Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
I have a Cortech Super Mini and like it a lot for a small bag. I have it set up so I can move it from my LT to my R11RS very easily so for around town and local trips it works out great. Nice size, too.
I have the BMW LT bag (with rain cover) and plan to sell it soon. Not as nice as the Cortech.
Then I had the Chicane LT specific model. The bag was very nice, but I got disgusted trying to get the loop to fit around the oddments lid so I could close it, and never had success, so I sold it.
Recently I purchased a Roadgear Sport bag. It is 8" wide, 13" long and 6" high, with a number of nice features, including an expansion zipper, very nice useable map pocket, and several side pockets and a pocket on the end. I plan to use it on my trip to Alaska this summer when I will need more room than the Super Mini provides.
While the BMW bag (and theoretically the Chicane bag) fits nicely on the oddments lid, they aren't that easy to remove. You gotta open the lid and catch hold of the velcro to release it. With the Super Mini and the Roadgear I just release a single buckle at the rear of the bag and lift it off - the strap on the front loops under the radio slides off easily.
For my trip this summer I purchased a marine grade waterproof map bag that is large enough for 2 folds of a standard map. It will just lay over the top of the Roadgear bag - I may use velcro to attach it to the tank bag, and also to the raincover.
None of the bags out there are perfect, darn it! But I think I'm set for now. Good luck on finding the right solution for your needs.
Last edited by wjg4; Feb 2nd, 2007 at 8:46 pm.