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New pannier racks--Need some volunteer test mules

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
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.View attachment 13844View attachment 13845
I just like the pics.
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
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.View attachment 13844View attachment 13845
No, I have not started selling them yet. I'm on the 5th design version right now. Thought I'd be ready 2 months ago...I'm test fitting the latest design tomorrow actually. I already have the website up and ready, I just want to make sure that from a quality/reliability standpoint, these things are solid before I put them up for sale.
Price is likely going to be $259-$279 per pair.
 

BillyJack

Well travelled
Location
Kempner, Texas
No, I have not started selling them yet. I'm on the 5th design version right now. Thought I'd be ready 2 months ago...I'm test fitting the latest design tomorrow actually. I already have the website up and ready, I just want to make sure that from a quality/reliability standpoint, these things are solid before I put them up for sale.
Price is likely going to be $259-$279 per pair.

Congratulations man, that is a big deal. That must be very difficult to get into. What is the website? Do you have other things available as well?
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
Ok, final version is cut and mounted and tested. Just finalizing bolts. I have 10 sets going into production once the waterjet gets done with the job it's cutting now, then off to powder coat.

Final version info:
  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 perimeter 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, like on the tail rack.
  6. Retains stock turn signals
  7. Retains stock tail rack
  8. 15 minute install and the holes actually line up. Like, really.
  9. 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, but I haven't tested anything else.
  10. You could also likely mount the Givi E251 and do a Dolomiti 30, but I haven't tried it yet. I'll try to get that done this weekend, but I'm remodeling my house so....
  11. Will also work for the Scram--I think!!! I don't have a Scram, so one of the guys on here volunteered to test them for me, but I've measured the Scrams at the dealership and it should line up.
  12. Website is pretty much finalized. www.simplemoto.net
  13. Have to find some shipping boxes to put them in so they look fancy like a real business.
  14. Targeting $269.99 for a set, plus tax/shipping from Missouri to wherever you want them.
Let me know your thoughts and DM me if you want to get on the list for a set.
 

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BillyJack

Well travelled
Location
Kempner, Texas
Ok, final version is cut and mounted and tested. Just finalizing bolts. I have 10 sets going into production once the waterjet gets done with the job it's cutting now, then off to powder coat.

Final version info:
  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 perimeter 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, like on the tail rack.
  6. Retains stock turn signals
  7. Retains stock tail rack
  8. 15 minute install and the holes actually line up. Like, really.
  9. 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, but I haven't tested anything else.
  10. You could also likely mount the Givi E251 and do a Dolomiti 30, but I haven't tried it yet. I'll try to get that done this weekend, but I'm remodeling my house so....
  11. Will also work for the Scram--I think!!! I don't have a Scram, so one of the guys on here volunteered to test them for me, but I've measured the Scrams at the dealership and it should line up.
  12. Website is pretty much finalized. www.simplemoto.net
  13. Have to find some shipping boxes to put them in so they look fancy like a real business.
  14. Targeting $269.99 for a set, plus tax/shipping from Missouri to wherever you want them.
Let me know your thoughts and DM me if you want to get on the list for a set.



Man, those look beefy. The website looks great also. I can't wait to see what the cellphone mount looks like and tail rack too. Great job!
 

Robc76

Well travelled
Location
Uk
Those shelves look really useful and could double up as an extra heat shield on the exhaust side. It looks like you've done a really good job, congratulations @Bonemoto

RobC
 

wspollack

Well travelled
Location
Niskayuna, NY
@Bonemoto :

First of all, I wish you much success with your racks and your store. I have a Meteor 350 with Givi racks and cases, but if I had a Himi I'd certainly prefer your setup.

A couple of suggestions for your site, if you're interested, if you're not already planning on making these changes:

1) I think that at https://www.simplemoto.net/shop/p/2021-2023-himalayan-luggage-rack you should add a pic or two of the racks attached to a bike ... but with no bags on them. That is, I think potential customers would like to see how the racks mount, with nothing in the way, and a clear shot of how wide they look with no bags, and so forth.

2) At https://www.simplemoto.net/, I think your Contact Info should include a postal address. I know that when I'm checking out a vendor that I haven't done business with before, I always like to see a postal address (in addition to email and phone). Sort of helps validate that this is a real business, makes me feel a little better.

Good luck.
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
Thanks for taking the time to look at the site and feedback is always appreciated.

For 1-Yes, there will be more pics. I'm waiting on the final version to be done and I'll mount them up and take some proper photos. My wife used to be a content manager at Amazon, so hopefully I can get some good pics up!

Number 2-yes, I'll add the address once I'm 100% live. It's my home address, so I have it hidden for now. And it will be on all receipts that get sent out as well.

If there is anything else, definitely let me know!!


@Bonemoto :

First of all, I wish you much success with your racks and your store. I have a Meteor 350 with Givi racks and cases, but if I had a Himi I'd certainly prefer your setup.

A couple of suggestions for your site, if you're interested, if you're not already planning on making these changes:

1) I think that at https://www.simplemoto.net/shop/p/2021-2023-himalayan-luggage-rack you should add a pic or two of the racks attached to a bike ... but with no bags on them. That is, I think potential customers would like to see how the racks mount, with nothing in the way, and a clear shot of how wide they look with no bags, and so forth.

2) At https://www.simplemoto.net/, I think your Contact Info should include a postal address. I know that when I'm checking out a vendor that I haven't done business with before, I always like to see a postal address (in addition to email and phone). Sort of helps validate that this is a real business, makes me feel a little better.

Good luck.
 

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
Thanks for taking the time to look at the site and feedback is always appreciated.

For 1-Yes, there will be more pics. I'm waiting on the final version to be done and I'll mount them up and take some proper photos. My wife used to be a content manager at Amazon, so hopefully I can get some good pics up!

Number 2-yes, I'll add the address once I'm 100% live. It's my home address, so I have it hidden for now. And it will be on all receipts that get sent out as well.

If there is anything else, definitely let me know!!
Don't use your home address. No one is hard to find with the Internet as it is but don't make it easy either. Always some nutter out there. PO Box is fine or one of those store fronts you pay to take your business mail.
 

Bonemoto

Finally made it
Location
65682
I'm prior military and prior police. Not really scared. My warehouse is on my property, so it's just easiest to use it.

Don't use your home address. No one is hard to find with the Internet as it is but don't make it easy either. Always some nutter out there. PO Box is fine or one of those store fronts you pay to take your business mail.
 

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
I'm prior military and prior police. Not really scared. My warehouse is on my property, so it's just easiest to use it.
Understood. More about the aggravation than fear. Like most people I post but there is always someone who believes it does not apply to them. Or they just believe that I really want to talk to them.
 
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