Wolfman Expedition Tank Bag mounting options (Pic's Inside) Opinions

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  1. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    So I bought a Wolfman Expedition Large Tank bag to go with my other Wolfman Products that are top notch. I have the Rocky Mountain panniers and Expedition Large Tail bag. Anyways I was supprised when I received the Wolfman Tank bag and saw that there was no zipper around it. All it has is a top that comes straight off the top for access to the center. Is this going to be enough to keep out all the dust from off road riding?

    On to the real question. Where is the best place to latch the straps on the bag to hold it onto the bike. Right now the only place I could figure as to my crash bars. Doing this I was not able to use the keeper strap that allows you to unbuckle the bag and have the straps not fall down. Does this look ok? If anyone has photo's of how they mounted up there Wolfman Expedition large Tank bag it would be appreciated. Also real world experiences on how they like this bag as I have always owned zipper top bags for interior access.

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  2. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Try putting the straps under the seat...if my explanation makes sense.

    Right side strap to the left side frame under the seat
    Put the strap on so when it's out, sits flat
    Left side strap to the ride side frame under the seat - orient as mentioned.

    Something like this...

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    So when you have the seat on it looks like this...

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  3. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate

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    That's how mine is. I don't use the little retaining strap either doing it that way because its easier to get the seat off without it. The little straps barely hang down with the bag removed so its not needed.
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  4. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I haven't put mine to the test in the dirt yet. I guess the bag which extends above the top of the bag would help with the dust when pulled up and tight. It is definitely not the easiest bag to get into. I added a cardboard liner with "walls" to hold the bags shape. Makes it easier to get the lid back on.
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  5. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    I bought mine at Revzilla and haven't used it yet. I think I will return it and get a zippered one. I don't think I would like this one. Just doesn't seem practical for off road. I understand why they did it for keeping the bag waterproof but I don't think it will keep out the dust for sure..
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  6. SCflyer

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    Unless you want a specific waterproof try out the Explorer lite. It attaches the same, has a lot of room as well as expandable but for a tank bag I think not needed - for me anyway - It's not waterproof so ziplocs would be good for stuff you want to keep dry but worked well for me otherwise on my month trip. I'd also check with Wolfman if you want a larger map holder on top. The one that comes with it works okay but a lot of folding.
    I think they have one that's just a bit larger.
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