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1Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:15 pm

badgerdid

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Hi
I have had my k100 rt for a few years now and have never got to the reason for the 3 holes in my panniers, there in the same place on each pannier, i thought it could have racks fitted but cannot understand why there would be three holes as racks tend to have 4.

Anyone have any ideas or seen something fixed to the pannier tops?
I have plugged the holes with plastic screws but its bugging me what would have been on there.

https://i.servimg.com/u/f75/15/04/37/89/img_2211.jpg


https://i.servimg.com/u/f75/15/04/37/89/img_2212.jpg

Thanks for any help

    

2Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:54 pm

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Hi, maybe hooks for elastic net so you could fix some luggage on rear seat.

    

3Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:19 pm

japuentes

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Some kind of safety lock?


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4Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:21 pm

rosskko

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A cruel joke by the previous owner to annoy you forever?


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5Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:10 pm

RicK G

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That is a type 1 pannier and from what I have seen they all have them.
If ever you find out you will get a nobel prize for unravelling one of the mysteries of the universe.
Oh and if you do find what they are for then please tell me as I too have often wondered.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
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6Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:18 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have those panniers but no holes. Am I missing something?


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

7Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:28 pm

RicK G

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The holes in the panniers on the K75 have got rubber bungs in them not the  x head thingies and several others I know of have the bungs. They usually dont go through both layers and I thought it may have something to do with equalizing air pressure between layers till I found they have lots of "ventilation".  Inge or Olaf from Germany will probably know they are both seem to be full of this trivia.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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charlie99

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same here 92


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9Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:36 pm

RicK G

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Gees Badger now you gone done opened up a thread that will develop a life of its own.
Maybe we need to have a "Mystery of the Year" competition.Very Happy


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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Stan

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Maybe these panniers were produced on a Sunday, hence they are holy.


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11Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:31 pm

RicK G

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Stanley you're a problem:D


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

12Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:34 pm

bolts

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I have 2 pairs of those panniers without holes. (well, not as pics above)


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13Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:43 am

Rendrag

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I have the same panniers (though different locks?) without holes


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TacKler

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100 samackaroonies says they were put there by a PO.


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15Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:04 pm

jjefferies

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Question to OP, are you the second owner? If so I doubt they came from the factory that way. I would think they are for bungy buddies, i.e. small hoops to allow you to hook bungy cords to. Well anyway none of my four sets of bags have had them from the factory and I had to drill the holes to install the bungy buddies. Quite useful little add ons. There was a thread on one of the forums about all the different things you could use for the same purpose. But I like the original bungy buddies myself. Hard to find at shops these days. Last set I had to order from here [url=http://www.hyperlites.com/bungy buddys.html]http://www.hyperlites.com/bungy%20buddys.html[/url]

    

16Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty holes Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:23 pm

badgerdid

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Yes they were there when i bought the bike, just holes, i thought they might be for something like hoops for bungies etc, just thought it was strange there would be three, specially two at the back.

Ahhh, just looked at you link, maybe someone bought the 6 pack.

    

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jjefferies

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@badgerdid wrote:Ahhh, just looked at you link, maybe someone bought the 6 pack.
Yeah, I usually like to have three on each bag in essentially the pattern you show. If your current setup leaks at all try them as they're pretty watertight. Very useful if you go touring.

    

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larrikin

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Ed

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I've been robbed, mine has just the one hole , port side rear. some dumbkompf was on smoko break for the second half of the day, or was that the first half....


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20Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty postage Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:04 am

badgerdid

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Lol
Just went to order some and they want $43 postage, how on earth can they ask so much, if they were from china it'd be free?

    

21Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Alternative ? Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:57 am

Ghost who rides

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If you want to attach bungies use an eye bolt from the hardware store $1 max, better still an eye nut. HUGE washers tho'.

 If you don't want bungie points buy some "christmas trees" , that's what we call them, with sparingly black Sika flex for waterproof. Cut the "tree" on the inside so no catch points. Or dob of same Sika Flex to round.
Christmas trees are maybe 50 cents tops.


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22Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:36 pm

Ed

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@badgerdid wrote:Lol
Just went to order some and they want $43 postage, how on earth can they ask so much, if they were from china it'd be free?
what a rip off , just to post three holes. did you enquire if it was cheaper for bulk lot.


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23Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:47 am

jjefferies

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@badgerdid wrote:Lol
Just went to order some and they want $43 postage, how on earth can they ask so much, if they were from china it'd be free?
I'd go look elsewhere. Or check and see if they're trying to ship them overnight or something like that. The deal with them is that they look like they are intended for the purpose as opposed to a eye bolt which would work.

    

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keefk1100lt

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If you have a contact in the 'States, have them sent there and forwarded to you? Worked for me.

    

25Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:49 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@RicK G wrote:The holes in the panniers on the K75 have got rubber bungs in them not the  x head thingies and several others I know of have the bungs. They usually dont go through both layers and I thought it may have something to do with equalizing air pressure between layers till I found they have lots of "ventilation".  Inge or Olaf from Germany will probably know they are both seem to be full of this trivia.
I saw a photo of a K bike with a rack on the top box and also unusually one on the top of each of the panniers. I wish I could find it again because it was a matching pair for pannier tops perfect for carrying small lightweight items like a set of tent poles. It fits the description of these holes.

A little further investigation at the time took me to discover that it was done with a modified standard chrome bicycle carrier with two rear holes and one forward hole.

But there is also this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PANNIER-TOP-BOX-LID-RACKS-MADE-BY-JESSE-LUGGAGE-/121003197722?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item1c2c5a451a  

The other Olaf from Ireland.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

26Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:55 pm

jjefferies

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:
I saw a photo of a K bike with a rack on the top box and also unusually one on the top of each of the panniers. I wish I could find it again because it was a matching pair for pannier tops perfect for carrying small lightweight items like a set of tent poles. It fits the description of these holes.

A little further investigation at the time took me to discover that it was done with a modified standard chrome bicycle carrier with two rear holes and one forward hole.

But there is also this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PANNIER-TOP-BOX-LID-RACKS-MADE-BY-JESSE-LUGGAGE-/121003197722?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item1c2c5a451a  
Yeah, Iove Jesse's stuff. But the 50 is for the little thingies on top. The panniers themselves are too pricey for me. So beautiful and sold for off road useage.

    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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The upshot of this is that I went and checked the rear carrier in my bicycle. And guess what, at the rear its got two supports that go down to near the rear axle, pivot point about 1" below the carrier. Perfect for a bolt fix to an angle on the mannier top. The front of the carrier is a plate on two pivots with a hole on the plate to bolt to a clamp on the bicycle downtubes under the seat. Dimensionally perfect and I can still use the pannier handles.

Drill top of pannier, fit two L brackets at rear and bolt through at the front, put a large aluminium spreader plate on the inside of the pannier and neoprene seals. Two perfect pannier racks. From your local bicycle shop.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

28Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:51 pm

sidecar paul

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Hi badgerdid,
Are these the sort of thing you're looking for?

 http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/fasteners/fasteners2.php

"Folding luggage hooks", available in the UK.

Paul.


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29Back to top Go down   holes in panniers Empty Re: holes in panniers Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:37 am

badgerdid

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@sidecar paul wrote:Hi badgerdid,
Are these the sort of thing you're looking for?

 http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/fasteners/fasteners2.php

"Folding luggage hooks", available in the UK.

Paul.
They look interesting, thanks for the link

    

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