Sunday, 26 April 2015

Pannier Frames

When I go away on the bike I normally use a large bag thrown over the rear seat, this has worked well in the past but the new seat unit rules this out, hence the need to fit panniers.
There as been a lot of time and effort put into these, the bars running from the footrests to near the rear light take most of the load, and had to be shaped to clear the swinging arm and master cylinder. After some research I fund that these are more commonly known as 'overengineering struts' or alternatively 'peaceofmind struts'.
Next job is to try and sort the parts out I need to make the connector pipe for the exhaust, make a number plate bracket and to mock up the battery tray in cardboard.