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05-11-2008 08:19 PM
Tollster I have left mine on the bike for the past year or so, I see some signs of wear on the clear coat in various spots when viewing the clear coat from a right angle. This is due to the small grains of dust that wear into the finish over time. Its my commuter so I am not really bothered by it, but do be aware of it if you are fussy. Only use it when you need it, and when washing your bike,I also suggest washing the back or the tank pad to remove the fine particulates.
05-09-2008 01:06 PM
Coho the back of the Denali is FULLY covered with some kind of soft rubber non-slip sufrace. not a SINGLE scratch.
05-09-2008 09:35 AM
KimPower Looks a really nice back. I am playing with the idea of getting one, but there is the issue with scratching the tank paint. What's your experience? How can I protect the tank while using a tank rucksack?? Please advise, Kim
05-02-2008 03:43 PM
Tollster I beleive its bigger than the explorer, hence the Denali name. I love mine and always seem to have room to spare. It is expanadable via a zipper on the main compartment, never needed it though. It fits the contour of the stom tank very nice so its almost level when mounted. Makes viewing the map on top very nice and easy. I have found you need to play with the straps though as under hard steering locks left and right, it will hit the bars. No real issue though. Plenty of little hooks and such for routing headsets and thermal heated gear, which makes it nice. It was my first tank bag, and figure it'll be the last as well. 2 years now and very durable. I plumbed in a 12V socket from powerlet for the cell phone, and run the hot end up to the dash. Very clean and very friendly.
05-02-2008 01:19 PM
GGRJR How dose this campere to teh Explorer lite tank bag? From teh Wofman site it appears to be slightly smaller than the explorer, maybe in between the two? I have always used mag bags, but haven't found any, decent size, to properly attach to the Strom, so I am now looking at strap type.
04-27-2008 03:54 PM
sledjockey
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Originally Posted by Coho View Post
ODD HAPPENING..... Once the Tankbag was on.... Everything BEHIND the glass got ALOT QUIETER. I have never had a problem with "Buffetting" from the wind, but even with the stock screen I had a bunch of wind noise - Just turbulant air. Now I can hear my engine, none of that flapflapflap wind sound. So to the people who thought the wind noise/ Buffetting is caused to some degree by the wind curving over the fairings of the V-Strom's-like an airplane wing- and fluttering up and hitting us - it's GOT to be true. my bike is a WHOLE lot nicer to ride now. Odd I know, but I will take it !
I noticed that same with when I put on my new tank bag. I have never ridden with one before (unless you count a mesh thing with hooks that I used to attach 12 packs of long necks onto the tank of my Maxim). My bike became MUCH quieter as well. Is this some sort of common thing with tank bags?

BTW, the bag looks good. I am now becoming a fan of tank bags.....
04-27-2008 03:16 PM
Coho
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
Coho,

I'm gonna ask a dumb question here. Did you have to remove the fuel tank to attach the straps or harness for the tank bag? I've never owned a tank bag and saw on your picturetrail photos that you had removed or lifted the tank.
Nope. here are pics of where the bag hooks on the bike (not the best - but you can see).

(With seat off - straps hooked on the Gas tank MOUNT. ** tank stays on **)


(In front of the gas tank there are two greenish colored fairing/body support bars. Look down in front of tank but behind & below the steering knuckle)
04-13-2008 11:29 AM
ladukebob
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
Coho,

I'm gonna ask a dumb question here. Did you have to remove the fuel tank to attach the straps or harness for the tank bag? I've never owned a tank bag and saw on your picturetrail photos that you had removed or lifted the tank.
The front straps attach to the bar that runs in front of the tank and can be reached without removing the tank. Plenty of room in that area to get your hands in there.
04-13-2008 09:16 AM
Chewy Coho,

I'm gonna ask a dumb question here. Did you have to remove the fuel tank to attach the straps or harness for the tank bag? I've never owned a tank bag and saw on your picturetrail photos that you had removed or lifted the tank.
04-12-2008 11:44 PM
ladukebob
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Originally Posted by RideTn View Post
how is the fuel cap accessed? easy release clips on front to flip back over?
I loosen the front clip tensioners just enough to unclip the rears then flip the bag forward out of the way. Takes two seconds.
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