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Old 10-17-2012, 03:25 AM   #14656
Adventure boy
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Originally Posted by bluesman View Post
OK gents, as you may recall some pages and pages earlier I said I will make luggage system myself for my Tiger to get it within 85 cm WITH panniers and there was doubt. Eventually I bought LeoVince can I wanted and it was time to do luggage.
So I took same old panniers I had - plastic off Aprilia Pegaso.
Then I found in corner of my garage remains of Suzuki Bandit Givi luggage system, namely 2 rounded frames with everything cut off them. Then I went to local DYI store to buy 2 meters of small diameter pipe meant for water I think. Thick walls.

This is result so far. Fabrication complete/ What left is what I hate most - in "American Chopper" it happens by magic :) - cleaning welds (I am "gorilla" welder with sticks and small invertor), cleaning all, prepping, painting etc.

Results: width with 2 panniers exactly 850 mm. Handlebar is 870 because of handguards. Voila.
With stock exhaust I could fit it in 890 mm. Racks are symmetrical (perhaps because of exhaust they do not appear so on picture, but measured symmetrical).
For unexplainable reason Photobucket turns one photo upside down. Beats me.

Excellent work mate they look great
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