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Old Today, 07:26 AM   #1
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2014 New Edition KLR 650 luggage

So I've decided to add a set of saddlebags and possible a tail bag. I'm going with soft luggage due to cost and other factors. What I don't know is whether there is a set of soft bags made that don't require a metal rack underneath. Everything I've seen for the KLR seems to need a metal rack under the bags.

Any tips? I was looking at the wolfman bags and like them. Are there any that I can just throw on, strap down, and ride?

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Old Today, 07:38 AM   #2
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Since you're looking @ wolfman gear, here ya go:

I am looking at these....no rack required.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/e-12-saddle-bags

These are interesting, but kinda pricey. The mount:

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/r...ddle-bag-mount

The bags:

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/large-rolie-bag

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/small-rolie-bag

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/medium-rolie-bag

I have an older Alpha tail bag that has been brutalized all across Canada and AK and the UP in Michigan

It has held up well, but it is so big that it tempts me to over pack, so I am looking at the E12 saddle bags.
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Everything I've seen for the KLR seems to need a metal rack under the bags.
Exhaust heat remains a factor. Some kind of stand-off bracket/rack, or thermal insulation may be required with soft saddle bags.
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Good point, X.

I think the E12s and the endure saddlebags here:

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/e...ry-saddle-bags

can be mounted across the seat so they drape over the side covers and are away from the exhaust. Then again, you might melt the back of the side car if you get too enthusiastic strapping the bags down.
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The New (08 and Current) KLR has redesigned the Side panel plastic. It is much stiffer on the Wolfman KLR I am running our NEW Enduro Dry Saddles. Work great and no heat shield required.
KLR with Enduro Dry Saddles:


I also have An Expedition Dry Saddle set up as a Tail bag on the Rear Rack.

Here is A KLR with the Boulder Beta:


Hope these Help!
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I use my cortex saddlebags and they work perfect
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Old Today, 01:13 PM   #7
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+1 on the wolfman e 12....run them on my ktm 530

You may want to look at giant loop, and nomad bags as well for a rackless system. .their bags work well too
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