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Old 08-21-2014, 05:05 AM   #1
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F800GS Adventure Side Boxes

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I've just bought an almost new 2014 800 Adventure here in Dubai after a gap of, lets just say, quite a lot of years without a bike. (The last was a pre unit Bonneville which had a total loss lubrication system). The first 10 minutes or so on Dubai's roads in 115 degrees of heat and 95% humidity were, let's say, interesting.

I've asked this in the stupid questions thread, but does anybody make a side pannier system for the Adventure (other than BMW, of course).

I'd really like plastic boxes of the Pelican type, as in Caribou Cases.
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:27 AM   #2
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nope nothing the now except soft panniers. You need the rigid pannier frame system to protect the tank. as long as they don't design a similar system for plastic panniers they won't get street aproval. If you still want other aluminium panniers the only ones I could think of that could come up with a design are globescout using the OEM system.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:04 AM   #3
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Here's the first crack at the left hand mounting system.

It achieves my aim of being easily removable but lockable on to the frame. Not designed for serious offroad, heavily laden work, but for carrying the shopping for her indoors whenever I can't get out of the task.

Weight is about 3.5 kg per side. Total width, to be measured later, but certainly narrower than the BMW system, and slightly asymmetric (by about 25mm). 29 litres per case.

It needs a bit of beefing up with a few gussets, and then it goes for powder coating.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:55 PM   #4
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Have you guys seen this cases?

http://www.happy-trail.com/BMW-F800GS-Adventure.aspx
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:23 PM   #5
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They seem expensive. When I purchased my Adventure in April last year the BMW side panniers were $550 a box, which I thought was bloody cheap for genuine gear. If these after market ones are similar in price, stick with genuine, they work great, can be keyed the same as the ignition key and look the goods.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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The finished article.

Width across the boxes is 40", or just over a metre.

I can put quite a lot of weight on them without very much deflection, so I'm happy.

As I can only post 1 image at a time, I'll put another couple of pics on other posts.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #7
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #8
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:01 AM   #9
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nice job doing it yourself!
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:10 AM   #10
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I can't claim any of the fabrication credit - that was Robbie (at Saluki Racing in Dubai) and his team of welders.

My welding skills approximate to that of an elephant trying to ballet dance.

It was more or less my design though. And so far it seems to work well.

Today's job was to fit the lid latches which I got from Roger at Caribou. He matched the keys with the one on the lock on the top box which he supplied a few months ago.

The compression latches to hold the whole thing on the bike frame came from the UK, and purely coincidentally came with the same key code (maybe Southco only have one code!).

So now I have one key for all of the box locks. And about 7 or 8 spares!
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