Tiger 800 panniers ?

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by jphish, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Not for me. I have a Pelican 1500 for a top case and TT panniers. A top opening pannier simply makes it easy to open and keep the lid open while you pack, unpack, access, etc. the pannier contents, while using one or two hands.
  2. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    True, but I've seen guys pawing thru them - it's always the thing at the bottom the're trying to get to. :deal
    Or they won't stop for rain gear because they know it's at the bottom of the box. :1drink
  3. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Don't ask me about my Harley buddy - don't care what he's looking for, it's in the deep confines of his side bag...

    Always need to pack smart, regardless of the type of case. I don't carry rain gear but do have multiple pairs of gloves -- they go in the top case.

    What I like about the top opening case is that when you need to pack, unpack or just paw through the case contents, the lid is out of the way and you have both hands free.

    I also like the ease of strapping a bag (or similar) onto the case and not having it in the way when opening or removing the lid.

    Plus, the case pops off easily and makes a decent 'chair'.
  4. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    I have 3 of the Seahorse SE-720's, side and topbox - about $52 each. My whole pannier setup was about $450. The SE's are just a bit smaller than the Pelican 1550 (TT) or Storm i2600 (carribou). I don't mind though, you learn to pack less crap that way. :evil[/QUOTE]

    what side rack are you using?
  5. Beachfinn

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    Here are my home brew racks that i'm working on right now (sorry about crappy pictures). Still need to finish welds and grind down, but you get a pretty good idea. Not sure yet if i'm going to tie them together or not, may come up from the rear mounts with a tie bar that would also be the front mount for top box. These are for Pelican 1520 cases, the case is ~1" larger on all the sides. I may end up fabricating a metal box that would fit in the left side "void". Cost of cases and steel $210 :D

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6ypKb1jL2UajPr-102fhz0hbLOJHkgKl_Kil9lPQI9c?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5dtTzCuaf-8/UlV-3ABiHcI/AAAAAAAAAFM/mVEBWlVdCYY/s400/photo%25202.JPG" height="300" width="400" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pn5Prrh1grg82FfKOvMcg0hbLOJHkgKl_Kil9lPQI9c?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7j65ONgWCGk/UlV-3nvBryI/AAAAAAAAAFU/Hu1COv0CldQ/s400/photo%25203.JPG" height="300" width="400" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bfxZ5DXQ8b9M3ppMJfKbqEhbLOJHkgKl_Kil9lPQI9c?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T5_f13uH5n4/UlV-4Hloc6I/AAAAAAAAAFc/mZxE4o3xfgQ/s400/photo%25204.JPG" height="300" width="400" /></a>
  6. y0y02369

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    Damn nice job!! Wish i had the same skills set to make me some of those! Looking good! :clap
  7. Dubl-A

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    DAMN!!!!!! Those are BEEFY!!! :eek1
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    I truly envy folks with the skill and access to equipment to do this kind of thing.

    Great work :clap
  9. KiLO

    KiLO Adventure Cafe

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    Hey all... Been keeping an eye on this thread... I have a question about soft luggage vs. hard panniers.

    How do you handle security with soft luggage? I'm going to be taking a longer trip than I've done before, and I'm going to add side cases or luggage. I was kind of set on Wolfman, but then realized I will be riding through Mexico and security may be an issue.
  10. btao

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    I have the Wolfman Rocky Mountains with a Holan 46L locking top box. I put the valuables in the top box, and then, if you must, the side bags can be easily detached and carried with you. You can't really use a luggage lock with the Wolfman bags, so that's out. If you're not 2-up, then the top box has room for 1 helmet and a jacket stuffed in the top box. Best of both worlds. You can put the big straps for the side bags under the seat so they can't be undone. It's as secure as a convertible car. Put your valuables in the trunk.
  11. KiLO

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    Good input, thank you. The security issue was kind of the last issue for me. I'm pretty sure I'll end up with some Wolfman or Adventure Spec bags. I think they probably offer enough security. I also have a Givi Trekker top box, so I think I'll be good to go. I kinda feel like if someone is a determined thief, they'll get a hold of your stuff no matter what.
  12. Dubl-A

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  13. Beachfinn

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    I lack engineering degree, so i tend to over engineer :rofl
  14. Dubl-A

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  15. KiLO

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    Hahaha, excellent!
  16. jharrell

    jharrell Been here awhile

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    Just put Touratech on mine. Like them a lot.

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  17. Beachfinn

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    Final Product:
    These came out pretty good, after installing the top brace, they are quite solid, though have slight "give" because of the soft steel. I still have to grind down the ribs, where the cases meet the racks, since i used 1/8" too short bolts (like to get a washer under the nut).

    Rear view, the cross bar will be the front mount for the top box
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ecCmZkH0E1Xh0dYh_0A1jUhbLOJHkgKl_Kil9lPQI9c?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_Ggpv5SB7Aw/UmAESqjVf-I/AAAAAAAAAJw/j_gkeP7TsyU/s400/image_2.jpg" height="300" width="400" /></a>

    The mount bracket inside the cases. This still needs to be cleaned up and painted. There are three welded bolts on the angle, that go through the racks and bolt up.
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PGDTdw5NIDW6BzHjGLkjBkhbLOJHkgKl_Kil9lPQI9c?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-p2GzNkRMn9M/UmAEf8g-ZZI/AAAAAAAAAKI/mOKaSKL6KT8/s400/image.jpg" height="300" width="400" /></a>

    Front view:
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NDXn1UmyV67z5DEuKt6KH0hbLOJHkgKl_Kil9lPQI9c?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RyPgRDuHjLM/UmAEiO2oFRI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/-L25jNmpbp8/s400/image_1.jpg" height="300" width="400" /></a>

    and the pretty side view:
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ejh3sylttC3WTHWyK_RrmUhbLOJHkgKl_Kil9lPQI9c?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MK9Qv46SFi8/UmAEYF4rGLI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/DqKt2NLiHRU/s400/image_4.jpg" height="300" width="400" /></a>
    Hope this inspires others to go DIY route, total material costs ~$240, including the Pelicans. I still have enough metal for the top box mounts and have a spare 1510 Pelican i'm going to use for it.
  18. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    i doubt i will be able to make the rack... but i will certainly steal your idea for mount inside the case! Thank you! :clap
  19. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Anyone with the SW-MOTECH EVO side rack, does the rack alone (without luggage) does the rack stick out enough to protect the passenger foot peg in the event of a fall?

    I was parking today and slipped on some wet leaves and laid her down. Nothing serious but a little scuff on the passenger peg. I am worried that if i was going a little faster, it might have done some serious damage. Thank you!
  20. Dubl-A

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    Came out great Beach! :thumb