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Old 03-14-2011, 09:38 PM   #2911
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Finally able to get some riding in with the new set-up: Wolfman Expedition Dry Bags with 4 Bottle Holsters = ~ 1 gal extra fuel.

I'm interested to see how this works out. The Wolfies are smaller than the Gobi's I had on, but still seem to hold a lot of stuff. Will be using a medium sized waterproof duffle in addition. Net result in luggage and camping gear changes is about 30# less weight on the rear wheel and it's almost a foot skinnier than with the Gobis.
Snr - Thanks for the feedback, great write-up on the Wolfies. I agree I like the extra fuel option without the hassle of an auxiliary tank. . . Noticed you went back to the red plastics - - guess you didn't want to go too fast with the high-speed black first time out for the season. .
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:48 PM   #2912
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I only put the red air box cover back on. Still looking for a black or paintable chin. Also looking for some aluminum flat stock to make a skid plate/engine/oil filter guard and shelve the chins altogether. Don't feel like paying Touratech $400 for it.

Had to keep the speed down. Scuffing in a new tire and the grandkids wanted to ride around the neighborhood.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:34 PM   #2913
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I certainly understand smaller, the gobis were large. How do the those compare on volume?
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:20 PM   #2914
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If you want a kickass bag option, get a Giant Loop Great Basin. My buddy picked one up for his FZ and it was awesome. i'd trade my side bags for one in a heartbeat.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:51 PM   #2915
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My Uly. My first post and first attempt at posting a picture....

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:23 PM   #2916
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I certainly understand smaller, the gobis were large. How do the those compare on volume?
Dennis - the Gobi's were big, but on the outside for the most part. Usable space inside was around 25L at best. The Wolfies can hold around 21 at best, but seem to be more effiecient for packing, especially with the changes in gear I made - hammock, tarps, quilt, down sleeping bag - that squash down pretty tight.

Simon - I looked long and hard at the Giant Loop Great Basin rig, but it doesn't match up too well with how I pack. I'm really pleased with the bottle holsters on the Wolfies that carry a gallon of fuel.

Frontiercat - welcome and great first post. Hope to see more Uly pix as you get out and about.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #2917
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:43 PM   #2918
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Welcome to the Monkey House Watch out for flying poo !

Thanks, have been lurking around for some time...

Quick reflexes needed here, huh?

I have, since that photo, installed some panniers...but don't have a picture of it yet...wait, found one on the cell phone...
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:17 PM   #2919
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Thanks, have been lurking around for some time...

Quick reflexes needed here, huh?

I have, since that photo, installed some panniers...but don't have a picture of it yet...wait, found one on the cell phone...
You do need to know when to take cover around here.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #2920
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Dennis - the Gobi's were big, but on the outside for the most part. Usable space inside was around 25L at best. The Wolfies can hold around 21 at best, but seem to be more effiecient for packing, especially with the changes in gear I made - hammock, tarps, quilt, down sleeping bag - that squash down pretty tight.

Simon - I looked long and hard at the Giant Loop Great Basin rig, but it doesn't match up too well with how I pack. I'm really pleased with the bottle holsters on the Wolfies that carry a gallon of fuel.

Frontiercat - welcome and great first post. Hope to see more Uly pix as you get out and about.
It's like you're reading my mind....
I've decided on Happy Trails side racks with Wolfman bags (except I'll get the yellow ones). I plan on carrying 4 bottles as well. I'm gonna try some tool tubes first, and if they dont work out, I'll go with the Wolfie holders. I'm also ditching the chin. It'll just get ruined on the Dalton. Yikes, those touratechs are 'spensive!
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #2921
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What are you planning on mounting the tool tubes to? I had a pair of the Ag Supply tubes, but they were bolted to a set of Pelican 1430's.

If you're halfway handy, you can make a similar rig like the TT's out of aluminum flat stock from your local scrap yard. I was about to, but had a deal offered to me on a set (thanks Hog Rider).

If you plan on pulling the chin, I'd advise that you rig up some form of protection for the engine front and oil filter.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:34 PM   #2922
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What are you planning on mounting the tool tubes to? I had a pair of the Ag Supply tubes, but they were bolted to a set of Pelican 1430's.

If you're halfway handy, you can make a similar rig like the TT's out of aluminum flat stock from your local scrap yard. I was about to, but had a deal offered to me on a set (thanks Hog Rider).

If you plan on pulling the chin, I'd advise that you rig up some form of protection for the engine front and oil filter.
I thought I could mount the tubes on the inside of the side racks. I haven't got the racks yet, so I dont know about clearance issues but it "looks" like they'll fit inside the rack without tire interference....we'll see.
I'm gonna take your advice and bend up some aluminum to cover the front of the engine and the forward portion of the lower. Keep the advice coming....I'm listening and watching.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:03 PM   #2923
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I don't think they will work inside the racks. They will probably fit when the bike is stationary, but the rear wheel/inner fender will come up and hit them in the bumps.
I tried a small tire repair kit like that and it got pretty beaten up. I could be wrong, but would like to see how yours turn out.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:32 PM   #2924
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:04 PM   #2925
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