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Old 04-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Bags for my met or the new definition of blasphamy...

I scored a set of Wolfman Monarch Pass bags to use on my Transalp when I do longer rides but since those are father apart than I care for in the meantime I am using them on my Metropolitan and they actually fit really well and added some very much needed space. Just dont tell Wolfman I put Dirt bags on a scooter or they may not sell to me anymore!

I did have to make a custom x shaped strap for where they would normally attach to the wolfman racks and attach it to a frame loop wrapped around the frame under the seat The photo is from before I made the permanent strap for the back so forgive the hanging hardware but will give you a general idea of the asthetic. They fit the bike very well and stay out of the way when riding (I do have to fish my foot under them to kickstart or drop the center stand but not annoying once you figure out exactly where under the bags they are. The size of them is just right to make them look like they actually belong. While not waterproof when I got mine I seam sealed the zippers and gave them a good dousing of scotch guard and when I got got caught out in the rain a couple days ago for awhile didnt have a single thing in either bag get wet.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Looks like they belong on it- great to have some storage for your scooter- makes the utility of it go sky high.

I'm digging the whitewall look with the white/black of the scooter too. Very sweet looking ride.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
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I like those bags, perfect! Not to hijack the thread, but can you give me some info on those tires on your metro?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:32 AM   #4
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That is a great look and very functional too! Ready for that Alaska ride now?
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:31 AM   #5
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great!!! side pics? please!

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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Those look great on there. Nice to multipurpose the luggage.
I bought HT panniers for my DR but figured how to mount the racks to my Tiger also. The panniers get used on the Tiger more than the DR. I just moved my small JCWhitney topcase ($45) from the DR to the Mojito, fits like a glove.



Replaced the small case on the DR with the larger model. The currently have the small case listed for $76 and the large one for $45. Go figure.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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I had an '07 Met. Almost got killed on it a few times in town due to it's lack of acceleration. But In went on to put almost 10,000 miles on it riding on rural country roads that didn't have much traffic, and you could pull over onto the shoulder if necessary.

Back then there were no tubeless whitewalls that would fit the Met. You could get whitewalls in tube type, but for me that was out of the question. I have tube type wide whitewalls on my Stella, but it has a spare. Vino 125 uses the same size tires as the Stella, but I was not willing to give up tubeless tires for whitewalls.
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