Touring setup for 2019

As part of my touring setup for next year, I have purchased the Kriega Duo 36 Saddlebags. Throw over luggage for my Yamaha XSR900. They are fully adjustable and easy to fit. They suggest a £90 support frame for the XSR900, but I decided to simply fashion some aluminium side panels to protect the bags from rubbing against the tyres.


I bought some 1.5mm Aluminium sheet from Wickes. I created a cardboard plan first before transferring it to the metal plate. With a hacksaw and metal file, I cut and shaped it until I was happy with it.