Triumph Tiger 800 - Holan Nomada Panniers
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I have fitted the Nomada Panniers I took off my Tiger Explorer. Nomada make some pannier brackets for the Tiger 800 but I prefer to make my
own brackets to fit my panniers as close to the centreline of the bike as possible. First I fitted a slim high level Leo Vince Evo II silencer (See my
800 Exhaust Page).
Below is the look I am desperate to avoid (Givi). I hate wide pannier setups with a
vengeance. I seen other riders have many near misses and the odd collision. (GS1200s,
GS800 and KTM990s have even wider pannier setups, it's like riding a two wheel
motorhome). In the UK and most of Europe motorcycles are allowed to filter between traffic so
narrow panniers are a big advantage.
My Nomada Panniers seen here fitted to my Tiger 800. Nice and slim, only 79cm wide which is narrower than the handlebars.
To achieve this there is a cutaway in the R/H pannier to fit snugly round the Evo 2 silencer,
The standard Nomada
Brackets are designed to
take account of the big,
wide, standard exhaust. I
can do better?
I fabricated two pannier brackets.
The rear mount is 16mm closer to the centreline hence the
odd shape. This mount will be permanently bolted to the
I want the lid of the pannier to be level with the pillion seat
and the pannier is mounted as far forward as I can get
without fouling the pillion foot rest.
I made a cutaway to the inside of the R/H pannier to allow it to fit snug round my Leo Vince silencer. I fabricated a curved panel filler from 2mm
aluminium. Tricky for an HR Director! I then fitted Self Adhesive Heat Reflecting Material. I only lose around 2-3 litres of space.
To supplement my upper pannier mounts I created a lower front
mount. The two white nylon spacers slip into the 2 open tubes under
the Pillion footrest so I now have lateral stability without drilling any
extra holes in the frame.