Fitting the Nomada Pro Panniers to my Tiger 1200
If you have read my other Tiger pages you will know that I do not like wide pannier setups.  I wanted to fit some nice looking  
Aluminium Panniers and after much research I chose  Holan Nomada Pro 31 Litre Panniers.  They cost 180 Euro each, the
panniers are well made. Holan are based in Poland.
Link to Holan - Nomada Pro Website
In order to fit the panniers as close as possible to the Tiger Explorer mountings I decided to fit the Remus Powercone Silencer
from my Tiger 1050 (See 1200 Exhaust Pages). Otherwise I would have had to space out the panniers to clear the stock
exhaust.  The end result is I now have 62 litres of storage space using high quality aluminium panniers which are just 80cm or
31.5"  wide at the widest point.  This measurement is important because it means the panniers are narrower than my
handlebars, so I can be 100% confident that my luggage will get through any gap wide enough for the bars (In the UK & Europe
we are allowed to filter between slow moving and stationary traffic).
I am delighted with this setup and the Nomada panniers are strong, practical, well made and top loading.  They look really good
on the Explorer.  This was a great engineering project and it makes my Tiger Explorer unique. I now loosely zip  tie the lids to my
bike because if you don't lock the catches before setting off they err disappear.  Dooh!
Triumph Tiger 1200 fitted with Holan - Nomada Pro Panniers & Smaller Luggage Rack
Components for the brackets
My pannier mountings were made from 40mm x
6mm steel with cutting and welding, grinding and
drilling, sanding and painting, screwing and bolting.  
Long M5 bolts pass through my brackets, underneath
the Tiger mountings to hold the panniers in place.
The standard Triumph Explorer Rack (shown on the left ) is beautifully cast in Aluminium
and weighs 1.4 Kgs.  I never carry a pillion and I prefer not to use a top box so I have no
need for the grab rails or for anything quite as large.
I took a saw to the BMW Funduro rack and cut the grab handles off (far right).  I made
brackets and spacers to attach the small remaining rack behind the pillion seat. I then
sprayed the rack with black bumper paint.  I think it looks great and it provides extra fixing
points for bungies.  Incidentally BMW Adventure parts are of inferior quality being made of
plastic not aluminium. The new smaller rack  is lighter it only weighs 746g with fittings.  
Funny how road testers never notice the plastics, GS1150 riders did.
Smaller Luggage Rack
I have removed the standard Triumph Explorer Luggage Rack and replaced it with a
Rack from a BMW Funduro bought off eBay for 99p.  I like the slim, minimalistic look.
Total width only 80cm or 31.5 inches..
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