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Old 02-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #91
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Bump. Would like to know what people DON'T like about the wolfman bags. I'm about to pull the trigger....


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Internal butterfly stiffeners tend to curl up and become a PIA to deal with.

Other than that no complaints.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:57 AM   #92
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The size. They could be a little bit bigger. I'm not a heavy packer so its fine with me.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:58 AM   #93
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Internal butterfly stiffeners tend to curl up and become a PIA to deal with.

Other than that no complaints.
yeah that too but i fixed it by adding the very cheap walmart trash cans. they work perfect! (see previous page)
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:24 AM   #94
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I wished I would have bought black instead of yellow . I bought 4 bottles and holders to encrease range . Motostrano seems to have the best deal .
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #95
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the exp dry saddle bags look like a great idea from wolfman. I know that material is very tough and watertight cause i have the duffle
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #96
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They seemed nice enough to me when I got them on my WR250X, but they are a royal pain in rear to get on and off the bike. Totally solid once mounted, but they have about a gazillion straps and hoops and loops and I hated every single one of them.

Sold them with my WR and never want to deal with them again. I'll either use my Ortlieb RackPack or a Giant Loop bag next time I want soft luggage.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #97
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While they're not as easy as fitted luggage to strap them on in the morning and take them off in the evening is really not a big deal.

That being said, if you were dealing with that half a dozen times a day I could see it becoming tiresome.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #98
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While they're not as easy as fitted luggage to strap them on in the morning and take them off in the evening is really not a big deal.
It was on in the morning, off in the evening. After 5 days I hated them.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:08 PM   #99
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I've got the Wolfman Tetons - same bags but in the ballistic nylon. Can't be bothered taking the bags on and off - Winding Roads had these Exped XL Dry Bags which fit perefctly. Made the Tetons totally waterproof and just pull the dry bags out when I stop. Simple.

It's the green one in the photo -

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:34 AM   #100
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Anyone running the Wolfman EXP's without racks?

I like to run soft bags on my DL650 to keep the rear narrow, and I like the waterproof nature of the Wolfman bags.

I've got the stock heat shield on the right side, and a Dan Vessel -style bag support on the left side.

I don't mind making a harness for them, but I don't want to to a whole lot of hacking on a $200 set of bags, just to get them on the bike.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #101
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Anyone running the Wolfman EXP's without racks?

I like to run soft bags on my DL650 to keep the rear narrow, and I like the waterproof nature of the Wolfman bags.

I've got the stock heat shield on the right side, and a Dan Vessel -style bag support on the left side.

I don't mind making a harness for them, but I don't want to to a whole lot of hacking on a $200 set of bags, just to get them on the bike.
The big issue is with the heat coming of the exhaust, if you can sort that, then it may be worth getting in touch with Wolfman directly. They used to do a fitting kit to fit the bags without racks, but withdrew it after problems with a couple of people fitting them directly across the exhaust, despite warnings, and then wondering why they had a hole burnt through. If you understand the risks, they may still have some fixings in stock and might supply.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:51 PM   #102
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Just ordered them from Wolfman along with racks and TWO gas bags and TWO 24 inch expedition roll up duffels, all in Black. My DRZ 400 is black and my helmet is black and my outfit is black. I'm a totally black rider and love to lurk in the shadows. I stealth camp 95% of the time and want to be invisible at night. I needed packs that simply cannot get wet. And that will stay attached to the bike no matter what. Once I run them through their paces I'll post about my experience.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #103
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the cure for saggy bags

I love my expedition bags but the flimsy internal butterfly stiffeners were really pissing me off. Inspired by fbj913's garbage can trick I decided to follow suit. Visiting Walmart I came across these plastic garbage pails. The base is slightly smaller than the wolfman bag and it tapers slightly outward towards the top. They are also nice and stout.





I cut them down to 11 1/2 inches tall using a hacksaw blade, filed the edges to remove burrs and drilled a small hole in the bottom to allow air to escape when inserting them into the saddlebags.

It's a tight fit. All of the buckles need to be undone to get it in there.

The result:





No more saggy bags! Plus since the inside is white I can actually see the contents.

Last step, toss the originals into the trash.



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Old 02-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #104
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1. Lovely set up on that 990!



2. With so many people making the same criticism, and spending time and money engineering solutions, it's almost like Wolfman might find it worth their while to either change their product or explain why it's done that way.

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #105
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I like the bags" soft" .I use compression bags for my tent ,sleeping bag ,clothes ,pellow ,etc. I just bought a set of Givi racks to mount the Expedition bags on . Berg or Wolfman offer no alternative for my 1150 GS. I jerryrigged the previous mounts on a rail set of Happy Trail Racks. I hope this will be a lot cleaner .I like the soft look because I want the motorcycle as narrow as possible .
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