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    Modifing SW Motech Blaze Panniers to fit on a Tuono or RSV

    I made a bit of noise about doing this in another thread and it turned out I had the means to a very neat and easy solution which Iíd like to share with you good people.

    so the back story is this. I bought a set of SW Motech Blaze H soft panniers when I owned a Panigale. They werenít especially for touring or anything like that, I have need occasionally to lug around some heavy awkward shaped gear for work, the kind of things you donít really want in a backpack as they are heavy and reasonably large. The Blaze panniers proved to be perfect of the days when I need to carry more then my backpack could deal with, and also had the added advantage of swallowing up several bottles of wine and a couple of six packs and an Indian takeaway... so quiet handy for Friday nights.... haha... The other great thing and most important thing about the Blaze mounting system, is when itís not in use it can be reduced to a single discrete mounting block that is very unobtrusive.

    When I sold the Panigale I bought a Triumph 765RS Street Triple. The Panigale mounting system wouldnít fit the Triumph, but I was able to buy a seperate mounting kit for the Triumph and re-use the panniers so that was a bit of a result.

    Now as anyone one who has looked on the SW website will know, SW do not make a mounting system for the Blaze H panniers. After emailing them and asking what gives they informed me that it as because there was no demand for and not enough sales... which was totally bogus when you look at some of the bikes they do cover...

    So letís get to the meat... Iím here to tell you all it is possible to put Blaze H panniers on your Tuono or RSV and all youíll need is a hack saw and a bench top vice (vise). Oh by the way this method retains and utilises the bikes pillion pegs. I have seen other people modify SW Blaze panniers, but they remove the pillion pegs. Not sure about the US, but in the UK and NZ if a bike has a pillion seat it must have pillion pegs to pass itís annual or bi-annual motor vehicle inspection, so this method means you wonít need to put the pegs back on for inspections...

    Okay you will need the following:

    https://sw-motech.com/en/bike/TRIUMP...2572048368.htm


    These are the Blaze H panniers and mounting system for the Triumph Street Triple 765 and they fit the Triumph like this:
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    As as you can see the Triumphs pillion pegs are longer and have a bigger space for the rear of the mounting bracket to fit through. They will not fit with the Tuono pillion pegs without a bit of modifing, luckily you can do this with a hack saw as they are hard plastic and cut easily without impacting the structural integrity of the clamp.

    the rear of the stock clamp looks like this:

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    Its too too long to fit through the space in the Tuono pillion peg so needs to be cut downlike so...

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    If if you look at the photos you can tell the parts I cut away, namely

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    It’s actually a really neat fit, and I can’t over state how easy it was to do... frankly I’m amazed as these things rarely go as I hope...

    If anyone has any questions just ask I’ll happily answer any and all...

    I think I’ll reply to SW and point out that they could provide a solution very easily and prevent people having to do this in the first place.... haha

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    Well done, top job.
    I don't have a Tuono, but if I did............
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    Thanks for posting... Just what I'm looking for

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    Ditto, dawnrazor, a great simple storage solution. Thx for sharing ...
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