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

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  1. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Mike's goodies come back from powder.

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    KLR top box all back together. She now looks like the proper pack mule. Ahhhh. Much better. Trying to rid the world of milk crates one KLR at a time. :D

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    Of course, the only reason I have bags this nice in the first place is because I built them. I'd probably sport a milk crate myself if it weren't for that. :lol3

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    Lower bevels allow access to the OEM grab handles. That's important to me for dragging the bike around my small garage when it gets in the way.

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    The hinges on the bags and top box are a bit of a mix-up, but it allows me to road test what I'm making.

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    I'm happy with this set-up, but I'm already thinking about taking it all apart, selling the whole enchilada, and starting over. I really like how Mike's ST bags turned out, and I would leave mine raw aluminum and use black hardware. I think it looks pretty sweet that way.

    Just thinking out loud. I'll probably log a few thousand miles before I do anything.

    I'm hoping to have Mike's set-up together any day now...until then.
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  2. 6USMC6

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    The timing on the bags is actually good -

    I have it apart at the moment servicing it after the trip to Death Valley.

    It'll be Tuesday at the earliest before it's ready to roll.
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  3. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Some great geometry on them KLR pannys and the awesome mega topbox. :evil

    I agree, the fatty KLR is best co-guided in and out of the garage and such by the back handles....
    I think that is a swell idea and I try to maintain that perspective myself when choosing luggage format.

    I think you will get more KLR business if you can assure us that the rigs serve dual duty :deal

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  4. kirkster70

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    Sounds good. If I don't hear back from him by Monday, I'll give him a call.

    I'm glad the sidestand worked out for you. :clap
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  5. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    :roflThat same question came up while building Kevin's 'Strom. Believe me, I tried! (to no avail - boooo!) :lol3

    But, I can source a good bottle opener and install them no problemo! :evil As a matter of fact, I want one, too!:freakyI need to write things down so I don't forget!

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    Next up - a "hybrid" top box that combines a KP-1 lower with flat bottom with a KP-3 hinged, beveled lid with the nicer Protex hardware. For pricing, I just averaged the two styles together, which ends up being $200.

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    Overall dimensions to customer specs: 13"L x 15"W x 14"H.

    Lid will be fabbed in the morning followed by assembly of hardware.
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    elnonio shedding n00bness

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    Looking forward to it already!
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  8. OsoADV

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    Nice stuff! Seems to be a great value!
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    Thanks!
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  11. 6USMC6

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    Nice Kirk, very nice.

    Got the tire mounted and I'll balance it in the morning and put the bike back together. I'll give you a shout when it's ready to ride.
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  12. slowgoer

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    Excellent work on those boxes.
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  13. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    :dealThose boxes came out schweete.

    I was going to ask what you ended up thinking about those hinges.

    I would expect it takes some of the labor out of things for you and yet offers what appears to be a very robust hinge arrangement.

    What's the ding $$$ on a pair of those in raw silver, as pictured then?

    Are those about 37 liter?

    I am getting schwetty palms. :evil

    I say "Dang". :deal
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    Thanks!

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  15. OsoADV

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    20x10x18 = 3600 cubic inches = ~59L

    https://www.google.com/search?q=360...28,d.cGE&fp=ac6fae7a56b7d64b&biw=1280&bih=939
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    I did. See the ~ ??

    Haha. :lol3
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  18. kirkster70

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    Now for something totally different...

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    How about some aluminum briefcases?

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    I believe the gent said he was putting them on a Ducati Sport Classic.

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    This is just the back half. Once the beveled lid is in place, overall width will be 5".

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    Different is good! :clap
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  19. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    I'm curious... If I could send you the platform that my stock Yamaha top box mounts to, could you make a top box for my Tenere?


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  20. JimVonBaden

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    Mike's bike came out great Kirk! Rally clean look from that kind of boxes on a sleek bike.

    Just curious though, how close is that rack to the muffler? It looks very close:

    Your skills are getting to be super top notch!:clap

    By the way, I really like those hinges! I might have to get a set.

    Jim :brow
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