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Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag

Wolfman has been paying attention, riders want a tank bag that has the same curved bottom as the Rainier but not as big. Wolfman is proud to offer the Explorer Lite. This tank bag is 2” shorter than the Explorer.

The Explorer Lite fits all the same bikes as the Rainier and more. Especially the KTM 950 Adventure (It nestles between the two gas caps so you do not have to remove the bag to get gas).


  • All foam and Ballistic nylon construction
  • Expandable gussett
  • Zippered front pocket
  • Interior zippered mesh pocket and key clip
  • 4 point mounting system
  • Non-slip, non-scratch bottom
  • Reflective side accents and carry handle


  • Length: 11” 
  • Width 8 3/4” 
  • Height: Front 8 1/4”, Expanded 11 1/2”


  • Closed 13 Liters, 793 cu.in.
  • Expands to 16 Liters, 976 cu.in.

Map Pocket Size:

  • 8 3/4" wide
  • 10 5/8" long
  • visible: 7 5/8" wide
  • 9" long


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Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag 4.8 5 26 26
Nice size for my DL650. Very durable bag. Fits well on my V-Strom. Easy to mount and remove if I need to park. March 17, 2014
Fits my 2011 R1200GS Perfectly I don't like tank bags that come up too high, cause I'm short. This fits the slope of my tank really well. Very nice size at baseline and opens to expand. Strap system is really good, and I like the rubber guards to protect the tank paint. Refueling is so easy, just unclip the front and flip it back. No need to remove completely to refuel. Takes two seconds. Nice bag, strong material and good looking. Exactly what I was looking for... February 10, 2014
Wolfman Explorer Lite on BMW K1600GTL I purchased the Explorer Lite on Wolfman's recommendation for my GTL. It fits very well between the handle bars. Attaching the forward straps can be a little tricky but that is a function of the GTL. Just follow the video on the RKA site using a zip tie. I like the fit and quality of Wolfman products. January 22, 2014
Fits & works great on my G650GS I'm very happy with this bag. The curved bottom fit my G650GS perfectly and it attaches very securely. It holds a lot of stuff and stays in place over rough terrain with no movement. The materials and zippers are heavy duty and everything feels like quality. I have every confidence that I'll get years and years of service out of this bag. Get the X-straps for when you take it off though. January 22, 2014
great on my bmw f650gs Top quality bag very nice, just the right size to fit what i need inside. Can be installed within minutes. Ok when i left i store my gloves, glasses and helmet (not fullface) to sit inside this bag. Im happy with this one. January 17, 2014
Great tank bag I'm on a BMW K1600GTL. The install was a little tricky, but not bad. Watch the video. It's a really nice looking bag. If I go stop to stop, the bars barely touch the bag at full throw. I'm very pleased. Personally, I think it looks LOTS better than some other sloped tank bags. December 28, 2013
Very nice tank bag First Wolfman product, very nicely made. Took some effort to find good mounting points for the straps on the F800GS, however it's now very secure. Not sure of how it could be done, but would like to see some smaller strap ends or clips that could be left in place on the bike to speed installation and removal. All in all great bag, perfect size for what I wanted w the ability for some expansion. Definitely buy Wolfman again. November 25, 2013
Very durable bag that works well on my R1200 rt When looking for a tank bag for the r 1200 rt there where a few options but none that came close to the Wolfman for value. The bag mounted to the rails and unbuckles with ease at gas stops. It holds the items that a biker needs access to while on the road. November 18, 2013
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Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag
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karry h: I like the fit to my 2007 bmw f650gs Apr 5, 2014
L E: Price, quality, suitability for my bike, size. Feb 23, 2014
Denise D: Returning - didn't fit Feb 18, 2014
NOAH K: I choose this for the size and reported quality. It fits my bike so well (2011 R1200GS) and is the perfect size.
High quality and expandable. Love it!
Feb 1, 2014
Dan L: This bad was what I felt was the right size for my bike: a 2012 Suzuki VStrom DL650 - and it was. have used it fairly constantly fort about 7 months now and have had no quality problems with it. When gassing up just unbuckle the two front straps and slide the bag backwards, reverse when done.

The only quibble I would have is that I wish there was some sort of internal buffers or organization - everything ends up in one big pile inside after a day's travel.
Jan 21, 2014
Gordon K: Research and advice from Wolfman said this was the best fitting tank bag for a BMW R1200RT Nov 30, 2013
Peter W: Right size, shape and price Aug 26, 2013
Gordon K asked: Does this bag come with the universal mounting straps or do I have to order them as extra? The bike is a R1200RT.

Nov 30, 2013
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Gordon D: The Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag did come with the universal mounting straps. I did purchase the Wolfman X Strap to replace the bag when not on the bike. These are optional only. Great bag that fits perfectly on my F650 Twin without any interference with the key or the handle bar. Dec 3, 2013
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Glenn O: It came with four straps and two looped straps that hold the two forward and two rear straps together, I've mounted mine on a f800gs, two straps in the front I was able to mount around the frame and the rear straps I mounted under the seat. Hope that helps. Dec 3, 2013
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Casey H: It comes with them. There will be 4 straps and instructions for different ways to loop them around various parts of the bike. I use on a VTX1800C, Bonneville SE, and 76 CB750SS and it works well on all of them. Dec 2, 2013
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Scott P: The bag I ordered had the universal mounting straps. I put it on a KLR650 and had to order the KLR specific front strap. I do believe the KLR is the only motorcycle with a unique front strap. Dec 2, 2013
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Richard P: The bag comes with the universal straps you need to mount to most any bike. I mounted it on a 2012 VStrom. Fits nice and secure. Plenty of room. High quality bag. Dec 3, 2013
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Thomas C: hi, it comes with the mounting straps.. you need to order the x-strap if you want to remove the bag, but leave the mounting straps in place. Dec 3, 2013
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Peter W: It comes with straps that work fine on my two bikes-Ducati Multistrada and a Husky TR650 so they should work on your bike. Dec 2, 2013
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Billy E: Came with straps and mounted them to my 2012 BMW 1200gsa no problem. 2 straps for top frame/fork, and 2 for lower frame. Dec 2, 2013
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Gordon K: Perfect, ordered the extra straps just in case anyway. I'm sure they will come in handy later.

Dec 2, 2013
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john m: Yes, it does come with the mounting straps. I'm very happy with mine!
Dec 4, 2013
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Ryan K: The universal straps that come with it were more than enough to secure it to my KLR650. Dec 2, 2013
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MICHAEL G: Comes with universal straps. Very easy to mount and remove. Dec 2, 2013
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A s: When I bought mine, the straps came with. Dec 3, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this tank bag work on my DR 650 (2009)? Aug 22, 2013
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Ned S: I've got a 2012 DRZ400 with a 17L safari tank. Slightly narrower then a 650 with a big tank and slightly wider then a 650 with a stock tank.

It is possibly 1.5 - 2 inches too wide for my bike but still straps on very nicely. I'd say it would fit well to a 650 with a 32L tank. The bag is probably much bigger then you think it is, it's more suited to a big Ktm adventure or something, but in saying that, I love mine.

I combined it with a Giant Loop Buckin Roll Tank bag, (see when giant loop put their fandango tank bag together with it) and it was really nice, it wasn't a snug fit but gave me more then enough storage and the giant loop has a really neat camera pocket that is easily accessible for a quick photo.

If I got a new one I'd get a giant loop fandango or Diablo tank bag, it would for much better then the wolfman to my smaller bike.
Aug 23, 2013
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Glenn O: I've installed this bag on a BMW F800GS and the fit was pretty decent, had to fiddle with the adjusting straps to get it just right but it worked out. I recently came back from a 6500KM trip with this particular tank bag and it preformed really well, the bag stayed put over some pretty tough terrain and I found I had lots of room for all the things I needed in there. I also put a powerlet outlet on the side of the bag so I could power my phone and other things that I needed charging on the road, that was probably the best addition because it kept all those type components out of the elements and safely inside the tank bag. Only other advice I can give is to purchase the water proof cover, the bag is ok in a light mist but if it down pours the bag isn't waterproof.... Aug 23, 2013
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Mary W: I'm not familiar enough with your model or where the gas tank is. The strapping system is basically a large H shape with plenty of length. The cross bar of the "H" (there are actually two of these) can be positioned anywhere, so it fits a lot of situations. Bag clips in at the top and bottom - no zippers, so you have more flexibility on placement. I had to remove my "tank" cover and seat (my gas tank is in the back) for install. You can always return if it doesn't work out. Plus, this is small and seems to be sized for your bike. Aug 27, 2013
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Dean T: I've got the Explore Lite tank bag on my Tiger and I LOVE it. Not sure if it will fit , but search on ADVRIDER site - there's a thread there asking the same question and a bunch of people have posted pics.

Aug 23, 2013
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A s: It?s really a really versatile mounting system. As long as you can anchor it to the frame on each side at the rear, and have two (or even one) solid point in the front, it should work. Aug 24, 2013
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Cindy H: Yes it should fit well. The included harness is very adjustable. The bag fits tight to your tank and doesn't get in the way of moving around on the bike. Sep 16, 2013
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Rusty J: The Eplorer Lite does fit on a DR650, great bag...currently installed on a 2007. Your legs are against the bag when standing on the pegs. Aug 24, 2013
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Hans-Peter A: Works on my Husky TR650 Terra very well. Tank slope and width on the DR seems similiar. Great Tankbag, well made. Aug 23, 2013
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Catherine N: It works on my F650GS quite well, so I'd guess the same goes for the DR650. Great tank bag!!! Aug 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a 2012 v strom 650,I am wondering if this or any other tank bag is waterproof?I seem to be doing a lot of riding in the rain. Sep 19, 2013
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Bill G: It is not waterproof, although it would take water a while to get into the bag. They do make a cover that you place over it that is waterproof which seems to work well. The down side to the cover is that it blows up like a balloon when you get up to speed, which in itself is not too bad. The other down side is the tank bag channels water to your seat in the groin area and puts your waterproof gear to the test. All in all though, I rode my KLR to AK with one on and loved having the large capacity that it held right at my fingertips. Hope this helps. Sep 20, 2013
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Michael P: I rode one day for about four hours of pretty much steady rain without the contents of this bag getting wet. so, except for some condensation inside the map window, rain is not a problem. If it were submerged, though, I would expect different results. So be careful crossing rivers. All in all, I'm happy with the construction of this bag. Sep 20, 2013
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Billy E: This bag is not waterproof. Boggles my mind why they wouldn't rubberize the underside of the fabric. Keeping the plastic map holder will buy you some time in the rain but eventually, water will find its way in. They do offer a rain cover at an additional cost. Also, the tank bag is black but the rain cover is light gray. Go figure. Sep 20, 2013
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Kevin M: I don't believe the bag is completely waterproof, but I've ridden through quite a bit of rain with it with no problems. The plastic map case on top keeps water out pretty well, and the position of the bag on your bike helps keep it dry if you have a larger windshield. Sep 20, 2013
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steve m: use mine on a f650 its tucked in behind windsheild does not seem to get wet there. i also use rain cover with it. Sep 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: If not is that available and where on here and how much?? Mar 11, 2013
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RevZilla: No. 2007 and earlier models will require the Wolfman KLR Front Mount Harness 87-07 (part number 824585). Mar 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Tank has some back slope, but not as much as the KLR. The bar grips hit the sides of my current tank bag and I cannot use the side pockets, so I need a narrower bag. Dec 3, 2012
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RevZilla: The Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag is a near perfect fit for the previous and current generation V-Strom. It has the perfect slope for the rake of the tank and there is no bar interference. Wolfman used the V-Strom as a jig when designing most of their tank bags. Dec 4, 2012
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