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Old 04-13-2012, 02:58 AM   #46
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I built this one for my Nova Scotia trip out of diamond plate laying around in my back yard.

Thats trouble right there!
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #47
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My friend and I came up with what I think is a good idea but I don't know how to post the pics. How are you guys doing it?
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #48
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That's really a great idea! I might have to steal this one.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #49
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That's really a great idea! I might have to steal this one.
Thanks. Steal away.

Thanks for the help Lycan 1
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:45 PM   #50
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Nice work Lycan - have been messing around with some prototype sandwich ideas (no hardware required) to work with the Touratech pannier racks and this has sparked a few thoughts about how to improve.

Here's a dumb question - talked to the dealer the other day about why we get only Kolpin in Canada and no Rotopax. Answer was that the Rotopax are not approved for sale here. Anyone else heard that?
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #51
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I built this one for my Nova Scotia trip out of diamond plate laying around in my back yard.

Any info on the seat? Looks like a Russel Day Long but not sure.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:19 PM   #52
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I have never heard that about Rotopax, and I am sure there are several dealers in Calgary, including Blackfoot that will order them in for you. Kolpin has less options but is cheaper. I paid just under $50.00 for my Kolpin (5.68L) including the hardware to mount it. Available at the Canadian Tire just west of 64th and Deerfoot. They are the only one in the city that stocks them. Three guys that I know have all bought them there.
Thanks much. Only reason I would go Rotopax is the taller rectangular profile which looks like it would tuck in out of the wind on the back of my TT paniers - the Kolpin looks more square unless they're running some other profiles I haven't seen. As for the mounts, they look similar quality/design with either brand. Cheers.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #53
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Any info on the seat? Looks like a Russel Day Long but not sure.
Where do you got those seats?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #54
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Pretty good job Kevin !
I was also thinking about buiding a "sandwich" but did not had the idea to use the interior of the panier holder !
The only bad side is the welding... but the part is so simple when done... I steal too !
( will need a cross, because I have Touiratech panier)
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #55
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Nice work Lycan - have been messing around with some prototype sandwich ideas (no hardware required) to work with the Touratech pannier racks and this has sparked a few thoughts about how to improve.

Here's a dumb question - talked to the dealer the other day about why we get only Kolpin in Canada and no Rotopax. Answer was that the Rotopax are not approved for sale here. Anyone else heard that?
Dual sport plus in Canada is now distributing Rotopax. http://dualsportplus.com/
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #56
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On Hepco Becker racks from Caribou

Just finishing this. Ignore my ugly welds , it worked out pretty well otherwise. Hopefully will look better after going to the powder-coater.

The 2 small tabs (1/8" plate) welded to the racks are not noticeable when not being used.
The 1/4" x 3/4" steel bar can stay in place without interfering with the caribou cases
and of course the Rotopax mount can easily be attached with 2 mounting screws.









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Old 05-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #57
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Finnally did mine this afternoon...
The way it looks is not perfect (hand made) but I'm very happy!









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Old 05-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #58
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For starters I'm going to get my Wolfman bags and utilize some of the strap locations for their hangars which also utilize One-Wrap. Should make a good backing surface when the RotoPax aren't mounted. After some usage in the Texas heat I'm going to mount the RotoPax. I'm also going to think about maybe hanging them with the cap towards the front away from the exhaust opening.



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Old 05-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #59
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Just to finish this off here in the thread...

I recently came across the right-sized piece of aluminum in 1/8 inch to finish the project, so I did.

Contrary to expectations, the cutting-boards worked out just fine and show no -zero- cracking or deterioration after several thousand miles.

But, they are a little flexy, and when I added the happy-trails mounts to 'em, they started to flex out away from the rack, I suspect due to the inward compression from the pucks on the round bars. No biggie, and they were secure, but they bugged me, and I had the aluminum...

I don't have fancy tools, but with one of these:



and one of these:




It wasn't too hard to get from this:



To this:







I'm actually suspicious that the PE may turn out to have been more crash-resistant than the aluminum, as it could bend and return to shape when I fall on it, whereas I think the aluminum may just bend....we will see!

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Old 05-24-2012, 03:51 PM   #60
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Yeah, it's a Russell Day Long. Absolutely amazing seat. Ugly as sin, but comfortable. My wife and I had to race home due to Hurricane Irene, which meant a full day in the saddle from morning to night after being on the road a week and the seat was never an issue. Wife gave it rave reviews.
I use my stock seat for buzzing around town, my Renazco for long solo rides and this one for extended two up rides.

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