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Old 08-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #30211
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Regarding Wolfman Enduro Saddlebags on a WR

I recently picked up an '11 WRX. I already have a set of Wolfman Enduro saddlebags that I've used on my KLX and Husky. I see that a lot of you use these bags on the WR. My question is...are you all just putting them right over the heat shield on the stock muffler, or have you made an extra heat shield? That heat shield seems to get pretty hot, so I'm concerned about melting the backside of the bag. But of course the heat shield is plastic, so presumably it would melt too if it got that hot. So maybe it's a non-issue. But on my other bikes, the muffler's were clear of the bags.

Here are the saddlebags I'm talking about (on my KLX):



And here's my new WR that I plan on using them on as well:



As you can see, there's quite a bit of difference in muffler/side cover placement on the two bikes.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #30212
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I recently picked up an '11 WRX. I already have a set of Wolfman Enduro saddlebags that I've used on my KLX and Husky. I see that a lot of you use these bags on the WR. My question is...are you all just putting them right over the heat shield on the stock muffler, or have you made an extra heat shield? That heat shield seems to get pretty hot, so I'm concerned about melting the backside of the bag. But of course the heat shield is plastic, so presumably it would melt too if it got that hot. So maybe it's a non-issue. But on my other bikes, the muffler's were clear of the bags.

Here are the saddlebags I'm talking about (on my KLX):



And here's my new WR that I plan on using them on as well:



As you can see, there's quite a bit of difference in muffler/side cover placement on the two bikes.
I used my WM Enduro bags with the stock pipe and heat shield, but it got rubbed up pretty good. Never burned though. Now that I have the FMF PC4 silencer I got a piece of 1" wide x 1/8th" thick aluminum and bent in the vice to make this (held in place with two larger radiator hose clamps):


Another view:


Has plenty of clearance:


Materials cost less than $10 from local Ace Hardware and I use both for the Enduro saddlebags and my Giant Loop Coyote. Took about 20 minutes to make and mount. Easy to remove too.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:26 AM   #30213
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Great ankle protection for your dirt/supermoto riding style there...

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #30214
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I used my WM Enduro bags with the stock pipe and heat shield, but it got rubbed up pretty good. Never burned though. Now that I have the FMF PC4 silencer I got a piece of 1" wide x 1/8th" thick aluminum and bent in the vice to make this (held in place with two larger radiator hose clamps):
Seems like that bent aluminum would efficiently conduct the exhaust heat directly to the saddlebag, and be much hotter than the plastic OEM heat shield.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #30215
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #30216
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Seems like that bent aluminum would efficiently conduct the exhaust heat directly to the saddlebag, and be much hotter than the plastic OEM heat shield.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #30217
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I used my WM Enduro bags with the stock pipe and heat shield, but it got rubbed up pretty good. Never burned though. Now that I have the FMF PC4 silencer I got a piece of 1" wide x 1/8th" thick aluminum and bent in the vice to make this (held in place with two larger radiator hose clamps):Materials cost less than $10 from local Ace Hardware and I use both for the Enduro saddlebags and my Giant Loop Coyote. Took about 20 minutes to make and mount. Easy to remove too.
This gave me a good idea. I think I will make something similar, but make it where it will bolt on using the stock bolt holes on the heat shield. I would leave the heat shield on, but then have a bar like this in addiiton. It would be easy to install for a trip, but quick to remove when I get back. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #30218
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A stand-off bar using the stock bolts is a great idea. Although, I have never had any problems with the stock heat shield and the Wolfman Enduro's...
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #30219
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i have never had any problems with the stock heat shield and the wolfman enduro's...
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #30220
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:03 PM   #30221
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I devised a very similar solution for use with my Giant Loop Mojavi bag. Works great.









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Old 08-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #30222
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My Wolfman E-10's lay directly on my FMF Q4 with no problem whatsoever with melting. The bag gets warm/hot but that is it. Rode WOT up a steep 4 lane in 5th gear for over a 1/2 mile and no problems. Slow single track no problems.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #30223
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Crawdaddy,
What are you running in the front?
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They're obviously not the best sand tire but they're much better than you'd think (as long as you're down around ~10PSI front and rear)......they're an excellent "multi terrain" tire and long wearing....

Reference review/article: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/392/19...re-Review.aspx

Pinchers are rare even at ~10PSI (or lower in the rear) with rim locks and Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty tubes (4mil).......it's like running a tire inside a tire
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:17 PM   #30224
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Crawdaddy,
What are you running in the front?
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MT43 front and rear (on the WR)

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XCMH front and MT43 rear (on The Smoker)

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #30225
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ok the tool tube hits....

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Here is my set up. I originally made the hwy pegs for my XR650L and just recently I added the tabs to accept the tool tube. I am worried the tire may hit it on full suspension compression.

Well... it does make contact with the front wheel.... enough so that it got ripped of the nicely welded mounts. No tools were harmed though! Only because they were not in there... Oh well, there goes $0.63 in investment!
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