Wolfman Summit Saddlebags on an 800GS?

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  1. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    I am new to Saddle bags, an reasonably broke!:lol3

    I will only be using the sadle bags about twice a year so am not going to spend a ton of cash for hard cases.

    I think the Wolfman Summit saddlebags will do the trick, at the right price.

    Has anyone tried them on their 800GS?
    does the pipe interfer with them at all?

    I would like to go with something that doesn't have a big, ugly rack when the bags aren't on the bike..

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  2. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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    If you are not going to install a set of good pannier racks I would stay away from saddlebags. Take a look at the Giant Loop bag it's a little pricier than the Wolfman's but no need for racks, and the Giant Loop will not flop around it's very stable!

    Something to consider if you mount good sturdy racks they act as protection for the bodywork, muffler, and plastic tank. You doing any technical offroad riding?

    My bike has a set of good quality racks, a set of hard bag for when I take the wife and a set of Wolfman Expedition dry saddlebags when I travel alone and offroad.
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  3. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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  4. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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  5. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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    It's just that I would have a hard time spending $650 for through over bags, why not go with the Great Basin bag for $329 and still no flopping around for less money.
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  6. MSH

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    Hell... for even less money, if you're cheap and handy... get an old pair of ski pants and tie a few nots... The original Giant Loop.
    Or just use an old duffle bag.
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  7. Disco Dean

    Disco Dean Long timer

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    What about the big ugly rider?

    At least soft bags won't break your legs when you fall off and you will fall off a lot if I know you!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl

    :freaky
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  8. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    I never fall!



    Parking lot tip overs don't count. :evil
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  9. wolfmanluggage

    wolfmanluggage Long timer Super Supporter

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    Try our Beta Plus Rear Bag.
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    Great Bag.

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  10. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    I really like those bags but I am worried about keeping the weight lower.

    I'm only 5' 6" tall with a 28" inseam and can barely touch with 1 foot.
    If the bike is too top heavy it may topple over on me!!!!:D

    I'm contemplating the Expedition bags, but the rack is backordered in Canada (at Dual Sport Plus) until mid April. I need it before March 22.
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  11. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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    There you go - suggestion from the man himself, and a good suggestion it is. The Beta Plus bag will be much more secure than the Summit bags! Better yet - even cheaper than the GL on clearence. I don't have a Beta, but do use an older model that is similar to that bag on my 800GS along with the Expedition Dry Saddlebags. Then again I like the old ski pants idea, just don't use bungi cords - they'll put an eye out!
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