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Has anyone fitted one of these to an '05+ S3?

If so, I'd be keen to see any pics...

I'm planning to use this bag for day/weekend trips. I have another small (4L) storage pod/tail bag that I use for day-to-day commuting. I will most likely rig up my own attachment so that I can swap between the two bags with ease, using side-squeeze clips or buckles.

This bag is 8.5inH x 15inW x 13inL (16 liters) or 19inW (18 liters) expanded. Will this be enough for a day trip/weekend trip - basically to take a change of clothes, towel, toiletries, shoes?

I prefer not to use a laden backpack for day trips. I find it fatigues my shoulders, neck and lower back; so I figure a bigger tail bag is the way to go.

Any opinions on these bags, or Cortech stuff in general would be greatly appreciated. I had considered FAMSA, but these are much cheaper and seem to be much the same size.

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Jonty
 
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I'm curious too jonty, I was just look'n at that exact one this weekend. I think I'm gonna git it, but I would like to hear if anyone has it and their impressions on it. :wtf:
 

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I'm curious too jonty, I was just look'n at that exact one this weekend. I think I'm gonna git it, but I would like to hear if anyone has it and their impressions on it. :wtf:
I must be onto a good thing if you're considering one, eh CB ;)

The issue for me is that shippingto Aus from US is going to cost a fair whack, given that it's a pretty bulky item, so I need to be sure that it's the right one for my needs. If you end up getting one, be sure to let me know how it works out. Thanks 8)
 

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I guy I ride with had this bag on his Kwak zx10 streetfighter. I can tell you 2 things..

1. it holds quit a bit, and actually fit on his small pillion well.
2. when you hit a guardrail at 50mph and your bike proceeds to slide another 350ft with that bag on the back you'll be able to pull out his cell phone and make a call for the air ambulance... that bag is TOUGH!
 

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JontyG said:
Has anyone fitted one of these to an '05+ S3?
I had that bag and could not find a good way to make it work. I ended up getting the LuggageLocker Elite Seat Sack made for the S3. Works well.
 

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I just had that bag shipped to me. It arrived about a week ago and I haven't screwed around with it yet. I'll find some time this afternoon to test it and let you know. Unfortunately I'm on dial up (live in the boondocks!!) so probably no pics. Too much time to download. First impressions are that it's well made, roomy and doesn't look like shite.

I'll let you know something ASAP.
 

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Same here.

Hooligan what was the issue? Nothing to strap to? How does it attach? Did it move around on ya?
 

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Dfib said:
Same here.

Hooligan what was the issue?  Nothing to strap to?  How does it attach?  Did it move around on ya?
The bag attaches VIA bungee cords with plastic hooks. I could not find a secure way to attach it without the cords hitting the paint. That may not be a big deal, but I'm anal about my bikes.
 

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I hear ya, that would be enough to make me look elswhere also. No sense rubbing paint off unless it's yeller. :horse:
 

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The bag attaches VIA bungee cords with plastic hooks. I could not find a secure way to attach it without the cords hitting the paint. That may not be a big deal, but I'm anal about my bikes.
I had planned to remove the bungee cords altogether. In place of these I intended to use tie down straps, which I would run through the bag, out some slits in the base of the bag, and wrap around the seat. I'm not sure if this will be feasable or not.

I would love to see some good pics of the base of the bag, to see if this will be possible.
 

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Well, I just got back from my test ride with the bag fitted. The first caveat is that I'm riding an '02 and I think most of the guys interested are on 1050s. Here are some thoughts/observations:

1. Construction of the bag seems to be excellent.

2. Price isn't bad considering some of the others I was looking at.

3. Features on the pack are pretty good. Plenty of storage, side pockets, shoulder strap and rain cover included (I didn't test the cover to see if it would stay on-sorry!). Also the possibility of adding the side packs if more space is needed.

4. Looks pretty good (I took some pics-time provided I may try to post 'em tomorrow).

5. The bag will not move! It is VERY secure, they provide a neoprene pad that the bag sits on which is super slip proof

6. As stated above it attaches with bungee cords and hooks and has the potential to rub the paint. I was brain storming and think I can find some soft cloth and make sleeves to slip over the bungee straps. My attachment points were the loops on the pillion footrests and the rear straps just looped under the tail section and hooked to each other. This was the only feature that sorta pissed me off.

All said and done I'm pleased with the purchase except for the bungee cords and that can be remedied. You can also probably get around the issue by running straps under the seat as Jonty G mentioned, there is a space between the bottom of the bag and another layer of cordura that the bungees run through.

Any questions let me now and I'll try to answer them.

Cheap, I wouldn't worry too much about rubbing the paint...how bad can you fuck up a yellow bike?!! :fingure:
 

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Thanks LB!

I would love to see pics of it on the bike, and if you could get some pics of the base, especially where the bungy cords exit the base, that would be awesome.

As I mentioned earlier it's going to cost me about $60 - $70 just for shipping it to Australia, so I want to make sure it'll do the job for me.

Thanks again :drink:
 

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Jonty.....check out the Elite Seat Sak.....see here.http://www.luggagelocker.com/luggage-elite-seat-sak.htm

I bought one second hand from a Trat member in Los Angeles......cost me $18 for shipping. When I got it I thought it was too small but when packed it carries a lot of gear. It actually attaches to the seat.

Check it out.

Cheers, Leg.
 

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legman said:
Jonty.....check out the Elite Seat Sak.....see here.http://www.luggagelocker.com/luggage-elite-seat-sak.htm

I bought one second hand from a Trat member in Los Angeles......cost me $18 for shipping. When I got it I thought it was too small but when packed it carries a lot of gear. It actually attaches to the seat.

Check it out.

Cheers, Leg.
I second that...I've had mine for 2 years...excellent quality.
 

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I've had a Cortech Sport tailbag for a couple of years now; works great and still looks good. To prevent the bungee cords scuffing anything I just slap a piece of black duct tape on the plastic where each of the cords touch it. Not pretty, but it works. ;)
 
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