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Old 11-19-2012, 10:41 PM
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I use the Happy Trails pannier system on my bikes.... With their racks you can use either hard cases or soft bags. They have both hard & soft applications in various capacities. HT is very well made & priced reasonably when compared to similar quality.
Thanx Kankujoe, don't beleive we get them here so I'm not aware of them....though these days we can get stuff on the net, i need these bags within 2 weeks. I'll google them though and check em out.

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:59 PM
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I've currently got Dirt Bagz on mine. See pics here: http://www.stromtrooper.com/800429-post9.html
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:01 PM
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I have Happy Trails boxes on mine Dave.

Big arsed bastards suck fuel at speed, you could land a helicopter on them.

If the bike went down it would be easy to pick up, unless your leg is under the box

I can carry enough gear in them to live for a month though, so it's a case of "horses for courses" as they say.

But......for most trips my soft bags get the nod.

Might even sell the HT's and set up narrower frames on the Wee for the soft bags then just swap them between my two bikes.

A lock-able top box is almost a "must" for security of some items though.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:47 AM
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Yeah Ock, I remember those boxes on your bike when i seen them at Bingara and thought your wee strom resembled a barge. I don't think i could even fill boxes like those.

I guess theres pluses and minuses in just about every set-up.

Anyway....pretty much decided to go with the yellow wolfmans. $625.00 plus postage for the bags and frames.postage australia wide is $30.

I need to get them on the bike by the 1st Dec.

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Yeah Ock, I remember those boxes on your bike when i seen them at Bingara and thought your wee strom resembled a barge. I don't think i could even fill boxes like those.

I guess theres pluses and minuses in just about every set-up.

Anyway....pretty much decided to go with the yellow wolfmans. $625.00 plus postage for the bags and frames.postage australia wide is $30.

I need to get them on the bike by the 1st Dec.

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Go to the Motorcycle Superstore on Parramatta road Auburn and see if they have them in stock and what sort of price.

I think there is a place at the back of the caravan park in Dural that stocks Wolfman stuff too.

Just googled them, it is AdventureMoto... contact them and ask to pick up direrct [if you can't get there I can grab them for you and then we can meet at at a time that suits you].

Text me if you need it done, presuming you still have my mobile [will ping off a text to you now just to make sure you do].

Probably try AdventureMoto first given they are the Aussie agent for Wolfman.

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Go to the Motorcycle Superstore on Parramatta road Auburn and see if they have them in stock and what sort of price.

I think there is a place at the back of the caravan park in Dural that stocks Wolfman stuff too.

Just googled them, it is AdventureMoto... contact them and ask to pick up direrct [if you can't get there I can grab them for you and then we can meet at at a time that suits you].

Text me if you need it done, presuming you still have my mobile [will ping off a text to you now just to make sure you do].

Probably try AdventureMoto first given they are the Aussie agent for Wolfman.

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Thanks Steve for your kind offer mate, but I think I'll just get them delivered here by the weekend and I'll have a project to fit it all up.Can't wait!!

I've been checking out Adventure Moto for some time on the net and they've got some really great stuff on offer. I spoke to Steve Smith this arvo who I beleive is the propreitor of this business and just asked about any issues I might come accros when fitting the racks. He said that they couldn't get the american Racks out here so he got a fabricator to make them here and they still fit the accessories such as the fittings that hold the 1 US Gal fuel or water bottles on the racks then the backs on the outside.......I have seen these racks on my mate Bob's bike and they look pretty darn solid.

So as soon as I get 'em and fit 'em......I'll try and take a few pics of them on the bike.

I'll have to get down your way one day in the New year Steve....been a long time between beers mate

Anyway Steve....wishing you and belinda a Very happy Xmas and new year...catch up soon.

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Yay.....they've arrived registered post in undamaged condition....

Now....up tomorrow morning and get stuck straight into the assembly.

Those racks feel pretty solid.....Steve from Adv moto said that these ones are actually fabricated here in Australia but will fit all the Wolfman accessory plates for hard luggage and 1 US Gal fuel and/ or water bottles and strap the bags outside of these. pretty versatile if ya really need it.
Any other softbag system should also be able to work well with these racks.

When I get it fitted, I'll post some pics on here so you can see how they look on the wee-strom.

Untill then......now I got em in my hot little hands....better get back on the bike and get my arse back to work......aaargh I hate that word

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Ok folks...as promised, I'll post some pics of the wolfman bags and racks that I bought from Adventure Moto (no this is not an advert) actually, my one dissapointment so far is that they sent me instructions on how to set up the bags but not the racks to put on the bike and I must tell ya that as far as a toolman goes...I'm about as handy as an ashtry on a.....motorbike

Anyway..I eventually figured it out....what threw me was the plate that went under the original luggage tray because I didn't know which way up it went.

So this is what I started with


This is the rack as it came....all unwrapped (jeez they used some tape) and resting on my recycle bin.











I stuffed one with a large BBQ cover and the other with my wet weather gear plus a few other bulky stuff but they are no way to capacity....I just shoved anything I could find in there because they sit on the racks better.

Can't wait to give them a try out next week heading up to urbenville.

Still haven't figured out how I'm gunna store the beer n ice

Anyway..there you have it....my Wee=strom with Wolfman expedition pannier saddlebags and rack system. I will say that the rack system feels very strong and sturdy.

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Still haven't figured out how I'm gunna store the beer n ice


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A small Eski will fit in the top box, no worries

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:35 AM
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Nice job Dave.

Leave the beer behind and take a nice 2 litre cask of red instead, no cooling required and more "bang for buck" around the camp fire.
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