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Old 05-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #406
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+1 on the Wolfman Express. I did a fair amount of research before I bought mine and have had it for four months now. While I haven't ridden it in the rain yet, so far I like it for it's intended purpose.

I use it principally to carry my DSLR camera and extra lens so I can easily access them. It removes easily so I can take my gear with me and reattaches in just a couple seconds. The rain cover fits in the rear pocket and can be put on very quickly. All in all, I am very happy with it
Yours actually looks like the Explorer Lite but, I could be wrong.

These bags are fine in the rain with the rain cover on.

I used mine for my DSLR initially also - put some extra foam in the bottom to absorb vibrations. However, rough roads and Mexican topes were taking a toll on the lens so I put it in a more protected environment in my side bag.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:07 AM   #407
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+1 on the Wolfman Express....
That's an Express? I just bought an Express, and the depth is constant front to back. It is not a wedge.



http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/express.html

I prefer it to the large Wolfman Denali bag I had before. I added my full-size map pocket (accessory from Wolfman), and added a custom pass-through port for wiring using a couple of large nylon washers, four small stainless bolts and a layer of rubber (copied the Powerlet version, but with a larger hole). For convenience, I don't mess with rain covers and make sure everything inside is waterproof or zip locked. For example, my camera is a Sony waterproof and my iPhone is in a Lifeproof case.

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:15 AM   #408
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:17 AM   #409
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Yours actually looks like the Explorer Lite but, I could be wrong.

These bags are fine in the rain with the rain cover on.

I used mine for my DSLR initially also - put some extra foam in the bottom to absorb vibrations. However, rough roads and Mexican topes were taking a toll on the lens so I put it in a more protected environment in my side bag.
Your right, That is a Explorer Lite. Damn that Jack Daniels, he's always making me type wrong.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:08 AM   #410
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Your right, That is a Explorer Lite. Damn that Jack Daniels, he's always making me type wrong.
Hmmm, Jack Daniels . . . has made me a frickin genius on many occaisions.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #411
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no complains, compact, easy access, 1 compartment, (i go crazy if i use something with to many options, in my case less is more).
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #412
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I'm thinking about replacing my Wunderlich bag (no idea what the model number is, but it was the very first iteration of it) because of the interference when standing. It is a really nice bag but it just gets in the way too much. I've hardly ever used its insane expansion capabilities.

Do the Wolfman or GL bags alleviate this problem, even when going fast/uphill? I'd like to keep the bag big enough to store a DSLR with a 5"-ish lens and some very small bits (phone, cords, earplugs, pills).
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #413
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I haven't read all of this thread so FWIW, I have a Hornig tank bag. Got it from F800 Depot. Works great and the fit is perfect, but should have a rain cover. Cover is available in Europe and would cost about $90 to get one here. Front attachment is awkward and rear is basically permanent. When I ride without the bag, I have to tuck the straps under the front of the seat. I also got a horn button protection switch, which is nice.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:39 PM   #414
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+1 for the Wolfman Enduro.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #415
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I'm thinking about replacing my Wunderlich bag (no idea what the model number is, but it was the very first iteration of it) because of the interference when standing. It is a really nice bag but it just gets in the way too much. I've hardly ever used its insane expansion capabilities.

Do the Wolfman or GL bags alleviate this problem, even when going fast/uphill? I'd like to keep the bag big enough to store a DSLR with a 5"-ish lens and some very small bits (phone, cords, earplugs, pills).
That's something I really like about the Giant Loop tank bags. They are cut forward to stay out of the way.

This is the Fandango and you can see how it's cut:

Of course it also depends on how tall you are and your inseam. I'm 5'10" -31" inseam I think.

This is what Motorcycle Tripper fit in the Fandango in "camera lingo" to give you a reference:
- 1 large scale SLR Camera (Cannon 30D)
- 1 pocket camera
- 1 wide angle lens
- 1 Telephoto lens (70-200 2.5 ISM)
- 1 Sony HD video camera
- 1 fleece sweater
- 1 lens cleaning kit
- 70 business cards
- 4 Spare Camera batteries
- Map
- 1 smartphone
- 2 AA batteries

You can find the whole run down here:
http://motorcycletripper.com/?p=440779

The Diablo (Fandango's little brother) is 1.5" lower. Might be a tight squeeze for your camera though.

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:41 AM   #416
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I'm thinking about replacing my Wunderlich bag (no idea what the model number is, but it was the very first iteration of it) because of the interference when standing. It is a really nice bag but it just gets in the way too much. I've hardly ever used its insane expansion capabilities.

Do the Wolfman or GL bags alleviate this problem, even when going fast/uphill? I'd like to keep the bag big enough to store a DSLR with a 5"-ish lens and some very small bits (phone, cords, earplugs, pills).
I'm considering replacing my Wunderlich bag also, but for different reasons. I don't find any interference when standing, but the overall size of it is just much larger than I want or need. I don't like the way it jams the bars at full turns.

I still have not settled on anything that I like though to replace it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #417
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I'm considering replacing my Wunderlich bag also, but for different reasons. I don't find any interference when standing, but the overall size of it is just much larger than I want or need. I don't like the way it jams the bars at full turns.
I remember this being a complaint about the Wunderlich even when it first came out. For whatever reason I never had issues with it. Wunderlich even made a horn guard (eat your heart out, Touratech) to "fix" the problem. I've accidently hit the horn like twice in the last 3 years I've owned the bike, and not for lack of using my steering stops.

And don't get me wrong, it's a great bag. For "road" trips, I'd probably still use it even if I owned something else. It is only annoying in offroad situations where I can't get my weight far enough forward for balance without bending awkwardly at the waist.

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This is what Motorcycle Tripper fit in the Fandango in "camera lingo" to give you a reference:
- 1 large scale SLR Camera (Cannon 30D)
- 1 pocket camera
- 1 wide angle lens
- 1 Telephoto lens (70-200 2.5 ISM)
- 1 Sony HD video camera
- 1 fleece sweater
- 1 lens cleaning kit
- 70 business cards
- 4 Spare Camera batteries
- Map
- 1 smartphone
- 2 AA batteries
That's probably more than I want to stuff in it! I think I may be sold.

Edit: and that picture is freaky because that is my exact setup (except the tank bag, obviously), just in different colors. Same jacket, too.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:51 AM   #418
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Anyone with a TT Companero (or Black Edition) tankbag?

Could I have some pictures?
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #419
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Anyone with a TT Companero (or Black Edition) tankbag?

Could I have some pictures?
anything specific you'd like to see?









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Old 09-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #420
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Thank's a lot ;)

Is it really waterproof?

I have the High End tankbag now but it isn't waterproof...

How is the inside? With a dry liner like the BMW one?

http://www.teileineile.de/en/bmw-mot...-f800gs-f650gs

I really like how my actual tankbag is secured on the bike with 4 clips:



But I can see that the Companero has only 2 clips at the front? At the rear there are only loops?
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