Kirk's Panniers - ordering information and customer's builds thread

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  1. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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  2. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Recent customer builds. If you would like your bike removed from the photos, please let me know, and I will promptly do so.



    Rob's GS with KP-3s...


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    John's GS with some KP-3s installed...

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    *** WARNING *** My panniers may make your bike sleepy. ;)

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    Thanks for the product testing pic, John!


    Arthur's Ducati Sport Classic with custom cases installed...

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    Brent's GS with KP-3s...

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    Jim's 2005 R1200GS with KP-3s...







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    Kevin's DL650 V-Strom with KP-2s...







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    David's 2012 F800GS with KP-2s...





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    Jeff's DR650 tool box and reinforced aftermarket skidplate...

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    Rob's F800GS with KP-2s...

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    My 2008 KLR650 with prototypes that never made production...

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    Storage compartment lids and slip-hinge lids not currently available. I still need to fine-tune a few things and add some tooling to make it all happen. This was just a prototype to see if I could make it work.

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    Bob's DL1000 V-Strom with KP-2s ...

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    Mike's 2005 R1200ST with KP-3s...

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    Local #26 Brother Murray's DL1000 with KP-3s...

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    Joel's 2013 R1200GS with KP-3s on factory racks...


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  3. Prior

    Prior Been here awhile

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    I've got a buddy that just bought a WeeStrom and is wanting some racks... Are you building boxes too?

    Your work looks nice!
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  4. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Any way you can get a hold of a 1989 or 90 Honda Transalp and make some pannier racks? (finding racks for these old bikes is hard to say the least) Very nice work BTW and good luck on your venture.
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  5. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    Nice work!
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    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    Tim in Burien, WA
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  7. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Plans to offer a top box and panniers then?

    $ = ?
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  8. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Yessir! Thanks! :D
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  9. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Thanks!

    Well, I'm only doing one-off racks for locals. I don't see myself making jigs for all the different bikes at this time. Then, there are 2nd, 3rd, 4th gens, etc,etc...

    I would have at least 50 jigs to make. In time I may start with the 2nd gen KLR650, and then move into the GS line, but that's still a ways off...
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    Thanks!
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    Hiya, Tim!

    Looks like you've added a few toys to the stable since I last talked to you. Nice!
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    Yep!


    Let me wrap this current job up, and I'll update the very first post on page one.

    I've been having a bit of a time putting my prices together because I don't think I have built the same set of bags yet. :rofl

    Give me about a week, and I should have post one up and running with all the details.
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    Lookin' good Kirk!
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    Just a tip on the TIG setup: Use 2% ceriated tungsten. It is almost impossible to contaminate the tungsten even when you "stall" the tungsten in the puddle. Not that I recommend doing that but if you accidentally do it, just pull back and keep going. The high frequency what little bit of contamination there was(black soot looking stuff) You'll never use another tungsten ever. It is not nearly as forgiving on stainless or steel. There, 10 cents worth of free advice.




    I like the storage in the lids, innovative. What is a set of panniers running? Size is about 15x20 and say 10" wide.

    And why not add a "tang" to the hinge pin so the lid will site level to be used as a table or such?
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    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Thanks! Yeah, I use 2% ceriated as well, but I'm also using an inverter, so it's what works best with my machine anyway.

    ...updating post #1 with pricing now...

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  16. J-Dub

    J-Dub Combat Commuter

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    Wish I'd seen this before I picked up a set of used Touratech Zegas... Maybe I'll get in touch when I inevitably wreck those. :evil
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    I went by to drop off some parts tonight and they really look good. I figure that they will increase volume at least 40 percent over the BMW System Paniers that I have.

    His work is good; welds are clean; every thing lines up and he obviously spent a lot of time making sure that the boxes were positioned so my pillion had enough space. And the rack, is bulletproof (figure that coming from a gunsmith!).
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  18. Gunner45

    Gunner45 Out on the trail

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    Wow, that is the prettiest box and pan brake I have ever seen.:D

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    But in all seriousness, you are making some sweet panniers. Very clean.

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  19. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Very nice... If you get a chance to do a Super Tenere, I would be interested in a set as well, with the panniers tucked in as tightly as possible aka F800Rob's.
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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Great work Kirk!

    As your beta tester I found your work very thoughtful and clean. From subsequent work I have seen, it is getting better all the time!:clap

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    Added shiney stuff.

    Jim :brow

    PS Great work on Jason and Mike's bikes!:deal
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