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Old 03-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #2056
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That went together very well!

I recall a few pages back that Rhyno was telling me to "weld towards mass". (to keep from undercutting my flange corners) I remembered that. There is plenty of time for thinking while TIG welding.

The reason I weld the top flange from out to in is basically because that's the direction I'm going in. I always go back to front, and bottom to top because I'm anal. It was difficult, but I rememberer what Rhyno said and went backwards and did in to out on the flange.

The result? No undercut! Thanks, Rhyno!

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It's always good to learn something new. Kewlio!

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Exhaust side done. Right side will get welded in the a.m.


I am glad that it has helped. You're doing some fine and improving work!

I am a little slow to respond, (I had to take some time off to break my neck, both collar bones, artery tear, 7 ribs, etc.) but it is good to see your efforts.

Keep up the good work!

-Rhyno

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:08 AM   #2057
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I am glad that it has helped. You're doing some fine and improving work!

I am a little slow to respond, (I had to take some time off to break my neck, both collar bones, artery tear, 7 ribs, etc.) but it is good to see your efforts.

Keep up the good work!

-Rhyno

Don't forget "Weld towards Comfortable."


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Old 03-30-2013, 03:55 AM   #2058
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I am glad that it has helped. You're doing some fine and improving work!

I am a little slow to respond, (I had to take some time off to break my neck, both collar bones, artery tear, 7 ribs, etc.) but it is good to see your efforts.

Keep up the good work!

-Rhyno

Don't forget "Weld towards Comfortable."
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:56 AM   #2059
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Hey Kirk,

Just a suggestion. I would stick with your piece of angle for the lower mounts. It is sturdy and helps make mounting easier. It is also cheaper allowing you to use only half the HT mounts, saving money as well. That is how I did mine in the end. I also used cap bolts for a flush fit on the angle pieces, all SS hardware.

Your new bags are outstanding!

In time I will likely do a bit of work on mine to clean the edges on the lids, looks great, and add a hammertone paint/powdercoat.

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Keep it up and I will have to put you on the payroll.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:58 AM   #2060
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Wow! Just wow!

Those panniers are awesome!

Sent you a PM about your XR.
Thanks, Bob!

Let me know when you'd like to come see it. I'm off all week...
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:00 AM   #2061
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I can imagine the conversation now:

Some guy at a bike night or gas station or pie stop says: "Hey, KLR guy - those panniers are SWEET! They have to be worth more than your whole bike. What are they? Jesse's? Happy Trails? Micatech?"

And the reply is "Nope. They're Kirksters'"

OK Kirk - here's my progress.







I'll loose the other two tomorrow night.

After I cut away the tube so I could get at the mounting plate, I took the small angle grinder with a cutting disc and cut through the welds.

Those casters are heavy as hell, themselves. I can see why they'd support 6,000 pounds, each.

I did get a call back from the distributor today. The clips to mount the beam to the gantry legs must be made from gold! There are 4 on each leg, and they want almost $19 A PIECE! I thanked them kindly and told them I would go another route.

If they were a few bucks a piece, I would have bought them. But I'm not going to spend $160 on clips. That's what I paid for the whole gantry.

So, I will be fabbing some clips. I know you did yours, Kirk. I'll measure the angle of the I beam and take some plate and cut something that fits the bevel.

Hopefully, the replacement wheel will be here soon for the one caster. In the mean time, I will make sure all the zerks are free and lube them up really well. I'm betting it's been a while since they were last maintained.
Looking good, Dave! I bet those suckers are heavy!
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:01 AM   #2062
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I sure enjoi checking the wookie weldor thread to cee what new projects ya'll are wurking on.
I'm pretty sure you're making those words up.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:16 AM   #2063
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Thanks, Bob!

Let me know when you'd like to come see it. I'm off all week...
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:09 PM   #2064
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Beemer all assembled...

















It was a beautiful 60 degree day here. Perfect for taking the long way home!

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #2065
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With pride! Another satisfied customer! Thanks Kirk!
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:53 PM   #2066
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Those cases look really, really neat. Like the tool box, too!
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:54 AM   #2067
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Looks like you might have gotten the hang of this.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:08 AM   #2068
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With pride! Another satisfied customer! Thanks Kirk!
You should be happy! Those are awesome!

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:09 AM   #2069
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By the way Kirk, saw this and thought of you:

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Might be a good idea?

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:26 AM   #2070
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Beemer all assembled...


Some after thoughts:
1 I like the toolbox facing forward, because it's just as functional, and less inviting for curious eyes (thieves)

2 At first I was wondering why the hidden doors in the beveled kids didn't have hinges, then realized that they could be removed to provide extra space, if needed. Brilliant!

3 To preserve the box hinges, I'll definitely not want to let them bounce to the open position. I could see where that habit would bend them over time.

4 They don't shake or vibrate, At All! Very solid!

Again, let me just say that Kirk is an excellent craftsman, and I highly recommend his panniers!

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