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Old 09-25-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Question Gawd ..... Wolfman Explorer Lite v.s. the KTM 950/990 adv tank bag.

Greetings everyone .....

I thought I had this sussed, but the place I ordered my KTM tank bag from, online, e-mailed me that it's on backorder and won't be available until 11/18/08. Which is ashame as they were selling it for only 101 bucks.

I leave for Santa Fe in about 11 days to collect my new to me 07 990adv.

With that said, I've done some further researching, and I'm still inclinded to order the KTM tank bag - but apparently (from wolfmanluggage.com) the Explorer Lite is also designed for the KTM 950/990.

Price - the two bags are the same - 125 bucks.

Anybody run with the Explorer Lite? Anything anybody wants to come forth with?

The KTM bag is at a place in San Fran. I've checked and they have 1 - just 1 - in stock - and it'll take 3 days to get to Santa Fe.

Wolfman is in CO - and they have plenty of Explorer Lites in stock, and it'll take like 2 days max to get to Santa Fe .....

Please feel free to chime in because as I type this I really don't know which way to go. Perhaps a couple of cold ones tonight will help the decision process.

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Old 09-25-2008, 04:10 PM   #2
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I've had a Wolfman Tailbag for years. Top Notch stuff. If their tankbag has the features you want then go for it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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That's a bummer dude, I thought we had you squared away with a tank bag. I'll be listening for Wolfman thoughts for comparison, I've not used one myself so I can't compare. If the bag here in SF will take 3 days to get to Santa Fe, but you don't leave for 11 days, what's the problem there?
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:12 PM   #4
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That's a bummer dude, I thought we had you squared away with a tank bag. I'll be listening for Wolfman thoughts for comparison, I've not used one myself so I can't compare. If the bag here in SF will take 3 days to get to Santa Fe, but you don't leave for 11 days, what's the problem there?
Hey, hey .....

No problems ..... it's just if I'm going to kick out an even price between two bags, I might as well look into both to see which is the better of the two.

As it stands ...... I think the KTM bag would definitely fit more precisely ....

Plus for the price, it (the KTM bag) includes the rain cover ........

Though I want to check out the dimensions of both .........

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Old 09-25-2008, 06:17 PM   #5
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I have, and like the wolfman explorer lite bag. The KTM bag, I think is a little bigger. The lite is the perfect size. If you need that little extra capacity, it has an expandable zip. I didn't notice it at all standing up or sitting down.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:20 PM   #6
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I have, and like the wolfman explorer lite bag. The KTM bag, I think is a little bigger. The lite is the perfect size. If you need that little extra capacity, it has an expandable zip. I didn't notice it at all standing up or sitting down.
How does it fit on your bike? Nice and snug? Or does it flop around at all ..... Ya know, within reason eh ......

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Old 09-25-2008, 06:36 PM   #7
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Someone just posted in OC today (or maybe I just read it today) that Bags Connections makes the KTM Tank Bag. They're available from Twisted Throttle.

I looked on Twisted Throttle's website earlier and sure enough, it looked the same.

Check it out, if you want a larger tank bag.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
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I had KTM bags for my 640A as well as a Wolfman bag. They are both quality bags and should work just fine. The Wolfman stuff seems pretty tough. The KTM bag was BIG as well.

However, Wolfman dropped the ball on shipping mine. They were supposed to get it to me for a trip, but it was two or three weeks late. Nice stuff, but I was a little disappointed in the shipping. If you decide Wolfman I would suggest you call them first.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:46 PM   #9
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Order both and return the one you don't like. It'll cost you a little bit in shipping but you'll sleep better.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:08 PM   #10
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All other things being equal, I'd go for the cool KTM graphics on the OEM. You are getting an orange bike right?
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:10 PM   #11
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Someone just posted in OC today (or maybe I just read it today) that Bags Connections makes the KTM Tank Bag. They're available from Twisted Throttle.

I looked on Twisted Throttle's website earlier and sure enough, it looked the same.

Check it out, if you want a larger tank bag.
Yep, it is made by Bags Connection. I like it and will probably get it. The rain cover gets stowed away in the pouch in front of your nuts. Plus it has an internal, integral waterproof liner...OK, I'm sold!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:25 PM   #12
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Someone just posted in OC today (or maybe I just read it today) that Bags Connections makes the KTM Tank Bag. They're available from Twisted Throttle.

I looked on Twisted Throttle's website earlier and sure enough, it looked the same.

Check it out, if you want a larger tank bag.
+1 here I just looked at it on Twisted's site and it is identical to my KTM bag except for the graphics...same retail price too.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:45 PM   #13
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i've been using the Wolfman for about 8000 miles and like it. Fits well, durable, good and usable pockets. If you're driving through Durango on the the way back from Santa Fe, give me a shout.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:54 PM   #14
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I've had a Wolfman on my bike for the last 30,000 miles. It's seen just about everything and is holding up great.

Wonderful product, easy on and off when you need to grab it and go.

Go for the Wolfman, I'll be picking up my second Wolfman Lite for another bike this season.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:17 PM   #15
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How does it fit on your bike? Nice and snug? Or does it flop around at all ..... Ya know, within reason eh ......

G.
I'm not sure if it flops cause its so unobtrusive, I don't notice it. I only notice its when I'm strapping it in, or getting gas. It likes to hang to the left alittle, but that might just be because its on the side stand. No biggie, though.
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