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« on: December 27, 2017, 07:43:56 PM »

While eagerly awaiting the arrival of my CB-1 I've been eyeing tail bags and found this one that looks good to me:
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/nelson-rigg-cl-1060-s-sport-tail-bag



Dimensions are 13"L x 11"W, 16 liters, 22 when expanded. I like the curved shape and the fact that it has a semi rigid top that holds its shape when empty. Or there is a slightly bigger version that's 14" x 12", 25 to 33 liters. The big one holds a full faced helmet.

Do either/both of these look like they would fit the rear seat on the CB-1? Other suggestions?

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-Bill
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 05:11:08 PM »

Looks like it'll do the job.
show us a pic of it when you get the CB1 and put the bag on her.

enjoy.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 01:04:54 AM »

I chose the Hepco-Becker rack and expandable tail bag so the seat is still usable for a passenger.  Also, I always carry stuff since I tend to ride all day in the mountains and need to carry lots of things.  It's not as clean as the bag you found but is pretty versatile.

35878580 by Eric Freeman, on Flickr
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 10:24:54 AM »

OK, I did go with the Nelson Rigg CL1060S and like it very much. Mounts easily to the tie-down pegs on the frame, is expandable, has a nice shape and is easy to remove. The semi rigid top holds its shape when empty, and there is an adjustable divider inside.






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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 11:17:57 AM »

I like the look of that bag, it's more subtle than a rear box. And it will save you having to have a backpack just for your sandwiches :-)
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 07:14:01 PM »

Looks good, better than a tank bag that gets in the way of the gas cap.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 12:27:08 AM »

That bag looks really good on the CB-1.  My only concern is that I found the thickness of the OEM paint is very thin and I'd ensure there is sufficient padding to prevent chafing from the straps/bag on the paint.  Otherwise, a very clean setup, assuming you're flexible enough to swing your leg over the bag!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 09:51:11 AM »

That bag looks really good on the CB-1.  My only concern is that I found the thickness of the OEM paint is very thin and I'd ensure there is sufficient padding to prevent chafing from the straps/bag on the paint.  Otherwise, a very clean setup, assuming you're flexible enough to swing your leg over the bag!

Thanks Eric, good point about the straps. I am thinking of lining them with some soft material on the inside. And swinging a leg over is not yet a problem for this geezer.  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 06:16:26 AM »

That bag looks really good on the CB-1.  My only concern is that I found the thickness of the OEM paint is very thin and I'd ensure there is sufficient padding to prevent chafing from the straps/bag on the paint.  Otherwise, a very clean setup, assuming you're flexible enough to swing your leg over the bag!

Thanks Eric, good point about the straps. I am thinking of lining them with some soft material on the inside. And swinging a leg over is not yet a problem for this geezer.  Grin

-Bill

Bubble wrap is your friend. Smiley

Either that or nick the shoulder pads off some laptop bag carrying slings and slide them over the straps. Ghetto solution but it could work.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 08:41:18 PM »

Problem solved: I riveted the front straps to the underside of the seat pan, and fastened the rear straps to the cargo loops so no straps touch the paint. Added soft sponge neoprene to the bottom of the bag where it contacts the tail cowling to prevent abrasion there.



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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 12:06:10 PM »

that little tail bag looks great.
yes, you lose the passenger seat but who cares, the CB1 isn't really meant to hold two 180lb Americans.....so you're good to go!

Looks clean, nice and tucked up against yer booty when riding. Nice job. I'm sure it even feels a bit like you have a backrest of sorts.....nice work.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 12:33:23 PM »

that little tail bag looks great.
yes, you lose the passenger seat but who cares, the CB1 isn't really meant to hold two 180lb Americans.....so you're good to go!

Looks clean, nice and tucked up against yer booty when riding. Nice job. I'm sure it even feels a bit like you have a backrest of sorts.....nice work.


Thanks VH, I've already used it for a couple of hardware store shopping trips and find it works really well. And this time of year it's really handy to be able to carry those extra layers of clothes that get peeled off as the day warms up.

-Bill
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