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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by jphish, Jul 17, 2011.
There is just enough room for a tool tube on the left which I plan to add soon.
I've got a similar setup to that, except using Givi racks instead of the Wolfman ones. They stick out just a little further, but on the other hand that makes room for a large tool tube on the left, plus they're removable in 30 seconds when I don't need them.
I almost went with the Givi racks myself, for the same reasons that you stated. Can't go wrong with either rack. Now I just need to get my tent picked out before spring.
Yep, it's a good setup. Pretty compact. I just might be able to get by with their 38 to 40 liter capacity. I dunno, even the small Seahorse cases I have are 26 liters each, or 52 total. iM2600 Storms, like TT sells, are 36 each. And I could add a tool box to the extra space on the left, or even a fuel block, Kolpin or Rotopax.
Another bonus for your setup is weight savings. The expedition bags are about 11lbs total, my cases are 17 pounds each. No wonder I can feel them on the bike even when lightly loaded.
What I can tell you is the Happy Trails racks are very strong. The wolfmans are too, and they tuck in closer and higher, although it does seem they left quite a bit of exta room for the exhaust can. Probably for some heat to escape from it, distance the bag a bit. Berg does a nice job with his layout. No issues with aftermarket exhausts either - I could get my Leo Vince on there with those. That is probably my biggest issue with happy trails, the right front mount gets in the way of an aftermarket can headpipe. Very poor routing there. I also don't like the HT crossbar, it's way too low. I guess I could make a new one. Berg has his tucked up under the plate where it should be.
Thanks for the pix! Tidy setup.
Here's mine again, I'm pretty sure I've posted this one before. It's not a bad setup, I just think softbags are better for off road.
They are coming out with a bigger bag soon! I talked to Eric several months ago and saw it in person. I emailed them about it a few weeks ago and they said they are very close to releasing it.
That is great news. Always liked the Wolfman bags but they are way too small for me.
I like your setup there, I'm assuming your Trax box is big enough for a helmet?
Yes, I have looked at your setup as well and like it. Just not for off road. I plan on getting a Rotopax mount on the left. But the trip I need it on will not be for another year. I have taken a 5 day trip thru Texas riding the 3 Sisters and this is the setup I used with no other luggage other than what you see. I did motel it but there was plenty of room for everything I needed. I also Traveled two up with this setup and still had just enough room for everything. Youngest son and I took a trip to Barbers Motorsports for the vintage bike festival earlier this year. If I took the wife, all bets are off for having enough room in the luggage.
Yes. The Trax top box will hold a full face helmet with ease. Its waterproof but also comes with a dry bag as well. I have been really pleased with it. I haven't ridden off road with it although I could. I choose to use a tail bag instead of the top case for off road rides. It's aluminum so its not heavy but I like to save weight where I can when off the tarmack.
Thats good to hear but I wonder if they will keep the same rack? I hope so. Don't know that I will buy the larger bags, though. The larger the bag, the more stuff I tend to carry whether I need it or not.
I have learned to pack pretty light. The larger bags might go well for a two-up trip with the wife.
In the long run it could really help to cut out carrying anything on top of the bike. Thats why I want them. I currently do this to keep the weight in tight. I don't keep anything heavy in the top box. It's just so handy to store valuables in...
Emailed Wolfman and got a prompt reply that they hope to have the larger bag out by the end of the month!
Are those Rollie Bags? How do you like them? I was thinking about something similar just for tubes and such but they looked a little big.
yep large rollies on each side. i like them. attached to the frame and side rack. works great. one has all my food and stove the other has tubes, tent, sleeping pad, etc. i was on the road for 9 days on this trip. like i said, the top box is not full at all.
Very nice. That may be the way I go accept the small rollies.
i would get your eyes on them before you buy the small ones. they are tiny. good thing about the rollie bags is they are always compressible.
There's also a mid-rolie. Might be just perfect.
The larger expeditions sound perfect. I may just keep my HT racks and go that way, add a fuel pax or tool compartment to the open space on the left side. Will all work out just fine. I was looking close at them last night with my Kolpin pax and I think it will mount in there just fine. Just need to make sure there's clearance for the swingarm. A cursory look appears to be okay.
I fill up my 52 liters of side cases, and another 26L top box. Plus a 35L roll-top bag as a bed roll. There are quite a number of items I bring that many skip. It's the difference between just making it work in camp, and feeling really comfortable.
Like camp shoes. After a day of riding I want my mx boots OFF!! So sandals or hiking shoes in summer, uggs in winter.
A down sweater. Same deal, I want my heavy riding jacket OFF.
A bottle of wine, mini cooler, extra water. I eat and drink merrily. I always have at least one ice cold beer to pop when I arrive in camp. Some just have a backpack meal or MRE. Yuck...not for me. Fresh ground coffee in the morning too, with cream and sugar.
A tent. A bivy is not for me. Warm down bag, sleeping pad, 2-man tent.
Extra tube, front and back, 12v air, ipod, extra gloves, socks. Sometimes a flyrod and tackle pack.
Even on my husky I can manage this stuff, but it does all add up. I imagine it ends up being about 50lbs of gear, plus what ever you're hauling it in. For me, I think 24-26L wolfman expedition bags would work out just fine.
Anyone know what their size is going to be compared to the current ones?
"Above 30L" was all I got in the email.
Holy smoke, Browneye! That's for just you? Man you really pack heavy for one guy. But hey, if your cooking every night and toting wine, coffee, etc I'm sure it all adds up. I guess I know who to camp with!