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Old 04-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Kirk's Panniers - ordering information and customer's builds thread

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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Recent customer builds. If you would like your bike removed from the photos, please let me know, and I will promptly do so.



Rob's GS with KP-3s...







John's GS with some KP-3s installed...



*** WARNING *** My panniers may make your bike sleepy. ;)



Thanks for the product testing pic, John!


Arthur's Ducati Sport Classic with custom cases installed...





Brent's GS with KP-3s...



Fritz's KTM with KP-2s...









Jim's 2005 R1200GS with KP-3s...














Kevin's DL650 V-Strom with KP-2s...






















David's 2012 F800GS with KP-2s...














Jeff's DR650 tool box and reinforced aftermarket skidplate...














J's 2005 R1200GS with KP-3s...























Mounts for a Ram ball/ GoPro...







Mounted with 3M emblem tape.




Rob's F800GS with KP-2s...
















My 2008 KLR650 with prototypes that never made production...









Storage compartment lids and slip-hinge lids not currently available. I still need to fine-tune a few things and add some tooling to make it all happen. This was just a prototype to see if I could make it work.









Bob's DL1000 V-Strom with KP-2s ...







Mike's 2005 R1200ST with KP-3s...







Local #26 Brother Murray's DL1000 with KP-3s...








Joel's 2013 R1200GS with KP-3s on factory racks...















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Old 04-14-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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Any way you can get a hold of a 1989 or 90 Honda Transalp and make some pannier racks? (finding racks for these old bikes is hard to say the least) Very nice work BTW and good luck on your venture.
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Any way you can get a hold of a 1989 or 90 Honda Transalp and make some pannier racks? (finding racks for these old bikes is hard to say the least) Very nice work BTW and good luck on your venture.
Thanks!

Well, I'm only doing one-off racks for locals. I don't see myself making jigs for all the different bikes at this time. Then, there are 2nd, 3rd, 4th gens, etc,etc...

I would have at least 50 jigs to make. In time I may start with the 2nd gen KLR650, and then move into the GS line, but that's still a ways off...
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Looks like you've added a few toys to the stable since I last talked to you. Nice!
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Plans to offer a top box and panniers then?

$ = ?
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Plans to offer a top box and panniers then?

$ = ?
Yep!


Let me wrap this current job up, and I'll update the very first post on page one.

I've been having a bit of a time putting my prices together because I don't think I have built the same set of bags yet.

Give me about a week, and I should have post one up and running with all the details.
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Interesting... great product.

Post some of the top box $ options-photos and sizes when you get a chance. Prefer something without the angles on the lid.... I think.

Also the lead time you will you need to crank one out...

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Current lead time on raw aluminum will ship next week. Add 20 days for powder to be safe.

I can make whatever top box shape or size that you want. I really don't have any pics yet. Post #1 pricing is pretty close on any size you want.



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Interesting... great product.

Post some of the top box $ options-photos and sizes when you get a chance. Prefer something without the angles on the lid.... I think.

Also the lead time you will you need to crank one out...

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Just a tip on the TIG setup: Use 2% ceriated tungsten. It is almost impossible to contaminate the tungsten even when you "stall" the tungsten in the puddle. Not that I recommend doing that but if you accidentally do it, just pull back and keep going. The high frequency what little bit of contamination there was(black soot looking stuff) You'll never use another tungsten ever. It is not nearly as forgiving on stainless or steel. There, 10 cents worth of free advice.




I like the storage in the lids, innovative. What is a set of panniers running? Size is about 15x20 and say 10" wide.

And why not add a "tang" to the hinge pin so the lid will site level to be used as a table or such?
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Thanks! Yeah, I use 2% ceriated as well, but I'm also using an inverter, so it's what works best with my machine anyway.

...updating post #1 with pricing now...

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Just a tip on the TIG setup: Use 2% ceriated tungsten. It is almost impossible to contaminate the tungsten even when you "stall" the tungsten in the puddle. Not that I recommend doing that but if you accidentally do it, just pull back and keep going. The high frequency what little bit of contamination there was(black soot looking stuff) You'll never use another tungsten ever. It is not nearly as forgiving on stainless or steel. There, 10 cents worth of free advice.




I like the storage in the lids, innovative. What is a set of panniers running? Size is about 15x20 and say 10" wide.

And why not add a "tang" to the hinge pin so the lid will site level to be used as a table or such?
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