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I must admit I did toy with the idea of chopping the racks to facilitate this. They are just standard hepco and becker I think so a slight trim here and there to pull the boxes in might just be whats needed, I will have an afternoon with the grinder and welder - see what transpires...
If the boxes are wider than your handlebars, you're going to hit stuff sooner or later. This might take you down and break your leg, or it might scratch someone's Mercedes in traffic. Neither sounds like fun.
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Originally Posted by *Touring Ted*
Like people have said, they look REALLY wide !
I too have H&B frames but on my GS and they are quite wide and waste a fair bit of space. BUT I have come up with useful ways of using that space and so let go of the idea that I should cut out the extra 2" or so. I found I can fit a spare tyre and about 5L of water on the inner side of panniers. I'll try to dig out a photo...
You won't be doing much filtering with those babys by the look of things ,are they much or any wider than your bars , its easier to judge things if you know if your bars go through a gap the rest of the bike will follow ,ROB
Forget filtering traffic. My wife got hit and run off the road by an oncoming car in the middle of nowhere in Russia nearly ending up against a tree. Footage on my youtube channel. Metal mule panniers with metal mule rack. Pannier ended up a diamond shape. The car missed the handlebar but the pannier was wider out of the the rider's view which means you don't anticipate it.
I tried panniers one more time since making my own as narrow as possible (sticky in the equipement section) and found off road they were down right dangerous. So considering them ruining an awesome dirt ride (if you enjoy riding off road off course) and being a health hazard on tight roads they just don't make sense. Using a giant loop now. Besides your bike passport and wallet nothing is that important. And I'm not sure about others, I don't enjoy my time away from the bike out of view. Rather stay the night, enjoy a few coldies and know the bike is secure so I can continue the adventure. If you do insist on using make them as narrow as possible. My 2c
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