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Old 10-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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9*0 Adventure: best soft bag setup

I'm looking to see what you fellow inmates have as far as soft bag set ups for 950 or 990 adventure. I tried a set of Chase Harper bags draped over the side panels. They lasted my whole 6 day off road trip until the last extended bit on the freeway. Melted a hole right through the right bag. Anyway I'm trying to see what you guys have for a setup. Mounts or no mounts? I just want a setup that will last.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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I am pretty sure that any bag resting right on the pipe will just melt.

I really liked the Giant Loop bags... and I love the new Kriega Overlander bags.

Go to the vendors section, there are threads on both the GL and the Kriega and the Wolfman.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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Haha! I believe you are right. Mine were set further forward.

I'll check them out.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #4
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try the search feature, plenty of threads on the subject.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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For my type of camping/ cooking / riding style. The Wolfman soft luggage system works great for me. I like the easy to access individual bags.

Top dry bag fits my tent- sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stuff sack of cloths.

Sides are for layers and cooking supplies and food.




If you don't want racks. - Giant loop Great Basin.

I had racks on the bike, but it fits much better with out them.


You really do get what you pay for. Both of these products are built to last and have not let me down on any of my long cross country trips.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #6
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+1 Wolfman ... my set up is a lot simpler than CJs though ...





The bag on top is not Wolfman, but the saddle bags are the Teton model with mounting rack ...

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Saddle...ddle_bags.html

System works as advertised ... perfectly!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #7
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Melted a hole right through the right bag.
If you haven't already done it, swapping the stock exhaust for aftermarket cans will greatly reduce radiated heat (and weight). That won't change what happens when bags contact the actual exhaust piping, but may help with melting overall.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
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I dig that setup. I like simplicity. Also I like that the mounts aren't so far back like the factory ones. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:36 AM   #9
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If you haven't already done it, swapping the stock exhaust for aftermarket cans will greatly reduce radiated heat (and weight). That won't change what happens when bags contact the actual exhaust piping, but may help with melting overall.

I'm thinking a GPR 2-1 setup is in my future. I just love the 2-1 Rally style exhaust. It looks so cool.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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My setup. I have the Wolfman Bags too, but prefer the GL with another top sack like this. No need for the side racks, and the GL carries the weight more forward and central to bike......I prefer this setup.

I have also seen a buddy use both the GL and the Wolfman Side bags w Racks all together...on an SE to boot



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Old 10-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #11
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I have the wolfman dry bags on the stock KTM racks. They are fucking awesome. Dry as a bone in the heaviest downpours, and are fairly easy to take on and off. Easy to unbuckle the top cross straps to get under the seat while the bags hang from the rack mount points.

I spent the extra money for four bottle holders and use that to carry 4x 1L fuel bottles which is very nice to have on a long trip off into the wilds. If I ever get safari tanks I can use the bottle holders for water, spirits , and or a liter of oil for a long trip.

If you don't have racks I'd recommend getting the Wolfman racks which would make taking the bags on and off faster then the universal mounts I have for the KTM racks.

My setup for four weeks on the bike:
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #12
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+1 for the Wolfman setup.
I like the flexibility of being able to use different combinations of top bags depending on how long I'm gone







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Old 10-05-2012, 05:20 PM   #13
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Wow... I mean WOW. Great photos motogeek. I wish I was riding there!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #14
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Agreed. Amazing place. Sounds like wolfman is the way to go.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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I make some nice affordable crash bar bags if you're in the market. Currently available for KTM & Hepco Becker crash bars.

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