R1150GS V's Krauser K1 Panniers

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Swampy3757, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Swampy3757

    Swampy3757 n00b

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    Hi, I'm hoping some of you out there can help.
    I've aquired some Krauser K1 panniers & I was hoping to fit them to my 2001 R1150GS, I'm looking for positives & negatives...but preferably someone in the North East who has done this or something like it before to a very good standard.
    I've assembled the framework & it looks possible to the untrained eye. The rear foot rests look ideal as a lower point of weight distribution.
    I understand the subframes on these bikes are prone to bad wear if over weighted but I'm a light traveller & I'm not going to be off road...much.
    Ideas please if you have any...:dunno
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  2. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    If you have access to a welder, it's not that hard. I got a set of Zegas that had a rack from a KLR. I cut all the mounting arms off and rebuilt it to fit my GSA.
    This is what I started with.
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    This is installed on the bike.
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    I thought I had pics of just the racks, I can post some later.
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  3. Swampy3757

    Swampy3757 n00b

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    That looks great, maybe I need to think about doing a welding course but for now I think I'll rely on a good quality well established time served professional.
    Good to know that it can be done though.
    I've arranged to see such a bloke on Sunday afternoon who says he'll have a look & I know I'll get an honest opinion.
    Cheers for the pics.*
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