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

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  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Not a problem, we are talking very minor amounts, a few drops in a heavy rain for 10 minutes on the freeway at speed. Had I not added an extra two holes per bag I doubt there would be a leak at all!:deal

    Thanks again!

    Jim :brow
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  2. Dwreker

    Dwreker The Wrecker

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    HAHA Yes!:clap That is amazing! Thank you! Sending you a PM. The opener looks great on the KLR!:D
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  3. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    The bottle opener option is top notch.

    Ps: you have progressed way beyond "rookie" and are in the "artist" category now brother.

    Good things apparently happen on good people.

    Still trying to find out why my life sucks :1drink
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  4. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek rookie adventurer

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    Saw my first Kirk box in the wild today...

    There I was, driving to work in the truck...with the repetitive swish of the windshield wipers going back and forth. The hypnotic sound of the rain creating a gentle hum in the background. As I crossed an intersection in a herd of sheet metal covered elephants I spot out of the corner of my eye, the lone Bavarian gazelle is crouched off to my right.

    As I pass, I couldn't help but notice the muted glint of raw aluminum peeking out from behind the raingear suited rider. Low, it that the fabled Kirk trunk box I see? Can it be?

    But alas, the herd passed by and I was left wanting. Craning my neck...slowing somewhat...I couldn't see the gazelle.

    Then as I waited in a slow moving line of animals...the gazelle passed me on the right.

    The top box looked more majestic in person than the online pictures can convey. Bravo Kirk, Bravo!
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  5. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    phreakinggeek,

    May I have a cup of what your having today, please>? :evil

    I want my pain to go away too, and just see puppies, bunnies and shiny panniers when I close my eyes

    (and let go of the handlebars)...
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  6. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Thanks, man! I appreciate it!


    After getting the openers, I found that Brown Mfg (the people who produce StarrX openers) will also laser etch or screen print whatever you want on the opener. Hmmmm..... wheels turning! :evil
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  7. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    :clap


    Those are some FINE creative writing skills you have, my friend!!!


    I felt like I was there watching the elephants!

    :freaky
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  8. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    That's easy......

    ADVenture Rider Survival Tool !!!

    From the fertile Imagination of Kirkster70 !!!

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  9. JRose

    JRose Been here awhile

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    Remember, next time you have a 2013 F800GS in the shop to get a set of balanced panniers, make two racks! :D
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  10. elnonio

    elnonio shedding n00bness

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    This what you saw? Looks even bigger in the pictures, actually!

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  11. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek rookie adventurer

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    That's the one! Looks good:clap



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  12. Dwreker

    Dwreker The Wrecker

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    Bottle opener installed and tested! Phase 1 of "Operation Rolling Bar" complete. Thanks Kirk, it looks great :freaky

    Where else are you going to get this kind of personalization?:deal

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  13. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Sorry, but I have made the decision to no longer fabricate racks or install panniers or top boxes for anyone until I have an LLC in place to prevent any possible liability issues.

    From here on out, I will simply build panniers to customer supplied specs, and it will be up to the customer to provide their own racks, mounts, and labor to drill and install.
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  14. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    :clap Awesome! I'm glad you like it! :D

    :freaky

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  15. cobrat

    cobrat Been here awhile

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    Kirk, nice looking panniers! Have you made any for a 950 Adv for hepco racks?
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  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Installed the hinges Kirk gererously sent me, and added a retaining cable to keep the lid from opening all the way.

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    Thanks Kirk!:clap

    Jim :brow
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  17. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Thanks! Not as of yet. Shoot me some dimensions, and I can make any size you want.

    Thanks again

    - Kirk
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  18. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Nice work, Jim!

    Looks like the M6 hinges are a perfect fit! :clap
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  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Much more solid than the piano hinges.:deal

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  20. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    A bright and shiny 2013 with less than 100 miles finds its way into the garage. :D

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    Panniers being fabbed to attach to OEM racks...

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    I'm using Happy Trails mounts, but will need to fabricate a custom lower mount due to the lack of space at the muffler.

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    Hmmm...got a little blurry with this shot.

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    Hopefully more to see this evening...
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