Wolfman X Strap
Does the job
Does exactly what it was designed to do. I only ride with my Wolfman tank bag installed on my 12GS on long trips, so this guy keeps the straps tidy the rest of the time. On the GS (and I would imagine other bikes with fuel fill on the top of the tank), it does block the fuel fill, but easy enough to move out of the way - and obviously not more so than a tankbag. Otherwise, Works exactly as intended.
January 12, 2016
Works fine and keeps the clips out of the way. I put some soft material under the clips to keep them from scratching. I did that because I think over time, that they will scratch the finish.
October 12, 2015
Useful if you plan to remove the tank bag from time to time
I bought this thinking that it was anothe type of mount for the bag leaving the x strap when the bag is removed however you just have to buckle it when you remove the bag. Silly me. Pretty much it is as described.. I probably won't be using it much as I'll be leaving my tank bag mounted most of the time. It is a huge help though if you plan to ride without the bag bc you won't have the buckles flapping or you won't have to remove the mounting straps. Only wish there was something protecting the buckles from the paint.
August 29, 2015
I don't always need to have my tan kbag, so this i s a good product to have.
June 22, 2015
Serves a fairly simple role.
The purpose of this strap is to keep the buckles/straps from your Wolfman tank bag from flapping about when the bag is off the tank. It accomplishes this perfectly well, and it also gives you a handy place to put gloves when you're off the bike and you trust no one will steal them.
April 13, 2015
A must-have for your tank bag
An excellent item which you really need. I have the Rainier tank bag and the X strap does a wonderful job of keeping the straps from flopping around and prevents damage to the buckles or your paint while you ride without the tank bag installed. And it keeps the front straps from falling down in front of your tank where you can't reach them. For just a few bucks the X strap is a must-have.
June 17, 2014
Good but not great.
This strap is designed to be installed in place of your tank bag when you don't need or want the bag mounted. For that it works great, it keeps the straps tight so they are flapping about and leaves space to get to the fuel cap on most bikes from the looks of it. The buckles are hard plastic and I would not want to use this for any length of time as it will wear and scuff the paint. I would be willing to pay more for covered buckles, or some other system of protecting the paint surface. I gave it a recommend, but caveat that it is not perfect and could use some other features.
May 5, 2014
Really? 8 bucks?
Personally I think this thing should be included with the bag. I pay a heck of a lot of money for the bag it should come with all the accessories... That being said, this thing is good quality and since it stretches its holds to the tank nicely my only complaint is the lack of a way to hold the excess material down while at speed it tends to flap around.
December 23, 2013