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Over the last few weeks I've been modifying some soft pannier bags and mounting hardware to enable the bike to have 2 matching bags on either side.

The bags are XA32 from Motea - I figured 32 Litres per bag was more than enough as I had some Mosko Moto bags on my old KTM and they were perfect. The bags themself are a direct copy of the Kriega OS32 bags, and I've very surprised at how well they're made.

The frames on the bike are SW Motech SLC (HTA.07.512.11000) - small and unobtrusive enough to be left on the bike full time. I also used the SW Motech Sysbag adapter plates and mounting hardware (SYS.00.002.10000R & SYS.00.002.10000L). THe adapter plates didn't fit on the exhaust side as the silencer was in the way, but luckily I also bought some 25mm x 25mm 5mm thick alloy plate that was intended to fit inside the bags to give a good clamp on them. I just raised the mounting hardware up 50 or 60mm to clear the exhaust and used the SW Motech plates on the inside.

The mounting plates

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I punched suitably sized holes on the bags with a very sharp leather punch, with a plank of wood inside to protect the bags.

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Mounting hardware installed inside and out.

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And I fixed a piece of 1.5mm alloy plate to act as a heat shield from the exhaust.

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I'm going to get the plated powder coated satin black and I'm also waiting on replacement indicators with longer wires. I'll need to make or source a bracket for them as well. Once that's all done I'll get some pics of them fitted to the bike.
 

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I intend to do the same to adapt my Magadan panniers to SW Motech frames. I never carry pillion passengers so I can afford to mount them slightly more forward than the standard 13 litre bags.
 

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Very good job. I also have SLC system (legends SW motech). But I want bigger bags.

I was thinking about 25L motea side bags and use sysbag adapter 10L motech. I think all them work properly. Neither exhaust nor rear indicators need to be relocated...

I suppose I also will need a thick alloy plate to put inside/outside bag??? (It will depend on exact position) to get stronger attachment.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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