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post #1 of 22 Old 04-21-2007, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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panniers

i need help finding a nice set of hard panniers,that dont cost 1/3 the bikes total cost.for an 07
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post #2 of 22 Old 04-21-2007, 04:52 PM
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Happy-trail.com racks with pelican 1550's is the way to go IMHO.
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post #3 of 22 Old 04-22-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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A few years ago I made up several sets of aluminum panniers and I have one set left that isn't welded up yet. Measure 18" long 9" wide and 14" deep. They are made out of .090 6061 aluminum and have the lids with them. You would need to weld the ends of the box and the corners of the lids. I used weather striping in the lids and there are lots of choices on latching. I use bungee cords on mine. They are yours for 100.00 + freight. I would offer to do the welding but I don't have a welder anymore but an hours time should get it done. They are quite strong as I have landed on them a few times.
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Happy-trail.com racks with pelican 1550's is the way to go IMHO.
I second that.

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Happy-trail.com racks with pelican 1550's is the way to go IMHO.
I just finished working with Mark over at Pack Rat on a rack on which to mount Pelican 1550's. The revised rack is now in transit and once here I will work on mounting the Pelicans. I want to come up with something that makes it easy to remove the boxes. I think Mark has done a great job for me and he was very accommodating.

Here is a picture that Mark took once he had it all fabbed up.



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post #6 of 22 Old 05-05-2007, 01:25 AM
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Whats the best way to go on panniers, give us the pro and con. Is plastic (exp Pelican 1550's) or metal (exp HT trails aluminum panniers). Thanks
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Plastic won't dent up like metal.

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Metal doesn't break like plastic.
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post #9 of 22 Old 05-05-2007, 11:28 AM
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Here is a thread started by Jamie in nov that may give some answers to your quest

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=1834

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I have never seen a broken Pelican or Dosko case

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