Tiger 800 panniers ?

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

  1. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    FWIW

    I just got my new Altrider top plate and Givi adaptor in order to mount my Givi Trekker top case. :evil

    The new Altrider mounting plate worked perfectly with no bolt hole misalignment issues at all. Some guys had reported the mounting holes were misaligned and had a lot of trouble mounting it up, but that was not the case here. It did take a long time to get my order because they were supposedly on backorder, however, I suspect they might have halted production for a brief time to get the hole alignment correct, which it now is. :thumb
  2. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Good to hear. Might be going this route as well.
  3. cronos1013

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    Totally amazing...I just emailed him to see if he'd make me a set...I was considering the HT ones, but with the welding issues I heard about...yea...I'll take a sexy set of those square tube ones any day.

    Chris
  4. Big Guns

    Big Guns n00b

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    OK has anybody modified a set of ammo cans to fit ?
  5. Shimie

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    Went from this

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    To this

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    They each weigh 7lbs. more than a Happy Trails w/same dimensions. They cost $24.95 each....:D
  7. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Wow. What a concept. RAcks that don't stick way out on the left for no reason:clap What a concept. Looks great!
  8. Charrito

    Charrito Been here awhile

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    Great thread! Rack and trekker should be here this week...i'll post photos once it's done.
  9. cug

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    It's about time bike manufacturers start thinking about these insanely large and stupidly placed exhausts again ... :deal

    It can't be that hard to meet noise requirements, but build an oval, narrow, possibly (optional?) low mounted exhaust to get a narrow rear with full sized panniers.
  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I agree. I installed my Happy Trails racks and with the smaller seahorse cases it's still a very wide load. :lol3
  11. henkew

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    Looks great! How are they holding up? What did you use to attach them? Are they waterproof?
  12. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    Did you use to ride a KLR? :deal
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    I'll post some pics soon.

    No, but I've got that "KLR" mentality when it comes to certain additions to a motorbike. :D

    The price of two aluminum boxes adhered to the rear of a bike with small diameter tubing can be somewhat amazing.... supply and demand I guess.


  14. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    Cyclingtom - those really look great! Whats approximate capacity? Appear larger than standard ball ammo cases - must be 20mm... or nuclear warhead boxes.
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    These are 8" Wide x 13.5" Height x 17.25" Length-exterior dimensions/approx 1768 cu in interior space

    $24.95 ea. Possibly available at your local Army/Navy Store.

    Local guy had many different size options....

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  16. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Seahorse cases are about 95% of the rigidity and durabity of Pelicans and Storms, same warranty, and about $50 shipped. They are just a shade smaller than the Pelican 1550 or i2600 Storm.

    These folks have them cheap, also carry both Pelican and Storm cases as well: http://www.casesbymasco.com/

    I was very happy with their selection, prices, and service. Any of these cases are stronger, just as or more waterproof, and a helluva lot lighter than old ammo cases. And they're already finished!

    Will post a pic soon on my setup on the Tiger. Here's my Versys with them:

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  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    BE - how did you mount the cases ? Seriously looking at Seahorse cases to mount on my SW Motech racks.
  18. jphish

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    The Pelicans and such are fine cases - but I prefer toploaders & dont want to look like I'm going to a software convention. Those ammo cases with HT symetrical (or similar) racks look like just the ticket... tough, cheap, utilitarian & easily replacable. And I spent all that $ on TTpros ?! Sheesh !! If tigger has a nap on one - just pull out the black spray can. Those ammo cans are tougher than any stock pannier I know of - except maybe jessies. Thanks cyclingtom - excellent post on a low cost alternative. Chow' j.
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    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Both TwistedThrottle and Carribou Cases have a quick disconnect attachment system that will work with any box for SWM, albiet at a price. The quick and dirty way is the mounting pucks from Happy Trails - that's what I use (pictured below). They have the various sizes to accomodate the various rack brands and frame tube sizes.

    When I sold the Kawi I kept the boxes since they were already setup, sold the HT racks for it, and ordered in racks from them for the Tiger. Nice setup, very clean, strong. Work great.

    On a side note...
    The top-load are great. But really, if you pack your things in bags and cubes then either type load up instantly and easily. Seriously, a software convention?? OMG. Why not a photography convention? Or a military installation? Or any other number of applications for these mil-spec cases. They're bulletproof and functional. They are plastic and not metal, that must be it. You can have the extra 30lbs, thank you!

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    I agree, weight would be the downside of ammo cases. But for us 'little people', (160#) weight is not as big an issue for me as volume. For camping / fishing trips (my primary purpose for this tiger) one is hauling lots of relatively light, but bulky, items. I can stuff toploaders a lot easier than my side loaders (regardless of brand) , and strap the 75L Sealine bag over the top - good to go. Perhaps if I got more organized... ? Anyway, I have sideloaders on my girlie - work great for road trips. It's a lot like tire choices - & really about what you're going to use the machine for. I've had Cariboo cases & liked em' - were good frame pucks too - slide well, instead of catching on rocks like metal. But just couldnt pack em tight enough for my needs / purposes.