Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Triumph Tech Forum

Triumph Tech Forum Triumph Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Triumph riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25 Jan 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 33
Bonneville racks and cases

there's not enough Triumph stuff here, so I'll add some.
WWll Military panniers seemed lik a good idea to me for the versatile carry ability..toolbox, ammo cases, gerri can, suitcase, or even an attache

my updated system

folding foot

Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jan 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 33

here's Pelican cases.
a 1300 as a top box with a 1400 as a day tripper

here's the 1430s as side cases...the 1400 can be put above the 1300 for a 4 case system

Last edited by modre; 26 Jan 2007 at 13:37.
Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jan 2007
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Almeria, Andalucia
Posts: 185
Hi Modre

Excellent to see. And glad there's another Bonnie rider here.

I have Metal Mule racks and panniers on mine -- good but not, like yrs, unique...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/besidetheseaside/304945671/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/304945671_265b9ef4ab.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01632" /></a>

---I'm back. Now what?---
Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jan 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 33

Hi Mike, I studied the Metal Mules...I like them, especially the quick mount system.

if you're trying to post a picture, you do this:
first you have to have the picture addressed somewhere on the web...I've been using photobucket. then you use the brackets below to tell the forum site where to fetch the picture.

[img] then paste your http URL in here between [img]

I saw the Metal Mule prices in British pounds, but didn't know how that translated into US dollars.

this set-up I made cost me about $30 in metal, and the Pelican cases w/lifetime guarentee were $55 each from pelicancases4less.

total around $140 USD + shipping + time invested.
could you educate me as to the MM system total cost?
Reply With Quote
Old 30 Jan 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 33

and the glass beaded satin black finish

this should be a factory option it's so universally utilitarian.
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Apr 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 33
some changes:

the rack system is killer. and mz. modre LOVES her seat now. with the forward and lowered operator's pegs, and raised sprung seat, the knees are good...making miles and hours easier.
Reply With Quote
Old 29 Oct 2007
Gold Member
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 6
My 2006 Bonneville T100 has a Norman Hyde carrier with Givi panniers. The max carrying weight is 5 kg per pannier, as it is with the tank bag. I use the panniers for stuff I might want while travelling ,eg waterproofs, and for stuff I don't need to take into hotels, eg tools, spares. The tank bag doubles as a rucksack, so it carries maps, docs and camera.
As I ride solo, most kit is packed into a modified suitcase which lays across the pillion seat and carrier. The carrier has a grab handle that protrudes above seat level. I have cut a slot in the suitcase and built a fibreglass box inside it . This enables the case to lie flat and also gives it some stability.
I use hotels (camping is for the young!) and take Tilly Endurables quick dry underwear to minimise what I have to pack.
Attached photographs illustrate.
Attached Images
Reply With Quote
Old 19 Aug 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO U.S.
Posts: 6
Pelican Cases

I'd be interested in seeing how you mounted the pelican cases to your Bonnie, as I'm planning on doing the same myself.
Reply With Quote

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
Storage racks Tonyabc 4WD Overland Tech 7 6 Oct 2004 23:45
WANTED: Ally cases for 1990 XT POB/London TRAVEL Equipment for Sale / Wanted 2 19 Oct 2002 14:45
original bmw side racks on r100gs pd vincent danna BMW Tech 17 11 Mar 2002 01:19


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

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


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 21:03.