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Offline PHILIPKUHN

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Show me your home-made Panniers?
« on: December 05, 2013, 03:53:08 pm »
Im looking for Panniers and a Pannier frame for my 950. Willing to Spend R5000 for all.
Otherwise Im makking my own, Post some pic's of your home made Panniers!!

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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 04:32:39 pm »
If you are willing to make your own...go ahead and make them. There is nothing like the satisfaction of telling someone you made that. Just be mindful of the "just this little bit to make it real nice" cause that is when the R5000 becomes the R15k.

Might be easier to just google DIY panniers images.
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 04:54:26 pm »
I made some a few years ago for the XT500's - I made frames for the Dakar as well - used them in Namibia, worked a treat!

I made 4 sets - I think I have a set left (sold one set with the Dakar, crashed one set, one set went to the UK with an XT......) - will look tonight and check the sizes - I had the alu plate laser cut, bent & welded at a shop here in Jhb - they put the locks in for me too - basically I designed what I wanted, e-mailed them the drawings and collected a few weeks later.....

The boxes are different sizes left & right, the front box is a top-box......

At the time they cost about R1000 per box to manufacture, including material etc.....
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 05:00:45 pm »
Here are some that I and some other guys made. Not that difficult, just time consuming. Personally I would go for the soft ones if I were you.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=39491.0
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 05:04:13 pm »
Nice product Rob!

I used the same principle to make a inner-box that fits inside the pannier frame of the 1200GS to hold a compressor & puncture kit.

But I would also go the soft luggage route - lighter & forces you not to pack stuff you don't need.....
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 06:34:57 am »
I made some a few years ago for the XT500's - I made frames for the Dakar as well - used them in Namibia, worked a treat!

I made 4 sets - I think I have a set left (sold one set with the Dakar, crashed one set, one set went to the UK with an XT......) - will look tonight and check the sizes - I had the alu plate laser cut, bent & welded at a shop here in Jhb - they put the locks in for me too - basically I designed what I wanted, e-mailed them the drawings and collected a few weeks later.....

The boxes are different sizes left & right, the front box is a top-box......

At the time they cost about R1000 per box to manufacture, including material etc.....

Looks very nice and for R1000!! Good Job!
In kathu I dont have the luxery of getting it made, it will have to be more simple!!
Something like this in mind.

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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 06:43:34 am »
Kathu?
We have just opened an office there - let me know if you need any tools etc. - WD's get special prices!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 07:07:52 am »
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 08:02:44 am »
Kathu?
We have just opened an office there - let me know if you need any tools etc. - WD's get special prices!!
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There are a lot of adventure bike here, that is about the only good weekend get away. (Adventure riding and bow-hunting)

If you find that panniers, give me a price and lets talk.
Thank you Steve
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 02:43:49 pm »
Got the panniers - took pics - left my iPhone cable at home!!!!

AAaaaaAAAaargh!

Sorry - will try post later!
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 02:58:20 pm »
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 03:07:49 pm »
Got the panniers - took pics - left my iPhone cable at home!!!!

AAaaaaAAAaargh!

Sorry - will try post later!

haha cool.
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2013, 07:02:15 am »
OK - nog 'n pic..

Boxes are 430x250x380mm, front, sides & top are 2mm alu plate, back & bottom are 3mm alu plate - thicker for mounting.
I had them brushed - the hinges are bullet type, welded - there is a lip around the inner that seals against some high-density foam - pretty water & dust-proof.
Welding was done at the factory - completely water-tight.
I added the canopy latches for the frames that were on a Dakar at the time (I still have the frames as well, powdercoated)
The black strip is just duct tape to stop them getting scratched when I was making the frames.

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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2013, 07:08:23 am »
Very well made! Do you by any chance still have the dxf / whatever files for the lazer cutters? Want to share them with us ?
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 08:00:00 am »
No problem at all - as long as they are not used for commercial gain - is that fair? Private is fine, but I had to out-source the drawings, as I don't have the software....

There are 9 files in all as the bottom/back is 3mm, the front/sides are 2mm and then the lid - for 3 different size boxes. They were originally designed for an XT500, which has a single exhaust, hence the narrower box on one side, the wider opposite, and a top box.

I have .pdf drawings of them too, if anyone wants.

OK - I can't load .dxf file - anyone that want a copy - PM me your e-mail and I'll send them directly to you rather.....
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2013, 08:36:09 am »
Panniers made by Falkson's in Pta for my solo trip to the cape last year. Cost about R 1 000 I think. Bracket (made by groenie) was sold with the bike. Panniers available for R 400, if anyone's interested.
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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013, 09:30:29 am »
Panniers made by Falkson's in Pta for my solo trip to the cape last year. Cost about R 1 000 I think. Bracket (made by groenie) was sold with the bike. Panniers available for R 400, if anyone's interested.

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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2013, 10:32:32 am »
Panniers made by Falkson's in Pta for my solo trip to the cape last year. Cost about R 1 000 I think. Bracket (made by groenie) was sold with the bike. Panniers available for R 400, if anyone's interested.

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Re: Show me your home-made Panniers?
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2013, 10:34:02 am »
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