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1Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Pannier fittings to frame Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:18 am

Banditrob

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Hi

I purchased a 87 K100LT a couple of weeks ago, and I am wondering how the panniers are supposed to attach to the bike properly.

There is one key latch at the front bottom of each pannier, and it looks like a bolt at the top of each one going into the frame as well.

I am not sure if the previous owner has modified them.

Back in 1985 when I had a R100RT I am sure all I had to do was use a key to release the panniers from the bike quickly, not undo bolts.


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K100LT, Suzuki Bandit 1200 Mk 1 and Honda C90
    

2Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:39 am

rosskko

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Oh!!! You got the 87 LT.
Yeah. Well. About those panniers.
Sorry to say I have no idea.
Mine clip on and clip off.

Wait five more minutes and someone with more than a brain the size of a pea's brain will be on to answer your question.

I am just hanging round waiting for Halo to post more pictures of his resto.

Rossco


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

3Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:03 am

88

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Mine's an 88 LT BanditRob but all pannier mountings are the same. Hangs on rail along the top, clips and locks in bottom front.



Can you post a picture of both the back of the pannier and mount? ( here's how ) So we can see if/how it is modified.

88KE


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Pannier fittings to frame Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Pannier fittings to frame Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K1/RS - AKA Titan (unique hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
    

4Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:36 am

K75cster

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G'day banditrob, mine are bolted on as perhaps the previous owner has done to yours. i came back from a rally where i had really overloaded my panniers and from then on they rattled abit. Solution was to bolt them up solid. no more rattle. If they are the standard BMW pannier then maybe he just did the same.


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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RT

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Mine have suicidal tendencies so I have two straps made out of seat belt material and goodly amounts of velcro
wrapped around the frame and panniers, like a straight jacket. ( and I should know).
RT


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6Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:13 am

Two Wheels Better

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There are two locks/latches on each pannier, some a traditional key and lock cylinder type and some a flat key with a lift up lock cover (early style), and the panniers are supposed to slide onto the plastic frames from the back, just a wee bit, and then down a bit as the front pannier latch catches into the 'Z" frame rectangular slot near the passenger pegs. It's more of a finessed technique than a system, IMHO.

Any bolts used are the addition of a previous owner. I use rubber dome bumpers to alleviate the wiggle tendencies as they take up the space between the panniers and the frames. Charlie99 has used canopy tape of some sort with good result.

As the other gents have suggested in various ways, this is usually because the latches and frames wear and the bags wobble like a forum member at the pub after a group ride.


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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

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7Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:52 pm

wngnutmv

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"wobble like a forum member at the pub after a group ride" Now THAT'S funny!


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85 K100RT (VIN 0D50672) 70,000+miles
"Gretchen II" (Gretchen von Gearshiften)
    

8Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:33 pm

K75cster

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I like the rack and backrest arrangement on your bike mate. Do I see two bolts going down through your pannier on the left side?? right about where they mount to the frame???


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

9Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:44 pm

wngnutmv

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Mine slide into the frame along the top and have two latches that hook into the frame on the front of each. No bolts here. I think what you are seeing are the loops to hook a cord or bunge strap through.


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Mike
"Wingnut"
85 K100RT (VIN 0D50672) 70,000+miles
"Gretchen II" (Gretchen von Gearshiften)
    

10Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:00 am

K75cster

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Ok I have two on each lid to hook my occy straps to, makes it easy to strap down a swag that way, cheers, mind that dont work too well if you have a pillion in a million to take that place. Your pillion seat seems higher than stock, is that an after market seat?. oh BTW my pannier bolts were domed and went through the z webbing on the frames to allow the nuts to sit out of the way so as to not hit my hand if it went in there for some reason like cleaning the zorst or wheel, etc


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

11Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:23 am

88

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@wngnutmv wrote:.... I think what you are seeing are the loops to hook a cord or bunge strap through.

They look like bungee buddies to my squinting eyes. I saw them on a web site some time ago and wondered if they were worthwhile.

Does a bungee cord over the seat/luggage/swag bag cause the panniers to lift and rattle in your experience guys?

88KE


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Pannier fittings to frame Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Pannier fittings to frame Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K1/RS - AKA Titan (unique hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
    

12Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:49 am

Inge K.

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@K75cster wrote:Your pillion seat seems higher than stock, is that an after market seat?

I like the rack and backrest arrangement on your bike mate.

The seat could be a Corbin, the rack is a Reynolds.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

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Two Wheels Better

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They look like bungee buddies to my squinting eyes. I saw them on a web site some time ago and wondered if they were worthwhile.
88KE[/quote]

I've got Bungie Buddies in stock by the gross. They work well on single thickness panniers such as on our K Bikes, early Oilheads and Airheads, but not on the newer Hexheads and newest K bikes with double wall panniers and topboxes. They're just an old fashioned car roof top rack slider.


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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

~We all believe what we want to believe in - Rob Dickinson
    

14Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:11 am

wngnutmv

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Yes, the seat is a Corbin. VERY comfy! but it pushes down on the side covers so they don't line up with the rest of the bodywork. Sad


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Mike
"Wingnut"
85 K100RT (VIN 0D50672) 70,000+miles
"Gretchen II" (Gretchen von Gearshiften)
    

15Back to top Go down   Pannier fittings to frame Empty Re: Pannier fittings to frame Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:05 am

charlie99

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@wngnutmv wrote:"wobble like a forum member at the pub after a group ride" Now THAT'S funny!

oh ! you think so .....legless is always best ....

its what we all strive for .....well a couple of times a year

gives you a nice surprise to see whats posted on the forum (when you get home) .....grins !!

but seriously our age and respect for each other prevents me us from telling tales of awesomeness and such anticks

it has to be an self experienced event im afraid ....

have fun !!!


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