Tank bags

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by bruceca2002, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Oh look how cute!

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  2. LoFlow

    LoFlow Long timer Supporter

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    Yes txrider , I use the touratech tail pack on day trips. Seems robust enough and zippers are good. I did take the straps off and put a thin sheet of plastic on the inside. I then ran 4 ---1/4 inch bolts and fender washers bolted [clamped] to rear rack. A little more solid mounting when full ot tools.
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  3. txrider

    txrider Been here awhile

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    Well I will be doing some riding with some beemers :bmwriderthis summer, dunno how much I would call it offroading though. Unpaved would be a more proper term. Standing up will be for stretching mostly I think.

    Most of my real offroading I don't need a tank bag for.
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  4. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    I got the Wolfman last night. I'm sending it back today. Entirely too small. Won't hold my camera let alone my camera plus anything else. Guess I'm going back to the KTM bag and learn to live with the bulkiness of it. If the Wolfman was just a wee bit bigger <sigh>
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  5. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    i got a ktm bag yesterday. it is a good size and doesn't get in my way. :dunno
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  6. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    mind did with me; mostly because of my big gut no doubt :eek1 but it also rubs against my thighs while standing on the pegs.. but still; I think it's a fair comprimise cuz it's a great bag otherwise
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  7. rapiti

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    With the side pockets removed, my Touratech tank bag would be a workable solution for some offroad. My legs are long enough that I straddle the main bag. Still an annoyance on climbs.

    How big is your camera? Is the WM expandable?
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  8. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    It's the Fujifilm 602s; which is almost as big as a full size SLR

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    The camera would fit in the Wolfman, but nothing else would like my telex lens and lens adapter which gives me the equivalent of a 300mm telephoto lens. Then there's the extra NiMH batteries, a couple of CF cards and a mini tripod all of which fits inside a compact weather resistent Lowepro camera case

    And that's my smaller digital camera set up. I have considered bringing my Nikon D70 outfit on some rides but thats a bit much. I would need a large Pelican case just for that gear. Maybe I should just buy a itty bitty digi-cam but I do like my Fuji.

    And no, the Wolfman Enduro is not expandable. The bigger Wolfman is; but that thing is huge
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  9. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    maybe not itty bitty but how's about a Canon A95? Get a lil' soft case for scuffs and whatnot and you should be good to go.
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  10. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Hey Rob, which Wolfman did you get? I'm assuming the Enduro.

    You said the other Wolfman is huge, again, I am assuming you mean the Explorer.
    I just wanted to make sure that you have seen their newest bag the Explore Lite: Explorer Lite
    It in between the Enduro and Explorer
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  11. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    Yes, the Enduro. I saw the Explorer Lite too; it's in the same size range as the KTM bag howerver the KTM bag includes a rain cover (Wolfman charges for it), the KTM bag has the removable base, a cut out for the gas cap and the the KTM bag is around $30 or so cheaper (or $45 cheaper if you include the price of the rain cover)

    I definatly need the zip off feature after having my last one stolen. The zip off bag is brilliant and AFAIK not too many bags use this.
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  12. meat popsicle

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    heard the KTM's zipper sucks - might go easy on it to make sure it lasts or get a shop to replace it.
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  13. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    It might suck; but so does getting your bag swiped.. mine worked fine for the few weeks I had it..
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  14. rapiti

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    TT Zip is heavier duty. If'n yer a zipperhead, that is... :1drink
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  15. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    about the same bag too eh?

    dunno why you can't undo the bag totally - too hard? :dunno
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  16. Buckster

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    Mine seems fine and is removed from the bike at least twice a day, I have had the bag since December.
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  17. techieguy

    techieguy Lost in the woods

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    Anyone out there want to sell their KTM tank bag that they don't like??

    Thanks,
    Peter
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  18. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    You mean the one I have, with two missing zipper pulls, the piping that is discolored and coming off the bag, zippers that jam almost every time they are used, and the rain cover that shredded on the first long tour, etc. etc.

    I'd run one on my Duke II again, it's a nice looking bag, but I don't recomend it at all for real offroad use.
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  19. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    :poser

    that's "character" Mack...
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  20. techieguy

    techieguy Lost in the woods

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    Well, actually I'd like one in a little better shape....

    But thanks for thinking of me.

    Peter
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