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New pannier racks--Need some volunteer test mules

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
I own an interceptor.
I'm talking about the long, triangular,steel brackets that they make to allow relocation of the pegs.
Got it. I'll look into it once I finish up all the Himi stuff. I have 19 parts I want to prototype for the Himi currently. So it will be a bit. But feel free to DM me a list of parts you're interested in and I'll add them to the list.
 

Nessmuk

Well travelled
Location
Virginia
The front peg, brake cylinder mounts are heavy.
The tripe tree is heave. The swing arm is heavy.
I removed the center stand, swapped a lighter exhaust and am slowly looking into aluminum wheels.
 

Ike208

Well travelled
Location
Boise, ID, USA
The prototype racks look BOMBER! Can you post a pic of the panel on the right side and how it interacts with the exhaust? Here's why:

I currently run a pair of Chase Harper 3240 collapsible saddlebags that are a perfect fit on the RE racks. Bad news is they're friggin' TINY. I have a set of vinyl saddlebags that I got off Amazon and they're perfect for my DRZ 400S and they're positively CAVERNOUS compared to the Chase Harpers, but when I try to mount them on the Scram the right bag gets too close to the exhaust (I'm currently running stock). Your original pics show little plates that will mount to the bottom of the rack to support bags and keep them from sagging, I think this may be a solution that allows me to run those bigger bags on the Scram.

OR, another option to consider (as if you didn't have enough on your plate as it is) would be to fab up a curved plate or extender that bolted onto the right rack piece and followed the contour of the exhaust to create a "tunnel" around the exhaust so the bags could never contact the exhaust no matter what size or shape they were.

Dude. I'm over here getting seriously horny for a set of these racks. When's the "buy now" button going to show up online?!?!

ETA: I'm SO excited I didn't even remember the post I put up to days ago using the same "buy now button" joke.
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
Hahahaha. Thanks for the feedback. The waterjet has been backed up with priority jobs lately, so cutting the latest version has been a challenge just due to bandwidth, then it broke, so we had to replace some parts that took a week....

Anyway,

I've attached a pick of the rack on the exhause side. I have a few tweaks that I'm going to make, but first, I'm going to take a trip down to Arkansas and dump my bike a few times to see how they hold up.

Features thus far:
  1. 11 gauge steel.
  2. Double powdercoated black to match the Himi black
  3. The center hole you see will be removed and replaced with another slot.
  4. Design allows the Givi S250 tool box to be mounted on the left side.
  5. Detachable shelves that you can mount anywhere on the permieter or center or wherever you want. Or you can just remove them and they will also work for other future designs that we have coming.
  6. Going to remove about 1 mm of material around the perimeter just to give more clearance as all Himi's likely aren't the exact same as mine due to general variance.
  7. I'll be extending the standoff about 1.5" further out from the bike. I currently have them tucked in pretty tight as I don't want a big fat bike, but I think we need a little more space away from the frame.
  8. Retains stock turn signals
  9. Retains stock tail rack
  10. 15 minute install and the holes actually line up. Like, really.
  11. Designed using Adventure Specs Magadan bags, which have minimal lashing points and are 35 liters, so they're pretty large. I figure if those will fit, just about any bag will fit.
  12. Will also work for the Scram
  13. Fingers crossed, if I can get the website done, I'll have a first production run in late August/early September.
  14. Targeting $259.99 for a set, plus tax/shipping from Missouri.
Please let me know your thoughts when you get a chance.12673




The prototype racks look BOMBER! Can you post a pic of the panel on the right side and how it interacts with the exhaust? Here's why:

I currently run a pair of Chase Harper 3240 collapsible saddlebags that are a perfect fit on the RE racks. Bad news is they're friggin' TINY. I have a set of vinyl saddlebags that I got off Amazon and they're perfect for my DRZ 400S and they're positively CAVERNOUS compared to the Chase Harpers, but when I try to mount them on the Scram the right bag gets too close to the exhaust (I'm currently running stock). Your original pics show little plates that will mount to the bottom of the rack to support bags and keep them from sagging, I think this may be a solution that allows me to run those bigger bags on the Scram.

OR, another option to consider (as if you didn't have enough on your plate as it is) would be to fab up a curved plate or extender that bolted onto the right rack piece and followed the contour of the exhaust to create a "tunnel" around the exhaust so the bags could never contact the exhaust no matter what size or shape they were.

Dude. I'm over here getting seriously horny for a set of these racks. When's the "buy now" button going to show up online?!?!

ETA: I'm SO excited I didn't even remember the post I put up to days ago using the same "buy now button" joke.
 

Tio

Getting there...
Location
Maine USA
If you're in the UK I'll be happy to test them for you with my Rhinowalk soft panniers. They'll get some off road testing too.

RobC
I see you have used the Rhinowalk bags. Are they the clip on bags and do you mount them on RE racks?
Any issue with overheating due to proximity to the exhaust?
They look super convenient for on/off.
My concerns are melting them!
Thanks \Tio
 

REHima

Well travelled
Location
London UK
Ok thank you for the reply----- are they left or right dependent? i would like a left one if anyone happens to also want just 1?


I assume you're asking me? If so, I'm cutting them in sets, so not sure I'd want to sell just a right or left. Not really sure what I'd do with the other one.
 

Andyb

Well travelled
Location
UK
Hi Bonemoto,
Probably too late now, but a real improvement would be to have your racks lower and more tucked in than the RE ones.
If you could sell a small section of straight exhaust tube that could be fitted where the current exhaust bends upwards then owners could simply shorten the header pipe and fit that section, lowering the silencer….and fit a longer support for it.
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
Ok thank you for the reply----- are they left or right dependent? i would like a left one if anyone happens to also want just 1?
Yes, the mounting points are different on the exhaust side vs. the drive side. There are welded standoff tubes for rigidity that can't be interchanged.
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
Hi Bonemoto,
Probably too late now, but a real improvement would be to have your racks lower and more tucked in than the RE ones.
If you could sell a small section of straight exhaust tube that could be fitted where the current exhaust bends upwards then owners could simply shorten the header pipe and fit that section, lowering the silencer….and fit a longer support for it.
I originally had them pretty close to the bike, but it made strapping bags on with velcro a bit weird as there wasn't enough width over the rear seat and I was concerned the bags might come loose, so I added about 1.5" in width than originally planned.
 

Andyb

Well travelled
Location
UK
I was thinking about being able to fit the RE hard bags lower and tighter in - as your original post said the racks could take both soft and hard. I fited my RE racks and RE hard bags once but they made the bike soooo wide that the parts now all live on a shelf in the garage.
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
Very cool. Just thinking aloud, "wouldn't it be great if you could fit the Givi adapter kit to those."
Which Givi adapter kit? I'm making a Tail Rack that will work with the E251 and a Trekker Dolomiti 30 fits perfectly on it. And for the pannier racks, you will also be able to mount an E251 to them, however, I haven't tried putting the Dolomiti on the sides. I'm sure it would work. On the drive side, there will be enough room to fit a Givi S250 toolbox on the back side of the racks.
 

BillyJack

Well travelled
Location
Kempner, Texas
I know I am late to this, but have you already started selling these? I have the stock panniers as you can see by my picture. I would be willing to try these out, and if its too late for that I would love to get the info to see what all you are selling. I bought some cheap after market stuff that I am not happy with. I need to buy something that has a little more heft to it. Thanks in advance.1384413845
 
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