Progress with this build has been a bit slow, been busy riding instead. Also decided to start over since my initial idea wasn’t going to be stable enough, and the steel pipe I had used was also unnecessarily thick (2,5 mm). Ordered some 1,5 mm pipe instead, zinc plated too, and put this contraption together. Just tacked for now, and the two forward brackets are just slightly off, despite measuring everything thrice. The things that happens when welding things off the bike, hard to maintain the exact angles etc.
It is quite wide at 520 mm, but that’s to clear the massive stock indicators. On the positive side indicators are still visible from a 45 deg rearward angle. I think the Ducati panniers sit quite a bit closer to the bike, no?
Still quite satisfied with how it’s turned out so far. Especially for the price compared to the OEM panniers. Have a couple of covers for the lids that I’ll have painted in (fast) red matching the bike. Think it’ll turn out quite good.
A couple of whoopsies on the way, big one being the forward cross brace which I had mounted lower down at first. Didn’t realise that meant it was sitting only 6-7 cm (2,5”) above the rear wheel like that. Put it further up and had a mate jump on the saddle to compress the suspension and seems like I’ve got some margin now.
Complete weight for the frame is 1,3 kg. The cases are 2 kg each.