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View Results: KTM Tank bag - No Tank Bag - Other Brand
Factory KTM Tank Bag all the way 28 48.28%
Factory KTM Tank Bag Blows 1 1.72%
Other Brand Is what you need to get. 21 36.21%
Tank Bags in General Blow 8 13.79%
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #16
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i have the ktm tank bag and i think it is OK.

for zipping around town it is great. i dont have to carry a bag, all my stuff fits inside, and it will hold A LOT of crap. i think its pretty well made and am happy with the purchase for the price (i got it new for $40).

the thing i dont like, which has been mentioned, is that it really gets in the way when standing. i dont know why they didnt think of that before they built it. if im on a trip that actually requires that big of a bag, then im most likely going to want to stand to stretch the legs at least 1/2 of the way. then if the terrrain gets at all difficult, your going to really have issues.

so, i guess depending on what your using it for its pretty good.

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Old 01-11-2007, 03:10 PM   #17
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My Touratech tankbag ended upon the back after a few climbs. It still holds 24 Tecates, though (expanded.) How many beers does Wolfie's Enduro bag hold?

If I were starting over, I'd go the Enduro.
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:21 PM   #18
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Tank Bags

I am partial to the Expedition Small on my 640 Adv. http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:26 PM   #19
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i may have to give the wolf a call.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:00 PM   #20
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the Wolfman Enduro... (well Creeper kinda did)

The ONLY tankbag for serious off road work, never gets in the way. Rides rock solid on the tank, just the right amount of room to keep you from overfilling it, does not interfear with gassing up. In a word...PERFECT.




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Old 01-12-2007, 09:01 AM   #21
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That enduro bag looks about the same size as the expedition small which I got for my adventure.

I think it is really well made and you don't need a raincover, which is nice. I just think it gets in the way riding on dirt when you need to get some weight over the front sitting or standing.

It is probably the smallest bag out there though, and anything smaller would probably be a waste of time. I like it up as far forward as possible and that means covering the gas cap and taking off the breather hose which is a hassle filling up, but only for a few seconds.

Bottom line, I only use it for loaded touring and am just not a tankbag guy, even thought the wolfman is a great bag.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #22
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+1 Wolfman Enduro

My Wolfman Enduro is never in the way and although small, it holds everything that needs to be close at hand. You can gas up without moving it. It comes off easily enough but putting it back on takes a minute or so.

I found out accidentally that a CycloActive barpack folding mapcase mates up with the velcro on top of the Wolfman very well. The mapcase that comes with the Wolfman is too small for my maps.

I think the Wolfman Small Expedition is a similar size, water proof, no zippers and it also expands up.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #23
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+1 more for the Enduro
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:01 PM   #24
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I want to use a tank bag for both longer trips and running errands/commuting aroung town. I want to be able to take the bag with me when I get to the cafe, store, work, etc. Do the Wolfman expedition bags have a convenient quick mount/disconnect hardware so it's easy to bring them off the bike with a few quick clips without stringing the straps through the frame and tank? If so, can you ride with just the mounting staps left on so it's easy to mount the bags when you need them and leave them at home when you don't?

The pictures on Wolfman's site and those here don't show the kind of detail of the mounting system to see how it works.

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Old 01-13-2007, 06:59 AM   #25
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+1 Enduro Tank bag
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:28 AM   #26
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Got the enduro about 6 months ago. Doesn't hold a whole lot, but never gets in the way. Just picked up the Wolf Tail after my Eclipse bit the dust. Nice combination & great quality!
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:12 AM   #27
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Old 01-13-2007, 04:53 PM   #28
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I want to use a tank bag for both longer trips and running errands/commuting aroung town. I want to be able to take the bag with me when I get to the cafe, store, work, etc. Do the Wolfman expedition bags have a convenient quick mount/disconnect hardware so it's easy to bring them off the bike with a few quick clips without stringing the straps through the frame and tank? If so, can you ride with just the mounting staps left on so it's easy to mount the bags when you need them and leave them at home when you don't?

The pictures on Wolfman's site and those here don't show the kind of detail of the mounting system to see how it works.

Thanks.
The Touratech tank bag I have might best meet your needs. It is big, vertically expandable, and has a heavy zip off base. I think the KTM hardparts bag is similar, but the zip is lighter duty, along with the fabric. Not the best for trail riding, but good for what you are describing.
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:38 PM   #29
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I've been using the KTM Hard Parts tank bag (640 Adventure) for the last three seasons, the tank bag gets in my way when standing (I've got a 29 inseam) might be OK for taller riders. The main encloser zipper has failed, pulled right out of the bag at two different spots. To be fair I may have stressed it a couple of times. The stitching should be more robust.
Hopefully I can get a Wolfman Expedition small tank bag shipped up here to the Great White North

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Old 01-14-2007, 11:53 AM   #30
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i called the wolf and got the small expedition bag.

stand by for a review when it shows up.
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