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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Yellow Iron, Apr 20, 2010.
Anybody build a set of panniers out of these yet
20MM amo boxes
It has been done..
Thanks yea thats my post
I mean for side cases
Hmmmm...maybe panniers painted to LOOK like ammo boxes........
I took the ammo out
Zorn has them on his KLR.
I know a guy that wants to camo his bike. I will mention that to him.
Yup, been there done that...
Each box is 9.2kg so that's about double an aluminum box. But at $20 a box... I'll take 'em - they won't bend out of shape, water tight and once painted something other than green, don't look to bad either.
The ones pictured on the bike are slightly lighter ( look like either 20mm or 50 cal boxes) than the ones he's got. The 40mm cannon boxes are to effn' heavy. That much weight constantly vibrating back there is asking to crack something..
I think I have the same boxes as the green ones above...
Inside measurements are:
19 x 44 x 36cm which is 30L
If you build everything right - there's not a vibration to be had!
What year is your KLR?
Seriously though...can we have a look at yer racks?
I like it. They look rugged. Are they detachable?
Now you're getting a little personal.
I agree. The one I have feels like its full when its empty.
Heavy, and won't hold nearly as much stuff the typical pannier. Here's one of mine after a trip to the store - still room for another bottle of wine and a loaf of bread.
I made mine to be detachable. Remove a tractor PTO pin and then lift the bottom of the box out and up and it's off - no opening the box to fuss about. If for some reason the pin comes out, the box still stays on. I'll get some photos of the mounting system on here in the next day or so. Really quite simple!
They hold 30L each which is smaller than the typical 34 / 41L I agree. But then again I don't carry lawn chairs and a whole bunch of other useless crap with me either. They're good but not perfect, but for $20 each - I'm not complaining. Served me well for my two week Yukon / NWT trip last summer. Two panniers for all my stuff and a dry bag for tent / sleeping bag / mattress. I had food, cloths, tools and beer - what am I missing?
20lbs 4oz each
Yea pretty heavy
How much do jesse's weigh (jim) ?????
I built this set-up last year. They weigh about 13lbs a piece and are rock solid. It can be done for <$500