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Old 01-31-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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New Wolfman side racks

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Access...side_rack.html

since Wolfman makes dirtbag's bags i thought eventually you get waterproof dirtbags like wolfman's new waterproof line. maybe that will still happen one.

these racks are diff. and IMO are better than what dirtbags are doing however much more $.

you get 38L for $400+ with room on the top rack.
as a comparison you get 50L for $400 & 30L for $300 from giant loop.
http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...ear-collection
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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I was admiring those racks the other night...not bad, in my humble opinion.

Finally, a modern spin on the ol' rectangular jobs...

What's up with the Wolfman stuff? Are they worth the kidney that I will have to sell to get them?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:02 PM   #3
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yes, EXTREMELY well built!

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I was admiring those racks the other night...not bad, in my humble opinion.

Finally, a modern spin on the ol' rectangular jobs...

What's up with the Wolfman stuff? Are they worth the kidney that I will have to sell to get them?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:42 PM   #4
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Looks like a nice setup, if you're lucky enough to be on one of the few bikes they make 'em for.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:30 AM   #5
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Looks like a nice setup, if you're lucky enough to be on one of the few bikes they make 'em for.
i'm sure more will come over time.
looks like they went for a majority at this point.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:41 AM   #6
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It kills me how much racks for dirt bikes are. 10 dollars in material somehow ends up as a 250 dollar rack.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:47 AM   #7
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i take it you have never operated a business....



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It kills me how much racks for dirt bikes are. 10 dollars in material somehow ends up as a 250 dollar rack.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:57 AM   #8
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:06 AM   #9
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I've seen the racks first hand and they are very good..

Unfortunately, the racks are not made for my XChallenge.
BUT, I do have HEPCO BECKER racks mounted to my XChallenge and the new
EXPEDITION DRY SADDLE BAGS fit perfectly.
I'm expecting my bags to arrive today and will post some pics.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:20 AM   #10
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It kills me how much racks for dirt bikes are. 10 dollars in material somehow ends up as a 250 dollar rack.

Well, let's see:
1. Welding equipment $500-$3000 depending
2. Welding classes and certification $5000
3. Small Business License & Taxes & Insurance $3000 at least
4. Shop Space
5. Paint equipment $2000
6. Materials $10.00
7. Jig set-up 4-8 hours (first time)
8. Labor maybe 4 hours at 60-70 bucks an hour
9. American Made?? Priceless

Yep, $250 sounds like a deal to me

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:50 AM   #11
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #12
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Nice if they'd make a set compatable for the WR250R...
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:28 PM   #13
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Well, let's see:
1. Welding equipment $500-$3000 depending
2. Welding classes and certification $5000
3. Small Business License & Taxes & Insurance $3000 at least
4. Shop Space
5. Paint equipment $2000
6. Materials $10.00
7. Jig set-up 4-8 hours (first time)
8. Labor maybe 4 hours at 60-70 bucks an hour
9. American Made?? Priceless

Yep, $250 sounds like a deal to me

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Makes cycleracks.com's whole operation seem even more of an awesome business because he's $100 cheaper and sends you a rack with an invoice.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:15 PM   #14
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I installed the new wolfman racks on the DR last week. They are very well made, solid and the fit was perfect. I thought the way the teton bags attached to the racks was a little cheesy when I first looked at it but after mounting up the bags I couldn't have been more mistaken. when you get them mounted up they are not moving - at all. I grabbed one bag and lifted the back of the bike off the ground and the bag didn't budge. The bags are outfitted with lots of compression straps so if they aren't fully loaded you can cinch them down tight so nothing flops around, and stuff can be lashed to the outside of the bags with the straps. And the racks and bags work OK with by BBQ rack. I haven't loaded them up and hauled weight with them yet but can't imagine I will have any problems, I am very happy with them.

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Old 02-11-2010, 07:25 PM   #15
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Racks

Well as soon as they come out with some side racks for the Honda XR650l I'll swoop on them and some Expedition Dry Bags.

I'm a waiting...
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