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Old 04-24-2013, 11:47 PM   #57931
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I have the full Wolfman setup too, and like Steve says the back does bolt into the frame. I'm no engineer, but what I like is that there are two bolts on the plate that attaches the rack to the frame (front part) that I think triangulates the installation - and puts less stress on the back. 3,500 mile trip of easy and not so easy stuff with no problems.
Thanks for that additional input. I'm thinking I'm leaning heavily toward the wolfman setup.

Has anyone laid down their bike with the wolfman bags on the side? I'm wondering how the bags held up. I don't plan to carry any breakable valuables in the side soft bags, i will probably get a lockbox installed up top for that.

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I have the Giant Loop set up. Coyote saddle bag,with the coyote dry bag, Diablo tank bag, worked well for me on the wabdr 7 days 1400 or so miles.
Hope this helps.
I really wish I could go with this setup b/c it would save me a ton and I think the bike would be lighter and nibbler. However, I need that top rack space to hold a pelican which will contain valuables, so I have to move my clothes/food/spares, etc all down to the sides.

Unless anyone has another setup suggestion.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:52 PM   #57932
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Bagger setup

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a thread discussing various bagger setups that would be relevant to my trip/needs?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #57933
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Hi,

does anyone know of an online resource for torque settings on a year 2000 XR650L?

cheers, Bob.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:25 AM   #57934
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Hi,

does anyone know of an online resource for torque settings on a year 2000 XR650L?

cheers, Bob.

What specs are you looking for? It's on page 14 of the OE service manual.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:30 AM   #57935
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Has anyone laid down their bike with the wolfman bags on the side? I'm wondering how the bags held up.
Shooterdave crashed twice on his epic cross country journey. The luggage held up better than he did.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:18 AM   #57936
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Shooterdave crashed twice on his epic cross country journey. The luggage held up better than he did.
Thanks. I was thinking I needed to catch up with him and chat about his luggage. I forgot what he had used. By chance do you have a link to the thread he did for his ride?
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #57937
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I'm starting to plan the trip and looking at a few pieces to kit out my bike for a long ride. Luggage. I think I've narrowed down my side racks to two options, unless anyone else has some good suggestions.

I would really appreciate your feedback on these two options and if there are others you suggest. As always, thanks guys.
I really like my ManRacks choice with their subframe reinforcements (CigarStruts/Spud struts etc.). I like this set up because it ties nicely (get the add'l tie points that attach to the footpegs) and still allows access to the air cleaner and battery. I've crashed nicely a few times and they hold-up well. The box is a Pelican locking and I love it. 2-up is an option, but I took the pegs off. I think the SpudStruts (hidden under fender) are a big bonus. If you're A/R like me, get vinyl protectors for the number plates.

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:32 AM   #57938
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Thanks. I was thinking I needed to catch up with him and chat about his luggage. I forgot what he had used. By chance do you have a link to the thread he did for his ride?

Here ya go:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=565350
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:40 AM   #57939
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Thanks for that additional input. I'm thinking I'm leaning heavily toward the wolfman setup.

Has anyone laid down their bike with the wolfman bags on the side? I'm wondering how the bags held up.
In pictures and living color...

Riding buddy has Wolfman luggage but not racks. I (person taking vid) have both WM luggage and racks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s7qZKuQsnM

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #57940
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In pictures and living color...

Riding buddy has Wolfman luggage but not racks. I (person taking vid) have both WM luggage and racks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s7qZKuQsnM
Great video. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #57941
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Shooterdave crashed twice on his epic cross country journey. The luggage held up better than he did.

Now that is funny shit right there...



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Old 04-25-2013, 08:19 AM   #57942
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Shooterdave crashed twice on his epic cross country journey. The luggage held up better than he did.
I went down at 65 mph on asphalt on Expedition Dry Bags, slid for a ways. Made a tiny hole in the rolled up portion of the bag. I'd say they do pretty well on 80 grit.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #57943
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What specs are you looking for? It's on page 14 of the OE service manual.
Hi Steve,

it's difficult to get a o/e manual here although I may buy a clymer. I'm about to put the swinging-arm and suspension back in so I was after the torque specs for all of that.

cheers, Bob.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #57944
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Hi Steve,

it's difficult to get a o/e manual here although I may buy a clymer. I'm about to put the swinging-arm and suspension back in so I was after the torque specs for all of that.

cheers, Bob.

I am now at work and don't have access to the service manual. Later today I can post up the specs.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #57945
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I really wish I could go with this setup b/c it would save me a ton and I think the bike would be lighter and nibbler. However, I need that top rack space to hold a pelican which will contain valuables, so I have to move my clothes/food/spares, etc all down to the sides.

Unless anyone has another setup suggestion.
Use the top rack RZRob posted the pic of...



along with the Giant loop bag. Then you wouldn't need side racks and bags. You can mount the Pelican box on the top rack and even strap another dry bag on top of that. Get some ATV tank bags...



http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...-Black?ref=sho

plus the Wolfman tank bag for more storage.

PS: The tank bag I mentioned is not waterproof but you can stuff a lot gear in one. It probably won't work too well(if at all) on a tank with a recessed cap like a 5.8 Acerbis.
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