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xTomKx 07-05-2013 01:02 PM

Help me choose a tail bag
 
I need a small bag to carry a rain suit, bottle of water and some misc items. I ride mostly short trips about 200 miles.

So far I found a couple options. I like the look of the Touratech the best but I also like the price on the Moose bag.

Moose tail bag
http://www.ktmtwins.com/moose-racing...-rear-rack-bag

Wolfman Peak
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index....k-tail-bag.cfm

Touratech
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...le-KTM-990-950


Help me decide which one I should get

rickcj7 07-05-2013 01:06 PM

I think for $10 more I'd get the Wolfman, we all know they are good quality!

mjskier 07-05-2013 01:22 PM

I have a Wolf tail bag. A bit more that the one you listed, but is has small pockets on the side that are very useful
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index....f-tail-bag.cfm

Here's a pic to give you a sense of scale:

http://mjskier.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...DSC5024-XL.jpg

kaptinkaos 07-05-2013 01:48 PM

Cargo net, dry bag.

http://www.mec.ca/product/4011-624/m...0L%2Bdry%2Bbag

http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd2e9d218.jpg

Cheap as heck, nearly indestructible, weatherproof, and simple. It's a bag, you put stuff in it, strap it to the bike and ride. LOL! A 10L would be the size of the smaller yellow/black bag on the tail.

Fwiw, it's what I use to carry my tools, tubes, rain gear etc on day rides in the rugged outdoors. I also wear a small camelback/backpack that I put munchies and stuff in. Cheers!

Zander 07-05-2013 02:19 PM

I really like my Wolfman E12. Great little saddle bags. Out the way when riding and the load properly placed.

jwalters 07-06-2013 12:05 AM

I use a Wolfman on the rear rack of my XRR. No clue what model it is though. I got it on clearance at Aerostich. Very handy. Some pictures.

http://24.158.26.146/gallery2/main.p...serialNumber=2

http://24.158.26.146/gallery2/main.p...serialNumber=2

http://24.158.26.146/gallery2/main.p...serialNumber=3

xTomKx 07-06-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjskier (Post 21798204)
I have a Wolf tail bag. A bit more that the one you listed, but is has small pockets on the side that are very useful
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index....f-tail-bag.cfm

Here's a pic to give you a sense of scale:

http://mjskier.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...DSC5024-XL.jpg

That bag looks great. My buddies will probably ask me to carry stuff for them :D

Any wind noise or side effects with that size bag?

Will the bag work well with the stock KTM 990 rack or do I need a base?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwalters (Post 21801249)
I use a Wolfman on the rear rack of my XRR. No clue what model it is though. I got it on clearance at Aerostich. Very handy. Some pictures.

http://24.158.26.146/gallery2/main.p...serialNumber=2

http://24.158.26.146/gallery2/main.p...serialNumber=2

http://24.158.26.146/gallery2/main.p...serialNumber=3

I see most votes are on the Wolfman

mjskier 07-06-2013 05:21 PM

Quote:

Any wind noise or side effects with that size bag?
Will the bag work well with the stock KTM 990 rack or do I need a base?
No wind noise since it is behind you. And the zippers are butter to operate. I can close then one handed when riding in case I forget to do so before taking off (not that I have ever done anything like that. Anybody who says otherwise is lying :D)

On my SMT it just mounts on the stock rack. It has 4 bungee and hooks that can be adjusted in length.
It also has an expandable gusset so if you unzip that you can fit a helmet in it.

wcohl 07-06-2013 07:12 PM

I have a like new KTM brand tail bag similar to this for sale

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-950-990-rear-tail-bag

It's been collecting dust since I mounted a GIVI hard case. It has a quick release mount similar to this, but no electrical connection.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/bags-...k-lock-tankbag

If interested, PM me and I can send you some pictures.

coolmoose 07-07-2013 04:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xTomKx (Post 21798099)
I need a small bag to carry a rain suit, bottle of water and some misc items. I ride mostly short trips about 200 miles.

So far I found a couple options. I like the look of the Touratech the best but I also like the price on the Moose bag.

Hey Tom,
and donīt forget the "org. coolmoose bags"
:rofl
http://forum.lc8.info/viewtopic.php?...er=asc&start=0


Moose tail bag
http://www.ktmtwins.com/moose-racing...-rear-rack-bag




Help me decide which one I should get

:ricky

xTomKx 07-07-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjskier (Post 21805585)
No wind noise since it is behind you. And the zippers are butter to operate. I can close then one handed when riding in case I forget to do so before taking off (not that I have ever done anything like that. Anybody who says otherwise is lying :D)

On my SMT it just mounts on the stock rack. It has 4 bungee and hooks that can be adjusted in length.
It also has an expandable gusset so if you unzip that you can fit a helmet in it.

I pulled up some photos of the SMT's and the racks look similar to the 990A. It should mount right up then.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wcohl (Post 21806208)
I have a like new KTM brand tail bag similar to this for sale

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-950-990-rear-tail-bag

Thanks but I'm going with a larger size so I can carry some extra gear in the colder months.
Quote:

Originally Posted by coolmoose (Post 21807779)
:ricky

Leather skidplate is very original :deal

xTomKx 07-07-2013 07:02 AM

found this video about the bungee mounting system of the wolfman. The adjustable length bungee system is neat.

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mjskier 07-07-2013 12:43 PM

Yes, the bungee system works pretty good. At first I didn't do it right and the back was too much to the rear.
But I ended up with a system that works very well on the SMT
I looped both fronts around the passenger handles and then connected the hooks together.
I then crossed the rears under the base plate on the bike and hooked then to the front bungees.
It is very secure.

xTomKx 07-08-2013 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjskier (Post 21810419)
Yes, the bungee system works pretty good. At first I didn't do it right and the back was too much to the rear.
But I ended up with a system that works very well on the SMT
I looped both fronts around the passenger handles and then connected the hooks together.
I then crossed the rears under the base plate on the bike and hooked then to the front bungees.
It is very secure.

Bag is on order. Thanks for the info and mounting tips.

KTMDAD 07-08-2013 07:22 PM

http://ogio.com/power/tail-bag
40,000 miles on this bag still going strong


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