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post #1 of 10 Old 05-06-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Wolfman Eplorer/ E Lite

OK folks, I'm probably going to get flamed for this. I have searched and really haven't seen what I am looking for. I am getting ready to order a Wolfman Explorer, or Explorer Lite. I can't really make up my mind. Need some input. So if your running either one, post up. Especially helpful with some good pictures. All of the pictures I have found don't really show a decent angle, or give a good indication of size.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-06-2008, 07:45 PM
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Have the Wolfman Explorer on my 05 Wee
It actually came with the bike when I bought it.
Relatively large but not bothersome.
Great storage with lots of pockets.
Attaches to the tank via 4 quick Release Clips.
I like it.
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I had an explorer Lite on my KLR. I sold it and bought an Explorer as the size is more useful for me. For example, it will fit shoes. Frankly, getting a small tank bag never made a lot of sense to me.

Don't have any much better pics, although I do have some of the strap mounting.

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SEARCH FUNCTION STILL WORKING...

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Now flying the Team Orange colors (yes, I went to the dark Dakar side and bought a KTM...)

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I saw that post, actually replied to it.

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Oh. lol....

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Okay just ordered an Explorer with rian cover from Sport Tour Limited. I will post up my impressions once I have it. I think half of my bike and riding gear have come from them.

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I've had a Explorer tankbag for about a week. I really like the bag. Seems fairly well made, should last awhile.

I would definetly recommend it.

Good Rides.

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Received my Explorer yesterday. Installed this morning, took all of 5 minutes.
First Impressions:
Bag is not as large as I had feared. Footprint is nearly the same size as my Marsee mag bag, with the explorer being deeper. Made out heavy canvas, with all seams being heavy duty and well finished. Quality zippers, and plenty of velcro used throughout. Manufacturing quality appears equal to or better than my Marsee, and Nelson Rigg bags, far superior to my Joe Rocket Manta Bag.
Side view.

Interior is finished in a light grey, with a key clip, and inside mesh pocket. Also has some type of pockets on each side.




Bottom is coated with some type of rubber material to prevent scratching.

Rear straps, from rider, are easily attached to bar behind steering head, with straaps run over filler panel.




Front straps, near rider are mounted under tank support.

Once the straps are mounted it is a simple process of hooking bag into all four buckles. The rear , away from rider, pulls down so "strap guards", are just about even with bottom of filler plate.

Front, rider side, leaves a very small gap at bottom of tank.

Here are several views with bag on bike.



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Nice job. My front straps are mounted like yours, but I mounted the rears around the frame:

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