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hmm i didnt think about that.maybe not such a good idea.was keen on jerry cans aux tanks are sooo expencive.
Dodger is quite right -Alpos boxes are thin. But you can rivet on or bolt on a doubling plate in areas you wish to strengthen. I have done exactly as Matt has done. I think they are great for the money, and the Alpos boxes I have are fine. I made my own frame so I cant speak for the Alpos frame. Wont be as ugly as the one I made...must make a new, neater one...sometime.

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yeah i see what you mean about getting your feet caughton them,i thought of welding a piece of aluminium cheker plater along the bottom rear end of the pannier sticking out about 8 inch like a "shelf"for a jerry can to sit on??having never ad panniers before i didnt think about the pros and cons on how high to mount them.is having the top of the pannier level with the seat to high??
You cant weld there anyway -you'll melt the seal, and the heat may distort the alloy. Why chequered plate anyway?
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I got mine from here:

Reisebedarf und Expeditionsausrüstung bei Därr Expeditionsservice in München

Around £100 for a pair delivered (to the UK)

Looks like they've gone up (but are thicker):

Zu bestellen bei Daerr.de: DÄRR- Motorrad- Box BIKE, Aluminium in 1,2 mm - Heavy Duty (Därr)

90 euro a piece isn't too bad though.
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Hi guys

Ive looked at the boxs and thing im probably going to get a set (still havent decided on 36 or 42ltrs yet) but im making my own pannier frames and ive sorted out a way to attached the pannier to the frame including extra support but can any one tell me the thickness of the aluminimum used for the pannier??

and also any body got any piccies of how they got their panniers attached??
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Not sure which make of panniers you mean. Mine are 0.8mm (which is thin). 1.2 - 2mm is typical.

I don't have any photos of mine but they're based on this touratech mount (all 4 are like the top mounts shown) with an extra aluminium sheet on the inside to add rigidity:

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Thats the type of picture i wanted, still not too sure on which way im going to attach my panniers

ive thought about possibly having just 4 bolts that come from the side of the pannier (with inner pannier strengthening) that go into 4 holes within the pannier rack then 4 nuts on the ends tighten them up and away you go. I will place some rubber between them to stop the vibes but i cant see how that would go wrong apart from the bolts and holes have to line up perfectly!!!! (Amature engineering)

Its that or have the lower lugs like bronzes picture then have 2 bolts up top that go through 2 holes in frame, bolts etc etc.
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