Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Equipping the Bike - what's the best gear?

Equipping the Bike - what's the best gear? Anything to do with the bikes equipment, saddlebags, etc. Questions on repairs and maintenance of the bike itself belong in the Brand Specific Tech Forums.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Giant Loop Motorcycle Saddlebags & Motorcycle Tank Bags: Panniers, Soft Luggage for Adventure & Sport Touring

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10 Jul 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Manchester
Posts: 40
Lightbulb Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage

Having trawled through the Hubb for a recommended set of lightweight soft Panniers for my wife's F650gs, we agreed on the Andystrapz Expedition Panniers for our up and coming trip from Buenos Aires to Vancouver.

The next question was where to get a pannier rack which was capable of lasting the 20,000 miles and was sized both for the panniers and the bike, not a simple task!

Fortunately, i met Gabriel Bolton who owns Zen Overland who offered to make up, weld together and powder coat a bespoke rack.

Gabriel is a seasoned Enduro racer and has completed his own rtw trip during 2009. Having a self confessed obsession with making everything Gabriel had previously made his own rack & panniers which are illustrated in full technical colour on his website.

This post is a celebration of the fantastic job Gabriel has done. Prior to finalizing the welding and Powder Coating, we visited Gabriel once during the racks manufacture to check the fitting and sizing. The rack was posted to us once complete for DIY fitting.

Below are a range of photos which illustrate the quality of the finish and the minor details which are fundamental to a robust, soft luggage pannier rack, powder-coated black, canted out at the bottom and provided complete with all spacers, bolts and (common sense) instructions for fitting.

If, like us you find yourself looking for a rack for your soft panniers, Gabriel may be able to help!

All the best,
Chris & Chloe
www.ccgadventures.wordpress.com
Attached Thumbnails
Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq.jpg  

Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq-1-.jpg  

Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq-2-.jpg  

Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq-3-.jpg  

Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq-4-.jpg  

Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq-5-.jpg  

Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq-6-.jpg  

Bespoke pannier rack for andystrapz soft luggage-new-rack_lq-7-.jpg  

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
andystrapz, frame, pannier, rack, soft


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The dangers of soft luggage locodog Equipping the Bike - what's the best gear? 20 23 Jun 2009 12:08
Tenere Pannier rack (soft luggage) design bruken Yamaha Tech 9 31 May 2009 22:49
Soft Luggage peds650 Equipment Reviews 0 25 Jun 2008 16:23
help with soft luggage rack DREW63 Yamaha Tech 4 17 Aug 2006 12:56
New Soft luggage in Santiago davegonefishing TRAVEL Equipment for Sale / Wanted 0 13 Apr 2006 04:30

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:52.