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Old 05-31-2010, 07:20 AM   #9346
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Some homemade panniers

My father and I just finished fabricated these panniers for my Scrambler. I used Motor-Sport Panniers Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set along with two Pelican 1550 cases.
Total Cost was $361.24
Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set - $123.99
Two used Pelican 1550 case off eBay - $157.25
Steel - $20
Powder Coating - $60

More and higher resolution pictures can be found here
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:05 AM   #9347
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My father and I just finished fabricated these panniers for my Scrambler. I used Motor-Sport Panniers Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set along with two Pelican 1550 cases.
Total Cost was $361.24
Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set - $123.99
Two used Pelican 1550 case off eBay - $157.25
Steel - $20
Powder Coating - $60

More and higher resolution pictures can be found here
Nice setup. Especially for a first post.

That looks similar to DavoRallyFan's setup, and similar too somewhat I was wanting to fab up for myself. I have the mounting hoops, but don't have any of the stuff to fab them into brackets with. And good fab shops here are hard to come by.








BTW, what ever happend to him, or Rhodie, or DangerDave, or any of the original members of this thread?
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:07 AM   #9348
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My father and I just finished fabricated these panniers for my Scrambler. I used Motor-Sport Panniers Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set along with two Pelican 1550 cases.
Total Cost was $361.24
Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set - $123.99
Two used Pelican 1550 case off eBay - $157.25
Steel - $20
Powder Coating - $60

More and higher resolution pictures can be found here

You did a good job! I started to build a set like that using stainless steel but I wasnt happy with the way it looked on the bike. Looks pretty strong.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:43 AM   #9349
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Reminders to self

I took the Scrambler out with some friends for an anniversary (theirs) trip to the coast yesterday, lots of fun but it did serve as a reminder that:

The stock seat still leaves much to be desired after an hour or so (ymmv)
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The stock headlight really does suck, the low beam is passable but IF there is really any pattern whatsoever to the high, I can not discern what they were trying to achieve. The darkest spot in front of me was where I created a shadow in the headlight of their R-6!

Guess I have some projects to work on!

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Old 05-31-2010, 11:04 AM   #9350
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I'm not a big fan of the headlight, I thought about trying a different bulb but I think the root of the problem is the lense. About half of my driving is at night and really want something to reach out farther to see the deer that like to pop out in front of me.


The SV-650 headlight seems to be the best option for the money. I have been on the lookout for one on ebay lately. There are probably other bikes that would work as a donor too.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:40 AM   #9351
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The first thing I would do is install a headlight relay kit. Cheaper than a new headlight assembly or bulb and will certainly improve the brightness!
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:21 PM   #9352
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The first thing I would do is install a headlight relay kit. Cheaper than a new headlight assembly or bulb and will certainly improve the brightness!
Please excuse my noob ignorance, but can you tell me what the headlight relay kit does to improve the light. I am interested in boosting my view at night as well.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:32 PM   #9353
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Please excuse my noob ignorance, but can you tell me what the headlight relay kit does to improve the light. I am interested in boosting my view at night as well.
A relay kit just makes sure that you get a full 12V to your headlight. Some headlights are run through the high / low switch etc. and if you measured the voltage at the headlight it would be quite a bit less than 12V. When you install a relay kit, you basically setup a straight 12V shot from your battery to your headlight, so you get a brighter beam output. Good info here and I use his kits for all my electrical stuff, quality gear...

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Stuff/...elay_info.html
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:46 PM   #9354
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My father and I just finished fabricated these panniers for my Scrambler. I used Motor-Sport Panniers Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set along with two Pelican 1550 cases.
Total Cost was $361.24
Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set - $123.99
Two used Pelican 1550 case off eBay - $157.25
Steel - $20?
Powder Coating - $60

More and higher resolution pictures can be found here

Wow, Moto-Sports panniers is in my back yard! I live in Evergreen, CO--I'll give them a call. Did you need to do any fabrication or was it a direct fit?
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:29 PM   #9355
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I just fitted one of these to the scram. They are bloody expensive, but the difference is unbelievable and the standard headlight works just fine now. I thought about fitting a Thruxton headlight but I like the look of the small unit on the Scrambler, and now I don't need to!

Also these bulbs are legal in the UK which 99% of HID kits and all hi wattage bulbs are not.

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...PIA70456/353.0
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:01 PM   #9356
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Tank Bag

Anyone installed a Triumph brand tank bag? I'm wondering where the two little metal brackets attach for the straps. Where did you attach the brackets and the front and back straps? Thanks.

In my defense I've only looked at the bag in my house and not played with it on the bike yet...
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #9357
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Anyone installed a Triumph brand tank bag? I'm wondering where the two little metal brackets attach for the straps. Where did you attach the brackets and the front and back straps? Thanks.

In my defense I've only looked at the bag in my house and not played with it on the bike yet...
If you take the seat off you'll see where the brackets go. Been so long ago I can't recall where the front straps went exactly, but I think under the steering head. Could be wrong, as I am on my 3rd gin.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:51 PM   #9358
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I just fitted one of these to the scram. They are bloody expensive, but the difference is unbelievable and the standard headlight works just fine now. I thought about fitting a Thruxton headlight but I like the look of the small unit on the Scrambler, and now I don't need to!

Also these bulbs are legal in the UK which 99% of HID kits and all hi wattage bulbs are not.

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...PIA70456/353.0
Any chance of some before and after pictures of the illumination difference?

I'm leaning towards the SV650 headlight. There seems to be a lot of them available at wreckers and they are quite cheap.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #9359
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If you take the seat off you'll see where the brackets go. Been so long ago I can't recall where the front straps went exactly, but I think under the steering head. Could be wrong, as I am on my 3rd gin.
Thanks! Good luck with the 4th....
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:02 AM   #9360
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Any chance of some before and after pictures of the illumination difference?

I'm leaning towards the SV650 headlight. There seems to be a lot of them available at wreckers and they are quite cheap.
Sorry, didn't take any before pics, but will try and get a side by side pic with a standard one if I remember to take a camera to club meets.

The light output is not only bright white instead of dull yellow, but the beam is better too which would indicate that the filaments are not positioned correctly in the cheap standard bulbs.
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