Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag
Great tank bag for the f800gs!
I was looking for a tank bag large enough to not have to carry a bookbag with me to carry my essentials but small enough to keep it comfortable and looking good. The explorer lite was the perfect choice. This bag size wise is perfect sitting on the faux tank of the f800gs. It looks good and does not get in the way of the handlebars. I am able to carry my disc lock, goggles, phone, wallet, and much more inside. The bag sits right so it doesn't move at all. The install was easy if you just plan to connect the rear straps to the frame. It takes a bit of trial and error to mount the straps under the seat if you go that way (at least for me.... I ended up just attaching to the frame for now. Overall I like the bag a lot.
August 29, 2015
Well made and fits perfectly!
This is actually my second Explorer LIte! My original was being repaired under warranty: after over 6 years of use the expansion zipper was coming apart. It has been doing duty on several bikes since I purchased it, currently used on both my KLR and Triumph Explorer. So I decided to order another just so I wouldn't have to keep swapping it back-and-forth between bikes! And if you have an issue, service from Wolfman couldn't be better..! Great product and great company to buy from.
August 18, 2015
Made in the USA
I have a 2012 BMW F650GS. The bag fits as expected. Tough to give a review after only a few rides in nice weather. It's nice to put something on my bike that's made in the US. This bag is a decent value compared to some of the other ridiculously priced tank bags. I would recommend this bag.
July 30, 2015
Perfect size bag for me.
This bag is a high quality bag. It was also the size I wanted for my R1200 RT. I didn't want the large BMW rail bag because it was too big for me. I had tried an 8L bag but it was too small. This is the "Goldilocks" bag for me. It was easy to install and has performed perfectly. I also brought the rain cover mostly for the sun and I'm glad I bought it at the same time.
July 20, 2015
By just giving it a first look, you can expect a life time performance from this item.
Excellent in every way.
And as usual CS/Shipping of Revzilla Rocks :)
July 6, 2015
Get the rain cover.
First time I used this was driving through the remnants of a tropical storm that hung around longer than was forecast...wish I'd gotten the rain cover. Took a day to dry things out. So consider that.
Just the right size for me. Installation was easy and secure.
The top's overlap is a tight fit over the zipper and I have to take my gloves of.
I think materials and construction are great.
June 29, 2015
Great mid size tank bag.
Needed a tank bag to fit my Super Tenere and it was a little difficult given the sloping tank. I also didn't want the bag to obscure the handlebars and dash or come to close to me restricting my movement. I had just come back from a 5 day ride around Tasmania and found the bag worked perfectly for what I wanted. It sat perfectly inline with the tank and didn't move or scratch the tank. Its a soft type of bag but will hold up with minimal contents installed. Installation was easy on the big Tenere as the harness provided work well with the Tenere. Fuelling up I just unclipped the lower clips and moved the bag to the side then re clipped when done. The bag didn't impede my movement or get near the bars and I was able to see all my instruments as its not an overly tall bag. One criticism is the bag is not water proof but comes with a cover you have to purchase separate. Its rained 3 out of the 5 days and the bag did get wet but didn't saturate the inner contents. For the price the cover should come with he bag.
January 26, 2015
Well built bag and reasonably priced.
This bag is nicely put together and is perfect for those that need a relatively compact bag that has the capability of expanding when you need that 'little extra room' for something you bought or had to take off (cold weather gloves, scarf, a book,etc.). It secures fairly easily to the bike (mine is a BMW R 1200GS) but does not fit as well as a BMW bag made for the bike. All in all, you get a lot of bag for a very reasonable price compared to brand-specific equipment (as in the BMW bag is over TWICE as much!). Highly recommended
December 29, 2014