DIY panniers $99

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jaxes88, Mar 19, 2017 at 9:02 PM.

  1. iatethepeach

    iatethepeach Adventurer

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    You could also add a bottom lip to your rack to take the vertical load off the bolts.

    Nice work, by the way! DIY panniers rule.
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  2. kayvon

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    ill second that. just get an aluminum plate and drill the bolt holes through that. then epoxy it down to the inside of the box. at the very least find some big fender washers to help spread the pressure.
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  3. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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    Cool Honda's, love the ct90 and the XL is sweet!


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  4. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    Nice job on those.
    (and I love the mailbox)
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  5. jaxes88

    jaxes88 n00b

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I went ahead and made some spreader bars to put inside the boxes (sorry for the sub par photograph).
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    While I was working on it the other day I also replaced the nasty old fork boots and leaky seals.
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    I love 80's dirtbikes with the rectangular headlights, black hubs, and cool fork boots. I wish my bike had gold rims on it.

    Thanks, the mailbox is my parents', they're both cougs. I went to University of Idunno so I'm a vandal.
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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    You can buy gold rims.
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  7. jaxes88

    jaxes88 n00b

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    I might someday. It would be fun to get some and learn how to lace spokes, etc. I've never done it before.
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  8. severely

    severely almost a noob

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    Great job young man, welcome aboard.
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  9. jaxes88

    jaxes88 n00b

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    Thanks!
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