Can you, perhaps, exchange them for Green Shield Stamps ?
Steve, my vision was the telegraph boy 🚴whizzing about Ayrshire, with messages, until the final version of the post was agreed🥁🥁.
Then the "Irregular" with the electric computer typing it in.
Come on boys, give us the correct image.😁.
Sounds like Burns could have made up a wee story about you Three !
Plenty categories on the forum for you to add your wisdom.
I have found the China Clone for £54 --- now I like , carboard engineering, borrowing drawings, cutting, slotting and screwing but at that price !
Ordered, patiently wait.
Just to keep this topic "complete" SW-Motech sell an item called Front Spoiler for the GT.
The Spoiler is of much more complex construction than than the Engine Guard --- .
It seems to me that the sticky oot front bit is a fashion accessory and the rest of it similar function to the Guard. Spoiler twice the price of the Guard.
Pic is the Spoiler.
P.S. the clone is £60 !
Steve, thanks for the info --- I had previously missed the weeee spanner icon on Motec. Sorted.
The China clone had tubular spacers shown on a couple of brackets and I suspected the original did not.
Now that I have seen the instructions in fact the Motec and Clone appear identical in design.
The materials may be different --- but probably not significant.
The person who had this Motec clone fitted berated the quality of the plate as his sump was damaged.
I think he expected toooo much !
I couldn't find a link for the Motec instructions --- if you could post one that would be useful.
Thanks for the comments.
In these notes I have changed what Lomo call height, width, depth.
The height and width are what you see looking at the side of the bike -- in my version.
Lomo 30 litre panniers ---
Height 30cm, 25cm Deep.
Lomo new 30 litre, Oct 2020, panniers ---
34cm Wide at the Base, 43cm Wide at the top).
Height, 44cm. Depth, 20 cm.
So, these new panniers taper to the bottom of the bag and are significantly taller than the existing 30litre panniers.
Similar to many other Adventure badged panniers.
But the price is pure LOMO.
Just spotted that Lomo have launched new panniers.
They would seem to be based on the 13litre panniers launched last year.
The key points would seem to be -
"Tall" shape that suits tall "adventure" style bikes.
Lots of mounting/securing points --- which addresses the gripes I had with the current 30litre design --- if your bike can handle the "tall" style.
Oh, and the price is pure LOMO !
I have mumbled about fitting a bash plate to the Tracer GT; not for rufty tufty off road reasons, more to protect those awfully exposed exhaust pipes and to give a kerb something to hit before the sump should I (shock horror) be coming off/on a pavement !
I have been gleaning design ideas from proprietary items.
The simplest mounting I have found (used by a company something like SSSwwwwmototrick) fits brackets to the sump mounting bolts, to carry the bash plate.
The attached link shows the main mount and there are two others.
I am just a bit concerned that this design ultimately loads those sump bolts in the event of a BASH !
Dear Steve T,
As the bash plate maestro, (your opinion is just that and carries no liability!) do you think that I am over thinking it ?
Perhaps make the brackets from 2mm mild steel to partially crumple in event of a BASH taking load off the sump bolts.
Or should I just sing "be happy don't worry" ---🎶🎶
I did notice the weight but decided to ignore that problem !
They could do the Euro thing and build shelters over and send the debris down into the Glen.
I suspect that system wouldn't be up to the nature of the "stuff*" that comes down.
Craig has a teepee --- maybe he can offer sound info.
Neurophen are good tho !
Tramadol are also good but I wouldn't encourage operating any kind of machinery after consumption !
The Vango Omega 350 seems to be the choice of many mature motorcyclists but the ex China pyramids must be worth researching with your specific stand up height request.
Thats another few hundred miles on the Bagster seat.
Def not perfect but much much better than the original (including in its modified state).