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  1. For Sale / Wanted
    Krauser panniers K2 LH 25 litre RH 30 litre rack and brackets £130 A pair of Krauser K2 panniers LH 25 litre and RH 30 litre with the ‘universal’ fitting brackets and rack. NOTE you will need to buy/make the fittings to connect the universal parts to your machine. I have the homemade fittings...
  2. Transalp
    Got the kit to make one but can't find dimensions. Someone must have farkled one together before now. I did find a thread by a guy who'd knocked up a removable one that looked nice but he didn't share the design and it was a while ago.
  3. Bodgers Corner
    I'm thinking of making a homemade fender extender for my Varadero. It seems if the front flap was about 10cm longer it would protect the engine from all salt, dirt etc splashes. Has anyone done this and how did you do it?
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Hi folks I received new headlamp bulbs yesterday and went out to plug them to see if they worked. The new headlight unit and and the old plug don't fit so I made up three wires with lugs on just to connect it all up to test the light. It all worked fine. Hi beam/low beam etc. So nothing wrong...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    I'm having a go at putting together a stainless system - first I got a couple of small tail pipes (for some chinese 125 I think) and then sourced some 1.5" & 2" s/s pipe, 45deg bends and reducers. It looks like it will all fit ok, got to get a couple of spacers turned for the silencer hangers to...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi! I thought that I should share my experience regarding the DIY aluminum panniers I've made the last days and fished today. I'm sorry if my English is to poor for some of you but I'll hope that you will understand the images! First of all, I sat down and googled, a lot! I found a website...
  7. Africa Twin
    Now the bike is pretty much complete, I need to start looking into luggage. I don't think I can justify spending £500+ on aluminium panniers and rails. I do have some ugly homemade rail floating around so soft panniers could be one option. I doubt I'll be doing loads of travelling abroad...
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    Does anyone want a free pair of homemade pannier racks for an RD07a? They came with my bike and are fine with no rust or damage but I'm going to order a full set of panniers, racks and fixings from Heavy Duties.
  9. Africa Twin
    I am thinking of investing in the above. Can anyone recomend any at a reasonable cost. I have limited room in the shed so some homemade thingy isnt an option. Can a four gauge set still be used on a twin or do I need a two gauge set. Somat like these? Cheers Tez...
  10. Mechanical Advice
    I´ve ben threatening to do this for a while, so for my Sunday engineering project I finally made my new rack. The original rack was too short for a top box when carrying a passenger - the mounting for the top box used to hang over the back by around 6" and the box used to to wobbly around badly...
  11. Bodgers Corner
    Hi there, it's been about 2 months from the moment I eventually decided to make my own panniers for my TA, since none of the existing ones suited my requirements (they're bloody expensive!), besides, I love to make things and to recycle existing objects to give them a second life. I reckon that...
  12. Transalp
    Has anyone ever tried to make their own fairing? I'm thinking about trying exactly that with fibre glass as produced versions are massively expensive.
  13. Bodgers Corner
    None of the usual suspects Powerbronze , Pyramid etc seem to do front mudguard extensions for the Transalp 650 so I bodged my own. What you need 1)Cornflake packet - to make a template 2)Suitable plastic - I used a 20 litre Castrol oil drum , scrounged from the crew of my local ferry !!! 3)A...
  14. Bodgers Corner
    These were my few botches that i've made. The first is a stainless steel headlight protector made from old bits of scrap 3mm stainless that was kicking around at home. The second was a road book made from a tesco sandwich box for about £1.50 I drilled 4 holes in it put, 2 lengths of 15mm...
  15. Mechanical Advice
    I was thinking about having a bash but reckon I'd mess up welding aluminium. Has anyone done anything with sheet and angle aluminum and a load of rivets? Excuse the painfully bad drawing but this is what I mean:
  16. Transalp
    anybody tried making one for a 600? I can't afford to buy one, I can weld steel but not ally & have plenty off cuts of steel lying around at work. With some fairly basic tools I reckon I may be able to cobble something together. If any one's already tried Im looking for the pitfalls to...
  17. Africa Twin
    During the autumn me and my friends have been welding and grinding in the garage and finally the job is done. At a cost of £100 we made our selves a pair of panniers the same size as Zega and a rack for the bike. Just a little detail that's missing; on the lid four strap brackets. We'll get them...
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