have they held up. Seems like you've had them for a couple months now, so I guess you have developed a like/dislike list. So, how ya like them now?
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:30 PM   #9
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I have these in black and I like them very much. Got 'em in Feb. Approx 6K. I have them in the opposite direction from the OP. I have left the zippers open by accident and lost nothing. If the zippers opened toward the rear, they'd be flappin' and the bag would be wide open. The rear blinker digs into the protective "against the paint" foam, but no biggie.

I also got the matching tail bag that snaps right in or can be used without the bags. I don't use it much. You have to step through or kill you back and hip throwing the leg over. Unless you step on the peg, get the bike rolling, then stand up and throw the leg over. All too much trouble for every day.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:03 PM   #10
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Hi Drake,

Do you happen to have any pics of the black bags on your bike? I think that I am going to buy a set, but don't know if black or red. Also, how have the bags been on the bike? Any wear from rubbing or scuffs?

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Old 06-17-2008, 10:59 PM   #11
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No scuffing. The Rear turn signals keep the rear of the bags off of the bike and in front where there is a little contact on the side panel, the foam is so soft it does a great job of protecting the panel. I leave 'em on full time. The expandable feature is awesome too if you have extra stuff to carry. I keep a drawstring backpack in one bag to carry stuff, and if I need extra space, I put the backpack on and then I have a whole empty saddle bag.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:27 AM   #12
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Thanks for the pics. I like the bags on the bike as you have them. Still haven't decided on the color.

Nice wheelie too...
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:46 PM   #13
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I have two quick questions: First is the fender strong enough to strap the saddlebags to it? And second, can anyone see the turn signals with the bags backwards? Is that a safety issue?
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:27 PM   #14
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I put the straps around the license plate light. It is seems flimsy like the fender, but when the straps pull from both sides, it is plenty strong. No problem. The rear blinkers can only be seem from behind, but from the side, the front blinkers provide plenty of flash.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:28 PM   #15
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I have the same ones on mine. Here's a pic from my Ver right after I bought it:



BTW, I lost my rear mounting straps for my saddlebags. I rode from New Jersey to Alabama, without the straps, back in April - over 900 miles - and never had a problem.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:13 PM   #16
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I have two questions about these saddlebags. Do the straps work under the seat, as my wife uses the seat too on occasion. Also, will an armored jacket fit in these bags?
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:37 PM   #17
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I have two questions about these saddlebags. Do the straps work under the seat, as my wife uses the seat too on occasion. Also, will an armored jacket fit in these bags?
I don't know about the straps under the seat, but I did fit my Teknic Chicane armored jacket into one side.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:37 PM   #18
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Pretty decent bags for light useage . But they will tear at the top due to no support from the bottom .
Those bags would look much better if they were not installed backwards though . Congrats on the new Versys for sure .
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #19
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I have the red bags, I like them, I too use a back pack...also have a cortech mini magnet tank bag(red), holds what I need.
nice wheelie, I see you too have the givi windscreen. in what position do you have it? mine is in the lowest position. I have less than 2k miles on mine, I noticed a big difference in the wind.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:24 PM   #20
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I started with the Givi in the middle position. But after I modified my sheep skin buttpad, I sit higher. So I raised it to the top position. When I'm commuting and just zooming around locally, I don't use my buttpad, but I still leave the screen on the highest position.

I think I'm going to have my seated permanently modified by the fellow in Florida. Then I won't have to worry about the pad. I'll probably still keep the screen high. I've really gotten used to the extra wind protection.
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