Originally Posted by Maoule
I'm is the process of installing Pelican 1550s on my '11 990R with Happy Trails SU racks...my question is, at what angle should they be mounted? Does it matter? I've seen several pictures of the KTM factory systems and the panniers seem to be angled to match the seat/decal lines. Is there a practical reason for this or do I mount them using the angle of the rack? Thanks!
My guess, and it is only a guess, is that it angled down in front to make it easier for passengers to get on and off and for you to swing your leg over it when getting on and off when you don't have a passenger.
Another thing to consider it the height the bags need to be to clear the road surface when you have the bike leaned over in turns. Not sure what the best height it should be for that.