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Old 01-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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DIY Rotopax Pannier Mounts

Rotopax Pack Mount
12" Brace (x2)
U-bolt w/ nuts (x2)
Bolt,washer(s), nut (x2)
Total = Less than $10.00

I was trying to figure out a way to mount my Rotopax cans under my Wolfman soft bags. I have HB pannier racks and didn't want to spend $225 per side for the Kreiga ADV mount (which is awesome and if I had the money they would be on the bike). But after spending buttloads of money on the 990 over the last few months, I decided to go the way of KLR riders...cheap.


Step one - Determing where your hardware will line up on the rack and drill appropriate holes. I used a 12" brace that was pre-drilled and only had to add two holes for the u-bolt.


Step two - Use a template for the Rotopax mount holes. I used my CJ rack, but you can also use the base mount that comes with the Rotopax mount.


Step three - mount all the pieces finger tight and adjust alignment. Then tighten everything up.


Step four - mount cans and soft luggage.


Step five - crash test
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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Nice work. I have been thinking about how to that.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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Nice and simple, I like it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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I had a 3 " wide piece of steel welded to my Givi rack . The Wolfman EXP bags fit on top . I am hoping that the steel will be more durable than an aluminum mount .
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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nicely done.. trying to do something similar with my Jesse racks for when I don't want to use the hard cases.. since that strip of metal is only secured at top and bottom how much does it flex? particularly when the rotopax are full.. that would be a concern as it could weaken the strap over time, or cause the mounting bolts/nuts to loosen?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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nicely done.. trying to do something similar with my Jesse racks for when I don't want to use the hard cases.. since that strip of metal is only secured at top and bottom how much does it flex? particularly when the rotopax are full.. that would be a concern as it could weaken the strap over time, or cause the mounting bolts/nuts to loosen?
Does not flex at all. It's 3/8" steel.
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