Adrian's KTM1190 R - Luggage 1
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I needed to find some luggage for my 1190R. I have my old Aluminium Panniers but they will never fit round the large Akrapovic silencer. I went to
the SportsBikeShop in Boston, Lincs. They let me hold a range of different fabric panniers up to my bike and I decided on the Dianese option
because of their shape. I have fitted the panniers to brackets rather than have them flapping around on the Velcro straps supplied.
The panniers fit well and total weight of panniers and brackets is under 2kgs. My Panniers are not waterproof so I carry the contents in a 20L
Canoe Bag inside each pannier.
I purchased these Cruiser Luggage rack components from eBay then cut and welded them to
fit my KTM. They bolt on using existing mounting holes.
The RH pannier has some heat resistant material on the underside,
just to be safe I fitted an additional layer of exhaust heat padding
held in place by 3mm ply sandwiched together. There are some
amusing You Tube videos showing clothing falling out of melted
To finish off I have fitted a 2" wide strap which connects from the bottom of one
pannier to the bottom of the other. This pulls the panniers up and inwards to
stop them moving around when I ride. This setup works well off road adding
protection to the bike.
I fitted 2 small Eastpak Messenger bags to my crash-bars. One holds my toolkit,
fitted in a 2 Litre Dry bag £4 from eBay. The other holds my compressor and
puncture repair kit, also inside a Dry bag. This means I no longer to have to
remove my seat to access tools. I use the space under my seat to store a 20,000
mah USB accessory battery which is charging up as I ride.
I sometimes use a Wunderlich Bar Bag. This fits well now that I have removed
the KTM Handguards and replaced then with Triumph Explorer Handguards.
I always like a good drinking system so I attach this cheap water system from
eBay. Held in place with Velcro round the headstock and Velcro to the rear of
the Fuel Tank. Saves carrying 2kg of water on my back.