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Thread: Viaterra CLAW, Nelson-Rigg Spirit 30 & Cramster Colt - Review

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    Default Viaterra CLAW, Nelson-Rigg Spirit 30 & Cramster Colt - Review

    Disclaimer - This is 100% review that has no strings; I've not been paid by anyone to put up & I certainly have no reason to be biased with anyone. And, if you start going through this article with an intention to buy or compare the motorcycle luggage, then, I'm sorry, you may or may not find it possible because, I intent to share my experience on using Cramster Colt & Nelson-Rigg with my recently acquired Viaterra. I leave the conclusion to the readers.

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    Nice initiative. Will surely help a lot of tourers.
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    Awesome.. Thanks in advance for the experience comparo between these saddle bags..
    Waiting for the details

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    During Sep 2011, I made an super dooper, unplanned, disorganized & hurried solo trip to RJ. I didn't know (or rather have) much options to buy a motorcycle luggage & I had to settle for Cramster Colt. At that point, no one knew whether Cramster Colt fits perfect to CBR 250R or would touch the exhaust. So I went ahead & made the purchase after a quick check. For Rs 2400, the bag accommodated 12 days clothing, chain lube & cleaner, some waste cloths, toiletries, bike docos, Canon S5IS, slippers, additional pair of gloves, 2 water bottles, 2 screw drivers, 2 pliers & insulation tape To carry mobile, laptop & charger, I used my Swiss gear backpack tied down to the rear seat using 2 bungee chord. Half the time I had to mount the Colt between the front & rear split seats to make sure always that Colt's underneath was saved from exhaust. Needless to say that entire trip was pain in the A**

    After experiencing with 3 other motorcycles, it's quite interesting to look back & see what I got for what I paid
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    So after 12 days on road, finally when coming to Chennai, the COLT bag started touching the exhaust which happened without my knowledge & made a burn hole in the bottom of the COLT. Thankfully nothing else happened nor I lost anything. My Wife gave a nice smile & took away the bag to dump old cloths. I'm quite happy on that part because she didn't ask me the cost of the saddle bag
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    Thus my COLT was short lived & I'd enough with the saddle bags & started for hunting for no more Indian makes & a tail bag combo
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    Learning is !! Not to buy Indian made products ?? or never buy things in a hurry?? or never buy things without trying it??...I had bought the Cramster Saddle's for my RE and it had been of full use to me and it suffices my requirement...had a bad experience with their riding pant's and boots...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rameshmadhavan View Post
    I had bought the Cramster Saddle's for my RE and it had been of full use to me and it suffices my requirement...had a bad experience with their riding pant's and boots...
    Cramster saddle bags are designed for Royal Enfield and Older generation bikes..

    They aren't perfect fit for New Generation bikes like Ninja 250R, R15, 200Duke, 200NS, CBR 150/250R, FZ.. etc. (i.e. bikes with raised seats & monoshocks).





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    Just FYI (for the readers) Cramster Stallion is made for bikes with straight exhausts (RE motorcycles). I have extensively used Cramster Colt on my Pulsar 220 and have never had an issue such as the one documented above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    Just FYI (for the readers) Cramster Colt is made for bikes with straight exhausts (RE motorcycles). I have extensively used Cramster Stallion on my Pulsar 220 and have never had an issue such as the one documented above.
    No Antz. The other way around. Stallion is for straight exhausts and Colt is for upswept exhausts.

    Linkie is here - Saddlebags

    I use a Colt meant for upswept exhaust, been using it extensively for the last three years. No complaints so far.

    My ride is a 220
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    No Antz. The other way around. Stallion is for straight exhausts and Colt is for upswept exhausts.

    Linkie is here - Saddlebags

    I use a Colt meant for upswept exhaust, been using it extensively for the last three years. No complaints so far.

    My ride is a 220

    The Colt does fit on bikes with upswept exhausts.. but like I said only on older gen bikes like the Pulsar 150/180/220, Apache RTR, Karizma etc.. there is a support in the form of the rear shock absorber of these bikes for the Colt to be mounted at the rear.

    On Latest Gen bikes with monoshocks, the Colt doesn't get that extra support and there is always a fear of it hitting the rear tyre/wheel. Therefore its not a perfect fit. After all the colt has been around since almost a decade without any major change.. and these new Gen bikes have just arrived.

    Also as in the case with Argee.. probably could touch the exhaust of the CBR250R as well (not all new gen bikes have exhausts with the same elevation).





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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    No Antz. The other way around. Stallion is for straight exhausts and Colt is for upswept exhausts.

    Linkie is here - Saddlebags

    I use a Colt meant for upswept exhaust, been using it extensively for the last three years. No complaints so far.

    My ride is a 220
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