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Old 05-10-2013, 05:47 AM   #91
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Most definitely

That's the one! Looks good



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This what you saw? Looks even bigger in the pictures, actually!



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Old 05-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #92
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Bottle opener installed and tested! Phase 1 of "Operation Rolling Bar" complete. Thanks Kirk, it looks great

Where else are you going to get this kind of personalization?

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Old 05-11-2013, 04:04 AM   #93
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Remember, next time you have a 2013 F800GS in the shop to get a set of balanced panniers, make two racks!
Sorry, but I have made the decision to no longer fabricate racks or install panniers or top boxes for anyone until I have an LLC in place to prevent any possible liability issues.

From here on out, I will simply build panniers to customer supplied specs, and it will be up to the customer to provide their own racks, mounts, and labor to drill and install.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:04 AM   #94
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Awesome! I'm glad you like it!



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Bottle opener installed and tested! Phase 1 of "Operation Rolling Bar" complete. Thanks Kirk, it looks great

Where else are you going to get this kind of personalization?

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Old 05-11-2013, 04:53 AM   #95
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Kirk, nice looking panniers! Have you made any for a 950 Adv for hepco racks?
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #96
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Installed the hinges Kirk gererously sent me, and added a retaining cable to keep the lid from opening all the way.





Thanks Kirk!

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #97
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Kirk, nice looking panniers! Have you made any for a 950 Adv for hepco racks?
Thanks! Not as of yet. Shoot me some dimensions, and I can make any size you want.

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #98
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Installed the hinges Kirk gererously sent me, and added a retaining cable to keep the lid from opening all the way.





Thanks Kirk!

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Nice work, Jim!

Looks like the M6 hinges are a perfect fit!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #99
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Nice work, Jim!

Looks like the M6 hinges are a perfect fit!
Much more solid than the piano hinges.

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #100
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A bright and shiny 2013 with less than 100 miles finds its way into the garage.



Panniers being fabbed to attach to OEM racks...



I'm using Happy Trails mounts, but will need to fabricate a custom lower mount due to the lack of space at the muffler.



Hmmm...got a little blurry with this shot.



Hopefully more to see this evening...
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #101
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Lowers fully welded...











With any luck, lids and hardware tomorrow.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #102
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This is the gasket I will now be using on KP3 bags. It is also made by Trim-lok, just like the gasket on the KP2s. It is also a high-quality EPDM rubber.

I had a customer with some water infiltration issues, so a redesign was in order. Post one, paragraph one I speak about being big on customer service. That's not just idle talk to me. If anyone has any issues, please let me know and I will work with you to get it sorted to your satisfaction.

I will still use the other gasket when the lid overhangs the lower (KP2). When the lid is flush with the lower (KP3), a reverse flange will be bent in the lower, and this gasket will be used. There is nothing wrong with the other gasket - I was just using it improperly for a flush KP3 lid.

So......


Three recent customers stand out with a KP2 gasket on a flush KP3 lid ; Mike, Brent and Antonio. I'm doing a preemptive recall if you will. You have your choice of a 50% refund, or a new build. I will need the current bags / topbox back if you decide on a rebuild. If I have missed anyone, please pm me.





Joel's bags assembled and ready to mount...








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Old 05-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #103
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I end up making one custom mount for the exhaust side to clear the pipe. I TIG two pieces of 1/4" aluminum angle together to form a "Z".



That will work just fine. I plan on using Happy Trails mounts everywhere else.



I'm hoping to have the bags hung tomorrow...


Until next time.

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #104
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This is the gasket I will now be using on KP3 bags. It is also made by Trim-lok, just like the gasket on the KP2s. It is also a high-quality EPDM rubber.

I had a customer with some water infiltration issues, so a redesign was in order. Post one, paragraph one I speak about being big on customer service. That's not just idle talk to me. If anyone has any issues, please let me know and I will work with you to get it sorted to your satisfaction.

I will still use the other gasket when the lid overhangs the lower (KP2). When the lid is flush with the lower (KP3), a reverse flange will be bent in the lower, and this gasket will be used. There is nothing wrong with the other gasket - I was just using it improperly for a flush KP3 lid.

So......

Three recent customers stand out with a KP2 gasket on a flush KP3 lid ; Mike, Brent and Antonio. I'm doing a preemptive recall if you will. You have your choice of a 50% refund, or a new build. I will need the current bags / topbox back if you decide on a rebuild. If I have missed anyone, please pm me.
Wow, good for you Kirk, it is always great to have a product from a manufacturer who is customer oriented. Excellent!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #105
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Wow, good for you Kirk, it is always great to have a product from a manufacturer who is customer oriented. Excellent!
Thanks, David!

Yeah, hard bags that leak are pretty useless to me. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way.
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