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Old 08-22-2011, 08:35 AM   #24046
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Damnit, now I really want to go on a trip again.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:41 AM   #24047
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I was always planning on doing this exact setup. Mostly because I was inspired by BigDog. After going on a hiking/camping trip this summer where we lived out of dry bags I realized after it was to late that anything that can puncture something like tools, tent stakes, bottom metal edges of an Off if not wrapped up in something soft will tear up a rubber dry bag quick. Since that trip I starting to rethink the dry saddle bags for longevity reasons. Do you find that to be true at all?
I have not found this to be the case. Of course I take precautions in protecting such items and limiting them to hard cases so that nothing sharp is sticking into the rubber casing. Its pretty tough material.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #24048
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Just wondering the best wolfman luggage setup for the wr250x. Looking for opinions between two setups:

1. Wolfman Luggage Racks with wolfman dry saddle bags and dry duffle with 1 or 2 gallon rotopax mounted to the side or rear.
2. Wolfman Mini Beta Plus and Beta Duffle (adding rain covers) with 1 or 2 gallon rotopax mounted to the rear.

Rides will include both riding to a location, setting up camp and doing day trips out coming back to camp while others will include rides where I set up camp only for the night and then pack up and move on.

Any suggestions on either of these set ups before I pull the trigger?

To answer the question more, on what *I* would do.

For rides where I set up base camp, I'd want the beta bags. Get to camp, ditch the heavy crap, go ride.

For rides where I'm moving camp daily or just traveling, I'd get the saddle bags OR the beta bags, both will work equally well depending on how you like to pack.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:53 AM   #24049
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I did a ride not too long ago in which I took quite a few things with me.

Coyote GL, Wolfman saddle bags and tank bag, Rotopax, and two more dry bags strapped to the Coyote GL......

Everything strapped on very well and was fairly accessible.

I think it really depends on what you intend on doing. For me, this setup works very well and i'm able to bring what I want to bring, including an electric guitar......

of course I would not be doing single track with this kind of setup, but for getting to a destination and seeing the country, its a great setup....




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Old 08-22-2011, 08:55 AM   #24050
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I was always planning on doing this exact setup. Mostly because I was inspired by BigDog. After going on a hiking/camping trip this summer where we lived out of dry bags I realized after it was to late that anything that can puncture something like tools, tent stakes, bottom metal edges of an Off if not wrapped up in something soft will tear up a rubber dry bag quick. Since that trip I starting to rethink the dry saddle bags for longevity reasons. Do you find that to be true at all?
Yes, but I don't think that is unique to the dry bag. I've managed to rub a hole through cordura nylon in less than 100 miles (White Rim trail, socket handle) and thought I'd learned my lesson. When I got my Dry Duffel I wanted to be sure it would hold up and thought I'd kept hard stuff away from the edges, but the celebratory bottle of Fat Tire worked its way down and rubbed a hole between the bottom of the bag and the rear rack on the first day. Took 200 miles this time.

Wolfman sells a nice patch kit.

Again, it's an issue with all soft luggage, dry bag or not. IMO.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:55 AM   #24051
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With that setup where is your extra gas since you don't have a bigger tank. I don't either and don't really want one. Your pictures were really helpful. Thank you! Also, what are those pole things hanging on your bike?
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:59 AM   #24052
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:08 AM   #24053
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Whoa, this is a really nice setup.....maybe I should be going orange...

350 EXC-F: 350 EXC-F 2012





New for 2012:
  • New DOHC EFI engine tuned for enduro riding
  • New longer cylinder and new piston with reduced dome height and lighter weight reducing the compression ratio to 12.3 while outputting smooth enduro engine characteristics
  • New camshafts for improved low-end torque
  • 4 ultra-light titanium valves, new spring retainers and seating washers that allow this bike to peak at 12,000 RPMs
  • New crank shaft with heavier crank webs to provide more inertia for smoother power deliver and better traction
  • New counter balancer shaft with efficient reduction of vibrations
  • Newly developed lightweight single diaphragm spring clutch unit with steel billet basket for unbeatable reliability
  • 6-speed enduro gearbox for precise shifting
  • New electric start system (plus kick start) and stronger 196W stator
  • Completely new frame design with PDS that reduces longitudinal stiffness
  • New one-piece cast aluminium swingarm with excellent flex characteristics
  • New WP PDS mono shock (7mm longer) with new preload adjuster
  • WP 48mm USD forks received new oil and dust seals by SKF and new bushings with improved Teflon coating for better sensitivity and durability
  • New silencer and larger volume spark arrestor for lower noise level
  • New 2.51 gallon/ 9.5 liter translucent fuel tank with integrated fuel pump and regulator
  • Equipped with DOT approved headlight, taillight and turn signal indicators
  • Newly designed taillight and license plate holder with improved durability
  • New intake boot that provides great power and extra protection for Twin-Air filter which still has the same quick change, no-tools access air filter change process
  • New bodywork including a white airbox, white rear number plates, and a redesigned reinforced rear fender for perfect ergonomics and excellent contact points
  • New handguard mount and flag design
  • New black Giant rims with CNC machined hubs, black spokes and silver spoke nipples
  • New integrated routing for the cooling system for better airflow
  • Metzler Six Days Extreme DOT front and rear tires

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Engine
Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 349.7 cc
Bore/stroke 88/57.5 mm
Compression ratio 12,3:1
Starter/battery Kick- and electric starter / 12V 4Ah
Transmission 6 gears
Carburetor Keihin EFI, flow restrictor 42 mm
Control 4 V / DOHC with finger followers
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Gear ratios 14:32 16:26 20:25 22:23 25:22 26:20
Primary ratio 24:73
Final drive 14:52 (13:52)
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Ignition Keihin EMS
Chassis
Frame Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4
Subframe Aluminium
Handlebar Neken, Aluminium 28/22 mm
Front suspension WP-USD 48 mm
Rear suspension WP-PDS shock absorber
Suspension travel front/rear 300/335 mm
Front/rear brakes Disc brake 260/220 mm
Front/rear rims 1.60 x 21''; 2.15 x 18'' Excel
Front/rear tires 90/90-21"; 140/80-18"
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
Silencer Aluminium
Steering head angle 63.5
Wheel base 1,48210 mm
Ground clearance 345 mm
Seat height 970 mm
Tank capacity, approx. 9.5 l
Weight, without fuel, approx. 107.5 kg

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Old 08-22-2011, 09:11 AM   #24054
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Sw-weeet! And 237 pounds dry!

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Old 08-22-2011, 09:15 AM   #24055
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It is adding to my confusion!!!!


other then the $ 40.245 per pound stuff
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #24056
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Sw-weeet! And 237 pounds dry!

On the outside a KTM is sexy. It's like that drop dead gorgeous girl you meet for the first time, however spend a little time with her and you discover she's really a prostitute with a lot of issues and baggage waiting to give you vd and take all your money. No thanks! For now I'm sticking with old faithful. Haha!
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #24057
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On the outside a KTM is sexy. It's like that drop dead gorgeous girl you meet for the first time. Spend a little time with her and you discover she's really a prostitute with a lot of issues and baggage waiting to give you vd and take all your money.






too funny....
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:36 AM   #24058
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You left out one small detail on the KTM, price?
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:38 AM   #24059
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I haven't been able to find a price on this model. But, I guessing about $8k....
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:42 AM   #24060
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I found about 9500.00 or 40.245 per pound
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