Part 2: The panniers are connected to the iron-frame with 4 Ubolts. The Ubolts encloses the iron frame and has its ends inside the panniers where there are washers and nuts holding the panniers firmly to the iron frame.
The panniers and the attachments are made of same kind of plastic as boats are made of, plastic, hardener and fiberglass.
The cover of the pannier is on top. In the back of the cover I put a hinge and in front, as you can see is a lock. In the back of the pannier is a LEDstoplight connected with wires to the stoplight of the bike. Between the pannier and the bike is a kind of wire-snap-lock if I want to remove the panniers from the bike which I seldom do. Merry Christmas!
Hi djvirus, answer part 1:
I’m glad you liked the shape of the panniers. Good question by the way, I was thinking a lot about how to get the panniers firmly attached to the bike….
I decided to make the panniers removable and therefore I bought me a frame of iron in shape of an oval. I attached the frame to the bike in three points as I wanted at least three attachment points.
I decided to remove the passenger handles to get the first attachment point and the passenger footpegs to get another one. As you can see I also made a new seat cowl to get the rear of the bike to look the same style. I also made a attachment just in front of the plate holder to get my third attachment point. The connections is made of same kind of plastic as the panniers are, but strengthened with an iron reinforcing bar about 8 mm diameter. (answer to be continued in part 2)