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Offline Blind Squirrel

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SOLOBOX Panniers
« on: February 25, 2018, 03:03:50 pm »
Just got my SOLOBOX panniers mounted. Great product, reasonable price. Small business, American made.  ::018::








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Offline jb

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 04:20:54 pm »
Hello,

I have same bike - 2016 ES - I just sent a message to the owner/builder of the Soloboxes yesterday...they look really good... I was thinking about the new slim case (8") on the left side and the regular size (9") on the right... I see you are using the PL-2119 Givi racks... I would like to know what the distance is from the top mounting holes to the outer edge of the rack on the right side... reason I need this measurement is that I have a Give 47 liter top case that is quite wide...and I don't know if the new hinged box (right side) will open with the top case mounted... it looks like I need about 3 inches of clearance from the mounting bolts...

Thanks,

--John

Offline Blind Squirrel

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 09:04:48 pm »
Hello,

I have same bike - 2016 ES - I just sent a message to the owner/builder of the Soloboxes yesterday...they look really good... I was thinking about the new slim case (8") on the left side and the regular size (9") on the right... I see you are using the PL-2119 Givi racks... I would like to know what the distance is from the top mounting holes to the outer edge of the rack on the right side... reason I need this measurement is that I have a Give 47 liter top case that is quite wide...and I don't know if the new hinged box (right side) will open with the top case mounted... it looks like I need about 3 inches of clearance from the mounting bolts...

Thanks,

--John

Not sure what you are asking for. I drilled holes into the side of the case and mounted them to the rack, using the existing mounting holes in the rack. There is about 1/8" from the rack to the box. I used a couple of rubber washers to take up the slack.
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Offline jb

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 09:10:47 pm »
Hello Again,

I need the distance from the right rack mounting bolt to the right edge of the rack - that is, how far the rack is away from the bike on the right side (left is fine because of the exhaust) - my top box is very wide (about 4 niche overhang) - and it looks like I would not be able to get the right pannier open with the top box on...

Thanks again,

--John

Offline fred-houston

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 02:33:17 am »
I have been watching this guy for some time on YouTube and I am impressed with his products.  You have what appears to be the exact size top trunk I am looking for.  Do you know the volume and how did you mount it, what brand of tail rack?

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Offline RCinNC

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 04:52:03 pm »
This is the Solobox Youtube channel, if you're interested in seeing how the boxes are constructed:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt41B44MdNKzn9YE_Ew_3FA
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Offline jjc1957

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 02:10:39 pm »
Just ordered my boxes today from Eric. Left side 33 liter right side 39 liter for $340. Rear top box is 38 liters for $185 all in black. He doesn't make the racks for our bike but Happy Trails does. I ordered Happy Trails SU rack SKU HTP9-2-1.1T for $289 and Happy Trails Pannier Mount Kit Point 1 for .750 tube for $38. I was temped to order the tool kit but that was another $110.  I do have the SW Motech rear box in black on now with very little use but ordered Eric's rear box so all will match. I will post the SW Motech rear box for sale after I mount the Solo boxes. I also have the complete lock sets keyed a like from SW for the rear and side boxes.
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Offline Blind Squirrel

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 05:34:01 pm »
Eric has gone through a few modifications to get where he is now.
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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 05:36:32 am »
The fabricator has a YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/gosolobox/videos.

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 09:12:04 am »
Went through his FB page and there are a couple of differences with the older Muffintop design, so removed my posts about those to prevent confusion.
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Offline Dshane

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2018, 08:03:20 am »
In regards to the Solo Boxes, do they come with the "pucks"?  Thank you. Dave

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 06:18:43 am »
In regards to the Solo Boxes, do they come with the "pucks"?  Thank you. Dave

No. You can get them from Happy Trails. I opted to mount mine directly to the Givi quick disconnect racks I put on the bike. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-pl2119-plr2119-side-case-racks-yamaha-super-tenere-2010-2018
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Offline jjc1957

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2018, 03:16:24 pm »
How long from the time you placed your order did you receive the order? I placed my order on 3/6/18 it is now 3/27/18 and no order received. I sent Eric and email and he said they are at powder coating. He said the same thing on the 14th? Can't wait until I get them they look great and my racks are mounted and ready.
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Offline Dshane

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2018, 04:10:21 pm »
How long from the time you placed your order did you receive the order? I placed my order on 3/6/18 it is now 3/27/18 and no order received. I sent Eric and email and he said they are at powder coating. He said the same thing on the 14th? Can't wait until I get them they look great and my racks are mounted and ready.
I ordered mine on 3/9 and he said they were going to be power coated the next day and it should take about 10 days.  Still waiting for mine also. 

Offline Blind Squirrel

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Re: SOLOBOX Panniers
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2018, 07:32:19 pm »
It took about 1 - 1 1/2 months to get mine.  I got the "out to powder coat" bit too. Your patience will be rewarded when you get them.  IMO a great product at a great price. 
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