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i have a 01' klr and wanted some soft bags for the rear.i've been going between the dirt bagz,ht mohave bags or the wolfmans. does anyone have experience with either of these bags on your bikes,and if so what do you like about them? i've tried a search and not turned up alot but maybe i'm not using the right keyword. thanks for your responses.


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I don't know about soft bags for the rear, but I have a Wolfman tank bag and it is of very high quality. I only use it when I really need to because I'm not a big fan of tank bags (i.e., crotch warmers) but there are times they come in handy. The construction and the zippers on my Wolfman tank bag are very robust. I consider it a quality product.
 

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I have the Expedition Dry Saddle Bags and Rainier Tank Bag. All very high quality. I have not a problem with any of them. With the included rain cover on the tank bag, I have ridden through some heavy downpours and everything stayed nice and dry in all 3 bags. In short, I don't regret spending the money on them.
 

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i have ww2 ammo carrying bags for mine. they have a hole you slide your head in and it has bags on both sides. works great for saddle bags.
 

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wolfman - i currently have a set of soft bags and small rollies for my f800. definately waterproof (I went to Inuvik in the rain). pretty quick on/off. tough and durable (you can drag a loaded bike on them with no damage). too wide on the GS rack. going to switch to hard bags. good quality for the money thought and glad i bought them for that trip.
 

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Quick bags

Since I have Wolfman racks I've always thought wolfman dry panniers but I need a good trip to justify.

Meantime, cheap but good size bags, cut off the throw over straps and made a mounting system copied from bicycle panniers. Hooks of flat al on an al frame. Two hooks top and one bottom on bungie. Hook the bottom hook and stretch the bag up to hook the top two. Literally 1 sec on or off. Great for around town. Thought I'd have to augment with a strap for touring but so far no problem on the highway or on a rough jeep road. The one time I did scrape something hard enough for the bag to come off I was kind of happy it did. Just bent one of the aluminium hooks out a bit.

Just added a mini tank bag which is perfect size for my side stand augmenting plate, a camera, a small pistol, a leatherman, a brandy flask (in case I see a snake) and a small snake.
 

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I just (20 minutes ago) put on a large Wolfman Rolie bag on the back of my '04 KLR as a tail bag and I think I'll like it. I've got a front and rear tube in it and still have a lot of expandable room for other stuff.
 

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dirt bagz,ht mohave bags or the wolfmansDo any of these need back rails or they able to hang on to the back without any extra $?
 

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dirt bagz,ht mohave bags or the wolfmans

Do any of these need back rails or they able to hang on to the back without any extra $?
No racks needed with the Giant Loop stuff. I'm a big fan of their 'Great Basin" horseshoe-shaped soft bag as it's a perfect fit for the KLR. Waterproof, no racks, made in USA. Like 'em so much I carry them now as a product at my site.
 

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I have the HT Mojave bags on my 06. They have a waterproof liner and are pretty rugged. I've had it on its side twice since I put em on with zero damage. All in all I'm impressed.
 
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