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Old 11-02-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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950/990 adv tank bags

Hi All. What tank bag do you use and prefer on your 950/990 adv?? I'm looking to get a wolfman Blackhawk as it seems to be just what I'm after and I've had good experiences with other wolfman bags (small rolie, expedition duffel etc). I'm interested to hear any other tank bag suggestions you may have, but I'm particularly interested to hear about any experience that you have had with the wolfman Blackhawk.

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Old 11-02-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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I have an Enduristan. Like it a lot. Got caught in some downpours, watertight. Sits a ways back so it may get intthe way if you do a lot of steep climbing. No complaints other than that. Not cheap, but 5yr warranty is included. The expansion method is VERY cool.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:31 PM   #3
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I've been using this for the past year...it's great, no complaints! It's small enough to stay out of the way, big enough to hold a lot of shit and not very expensive...waddya need?

http://www.nelsonrigg.com/store/product.aspx?pid=1671
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:09 PM   #4
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I've been using a Wolfman Enduro bag on my 950. The quality of construction is outstanding but it's a bit on the small side, though it is nice not to have to remove it to fuel-up.

I've been thinking the Blackhawk would be a better choice and may order one and put the Enduro back on my WR250.

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Old 11-03-2014, 07:24 AM   #5
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I stand a lot when I ride, and I've not found a tank bag that allows me to get into the proper standing position. And I'm not a short guy.

I no longer use a tank bag.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:14 PM   #6
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Wolfman Explorer-Lite

Great bag - on second bike so far. Took it on a 100 mile dual sport ride no issues. Ridden through all weather/ conditions. Easy to fill both tanks without taking it off.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/e...-lite-tank-bag
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:10 AM   #7
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Very happy with my Giant Loop Fandango tank bag. The plastic map pocket on top can get some condensation inside when it rains, but just the right size for the 990.

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Old 11-04-2014, 08:51 PM   #8
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There seems to be ...

... a bit of of preference or even "religion" regarding tank bags. Some folks cant stand to come in contact with the bag while standing (I used to be one of those folks coming from a completely unfettered MX oriented background) but now with a 990-R and a few (read decades) years of overall MC experience, I have changed my tune.

I run the generic KTM tank bag, which is BIG by any measure, and leave it on even for technical off-road terrain. With the bag far forward, I do feel it but have never felt hindered. With more than a few sand stretches, whoops, tree roots, scree fields and rock ledges under my belt in this configuration (yes, with a couple of riding buddies calling my crazy), I am quite comfortable with the setup.

I am old compared to most of you and have found that having a tank bag is one of the small things in life. If it bothers you - chuck it. If it doesn't bother you to have your nether regions periodically caressed by Cordura, enjoy the convenience of of an easily accessible space on your ride.

The important points are - get out there and ride, ride hard, pick good lines, have fun, and configure your rig so you are comfortable and able to ride safely.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:35 AM   #9
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I use a Wolfman Rainer on my 990. It holds everything I could possibly want to carry in a tank bag and I can still open the gas caps without moving the bag. It has 3 removable external pockets that give you some packing options. I wired it for power with a kit from Powerlet and it's awesome for charging electronics and keeping the phone streaming music to the Sena constantly.





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Old 11-05-2014, 05:29 AM   #10
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I've had the Nomad Rider Sherpa tank bag for a couple of years now, and find it works great for me. Slightly smaller than the KTM bag, it allows stand-up off-road clearance, and still holds lots of stuff. It has 2 side pockets and a rear pocket, and I am able to stuff all of the small tools I had in the KTM side pockets into these side pockets.

http://www.nomadrider.com/sherpatankbag.aspx
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #11
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Great idea there!
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:53 AM   #12
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I used to have the KTM tankbag and hated the protective cover and the faff of putting it on and off. Eventually it blew off in the fast lane of a German autobahn. That led me on the quest for something better.

http://www.enduristan.com/en/products/sandstorm-2.html

I love this bag, large enough to get my Sony Vaio notebook in the bottom, plus a full size DSLR with spare lens, together with passport money and documents, spare gloves etc. I would not trust that expensive equipment with any other bag, its absolutely 100% waterproof - even when I dropped the bike in a river!!!
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:07 AM   #13
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Oooo.

More info on this connection, please?

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Old 11-05-2014, 01:47 PM   #14
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Oooo.

More info on this connection, please?
Don't want to thread-jack, so I put my response into a new thread...

Tank Bag Power

If anyone wants anymore info please head over that way :-)
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