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Old 10-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Thumb 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 !https://plus.google.com/photos/11675...49830049162305
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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You originally posted in Old Scool

here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post19689159

And your post doesn't really belong here either.

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

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:02 AM   #3
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i was a little surprised no one posted these:
http://www.cobraheat.com/PAK-MEISTER...ies_p_118.html

looks like they have been nicely refinished and not a bad price.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention the rack design !

Hi,..
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.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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What's the chance you'd have interest in making another set + racks?
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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ammo box set...

Sure!.....what bike?
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Here is what I did http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=571454

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

Ride on
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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Sure!.....what bike?
Me ol bike is a 97 R1100 GS. Was thinkin it might me a simple duplicate project for yur superb skills
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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just need some info on GS

Hi,
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....
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:49 PM   #11
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$ 25 GPS mount !

A 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 !
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:53 AM   #12
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Me ol bike is a 97 R1100 GS. Was thinkin it might me a simple duplicate project for yur superb skills
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.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #13
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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 .
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #14
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Has anyone found a way to rig these up to the 1200GSA mounts?
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:16 PM   #15
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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 send a picture.
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