wolfman saddlebags

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by eal1284, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. inbred

    inbred Been here awhile

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on some Wolfman Racks and Expedition Dry Bags. The portable washing machine feature was definitely the icing on the cake. I also read about one guy using the attached dry bags as portable coolers. He fills them with ice and about twenty cans of various high-end canned beer and thakes along a sleeping bag and tarp. He's got it all: Beer, sleeping equipment and fresh water from ice melting to wash away the morning hangover.:clap
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  2. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I might have to get some of these things.:1drink
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  3. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    About a month ago I oredered an Expedition Dry Duffel, medium sized, to use as a carry on/carry off bag for my Bonnie, and have found it to be excellent.

    Great quality, well designed, the straps are useful and well placed, and the service I received from Wolfman was fantastic.

    Highly recommended!

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  4. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

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    Just another favorable mention for the Expedition bags and racks. I bought a set for my DR in 2010 prior to a 2500mi road trip. They've worked out incredibly well for both road trips and off-road fishing/camping trips. So well, in fact, that this past summer, I purchased a second set of bags and racks for my wife's DRZ-SM.

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    We did another road trip this past summer and rode around the Olympic Peninsula and nearly drowned in all the rain. Everything stowed in the Expedition bags was bone-dry... I wish the same could be said of the North Face Duffel I was also using. Time to replace it with a Wolfman duffel, I think. ;)

    While their capacity isn't cavernous, its more than adequate for our needs. Beyond their durability, what I like most about these bags is where they sit when mounted - nice and low, and ahead of the rear axle so as not to turn your mount in a top-heavy beast with a light front end.
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  5. Helipilot

    Helipilot Been here awhile

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    An earlier post by Eric of Wolfman Luggage Fame mentioned the Berg raw loops. Another poster showed his pics of his berg set up. I hit the search but came up empty. Anybody have a site to go to for the Berg raw loops?

    Thanks
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  6. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Here you go -

    Backroads Moto
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  7. Twohondas

    Twohondas Long timer

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    I took the Expedition and a TNF duffel to Alaska. It rained every day except ONE. The Expedition was my primary must be "dry" storage. It worked fine.

    Before I left I sprayed Scotch Guard on all the seams of the TNF duffel, which is not advertized as "waterproof". THat did the job plus it is easier to get into while on the road.

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  8. Helipilot

    Helipilot Been here awhile

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    Thanks Joe Bar for the link. I just bought the Wolfman large expedition dry bag and Summit saddle bags. I think I will add the waterproof saddle bags later for the TAT ride.

    Roger
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  9. beergut

    beergut Thumper

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    Bump. Would like to know what people DON'T like about the wolfman bags. I'm about to pull the trigger....


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  10. beergut

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    Has anyone used these with rotopacks?


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  11. sonoran

    sonoran friend of P

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    Internal butterfly stiffeners tend to curl up and become a PIA to deal with.

    Other than that no complaints.
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  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    The size. They could be a little bit bigger. I'm not a heavy packer so its fine with me.
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  13. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    yeah that too but i fixed it by adding the very cheap walmart trash cans. they work perfect! (see previous page)
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  14. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I wished I would have bought black instead of yellow . I bought 4 bottles and holders to encrease range . Motostrano seems to have the best deal .
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  15. high dangler

    high dangler Been here awhile

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    the exp dry saddle bags look like a great idea from wolfman. I know that material is very tough and watertight cause i have the duffle
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  16. cug

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    They seemed nice enough to me when I got them on my WR250X, but they are a royal pain in rear to get on and off the bike. Totally solid once mounted, but they have about a gazillion straps and hoops and loops and I hated every single one of them.

    Sold them with my WR and never want to deal with them again. I'll either use my Ortlieb RackPack or a Giant Loop bag next time I want soft luggage.
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  17. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    While they're not as easy as fitted luggage to strap them on in the morning and take them off in the evening is really not a big deal.

    That being said, if you were dealing with that half a dozen times a day I could see it becoming tiresome.
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  18. cug

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    It was on in the morning, off in the evening. After 5 days I hated them.
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  19. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    I've got the Wolfman Tetons - same bags but in the ballistic nylon. Can't be bothered taking the bags on and off - Winding Roads had these Exped XL Dry Bags which fit perefctly. Made the Tetons totally waterproof and just pull the dry bags out when I stop. Simple. :D

    It's the green one in the photo -

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  20. Ironfish653

    Ironfish653 Combat Commuter

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    Anyone running the Wolfman EXP's without racks?

    I like to run soft bags on my DL650 to keep the rear narrow, and I like the waterproof nature of the Wolfman bags.

    I've got the stock heat shield on the right side, and a Dan Vessel -style bag support on the left side.

    I don't mind making a harness for them, but I don't want to to a whole lot of hacking on a $200 set of bags, just to get them on the bike.