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PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:01 pm

Long story short, over the next few months, ill be working on making a set of mounts and panniers for my 920r. After taking a closer look at several different options, i decided to get a pair of Tusk mounts for a KLR (scratch and dent sale) instead of fabricating everything from scratch on my own. they also came with a set of brackets for the panniers to mount to the hoops. which was a deal breaker for me.
This thread is mostly for others to get ideas if they want to do this on the cheaper end of things, and i will continue this as i make progress :-)
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PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:27 pm

Just a small update. So I removed useless side handles by machining out the tack welds. Also removed part of the retaing lip bracket chanel something on the side of one of the handles, this will alow me to open it from one side only as the other handle will be welded shot.. will add pictures ltr
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PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:55 am

as promised. one side is made to have the release handle welded to the rest of the body. the other end was made to swing open. will keep posting as i make progress
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: nanno » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:39 am

Those handles do come in handy for carrying the boxes around, when the boxes are taken off and are a good place to lock your helmet to, when you're walking around and visiting some place without the bike and to prevent the helmet from getting stolen and forcing you to bribe some policemen to have your helmet recovered from the black market...
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 pm

i will be mounting a handle on top to carry them and make a provision for a lock for the handle that does open :bg:
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PostAuthor: JeniferWilliams » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:08 am

Do continue conversation..!! :thanks:
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PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Sat May 19, 2018 12:23 pm

as beginning of my trip is approaching, got some work done on this part of the project. Took the Tusk KLR650 pannier mounts and adopted them to the 920. royal pain in the a$$ but finally got it done.
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PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Tue May 22, 2018 3:54 pm

finally got them mounted, now just need to figure out something with the turn signals :crap: :suicide:
p.s. yes, i know paint looks like crap, i dont have time to do it properly, as i was planning to be on the road yesterday
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: mark75 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:26 pm

they look strong & secure... pretty can come later.

turn lites --- lateral to t/l on p.mounts? :con: I would try to keep the ammo boxes as intact as possible for water-proofing.
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: nanno » Wed May 23, 2018 12:28 am

Get a bit of flat stock, drill two holes and just extend the indicators out to the back, by bolting one hole into the original indicator location and the indicator into the other. If you're one elegant fellow, you just weld said flatbar to your pannier rack, which prevents it from coming loose. You have to fabricate some extension cables for the indicators though.
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun May 27, 2018 5:46 am

You ever get your signals relocated, ok? Dennis Kirk/J&P..etc, carry those bars similar to what nanno's described: https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen/un ... 213610.sku Got set of those. Didn't like em, soo...

Here's how I got around relocating..used a set of oem front turn signals mounts, cut em up and attached them to the license plate bolts. Coarse your clearance will dictate alot.

Here's a combo of everything that's kinda nice..pricy, but nice.. https://carpyscaferacers.com/shop/shop- ... t-bracket/
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: drainplug » Sun May 27, 2018 8:23 am

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PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun May 27, 2018 12:09 pm

drainplug wrote:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156620625747259&set=gm.10155675168967711&type=3&ifg=1
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Oh Crap...forgot the date...thanks for link
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: faffi » Sun May 27, 2018 2:01 pm

They look much bigger than any ammobox I've seen - can you tell me what the size is and what they are called, please?
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sun May 27, 2018 4:56 pm

for larger ones - their designation of 30mm and 40mm is not ammo size ---> https://www.midwayusa.com/product/19182 ... o-can-30mm
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: nanno » Mon May 28, 2018 12:39 am

faffi wrote:They look much bigger than any ammobox I've seen - can you tell me what the size is and what they are called, please?


In Europe they are generally referred to as US Army Ammo drum, size 7. (Following German Bundeswehr nomenclature)

https://www.asmc.de/Transport/Sonstiges ... cht-p.html

If you're looking to buy them for a bike, nowadays, I'd either go with size 4 (35x14x35), which is very close to standard pannier size

http://www.army-outdoor.at/index.asp?aid=4725

Or with C32B, as those are flat on the outside:

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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: faffi » Mon May 28, 2018 2:17 am

Great information, thank you, Greg! :cl:
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:41 am

Geesas! That don't look good. :o:
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PostAuthor: nanno » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:58 am

Snapped chain?
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:47 am

Have no idea. Smashed up license caught my attention..then the chain housing..etc. Bike appears to be still in one piece. :;:
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