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Old 03-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #16021
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That works for one bike, but with four bikes between my wife and I and both of us jumping on any bike at any time, under the seats in a ziplock baggy work fine.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #16022
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Wolfman liners or semi-hard bags.

I went with the Wolfman bags on my bike but I didn't like the droopy sack look when they weren't packed. Since it's convenient to have the bags running errands I made a stiffer liner. The liner also protects the bag from any pointy objects I happen to throw in there.

I believe I bought the trashcans at Home Depot (if not try Lowes). They are Sterilite Swing Top, Base M, 11 Gal. /42 L, 1093 White. Why did I get white? Have you ever tried to find a black kitchen trash can? Besides the white really “lights” up the bottom of the bag.

Of course you end up recycling most of the “can” since I only used 12 inches off of the bottom. I did look at the office supply stores for a shorter can but the ones I found had too much of a flare from the base to the top.

Now I don’t know the tolerances between Wolfman bags but I was able to fit this in. It was tight but doable. You could drop me a line if you want all the excruciating details of where I made the cuts on them. I did luck out since the can came with a molded indentation. That enabled the cut edges to tuck in nicely. I secured the ends with some Velcro, hopefully the Velcro adhesive will hold up to the summer heat.



Wolfman wants you to run the saddle bags connected to each other. I have been running around with just the left bag attached. I just secured the 2" connecting strap with a zip tie to the back of the Wolfman mounting bracket.

It works but I want the bag mounted a little cleaner so I found some 2" parachute buckles (that's what they called them) at a local fabric store. I just need a longer piece of webbing (all they had was white) so the strap can wrap around the mounting bracket and snap together.

I think that will work just fine. The Wolfman bags are also mounted to the bracket at 4 other points. Surrounding straps clip into the mounting bracket. I zip tie those so they can't move around when the bag is empty.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #16023
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I went with the Wolfman bags on my bike but I didn't like the droopy sack look when they weren't packed. Since it's convenient to have the bags running errands I made a stiffer liner. The liner also protects the bag from any pointy objects I happen to throw in there.

I believe I bought the trashcans at Home Depot (if not try Lowes). They are Sterilite Swing Top, Base M, 11 Gal. /42 L, 1093 White. Why did I get white? Have you ever tried to find a black kitchen trash can? Besides the white really “lights” up the bottom of the bag.

Of course you end up recycling most of the “can” since I only used 12 inches off of the bottom. I did look at the office supply stores for a shorter can but the ones I found had too much of a flare from the base to the top.

Now I don’t know the tolerances between Wolfman bags but I was able to fit this in. It was tight but doable. You could drop me a line if you want all the excruciating details of where I made the cuts on them. I did luck out since the can came with a molded indentation. That enabled the cut edges to tuck in nicely. I secured the ends with some Velcro, hopefully the Velcro adhesive will hold up to the summer heat.



Wolfman wants you to run the saddle bags connected to each other. I have been running around with just the left bag attached. I just secured the 2" connecting strap with a zip tie to the back of the Wolfman mounting bracket.

It works but I want the bag mounted a little cleaner so I found some 2" parachute buckles (that's what they called them) at a local fabric store. I just need a longer piece of webbing (all they had was white) so the strap can wrap around the mounting bracket and snap together.

I think that will work just fine. The Wolfman bags are also mounted to the bracket at 4 other points. Surrounding straps clip into the mounting bracket. I zip tie those so they can't move around when the bag is empty.
other mounting options, trash can inserts, and talk about wolfman luggage...

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:50 AM   #16024
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Speaking of luggage, I'm having a hard time deciding between the wolfmans and the Happy Trail Mojave. for the same price, it sure seems like not having to deal with all the straps, and a bigger bag would be worth it, but I haven't been able to find too many people using them. Not sure why. It seems like a great option.

I already have wolfman racks on my bike, but I'm told the Happy Trail can be made to fit easy enough.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #16025
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Speaking of luggage, I'm having a hard time deciding between the wolfmans and the Happy Trail Mojave. for the same price, it sure seems like not having to deal with all the straps, and a bigger bag would be worth it, but I haven't been able to find too many people using them. Not sure why. It seems like a great option.

I already have wolfman racks on my bike, but I'm told the Happy Trail can be made to fit easy enough.
If you already have Wolfman racks then get a set of the Expedition bags. End of story. Or the new larger ones they just came out with.

If you want to run hard cases Wolfman now has universal mounting brackets for cases, you could then use a pair of Seahorse, Pelican, or Storm cases. The expedition bags are lighter and better for off-pavement anyway.

The HT bags are probly sewn by Wolfman (signature piping and trim) but are not waterproof. If that's not an issue then fine, but for just a few bucks it seems like it's worth it to be dust and water proof.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #16026
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The HT bags are probly sewn by Wolfman (signature piping and trim) but are not waterproof. If that's not an issue then fine, but for just a few bucks it seems like it's worth it to be dust and water proof.
They have waterproof removable liners, which is arguably better than the wolfman expedition setup, and they're bigger. They're closer to the new Rocky Mountain than the Expedition in size & function. I'm considering all 3, just having a hard time deciding. Not having all the straps, and bolting to the rack with the HT pucks is pretty cool. Saving $200 compared to the Rocky Mountain for close to the same storage is also nice.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #16027
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They have waterproof removable liners, which is arguably better than the wolfman expedition setup, and they're bigger. They're closer to the new Rocky Mountain than the Expedition in size & function. I'm considering all 3, just having a hard time deciding. Not having all the straps, and bolting to the rack with the HT pucks is pretty cool. Saving $200 compared to the Rocky Mountain for close to the same storage is also nice.
Then I'd look at them too. Need more info an pics. I'm looking for a soft-bag alternative for my HT racks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:55 AM   #16028
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #16029
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:54 AM   #16030
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I went with the Wolfman bags on my bike but I didn't like the droopy sack look when they weren't packed. Since it's convenient to have the bags running errands I made a stiffer liner. The liner also protects the bag from any pointy objects I happen to throw in there.

I believe I bought the trashcans at Home Depot (if not try Lowes). They are Sterilite Swing Top, Base M, 11 Gal. /42 L, 1093 White. Why did I get white? Have you ever tried to find a black kitchen trash can? Besides the white really “lights” up the bottom of the bag.

Of course you end up recycling most of the “can” since I only used 12 inches off of the bottom. I did look at the office supply stores for a shorter can but the ones I found had too much of a flare from the base to the top.

Now I don’t know the tolerances between Wolfman bags but I was able to fit this in. It was tight but doable. You could drop me a line if you want all the excruciating details of where I made the cuts on them. I did luck out since the can came with a molded indentation. That enabled the cut edges to tuck in nicely. I secured the ends with some Velcro, hopefully the Velcro adhesive will hold up to the summer heat.



Wolfman wants you to run the saddle bags connected to each other. I have been running around with just the left bag attached. I just secured the 2" connecting strap with a zip tie to the back of the Wolfman mounting bracket.

It works but I want the bag mounted a little cleaner so I found some 2" parachute buckles (that's what they called them) at a local fabric store. I just need a longer piece of webbing (all they had was white) so the strap can wrap around the mounting bracket and snap together.

I think that will work just fine. The Wolfman bags are also mounted to the bracket at 4 other points. Surrounding straps clip into the mounting bracket. I zip tie those so they can't move around when the bag is empty.
Great idea, what did you cut it with?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #16031
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Great idea, what did you cut it with?
Sent you a PM with pics of those Happy Trail Panniers.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:08 PM   #16032
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That works for one bike, but with four bikes between my wife and I and both of us jumping on any bike at any time, under the seats in a ziplock baggy work fine.
I just keep the registration and insurance cards for all three of my bikes in my wallet... but then I'm not sharing the bikes with anyone. So in that case, yeah, the underseat baggy makes sense.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #16033
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Sent you a PM with pics of those Happy Trail Panniers.
Mojave? Any thoughts on them?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #16034
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I figured I would chime in on my first ride on my new '13 Tiger 800XC. I picked it up this weekend when we finally didn't have heavy snow in the forecast. The temps were around 40 degrees F (4C). The sun was hidden behind gray overcast and it wasn't what I would call a great day to ride, but New Bike Syndrome had me feverish for a ride.

With layers of fleece under my Thor off road GoreTex suit (shopping for a DS suit) and my Bell Star full face, I pushed off from the dealer. I was wary of the engine speed required to pull out of the uphill drive as I let the clutch out. My thinking was it would require a lot more rpm than my big twins or even my KTM 350 to torque itself out of the drive. My BMW 1200RT had surprised me with a lack of bottom end torque the first time I let the clutch out. I wasn't going to let the Triumph stall here. I soon realized that the Triumph didn't require that type of clutch slippage to get moving. I started to understand the triple thing. Wow was this a great motor! I love the bottom end and can't wait to experience the top end rush once my break in is completed.

Lack of character was a fear I had but a little over a 100 miles later I can see why triples are unique and enjoyable. The frost heaves in the northern CT back roads were swallowed by the suspension and the heated grips kept my former frost bitten fingers from pain. I'm looking forward to warmer temps and sunshine.
I think you got your bike the same place I got mine and yes, that exit is a little exciting on a new bike

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Mojave? Any thoughts on them?
HT Teton hard bags left over from the Girlie Tiger. Thinking of selling them. I went with Wolfman Expeditions for this Tiger. Some detailed pics of the new Mojaves would be nice.
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