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PigPen67 10-01-2012 08:45 PM

Ammo boxes and homemade rack for panniers- 99 r1100gs
Hi,..- I saw a lot of posts on ammo box panniers,... I thought it was a great idea so I went to welding and bending and built a rack and hung a couple of $25 ammo boxes on them!...They are really sturdy! I will post some other pics,... I just have to try and find the other thread where I started out !.... I need a thread GPS !

johnjen 10-01-2012 11:21 PM

You originally posted in Old Scool


And your post doesn't really belong here either.

I'm going to move this thread to GSpot Oilhead Boxers


BMW Blair 10-08-2012 08:02 AM

i was a little surprised no one posted these:

looks like they have been nicely refinished and not a bad price.

PigPen67 10-08-2012 11:23 AM

God bless America!
Those look great!.... i love it. They took some old surplus, put some sweat and skill into their product...and priced them fairly. Thats a win/ win!

Thanks for posting the link.:clap

PigPen67 10-12-2012 05:47 PM

Forgot to mention the rack design !
Since I know I'm always going to fall over,...the question I ask myself is: ...what do I want to to have happen WHEN I fall over?... Rather than have a bunch of ridgid supports, perpendicular to each other,...I tried to create a pathway for the rack to bend,..stronger and more protective near my kids and wife when we are 2 up,..and flexible and easily repairable towards the rear. I posted a link to the pics of it,...If anyone has any input that would help me protect my passengers more,..I am always grateful.:ear

OPEN RANGE 10-13-2012 10:21 AM

What's the chance you'd have interest in making another set + racks?

PigPen67 10-13-2012 11:15 AM

ammo box set...
Sure!.....what bike?

Yellow Iron 10-13-2012 12:23 PM

Here is what I did

After 2 years or so they are working great .
The big concern was the weight. Bla Bla Bla No problem

Ride on
Looks great

OPEN RANGE 10-14-2012 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by PigPen67 (Post 19809782)
Sure!.....what bike?

Me ol bike is a 97 R1100 GS. Was thinkin it might me a simple duplicate project for yur superb skills :D

PigPen67 10-15-2012 10:11 AM

just need some info on GS
mine are modified to be a little bit wider than usual,.. maybe just send me a picture of your exhaust... weather is high or low and then we can go from there....

PigPen67 10-31-2012 08:49 PM

$ 25 GPS mount ! couple of stainless steel spacers, 8 ss bolts, some aluminum and BAM ! .... got a really sturdy GPS mount !.... Touratech = $ 140...... Rontech = $ 25 !... with the leftover money I can get to work on my burrito holder !:clap

bananaman 11-01-2012 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by OPEN RANGE (Post 19814673)
Me ol bike is a 97 R1100 GS. Was thinkin it might me a simple duplicate project for yur superb skills :D

I was thinking the same thing- maybe he could re-do my old '96. It don't need the side cases, but it sure could use some TLC.

PigPen67 11-01-2012 07:16 AM

R1100gs tlc
I talked to a guy who had the same bike ( 99 r1100GS)... he had 420,000 miles on his !.. I have 160,000. I said "wow !,..what do you have to do to get that many miles on it? "... he said " You have to ride it a lot"....uh,..ya. ...Anyway,.. I'm figuring out some labor pricing for OPEN RANGE for some panniersright now,..I would love to do some repair work on your '97. I'm a carpenter/welder and my work slows down in the winter so I just hide out in the barn,...turn on the radio,..and work more on my own projects !.. Just let me know what you want to do and we can talk about it .:lol3

DDT Rider 11-01-2012 02:09 PM

Has anyone found a way to rig these up to the 1200GSA mounts?

PigPen67 11-01-2012 02:16 PM

pannier mounts

Originally Posted by DDT Rider (Post 19948935)
Has anyone found a way to rig these up to the 1200GSA mounts?

If you use a cam actuated lock..... like the ones they use commonly on a weight bar for exercising. That would be a pretty easy Modification. The ID should be less than 3/4".... with a little creativity you could get it to clamp down once you fold it out the bars on your 1200. I will try to find 1 and se:wink:nd a picture.

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