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Wolfman Tail Bag?

I'm thinking of getting a tail bag for Kermit mainly to hold my jacket and pant liners as well as my alternate gloves. It has occurred more than once that setting out on the ride is chilly, but as the sun comes up I wish I could shed the liner of my jacket at least. I suspect it will at one point occur the other way were I set of without the liners and end up wishing I had them.

I've been poking around and, the Wolfman Peak tailbag has my interest. I'm not looking for an overnight bag, just for day trips and I can always add a matching tank bag to the setup.



What do you think of this bag? I like that it's made in CO instead of China and the price point seems about right.

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i have a trunk box like this one Hard Scooter Motorcycle Luggage Trunk Top Lock Case Storage Tail Box Black | eBay..
great for extra gloves zipties jacket or just what ever and its lockable so i dont worrie about leaving my $100 camera in it when i go to the river and what not

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One of these might work for you as well...Moose Racing Adventure Rear Rack Bag - RevZilla ...... http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/m...re-pillion-bag

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I learned the hard way to use a waterproof bag like the Ortleib or Wolfman duffel bags.
But neither of those two look as nice as the one you chose.
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Wolf man makes some great bags. I have a set of small panniers that I have had for over 8 years still working perfectly.
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well my husband likes to buy me a pack of fox stickers from the dollar tree every time he went and they piles up and i got board and "improved" my $20 trunk box
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The Wolfman bag looks good, also check out Chase-Harper products, excellent quality and service. I have used since the 1980's. Made in California.
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i have a trunk box like this one Hard Scooter Motorcycle Luggage Trunk Top Lock Case Storage Tail Box Black | eBay..
great for extra gloves zipties jacket or just what ever and its lockable so i dont worrie about leaving my $100 camera in it when i go to the river and what not
Does this setup also require the rear luggage rack?

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Does this setup also require the rear luggage rack?
yes tho you dont have to buy a high price pre-made one you can make your own and mount them from the passenger handles mounts

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yes tho you dont have to buy a high price pre-made one you can make your own and mount them from the passenger handles mounts
Holy Carp! That's genius! Why didn't I think of that?

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Holy Carp! That's genius! Why didn't I think of that?

if your not going to have a passenger get perforated steel strips add two 90*bends to 4 peaces (will draw a terrible blue print)

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Wolfman gear is great. Really high quality, and you can't go wrong with it. That said, I kind of think an tailbag is a bit of a waste of money. I mean, a tank bag is pretty specific. You really can't strap any old bag to your tank without fear of scratching it etc, but a bag that straps to your seat, well you can pretty much slap any bag on there with a $3 bungee net. I've been using a generic Waterproof bag for years this way. It's big, tough, totally waterproof, and was like $20. I think I intended it to be used for kayaking, but it's mostly used on the bike.

If your spending any coin on it, I think a top case is so much more convenient than a tailbag. I have a Givi Box and rack on the Versys, but it was on there when I bought it. If it wasn't, I would have just made a rack as mentioned, and used one of those JC Whitney Top Cases (garage pro is the brand I think). I did that on my other bike. Made the rack from Steel Stock I got at Home Depot, and a black cutting board stolen from my wife. Was a fun project actually. I think my "All in" cost was like $50. Works just as well as the Givi. When loaded for a long trip, I run a strap around either topcase, as extra insurance they don't open or fly off. I don't have full trust in either one's mechanism when fully loaded, especially with my CPAP machine, or my laptop in there.

That's my .02, but I'm pretty "frugal". I do love my Wolfman tankbag which I've had for close to a decade. Here's a pic of the whole setup, including wolfman tankbag.

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