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Old 11-03-2011, 11:02 AM   #9331
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Wolfman Expedition Bags with Happy Trails SU Racks

I finally got my Happy Trail SU racks and Wolfman Expedetion bags for my 800XC. Pictures are below with a little bit of information above the picture. Also there is NOTHING in the bags but air. I also wanted to use my Wolfman Large Rollie bags to attach to the sides when I need that little bit of extra room.

Large rollie bag is black and on the left. This will work perfect for the long rides and will keep the weight close to the bike.


Pic without Rollie Bags.

Pic from the back. I will use the gap between the left rack and the bike to mount an external gas tank/can.


Front View

Wolfman says that the straps need to go from one bag to the other. I didn't want straps across my rear seat so I took full advantage of the side grab bars. I switched a buckle on each bag and it works fine. This should work out great especially with two up riding.

The SU racks have this plate that goes across the top of their rack. Instead of wrapping the velcro straps around the rack like I did on the bottom ones I just simply fed it through the little slat and connected the straps in the back. It holds just fine. I also put a little safety wire through the straps and connected it in the center just for a piece of mind.




So far I'm happy with the set up. The real test will be the first good ride with them on. Overall the set up will hold just as much as aluminum bags and be much much lighter. What do you think?

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:09 AM   #9332
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Looking good

If I weren't such a cheap fook, I'd have a set of those (I use my 25 buck Swedish rucks instead...cos...well I'm cheap) although they do seem a little small for my use.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #9333
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I wonder if you could put a back pad on this size box and be comfortable rideing two up or would it be better with the 34 liter caribou case, just wondering?
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:37 PM   #9334
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I wonder if you could put a back pad on this size box and be comfortable rideing two up or would it be better with the 34 liter caribou case, just wondering?
my guess is the taller box is better but for heavy passenger use one of the other brands might be more back friendly.

that adjustable one a few posts back with a Givi and comfortable pad may be key.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:25 PM   #9335
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Thanks for the feedback and the compliments!

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I would definitely be interested
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wow. that is one of the slickest rear racks i've ever seen.

you guys should check out the yamaha wr250r as that bike need 4 mount bolts (and spacers) the same.
same multi-uses needed too.
We should look at the WR250R again...maybe I should buy one

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Hi Dave,

I'm VERY interested!
Would like to know what you think the price would be is greatly different to the GS version ($120.00)

Would also be VERY VERY interesting if there is the possibility to fit NOMADA Top Cases or ZEGA Top Cases to them???

Let me know when they are available please.
Price would be very similar to what we offer now. It does depend on whether the side mounting Rotopax capability is built in.

Last I looked at Zega mounting that would be difficult to incorporate. Holan's also looks difficult...

Thanks again! Any more thoughts?

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:52 AM   #9336
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Just wondering, why not buy the racks from Wolfman instead of the happy trails? The fit is much better IMHO.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:25 AM   #9337
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Just wondering, why not buy the racks from Wolfman instead of the happy trails? The fit is much better IMHO.

Ill assume you have that directed to me. 2 reasons, #1 I know the HT racks are durable and will add some protection, #2 next spring I plan to buy aluminum boxes and didnt want to have to buy 2 sets of racks. Why is the fit much better?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #9338
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Also debuting is this one-off Tiger 800XC concept created as a showcase by Triumph’s accessories division. Built using official Triumph accessories, most of which feature new finishes, and high spec components such as Öhlins mechatronic suspension and tubeless Kineo wheels, it’s the ultimate version of Triumph’s best selling bike and guaranteed to be a real showstopper!


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Old 11-04-2011, 09:51 AM   #9339
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That's bloody gorgeous and tubeless wheels as well.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:00 AM   #9340
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I want!!! If this is whats to come from Triumph BMW better watch the fuck out!!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:12 AM   #9341
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Nice example that something can look really good but isn't very practical. Without a front fender, you'd ride about 10 minutes in pebbles and your exhaust headers, the radiator and all the surrounding pieces are bombarded to shit.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:12 AM   #9342
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It's a CVO Tiger, very nice.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #9343
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Want everything but the Arrow exhaust, prefer Scorpion. But yeah everything looks fantastic, especially the knobbies.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #9344
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I was hoping Triumph would offer the Tiger in a graphite color. It looks awesome. Still not as cool as black on black, but very stealthy looking.

Too bad I am stuck with vanilla white. It was my one compromise in buying the Tiger XC, but since it saved me about $1,500 and got me my bike six months sooner, it was worth it.

But damn, a guy can still dream.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:55 AM   #9345
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