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Old 01-31-2013, 09:12 AM   #73321
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Anybody have either of these tank bags mounted to there bike? specifically the IMS tank..

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Tank-Bag.aspx

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Tank-Bag.aspx

I'm leaning towards the bigger one.


Is the wolfman map pocket completely waterproof? ex. I can put an iphone (or GPS) in there without worry.

Those are both magnetic, and they really need a "flatter" tank top than the IMS tank has (or even the stock DR tank). IMO the best tank bags available are the Wolfman or the Giant Loop. I have the Giant Loop because I got a deal on it used in the Flea Market, and it really is waterproof. BUT, the map pocket still seems to draw moisture, which is odd.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:14 AM   #73322
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Nope, it's not, It'll draw in water from the backside.
The opening is on the side, on the Enduro model, which I consider to be the biggest bag you can use with an IMS tank.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:22 AM   #73323
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Those are both magnetic, and they really need a "flatter" tank top than the IMS tank has (or even the stock DR tank). IMO the best tank bags available are the Wolfman or the Giant Loop. I have the Giant Loop because I got a deal on it used in the Flea Market, and it really is waterproof. BUT, the map pocket still seems to draw moisture, which is odd.

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They both have a strap option.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #73324
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The opening is on the side, on the Enduro model, which I consider to be the biggest bag you can use with an IMS tank.

You missed the point, it doesn't LEAK from the opening, it actually ABSORBS water through the cordura on the back side of the map pocket ao I sure as hell wouldn't be putting my iPhone in there. of course you could always use the rain cover but then that kind of defeats the purpose to be able to look through the map pocket.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:07 PM   #73325
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You missed the point, it doesn't LEAK from the opening, it actually ABSORBS water through the cordura on the back side of the map pocket ao I sure as hell wouldn't be putting my iPhone in there. of course you could always use the rain cover but then that kind of defeats the purpose to be able to look through the map pocket.
Interesting. I'll have to remember that. I haven't been caught in anything torrential yet with the Enduro bag. Not that I leave anything like a phone in the map pocket, but I do keep some paper in it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:37 PM   #73326
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just talked to tech at dynamat.

solution is 1st stick dynamat extreme to skid plate and then dynalinner 1/2" foam to that. takes care of both sources of noise.
warm up skidplate 1st with hairdryer then stick.

he knows bikes and skid plates.

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al said 2 layers of dynamat is the hot ticket. apply it to all the open space not touching anything.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:44 PM   #73327
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The opening is on the side, on the Enduro model, which I consider to be the biggest bag you can use with an IMS tank.

it works nicely. the giant loop fandango (even though larger) also works because of the gas cap cut-out.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:06 PM   #73328
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Pro Taper Bars

I have searched this thread until my eyes are bugged out. Has anyone changed their DR bars to the Pro Taper Woods High bends? if so what's your take any noticeable change. If there is a tread on this can someone direct me to it kinda a noob here.....great thread!
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:31 PM   #73329
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I have searched this thread until my eyes are bugged out. Has anyone changed their DR bars to the Pro Taper Woods High bends? if so what's your take any noticeable change. If there is a tread on this can someone direct me to it kinda a noob here.....great thread!
Go to ProTaper or Renthal's site (or RockyMountain) and compare all the bends and rises.

I am putting on Renthal RC Highs myself. Different bends for different folks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #73330
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Interesting. I'll have to remember that. I haven't been caught in anything torrential yet with the Enduro bag. Not that I leave anything like a phone in the map pocket, but I do keep some paper in it.
I usually don't even use the map pockets on them cause they're so small to begin with. And I didn't bother to buy raincovers either, I just put whatever needs protection in ziplock bags. What's cool is I can attach small items via velcro right on top of the bag instead of the map pocket. Quite handy. I also think the bag is the perfect size, I can easily straddle it when I'm standing up on the bike.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:41 PM   #73331
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I have the Wolfman Enduro tank bag. I got a waterproof phone cover at REI. I found it in their kayak dept. It was clear, and fit into the top map pocket. Don't ask for pictures, as I lost it and the phone, not off the bike, but, out of my pcoket.

I have had the Enduro bag for about four years and like it a lot, but, I would not put anything in that water would damage without added protection.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:57 PM   #73332
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Yep been there it's a huge difference from stock, I ordered the stock ones but wound up with the high bends hope they are not to high or wide for my liking my other bike has a MX bar they feel fine in my hand but mounted on the bike is a world of difference.

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Go to ProTaper or Renthal's site (or RockyMountain) and compare all the bends and rises.

I am putting on Renthal RC Highs myself. Different bends for different folks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:26 PM   #73333
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I accidentally shifted without pulling the clutch in and was wondering if that has done any damage to the engine.

The 1st time was a down shift when I was going about 30-40mph, and the 2nd time was when I shifted into 1st from neutral at a stand still.

I have never done this before - I din't even know that it was possible, but I know it is bad for my bike.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #73334
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Probably hurt nothing. You don't need a clutch.

ETA: I had a little pickup and the clutch went out (common problem with that model). I drove for over a month without a clutch at all. You can get so good at it the transmission won't know the difference.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:39 PM   #73335
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I accidentally shifted without pulling the clutch in and was wondering if that has done any damage to the engine.

The 1st time was a down shift when I was going about 30-40mph, and the 2nd time was when I shifted into 1st from neutral at a stand still.

I have never done this before - I din't even know that it was possible, but I know it is bad for my bike.

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It is harder on the gearbox then using the clutch, so certainly dont make a habit of it. That said, sometimes it happens and it certainly isnt going to ruin anything. I had an accidental no clutch downshift into 2nd when I hit a rut covered by leaves and pine needles- bike still shifts into second like the day I bought it.
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