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

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by kirkster70, Apr 12, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    Yep, I sure could! Figure out what you want and I'll get you priced out.

    Thanks! - Kirk.
    #61
  2. KiLO

    KiLO Adventure Cafe

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    350
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Wow, excellent!
    #62
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    65,417
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA

    Wow, that is quite generous!:clap

    Jim :brow
    #63
  4. Dwreker

    Dwreker The Wrecker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    VA
    All these bags are looking great! I have had a set of Kirk's Panniers since February and I am loving them (Blue and white F800GS on the first page). The build quality is exceptional and I get comments on them all the time (Kirk, these things need to come with a set of business cards for me to hand out to people :D)

    BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!!:clap
    The 2 things that I enjoyed the most about buying from Kirk were being able to work with him to get the exact design I wanted and then watching the production unfold over the intertubes...and oh yeah, the bags are freaking awesome!

    To be honest, I almost brought you a bottle opener at some point when you were fabricating my panniers, but it wasn't going to get shipped to my house in time. Let me know if you ever source some and I will find a time to come by and have you install it for me.

    Glad to see you up and running on the vendors thread! Keep up the great work!
    #64
  5. OsoADV

    OsoADV Oso

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,348
    Location:
    USA
    Kirk - if you'd like to get a website up and going for your business i'd be happy to help!
    #65
  6. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    Thanks!
    #66
  7. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    It's cheaper than putting you on the payroll. :evil :rofl
    #67
  8. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    Thank you very much, David!!! I'm glad you are happy with your purchase.


    I'm sitting down with my needed material list, and I finally wrote down bottle opener. :lol3 Check! Let me see what I can turn up.






    #68
  9. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    Thank you very much for the offer. Maybe in the future I will take you up on it. Right now I'm just busy enough to where I'm not stressed out, and it's still fun. If I had a website, I probably WOULD be stressed out. :lol3

    I'm not looking to go full-time with this, so building bags for just the ADV brothers and sisters is just fine with me. :clap
    #69
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    65,417
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    :lol3 Smart man!:evil

    Jim :brow
    #70
  11. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    15,130
    Location:
    Helltown
    Top shelf work Kirk! :clap

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    One of these days soon I'll have to stop by and swap lies. :D
    #71
  12. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    Thanks, Bob!

    You're welcome by anytime!
    #72
  13. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    Good Union Brother Murray's bags assembled...

    [​IMG]

    To go on his DL1000...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    He hung them himself and I assisted.

    [​IMG]

    GIVI racks with their mounts removed and drilled for 3/8" hardware.

    [​IMG]

    We don't need no steenkin quick releases...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Matthew's bags going together...

    [​IMG]

    Brent's bags going together...

    [​IMG]

    The corner notcher I picked up recently has become an incredibly useful tool. I took off the fences and the guard and use it to nibble out various shapes. I always make sure to reinstall the guard after use - I can see someone easily losing a finger on this thing.

    [​IMG]

    Plus, the notcher allows me to take my fit-up to the next level...

    [​IMG]

    Matthew's, Brent's, and Aaron's jobs sheared and bent. Time for an all night TIG welding extravaganza. ;)

    [​IMG]

    But first, Arthur's Ducati briefcases need to ship out.

    [​IMG]
    #73
  14. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    Whew!

    THAT was a full day! :clap

    Time for some jalapeno poppers and a beeyah! :freaky

    [​IMG]

    With any luck, gasket, lids, and hardware tomorrow...

    [​IMG]
    #74
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    65,417
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    You never fail to impress Kirk!

    BTW, these look HUGE!

    Either those are an odd angle, or that guy is doing what this guy did!

    :lol3

    Nice work as always!:clap

    Jim :brow
    #75
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    65,417
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    :clap

    Jim :brow
    #76
  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    65,417
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Thanks Kirk! Those are some fine hinges! I really appreciate this!

    Now, side or front? Hmmmmm!

    Jim :brow
    #77
  18. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    It's the least I could do. I sent you the M6 version as it fit your lid better. They are 10MM narrower overall. That's the size I will continue to stock. M8 is stronger than needed.
    #78
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    65,417
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    I like the way they lay flush against each other when all the way open without adding extra tension to the box material.

    I'll be installing them this week! They perfectly match my clasps as well!

    By the way, yesterday was my first chance to test the seals on my panniers and I have to say, they passed perfectly! The only water came in from my revised mounts. I need to add seals to the holes.

    Jim :brow
    #79
  20. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,905
    Location:
    Virginia
    I wish I would have known that. I could have sent you some 1/4" I.D. x 5/8" O.D. stainless/rubber sealing washers.
    #80
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.