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Yamaha YBR 125 pannier rack?

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A mate and I are planning a trip round Europe on a couple of YBR's and are looking for some pannier racks. Givi used to make some but thery're discontinued now and you can't get hold of them anywhere anymore. A Ukrainian company mmotoracks make some, but I'm not convinced they'd fit my model (2014) and the company hasn't replied to any of my emails which doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. Basically I've searched the web and have pretty much come to a standstill now. Any help would be much appreciated.
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There's loads of YBR fit luggage racks on eBay - from about £25 depending on how sturdy it looks.
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Thanks backofbeyond but its a pannier rack that i'm after. My bike's already got a standard luggage rack on it, but in order to get panniers on the bike (due to its tiny body) I need a side rack to support them.
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Ah, ok. Do you already have the panniers so you need specific fittings or are you just trying to get anything that'll fit?

The reason I ask is that I had the same issues with side panniers for my 1976 Suzuki 125 and ended up having to make my own. It wasn't that hard but it did involve some metalwork - drilling, cutting etc, which you may not be able to do.

It can be a lot easier with soft panniers as a lot of them have fixings that go across the seat so all you need is something rigid enough to stop them flapping sideways into the wheel. With those the DIY element may not be that difficult (you could probably do it with string at a pinch and I saw someone recently using plastic plumbing pipe).
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just anything that'd fit would be great. I'm not really able to make a rack myself, but I like your idea of a bit of soft engineering to just keep the panniers away from the wheel, which like you said is all I need. I will give that a go thanks.
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Hi,
A mate and I are planning a trip round Europe on a couple of YBR's and are looking for some pannier racks. Givi used to make some but thery're discontinued now and you can't get hold of them anywhere anymore. A Ukrainian company mmotoracks make some, but I'm not convinced they'd fit my model (2014) and the company hasn't replied to any of my emails which doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. Basically I've searched the web and have pretty much come to a standstill now. Any help would be much appreciated.
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I saved this from another thread a while back because I liked it's a simplicity and spare parts availability on the road. ;-)

You could use plastic pipe with expanding foam inside for stability if you prefer it to the twigs. If your bags are not too deep, then it would do the trick.

Also remember to check that the bags don't sit on the exhaust or silencer when fully loaded with you sat on the bike!


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search for : givi sb2000 universal side bag kit

enough brackets to attach to anything really
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hi mate, I have a YBR 125 custom and got a mate to fab me up some racks for it as I was in the same situation and couldnt found owt that would work for me. I have 2 bolts on each side holding chrome metal thingy which holds the lights in place as well so I could use those bolt holes as my attachment points. Now Im looking at it I have a 3rd hole down near the pillion pegs that could be used as a 3rd point of contact to make the rack even sturdier if I so wished... hmm

I'm using a set of bikebins as my panniers which suit me fine at 17 liters each. Them and a couple of bags slung on top with camping kit in and rok strapped down are all I need.

I'll stick a pic up tomorrow of the racks on the bike, as might help in giving you an idea to get some fabbed up or able to make yourself.

****added pics ****

should give you an idea of how this works for me,

SIDEVIEW: 2 bolt holes flat bar over the top, spongy foam stuff as a buffer layer on the chrome with plastic spacers to fill the gap where the original bolts would be, forget size of bolts off top of head - if going on a longer journey I put some medium strength loctite in the bolt hole just to stop them coming loose from vibrations [and still be able to take them off when needed rather than being completely stuck on] - the bar at the top was originally round bar like the rest of it but when I modded the bikebins to use the klickfix moto gubbins the snap closure thing didnt fit, plus flat made more sense to keep it in place, so had to get re-jigged - had to cut a piece out of the flat bar to fit the lockable latch mechanism [nice pleasing click when I put the bins on now ], bar still sturdy - not about to snap on me (I hope) , you can see how I've wrapped the hose clamps in rubber tape [stops the bins moving side to side) and put a big wodge on the pointy end nearest my leg to take out any stabby-stabbyness it has when the bins are not on the bike & I'm to lazy to take the racks off also..

BIRDSEYE VIEW: Just gives you an idea of profile of the racks

BINS ON THE BIKE : All in all I like the height the bins sit at, not quite flush but with a rucksak that I put all camping & cook kit in as gravity naturally pulls downward as things settle, it makes it sit more in the middle, thus seat taking the weight of the rucksack rather than the bins, then the bag in the pic sits on top of the rukky with odds n sods in and a roll bag with some clothes in which doubles as a back rest, tankbag not too big but can hold map stuff and odds n sods and a strapnav on my bars to put my phone in, then in the bins usually clothes, few tools & random stuff, leave room for food bits etc as going along. - works ok for my needs at this moment in time.

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I'll stick a pic up tomorrow of the racks on the bike
That'd be great. Your setup sounds pretty ideal. cheers
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