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Old 01-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #256
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Thanks for the info. I'm tempted to order a set for my Tiger. Being our bikes are the same color, it's nice to see what stuff will look like and how it fits before I order it. Thanks for being my guinea pig.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:49 AM   #257
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Thanks for the info. I'm tempted to order a set for my Tiger. Being our bikes are the same color, it's nice to see what stuff will look like and how it fits before I order it. Thanks for being my guinea pig.
Hey Tommy, I have a set of those HT bags that have sat in the garage since switching over to Wolfman bags. Check your PMs if interested.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #258
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Is anyone here running the Touratech Zega 38/45 combo? seems pretty massive from the photos, and just wondering if I could get used to have that wide of a back end
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #259
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For Wolfman fans




If you go with Wolfman Dry Bags, which I highly recommend, this is a way to get around having the balancing straps run across the pillion seat. I demeled slots in the plastic under the seat. Worked perfectly.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #260
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If you go with Wolfman Dry Bags, which I highly recommend, this is a way to get around having the balancing straps run across the pillion seat. I demeled slots in the plastic under the seat. Worked perfectly.

This is my favorite setup, even if the bags are a tad small. Wolfman did it right with the racks hugged in close.
I may sell my HT setup with the plastic cases, kick some $$ in and get this setup. Compact, waterproof, and a lot less likely to break your leg in a lay down or slapper. Superior setup for off pavement.

Got a pic from the back??


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:26 PM   #261
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:28 PM   #262
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There is just enough room for a tool tube on the left which I plan to add soon.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:45 AM   #263
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I've got a similar setup to that, except using Givi racks instead of the Wolfman ones. They stick out just a little further, but on the other hand that makes room for a large tool tube on the left, plus they're removable in 30 seconds when I don't need them.



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Old 01-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #264
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I almost went with the Givi racks myself, for the same reasons that you stated. Can't go wrong with either rack. Now I just need to get my tent picked out before spring.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:45 AM   #265
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Yep, it's a good setup. Pretty compact. I just might be able to get by with their 38 to 40 liter capacity. I dunno, even the small Seahorse cases I have are 26 liters each, or 52 total. iM2600 Storms, like TT sells, are 36 each. And I could add a tool box to the extra space on the left, or even a fuel block, Kolpin or Rotopax.

Another bonus for your setup is weight savings. The expedition bags are about 11lbs total, my cases are 17 pounds each. No wonder I can feel them on the bike even when lightly loaded.

What I can tell you is the Happy Trails racks are very strong. The wolfmans are too, and they tuck in closer and higher, although it does seem they left quite a bit of exta room for the exhaust can. Probably for some heat to escape from it, distance the bag a bit. Berg does a nice job with his layout. No issues with aftermarket exhausts either - I could get my Leo Vince on there with those. That is probably my biggest issue with happy trails, the right front mount gets in the way of an aftermarket can headpipe. Very poor routing there. I also don't like the HT crossbar, it's way too low. I guess I could make a new one. Berg has his tucked up under the plate where it should be.

Thanks for the pix! Tidy setup.

Here's mine again, I'm pretty sure I've posted this one before. It's not a bad setup, I just think softbags are better for off road.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:50 AM   #266
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This is my favorite setup, even if the bags are a tad small. Wolfman did it right with the racks hugged in close.
I may sell my HT setup with the plastic cases, kick some $$ in and get this setup. Compact, waterproof, and a lot less likely to break your leg in a lay down or slapper. Superior setup for off pavement.

Got a pic from the back??


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They are coming out with a bigger bag soon! I talked to Eric several months ago and saw it in person. I emailed them about it a few weeks ago and they said they are very close to releasing it.
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They are coming out with a bigger bag soon! I talked to Eric several months ago and saw it in person. I emailed them about it a few weeks ago and they said they are very close to releasing it.
That is great news. Always liked the Wolfman bags but they are way too small for me.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:19 AM   #268
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If you go with Wolfman Dry Bags, which I highly recommend, this is a way to get around having the balancing straps run across the pillion seat. I demeled slots in the plastic under the seat. Worked perfectly.
I like your setup there, I'm assuming your Trax box is big enough for a helmet?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #269
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Yep, it's a good setup. Pretty compact. I just might be able to get by with their 38 to 40 liter capacity. I dunno, even the small Seahorse cases I have are 26 liters each, or 52 total. iM2600 Storms, like TT sells, are 36 each. And I could add a tool box to the extra space on the left, or even a fuel block, Kolpin or Rotopax.

Another bonus for your setup is weight savings. The expedition bags are about 11lbs total, my cases are 17 pounds each. No wonder I can feel them on the bike even when lightly loaded.

What I can tell you is the Happy Trails racks are very strong. The wolfmans are too, and they tuck in closer and higher, although it does seem they left quite a bit of exta room for the exhaust can. Probably for some heat to escape from it, distance the bag a bit. Berg does a nice job with his layout. No issues with aftermarket exhausts either - I could get my Leo Vince on there with those. That is probably my biggest issue with happy trails, the right front mount gets in the way of an aftermarket can headpipe. Very poor routing there. I also don't like the HT crossbar, it's way too low. I guess I could make a new one. Berg has his tucked up under the plate where it should be.

Thanks for the pix! Tidy setup.

Here's mine again, I'm pretty sure I've posted this one before. It's not a bad setup, I just think softbags are better for off road.

Yes, I have looked at your setup as well and like it. Just not for off road. I plan on getting a Rotopax mount on the left. But the trip I need it on will not be for another year. I have taken a 5 day trip thru Texas riding the 3 Sisters and this is the setup I used with no other luggage other than what you see. I did motel it but there was plenty of room for everything I needed. I also Traveled two up with this setup and still had just enough room for everything. Youngest son and I took a trip to Barbers Motorsports for the vintage bike festival earlier this year. If I took the wife, all bets are off for having enough room in the luggage.
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I like your setup there, I'm assuming your Trax box is big enough for a helmet?
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Yes. The Trax top box will hold a full face helmet with ease. Its waterproof but also comes with a dry bag as well. I have been really pleased with it. I haven't ridden off road with it although I could. I choose to use a tail bag instead of the top case for off road rides. It's aluminum so its not heavy but I like to save weight where I can when off the tarmack.
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