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Givi GRT709 Soft Panniers Install on Kawasaki x-300

Hi Guys,

Yesterday I installed a set of the Givi GRT709 Soft panniers with the Givi PL 4121 racking system onto my X-300.

I've come to a wee hiccup where the bag on the exhaust side actually sits on the exhaust when there is anything placed inside the bag. There isn't really any movement to be had on the racking to get the bag sitting higher.

The only two viable ideas I've thought of so far would be:

To make a small extension plate for the exhaust mount to lower the exhaust down by like 50mm or so (It cant go down much lower without starting to touch the bash plate so i'm not sure if this would be enough clearance anyway)

or to get some sort of heat resistant tape and put this around the bag or exhaust? Not sure if this is a good idea.

Keen to hear any ideas or suggestions if anyone else has has this issue.
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Thanks,

I may have a solution. I'm gonna make up an extension plate to drop the exhaust down a bit and then ill put one of these on the exhaust

https://moskomoto.com/products/exhaust-heat-shield

This hopefully will give me enough clearance to prevent anything burning!

Will update with progress.

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Maybe put a flat piece of kydex or something similar in the bottom of the pannier to distribute the load evenly on the bottom of the bag. That way no single object inside can push down closer to the pipe. And the heat shield which you found...
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