Wolfman New 2013 Products-The Rocky Mountain Saddle Bags

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by wolfmanluggage, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    Went to order side racks for my Yamaha wr250r and see they're discontinued. Called Wolfman for info but no one answers. They are supposedly coming up with a replacement and I'm trying to find info - anyone know anything?
  2. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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  3. OFA

    OFA Adventure Obsession

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    Ive ridden about 60, 000 kilometers with my Wolfman expedition bags and they have had one problem. It's the rings rusting. They got rusty within a few month's and have gotten worse since. Can't understand why the hardware woukd be poor quality when the bags are so good.
  4. Aquafire

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    +1 My metal fasteners also rusted. It's the only blemish on an otherwise awesome product. For the minor cost increase in switching production to stainless steel from chrome plated, I think it would be worth it.
  5. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    IIRC, standard pack hardware is normally nickel plated, not chrome. SS isn't much more rust resistent but many times the cost and not as strong.

    If you're exposed to a lot of water then treat them with a metal protectant. Wolfman doesn't make pack hardware. :rolleyes
  6. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Into Africa

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    Hmmm, don't have many (well, any) rusty stainless steel nuts and bolts on my bike, A2 or A4.
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    From the 'Rust Store':

    Stainless steel can develop rust. It is much less likely to rust but it can still rust. Leave a wet cast iron skillet in a stainless steel sink and you'll see a rusted ring in your sink. The stainless steel didn't rust but the pan stained the surface and it will not be easy to remove.
    It is also possible for stainless steel to corrode (rust). There are over 150 grades of stainless steel and some are more prone to corrosion than others. Generally, the higher the chromium content, the less likely the steel will rust. However, over time, rust can and will develop on stainless steel. To prevent stainless steel from rusting, you need to passivate it. Passivating stainless steel is a process that allows stainless steel to retain its corrosion resistance.
    As a long time boater from the PNW we get to see all kinds of rust and corrosion. Even on what's deemed to be stainless steel.

    All I'm saying is I highly doubt you're gonna see SS hardware on Wolfman luggage, and not sure there would be much benefit regardless.

    Moving along now... :norton
  8. Aquafire

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    What a bunch of irrelevant BS. They can make the rings out of stainless and they'll look like new long after the bag has served it's useful life (actually 5 lives, I'd wager)..

    If you insist on being right, sure, nothing is completely corrosion-proof and in a few hundred years some 316 exposed to the elements might show minor pitting; happy? But they won't have actual RUST like the current rings, which is the point, semantics-boy.

    Easy to do, negligible sacrifice in strength and yes, a minor cost increase but not so much that most of us wouldn't be willing to pay it in a millisecond.

    Great bags but my rings also rusted out. Wolfman, if you're listening there are many options for rings that won't corrode. This is the only blemish on an otherwise awesome series of products.
  9. wolfmanluggage

    wolfmanluggage Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the input. We are looking for a source. We will keep you posted.
    The new Saddlebag Straps do not touch the frame so no scratching of the Slide.
    Anyway, good info.
    Woof!
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  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Why are my comments from weeks ago 'irrelevant BS'? They were specific to stainless steel rings.
    And the 'insist on being right' comment'? Geez dood, are your posts always so offensive? Or are you just inherently unhappy? As a fellow Canadian your demeanor is embarrassing.

    SS d-rings would more than likely add about $25 to their materials cost - probably half that of the entire product. So yes, while some of you with product use in extreme conditions would benefit, the factory would have to increase their product prices considerably. In general, domestic manufacturers have a hard enough time making a product price competitive. In this specific case, it suits the needs of the majority of buyers and would-be buyers.

    If it's such a big deal why don't you source your own d-rings and make new straps?
  11. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Still waiting for you guys to make a set of racks for the 11XXGS so I can use my Expeditions and then upgrade to the big boys :deal
  12. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    A manufacturer that cares. Responds without offense and is looking in to the issue. Awesome.:clap
  13. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    That's what I'm waiting for. Otherwise I gotta look at other options, which I hate to do. I want the Rocky Mtn. bags but need the racks to mount 'em........




    just say'n
  14. wolfmanluggage

    wolfmanluggage Been here awhile

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    With our new Saddlebag Strap, you can mount our three rack saddle bags:
    The Monarch Pass, Expedition Dry Saddlebags, and the Rocky Mountain Saddelbags to virtually any Motorcycle side rack. Quick, extremely secure, easy.
    The racks are up to you.

    Woof,
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  15. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    Do you have a photo of the Rocky Mountain bags mounted to the Rally Raid UK luggage racks for the 690 Enduro? I just want to see how others might be setting them up.
  16. wolfmanluggage

    wolfmanluggage Been here awhile

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    I Googled:
    690 rally raid side racks and wolfman bags
    There are a few images.
    One thing I forgot to mention the straps are attached to the bags and leave nothing on the racks unlike our previous "Other" kit.

    Woof!
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  17. wolfmanluggage

    wolfmanluggage Been here awhile

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    I forgot to mention the New Saddlebag Straps are attached to the bag and leave nothing on the side racks.

    Woof!
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  18. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Agreed, but I hate to source/purchase "other" racks. I have the Wolfman racks on my DRZ and I am afraid of a lesser quality rack for my GS. Not to say other manufactures are inferior in any way but I like my "systems"!

    The end game is to sell your bags. I find it odd a manufacture would recommend or depend on products, other than their own, to be able to use your products. Working with industry partners is fine but then again it makes it just another "source" the consumer has to chase. I know your supplier has quit making the "Wolfman" racks but is there a new rack in the works from you?
  19. wolfmanluggage

    wolfmanluggage Been here awhile

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    I completely understand about systems. You may find it odd that we have adapted our bags to fit other side racks, by doing this it has allowed our customer to use the racks they have or any rack out there. Especially on bike models we did not have a rack for. Our distributors love this as shipping racks around the globe is expensive for them. Let's put it this way, Our Saddlebag Strap has allowed us a much broader spectrum of bikes and users than we ever would have had. I could go on and on. Touratech, Givi, Hepco-Becker all make great side racks. I have tested them. So are we working on other racks, not at the moment.
    Woof!
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  20. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    OK, all I needed to know

    Thank you