Brooks Autosports panniers

KCampbell

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They were as nicely packaged as the panniers. No instructions but it's a straightforward install. I did go to hardware store to buy longer metric bolts so the passenger grab handles can still be used. ( I forgot the the size and pitch at the moment) Keep in mind that the handles need to be offset, (at least that's what I found I had to do in order for the right side case to open and clear the handle) I will post better pictures if anyone is interested.
I was replacing racks I already had, so I lost track of what bolts came with what - but I do remember needing to get some longer bolts, probably M10 or M12?

As I recall, I placed the grab handles between the mount and the frame on the right, but the mount between the handle and the frame on the left, exactly as you say so the lid would open. It may be that I had a spacer from a prior rack that I used on the right forward mount? Anyway, it all went together pretty well.

Kevin
 

MonkeyBut

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One last thing since no one asked, Hahaha, it took approximately 7 weeks to get these. They come from China, then get shipped from California. Not sure what the holdup was or if this normal delivery time? It's the middle of winter so I was in no rush to get these. Just worth mentioning in case someone had a future trip planned and needed these sooner.
Have fun out there and ride safe. Tom
 

MonkeyBut

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I'll keep this going one more post, then I'll shut up;) Here are the some more pictures of the bolts I used and how the racks are offset to each side. I like symmetry and tried to make the racks even with the grab handles. But, like stated above, the right side rack needs to be outside. I have the lid open so you can see the clearance needed. Only people that know they are offset are the owners that put these on. Hahaha. Anyone outside the Tenere community are looking to hard. :p
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Bolts I used but will go to Fastenal and get stainless allen head fasteners to make it look right. These I got at work because I wanted to mount everything as soon as possible. Lol.
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Left side. Rack is inside and grab handle outside. No clearance issues with opening lid.
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Right side with lid open. Grab handle inside and rack outside. Someone really has to look hard to see the offset from behind. Hope this helps anyone in the future.
Now go ride and gave fun.
 

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