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    Member mmannddalla's Avatar
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    HI FROM SAN DIEGO:

    HERE SOME IDEAS TO SHARE WITH FELLOW TW200 ENTHUSIAST .

    SOME OF US WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH $ FOR BASIC RACK OR PANNIERS.

    THIS IS A PROVISIONAL, ECONOMIC, PRACTICAL, AND CREATIVE SOLUTION FOR THOSE CASES.

    SO FAR IS WORKING FOR ME EVERYDAY.

    PVC RACK

    PLASTIC BASKET

    FUEL CONTAINERS AS PANNIERS

    $60 DLLS AND A DAY OF WORK.



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    I can't see PVC lasting very long. I like tha gas can panniers, though.




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    Explain your construct a bit more. The black dots at the joints of the PCV could be screws (are they?). Is it glued as well or did you plan for taking it apart? Having those big red cans on the bike might make it difficult to take onto a military base or to curbside at an airport. If the PVC doesn't hold up you certainly have the prototype for making it out of soldered copper tubing (but that might be a bit soft as well). I strongly recommend frequent inspections. If part of its starts falling toward the wheel or chain it would be a disaster. Cheers and keep creating. Tom
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    Now thats thinking outside the box!



    Some may have some concerns as to the sturdiness and reliability. Despite those concerns, posting this should get some of the cogs in the old brain bucket moving. And using plastic gas cans as panniers, now that really has some potential...for many applications outside of using them on the TW, especially where those plastic gas can spouts have broken (like mine) and are not practical for using gas in them anymore. With new technology, sometimes it's easier to buy new gas cans than it is to try and find new spouts (that fit).






    Keep us updated as you use them in regards to durability.
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    A creative solution, indeed.



    I like the fuel tank panniers. If they were filled with gas, you could go 1,000 miles without stopping at a gas station.



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    Hey, thanks everybody for the comments.

    Something more info:

    1-Is a provisional solution. Of course inspection is recommended.

    2-I drive in front of the Navy Base in SD every day, twice, no problem. Airport the same.

    3-Fuel Tanks looks obviously cut and modified. They have plastic zip ties to hold the lids.

    4-Yes, they work perfectly as a model for an aluminum or steel rack later.

    5-They are not glued, I use drywall screws, in that way I can modify anytime or correct measurement mistakes.

    6-Grey pvc is uv light resistant and amazingly strong (of course is not steel or metal)I been using it for a lot of dif. projects, including bicycle racks and trailers. Many good ideas at www.instructables.com, including metal fuel tank panniers, I came with the idea of using the plastic ones.

    7-The front and rear racks are attached to the bike with metal hose clamps.

    8-The rear rack is sitting on top and anchored to a small metal rack that the bike already had.

    Another anchor points where under the rear seat (the brackets that hold the bolts for the seat)and on the side of the passenger foot pegs.

    9-Plastic Fuel tanks can also be painted or decorated with decals to look more like panniers.

    10-Is challenging and interesting what you can do with little or limited resources or findings.

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    Bravo! You had the courage to share some unorthodox ideas. As Admiral stated your mods are interesting and stimulate offshoots that may lead anywhere.....a starting point to the limits of the very fertile minds that occupy this space. You have made a positive contribution to what a healthy forum is about.... thanks.

    TWC

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    I love your lateral thinking.

    Your ideas have been put into the brain box for digestion.

    I wonder where it will take us.
    We're in 'Bat Country' now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly Fox View Post
    I love your lateral thinking.

    Your ideas have been put into the brain box for digestion.

    I wonder where it will take us.


    To the plumbing supply aisle at Home Depot, of course.




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