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Old 02-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #1771
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Good looking PIAAs!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:21 PM   #1772
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My lovely assistant helps model the left pannier. I have such a good wife!

If you can find a female to put up with your nonsense, you should do your best to hang onto her.



Flanges purposely bent long to trim out the radius for the gasket.



Gettin' closer to the finish line. Maybe more to see tomorrow...
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:52 PM   #1773
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You really can't beat a custom set like this! Looks great Kirk! Your polish is getting very glossy!

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #1774
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You really can't beat a custom set like this! Looks great Kirk! Your polish is getting very glossy!

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #1775
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Looking forward to spending time in that shop! I estimate about 15-30 days until it will happen. You've heard it a thousand times, good work!
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:46 AM   #1776
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How does this stuff keep getting better and better?

Amazing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #1777
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I cannot wait to see these in person! What is it looking like the total width is going to be?
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:32 AM   #1778
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Good looking PIAAs!
Thanks, I was worried that they were going to be way too big. I am happy with how they turned out and the amount of light they give off. I used the "Autoswitch" which lets you control them by holding down the turn signal button which I think is really cool. It confuses me as to why they would put the solid PIAA logo on the cover in the direct path of the light beam though Might end up buying some generic mesh covers.

Now back to your regularly scheduled welding program.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #1779
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wow! this is something I have been thinking of doing, though I would be starting from ground zero. Kirk, you are an inspiration. I just read the first page of this thread, and then skipped to the last page. What a difference! Your stuff looked good to start with, but those aluminum panniers are gorgeous!

Good work!
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #1780
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Got some of the basic ones in yesterday and was blown away.....
With the black finish they almost look to purty to put on my well used KLR

Thanks Kirk!
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #1781
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WOW! Thanks, guys! I appreciate all the nice comments!

I feel like Steve Martin in the Jerk - I think I found my special purpose. Heheheh!!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:01 PM   #1782
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Got some of the basic ones in yesterday and was blown away.....
With the black finish they almost look to purty to put on my well used KLR

Thanks Kirk!
I'm happy to see that an inmate got 'em. You got a GOOD deal!

I'm glad that you are pleased with them.

Thank you, John!
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #1783
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So Kirk,

I know this is all part time and you don't want the pannier building to become a full time job, but it must be putting some extra $$ in your pocket.

What new tools can we expect to see in the shop in the coming months?
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #1784
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So Kirk,

I know this is all part time and you don't want the pannier building to become a full time job, but it must be putting some extra $$ in your pocket.

What new tools can we expect to see in the shop in the coming months?
Well, I've just been getting things I've been needing for a long while... C-clamps, welding blanket, consumables for the water cooled torch, and just doubling up on materials to try to stay ahead and not be in need of anything. It goes as fast as it comes in.

I STILL need to buy consumables for the plasma cutter.

Immediate tools on the radar... a Roper Whitney corner notcher for making the flat style lids, a Roper Whitney punch for cutting slots in the slip-hinge lids, I could go on and on with tools I'd like to have that i could put right to work!

I need a nice vise for the drill press still. A tube die for crashbars would be good to have.

... but just trying to stay ahead on materials and paying the powdercoater has been taking all the loot!

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #1785
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The pannier elves worked late into the evening...



When can we get a pneumatic rivet gun, Santa? Get back to work, you bunch of slackers! It will make your hands strong!



A quality mounting system makes all the difference.



38 13/16" to the widest point. (38 25/32" if you want to get really technical - Heheheh) I don't know if that's good or bad, but I hope it's good!







Trim-lok EPDM gasket.



Ding! Ding! Ding! Order Up!!! Come and get it. I'm home all day...
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