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Old 03-23-2010, 05:47 AM   #1
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Question F650 twin Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag, Pix Please

I'm purchasing a used '09 F650 twin this weekend and was wondering if anyone had a picture of the Wolfman Explorer Lite bag attached. I scanned the index thread and found a few pix on the F800 but none on the F650.

Soooo, is it the exact same on both bikes?
My concern is the height of the bag and whether I'll be able to see the control panel and computer OK. This is why I'm considering the smaller bag.

If you or your wife are 5'5" and have a new F650 twin with a Wolfman Explorer Lite tank bag, please take a pic of of Rider,Bike and Bag and post here. Any pix of the bag on the bike would be helpful though.

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Old 03-23-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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This bag is the perfect fit to the bike, in my opinion. Here's a pic, although not the best to show off the bag.





oh, wait, this one isn't bad:
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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This bag is the perfect fit to the bike, in my opinion. Here's a pic, although not the best to show off the bag.

Great pix Amy! Just what I was looking for
Looks like the Explorer Life fits great! Does it interfere with anything stock on the bike?

How tall are you? It looks like the bag doesn't interfere with your vision at all.

Is that your cat riding passenger in that box it certainly looks like a pet tote from here!

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Old 03-27-2010, 03:14 AM   #4
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Not my bike, but here's a few more on the 650GS -







There's also a couple more of the bag on the 650 / 800 GS shown on the rotating header pic's of the Wolfman EU site, one shows with the rider, and looks like plenty of clearance all round.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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Here's an Explorer Lite on my F8. Love it, not in the way too much when standing.

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:05 AM   #6
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I'm purchasing a used '09 F650 twin this weekend and was wondering if anyone had a picture of the Wolfman Explorer Lite bag attached. I scanned the index thread and found a few pix on the F800 but none on the F650.

Soooo, is it the exact same on both bikes?
My concern is the height of the bag and whether I'll be able to see the control panel and computer OK. This is why I'm considering the smaller bag.

If you or your wife are 5'5" and have a new F650 twin with a Wolfman Explorer Lite tank bag, please take a pic of of Rider,Bike and Bag and post here. Any pix of the bag on the bike would be helpful though.

Thanks!

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I just bought a Cortech 10L tankbag and it works ok. Not perfect. May send it back and get the Wolfman bag if it works out for you. HATED the BMW F650 bag for exactly the reason you are describing, way to tall and stiff and actually got in my way.

By the way, what color did you buy? I LOVE MY F650!
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:52 AM   #7
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If you're thinking the Explorer Lite might be a little too tall, then you could take a look at the new Wolfman Express. This is how they both compare fitted on my Versys, I went with the Express and like it a lot, not too big, not too small .

Wolfman Express -



Wolfman Explorer Lite -

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #8
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Not my bike, but here's a few more on the 650GS -







There's also a couple more of the bag on the 650 / 800 GS shown on the rotating header pic's of the Wolfman EU site, one shows with the rider, and looks like plenty of clearance all round.
Thanks! Nice to see the bag doesn't get in the way of the key. The fastex buckles are easily accessible too.

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:51 PM   #9
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Here's an Explorer Lite on my F8. Love it, not in the way too much when standing.
That bag looks stuffed pretty full
As a matter of fact, so does the rest of the bike

Thanks for the pix!

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:58 PM   #10
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Lobster Girl:

I just bought a Cortech 10L tankbag and it works ok. Not perfect. May send it back and get the Wolfman bag if it works out for you. HATED the BMW F650 bag for exactly the reason you are describing, way to tall and stiff and actually got in my way.

By the way, what color did you buy? I LOVE MY F650!
I have a tank bag on my KLX that's too big and gets in the way when I try to make tight turns. I'll eventually replace it, but it's a mistake I don't want to make again.

I bought a gently used 09 and the color changes between pale glacier blue and silver, depending on the light. I love it

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Old 03-29-2010, 07:02 PM   #11
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If you're thinking the Explorer Lite might be a little too tall, then you could take a look at the new Wolfman Express. This is how they both compare fitted on my Versys, I went with the Express and like it a lot, not too big, not too small .

Wolfman Express -



Thanks for the idea! I hadn't even thought of that.
Nice shade of green

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:29 AM   #12
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Nice shade of green

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Hey LG I use the Explorere lite on my KLR and DL. Nice bag and it works well on those bikes..
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Hey LG I use the Explorere lite on my KLR and DL. Nice bag and it works well on those bikes..
I'll have to have a closer look the next time I see ya! It looks like the Explorer Lite will work fine on the F650. I need to see how well it would work on the KLX too. The tank bag I have gets in the way of the handlebars on tight turns. May need to go with the Enduro bag for it.

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I'll have to have a closer look the next time I see ya! It looks like the Explorer Lite will work fine on the F650. I need to see how well it would work on the KLX too. The tank bag I have gets in the way of the handlebars on tight turns. May need to go with the Enduro bag for it.

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Keep me posted on how it works out! Would love to finalize my tank bag frustration!
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