Wolfman side racks question..

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  1. smitty141

    smitty141 Only Pussy's die of natural causes.

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    I have a set of Wolfman/BRMoto racks on my 800. I mounted a 1 gallon Rotopax on one side. I bought this bike used with the racks and there was no rear brace included or installed.

    On BRMoto web site they are included when you buy. All the web searching I could not find a F800GS with these racks with the rear brace.

    You guys with these rack used the rear brace or is it overkill?? Also have the large Wolfman soft bags. Just thinking a gallon of fuel on one side and maybe fuel or water on the other may be to much weight for the racks.. Prepping for a run to Goose Bay summer of 15 from the midwest..

    Please post a few picture if you have a rear brace.

    Thanks Smitty
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  2. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    I haven't installed mine. When I purchased mine, it was an option. I figured I'd get it in case it would be necessary in the future.

    Ultimately you are the only person who knows how heavy your wolfman bags are loaded and how harsh of trails you are riding. Thus you are the only person qualified to answer this question for your motorcycle.
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  3. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile Supporter

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    if you have it install it!
    Why not?

    I have mine installed and all seems good
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  4. Dewtwo

    Dewtwo old trail rider! Supporter

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    I didn't know about the brace. I bought the Wolfman racks when I bought the bike a year ago Sept., the dealer mounted them for me.
    How do ya like those big bags Smitty?
    I've got the Expedition bags, may sell, get big ones!
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  5. smitty141

    smitty141 Only Pussy's die of natural causes.

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    I have only used the bags once.. And for me I think they will work great. I like to camp, and the size works. If its only a weekend trip and I'm hoteling they may be on the big side.

    I have been a hard side case guy for years, and the soft bag is a bit inconvenient. But I will give then a try. I may also buy a set of the smaller bags for short trips.

    No pics yet... There's got to be someone with one..

    Smitty
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  6. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Long timer

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    I believe there was two different versions of those racks. The first version doesn't have the rear cross brace. The second version has the tabs welded onto the racks for the cross brace to bolt onto. The second version also has different style tabs for the bags to mount to.
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  7. smitty141

    smitty141 Only Pussy's die of natural causes.

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    I have the later racks with the bolt brackets on the rear.

    Smitty
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  8. Dewtwo

    Dewtwo old trail rider! Supporter

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    Thanks Smitty,
    Yup, need more capacity for big camping trips.
    My racks do not have the tabs for a cross brace.
    They must have discovered a weakness after people hung TOO much
    stuff on the racks.
    Maybe packed out Big bags, Full Rotopax, plus gnarly terrain = failure!
    They seem very solid.
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