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Old 03-04-2013, 06:27 AM   #16081
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So where do you guys keep em on your Tigers? I just put my plate on today and got to thinking of this. I like to keep them some where permanent on the bike. Not in a tank bag or other removable luggage. The only thing I can think of is in a zip lock bag stuffed under the rear seat someplace.
I just keep my registration and insurance cards in my wallet. They take up practically no space, so not much point finding a secure place on the bike to keep them. Besides, if I do get pulled over, it's a lot easier to just pull out my wallet than to get off the bike and remove the seat. Keeps cops calmer too.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:45 AM   #16082
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I just keep my registration and insurance cards in my wallet. They take up practically no space, so not much point finding a secure place on the bike to keep them. Besides, if I do get pulled over, it's a lot easier to just pull out my wallet than to get off the bike and remove the seat. Keeps cops calmer too.

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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, 08:07 AM   #16083
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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.
First world problems?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #16084
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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   #16085
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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...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656302
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:50 AM   #16086
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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   #16087
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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   #16088
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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   #16089
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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   #16090
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search the equipment area. there has got to be a thread started...
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #16091
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:54 AM   #16092
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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   #16093
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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   #16094
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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   #16095
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Sent you a PM with pics of those Happy Trail Panniers.
Mojave? Any thoughts on them?
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