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Old 15 Jan 2008
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Tenere Pannier rack (soft luggage) design

Does anyone have any pics or diagrams of rack designs? I would like to weld some up, but am concerned that the existing mount points might suffer fatigue and crack.
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This was on Ebay here in Oz recently.Looks interesting.






Sorry for the bad photos but I had to resize them from the Ebay photo.

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Thanks A2 :-)

looks to be a lot lighter than this

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i'm in the process of doing the same thing, I'll get some photos for you soon, but what my plan is to run a tube across the back of the soft panniers and under and bolt them to the main frame and sub frame, 'KISS' enough to support them without weighing the bike down unecssarily.... Andrew that frame looks like its for hard luggage...
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Andrew that frame looks like its for hard luggage...

Yes,I'd say your right.I use my pannier frames for both hard and soft luggage.Serves 2 purposes I guess.Here's some more possible ideas that could be adapted to your bike.

Solid tubing.


I like the home made side fuel cell on this also.








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Solid tubing.


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Now that looks like a light and efficient design :-)

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Now that looks like a light and efficient design :-)

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I recall the owner saying that the tubing was solid not hollow.I don't know how much weight that would add.

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After making soft luggage racks, I thought I might give aluminium panniers a crack. I've never welded ali before, it's a right sod....and I'd need an inverter (TIG AC/DC) welder which by comparison to other welding units are pricey to say the least. Anyway....

First gotta cut the ali sheet with the plasma cutter:



then bend the plate on the sheet metal bender Iknocked up for the job





then weld the seam...taa daa...almost there after burning many holes



Dimensions will be 16 inch deep. Length 45cm width 30 cm. Each plate bend begins with 45cm, then 30, then 45, then 30 (which makes the box sides) then a final bend which is cut short at about 1 cm for the lip.
Bottom is made 46.5 x 31.5 cm with a deep scoring from a angle grinder on the 44.7 x 29.7 lines. These are then bent up and form the lip for the weld. Lid is made the same way, only scoring is made on the 45.3 and 30.3 lines. Lid hinge is made from a Tpiece rod. The lid has to raise vertically an inch before the rod clears the brackets and can roll back on the Tpiece. Panniers mount to the frame via a locking sissor piece that clamps the two mounting bolts and rests on a pannier frame lip.
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43L soft luggage racks

Does anyone have dimensions or images of a soft luggage rack for my '84 Tenere? (XT600Z)

And crash bars too!?!?!
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43L soft luggage racks

Does anyone have dimensions or images of a soft luggage rack for my '84 Tenere? (XT600Z)

And crash bars too!?!?!
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