Wolfman Tank Panniers
Don't want a tank bag, but need some space up front? These are the ticket. I had to do some creative strapping to get them where I wanted them on the Acerbis tank on my xr650l. I put tools, goggles, maps, binoculars, beer, and whatever else I might want in 'em. They do block a bit of wind to the knees and perhaps reduce fuel economy, but I'm not real concerned. I paired these with Wolfman e-12 saddlebags and I love the amount of space.
Quality is excellent. Zippers and fabric are burly. Probably not waterproof, if that's your thing. Consider some scotchguard or trash bags if you need that.
Great for a dualsport where you want more room but don't want huge panniers or a tank bag. Buy 'em!
August 3, 2016
Great bags, durable, easy to attach
These have been great. I've had them a year and switch them frequently back and forth between my Honda Shadow and my Yamaha XT225. Easy to take off and put on, ride really well on both my bikes, Highly recommend these.
May 23, 2015
Good product, easy install
Overall I am very happy with this purchase, it's a high quality product that is very easy to use. The only downside is the lack of having a waterproof version. I highly recommend Wolfman products.
February 12, 2015
I can tell you first hand that the customer service at Wolfman is GREAT. That is hard to come by these days. Also, the bags work just as advertised and they can really hold quite a lot. This product could be better though. They used to make the bags with a pocket and a draw string on the outside of the main pockets which are perfect for holding a water bottle; it also make it easily accessible. The other thing is these bags work much better if you use the top straps only, and place magnets inside the bag in order to hold the tank. However, there is padding SO THICK on the "tank-side" interior of these bags that not even a 25lbs. rated magnet gets through to the tank. Therefore, you are forced to use the straps and they are kind of a convoluted pain. After all of that, I would still purchase this product again.
June 23, 2014
Wolfman Tank Pannier - good but not great
Being a short guy for once has its advantages on a non-cruiser. I ride a 2013 G650 GS BMW dual-sport and my knees just barely touch the backs of the panniers. Woohoo! With a long trip soon, the extra carrying capacity is welcome.
The negative part of these panniers is that like most other Wolfman products, they are not waterproof (or even water resistant). The first day I rode with them it rained and when I got home there was over 1/2 cup of water in each bag. I was glad I had not yet put anything in them. Not sure where the designers at Wolfman ride but apparently it never rains there as I have also had their rear panniers and experienced the same thing.
Oh well, fore-warned is fore-armed, so I sprayed them with silicone camp spray and will only put things in there that are either not affected by water or are in waterproof baggies.
I'd still recommend them as they really look good and are very functional. Enjoy.
March 31, 2014
Typical Wolfman greatness....
I bought these to use when I go into the deep back country and map new trails. They are big enough to carry two 2 liter bottles of water to use for camping without being in the way. They snug up secure on my KTM and are small enough to be strapped to my tail bag when not needed.
November 23, 2013
Just enough storage
I'm using these tank panniers on my F800gs. They provide a nice amount of storage without being too cumbersome. It's a great location to store items you want quick access to.
August 19, 2013
Work great to carry all my tools and what not. And it's great for shifting some of the weight forward on the bike while loaded down with full Adventure/camping gear. At this point I can't see ever taking them off.
August 12, 2013