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Old 11-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #3436
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Panniers and rack from Holan install

Well for some time I have wanted to put panniers on the HP2 so that I could take it on long trips and carry my stuff in a more secure and waterproof way. I have the giant loop but It's just not for me on long trips. So I finally dove in and ordered a pannier rack direct from Holan in Poland. I was a bit worried as their web site at the time really wasn't set up to accept orders from the States, but I jumped in anyways with a little prodding from Dorito. So the rack shows up in less than 2 weeks, way faster than Daves KTM parts orders , and it looks really good. Actually I would say that they are the same people that make racks for Touratech. So I go to install it and I can't seem to make it work with the stock muffler....damn it! I am not a big fan of aftermarket mufflers since most of them are usually just noisy. Yeah yeah I know I am getting old but I have always liked my vehicles quiet. So I trolled around for a while trying to find a Akrapovic can but that seemed to be like a needle in a haystack. So I finally posted a WTB ad on ADV and waited...it took a while but I found a Leo Vince and bought it because they seem to be about as quiet as Akrapovic from the research I had done. So I got the muffler last week and today I rolled out to the garage and installed it, the Holan racks, and the used Touratech panniers I got from a friend who was upgrading. Thanks Eric!!! The installation went relatively smooth only having to cut one bolt down a bit. The rack is not as rock solid as my rack on my GS Adventure but I think it will work well. The panniers are the Touratech Zega's which are 29L left side and 35L right side. With the addition of the panniers this will pretty much close out the major upgrades. Time to ride.......I wish!



As you can see they run a brace down to the foot peg mount to help distribute the load




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Old 11-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #3437
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Went out on the HP for the first time in a long time today - it wasn't anywhere near long enough but it was a beautiful day and great to be back out in the dirt

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #3438
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #3439
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fine picture Alfaris

But you are missing some stickers on letft & right panels

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #3440
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Thought it was time to bump this thread :)

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:15 AM   #3441
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Valve Covers

Mav - what valve covers are you using? Looks like you are missing a bolt.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #3442
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And what kind of deep sump is that? It looks like it's made of stone.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #3443
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Mav - what valve covers are you using? Looks like you are missing a bolt.

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They're the Ilmberger Carbon covers - they use a special rocker cover bolt that's threaded to receive a second bolt to hold the cover on. I lost the missing one in a tumble

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And what kind of deep sump is that? It looks like it's made of stone.
Yeah... if you have one made of stone, it helps when you dragging the bike over rocks
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #3444
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Carbon Valve Covers

I like the idea of not having to use the three weak valve cover mounting points on the head. I've snapped off a couple and these covers might do the trick. Other than the mising bolt, how have they worked out for you?

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #3445
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I like the idea of not having to use the three weak valve cover mounting points on the head. I've snapped off a couple and these covers might do the trick. Other than the mising bolt, how have they worked out for you?

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They worked out great, took a whole lot of abuse and allowed my to ditch the crash bars. BUT - they're extortionately expensive! So once they finally died, I went back to the plastic OEM protectors - they won't last as long and don't look as cool, but the left hand rocker cover survived a 40/50mph dirt wipeout last weekend so they work too.

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #3446
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Thanks Mav, much appreciated!

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #3447
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Some killer HP's on here. Love these recent panniers- very tight package.

Mav- you certainly use your wear parts...head covers and bash plates...what you have in mind for bash plate this go around??

My pics aren't recent but some of my favorite glam (and other) shots from over the years.

Right now hoping for REAL Baja time REAL SOON!!!

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #3448
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #3449
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Some killer HP's on here. Love these recent panniers- very tight package.

Mav- you certainly use your wear parts...head covers and bash plates...what you have in mind for bash plate this go around??

My pics aren't recent but some of my favorite glam (and other) shots from over the years.

Right now hoping for REAL Baja time REAL SOON!!!

Best to all.
Those are some awesome shots

Are they mostly in Cali? I'd love to get some time riding over there!

As for the wear parts... yes, I have been known to use them to the fullest I started with the Wunderlich bash plate but it really didn't take the abuse that well. Have gone with the Touratech version now, which actually mounts to the subframe as well as the engine
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:30 AM   #3450
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Some killer HP's on here. Love these recent panniers- very tight package.

Mav- you certainly use your wear parts...head covers and bash plates...what you have in mind for bash plate this go around??

My pics aren't recent but some of my favorite glam (and other) shots from over the years.

Right now hoping for REAL Baja time REAL SOON!!!

Best to all.












I see on Your rear wheel D908RR, what do You think about it?
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