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Smile Home made pannier racks and panniers XT600

Hi, I have an 89' 3AJ XT600. I am planning on building and welding my own pannier rack and boxes. I have a couple of questions:
1. Does anyone have any suggestions, pictures, blueprints or tips on the best way to do this?
2. Should I fabricate boxes from scratch or buy boxes (cheapy ones-i.e not bike specific boxes)
3.Should I bother strengthening the rear sub frame on this bike or can it hack it ?
4. I want to carry two 5l jerry cans - where should I mount them?
5. Should I bother welding engine bars on?

Your response would be hugely appreciated

Cheers

Ed
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Hi, this link will help you, but is mainly in German...

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Boxes

I have a set of allu boxes brought from a chap on this site if i remmber rightly to put on my yam TT600, now sold the bike so I have a set alraedy made if you are intrested, they can be either bolted to a square frame or fittied with Tourtech fittings to fit a round tube frame.

If your are intrested let me know
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