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Thought I would share this. I made some non-performance modification. Performance wise it is pretty good.
Had a week to work on my bike and added the following mods.
i) Windscreen (helps immensely while riding on the highway). Definitely recommend it anyone riding a MT09.
ii) Dual USB Port- This was easy as the USB port came with a plug and play connectors.
iii) Phone Holder- Helps immensely while riding, especially as a GPS. I tried just using the Bluetooth, but would miss the voice commands.
iv) Helmet Lock - so I can the helmet on the mirror and leave the helmet. Also, this way I didn't had to get larger side cases.
v) GPS Tracker with Speed Talk SIM- Incase some steals it. Cost about $5 a month to run the data etc.
vi) DUAL 1080P Camera- Thought might come handy since the traffic is getting crazy and good to record videos of the ride at the same time (has a GPS too).
vii) Shad 3P Mounting System- Was the most non-intrusive design. Can barely notice it. The instructions are garbage though. If you get it, use some self locking nuts. Also, skip the 1st step.
viii) Shad SH23- Top Mounting side cases. No handles. Provides plenty of storage and not as wide as the larger cases.
ix) Lighting strip (auxiliary light-Brake Light, Turn signal, Running light) on the Side Cases- Straight forward. More light is better.
I got some connectors that were for Yamaha and made my own connectors, for the GPS Tracker, Camera, auxiliary lights. Made my own wiring harness with quick disconnect for the side cases. This was time consuming as I never worked with connectors and didn't had the right tools. But I didn't had to splice any of the factory wiring etc. But over all the wiring worked out easy. Didn't had to use any relay's or resistors as the motorcycle already has LED lights. Lot of wires (from the camera) but it fits in under the seat.
Some pics and video attached. Later will make a light module for the lens and make the wiring thinner and use magnetic connectors for the side case light.


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Thought I would share this. I made some non-performance modification. Performance wise it is pretty good.
Had a week to work on my bike and added the following mods.
i) Windscreen (helps immensely while riding on the highway). Definitely recommend it anyone riding a MT09.
ii) Dual USB Port- This was easy as the USB port came with a plug and play connectors.
iii) Phone Holder- Helps immensely while riding, especially as a GPS. I tried just using the Bluetooth, but would miss the voice commands.
iv) Helmet Lock - so I can the helmet on the mirror and leave the helmet. Also, this way I didn't had to get larger side cases.
v) GPS Tracker with Speed Talk SIM- Incase some steals it. Cost about $5 a month to run the data etc.
vi) DUAL 1080P Camera- Thought might come handy since the traffic is getting crazy and good to record videos of the ride at the same time (has a GPS too).
vii) Shad 3P Mounting System- Was the most non-intrusive design. Can barely notice it. The instructions are garbage though. If you get it, use some self locking nuts. Also, skip the 1st step.
viii) Shad SH23- Top Mounting side cases. No handles. Provides plenty of storage and not as wide as the larger cases.
ix) Lighting strip (auxiliary light-Brake Light, Turn signal, Running light) on the Side Cases- Straight forward. More light is better.
I got some connectors that were for Yamaha and made my own connectors, for the GPS Tracker, Camera, auxiliary lights. Made my own wiring harness with quick disconnect for the side cases. This was time consuming as I never worked with connectors and didn't had the right tools. But I didn't had to splice any of the factory wiring etc. But over all the wiring worked out easy. Didn't had to use any relay's or resistors as the motorcycle already has LED lights. Lot of wires (from the camera) but it fits in under the seat.
Some pics and video attached. Later will make a light module for the lens and make the wiring thinner and use magnetic connectors for the side case light.


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Awesome mods! Could you measure the distance between the inside of the panniers?
 

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I'm impressed with those panniers! Good job.
Thanks. I think it looks good and works. Makes it more practical for some of those days.

Man, those boxes look legit! Do you have pics of the bike with the boxes off? I might have to change up my setup. From the front, can't seem them. They work as a good grab handle too. Not sure if it would help in a tip over though. Not as intrusive. But if you want to keep the look completely clean, guess this is not for you then.

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Awesome mods! Could you measure the distance between the inside of the panniers?
The inside distance at the back at the lower side is about 17.5 inches. On the top is about 13 inches. The overall is about 31 inches.
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Awesome build! well done!

Got a link or a brand for that helmet lock?

Thinking about getting similar panniers, leaning more towards the OEM Yamaha ones.
I got a cheap helmet lock. If someone is going to break it, they might as well break those expensive ones. For me it was just a way to secure the helmet so it doesn't fall down.
I got it off Ali-Express. 1.48US $ 76% OFF|Motorcycle Universal Helmet Lock Handlebar 22-26mm Anti-theft Security Motorbike - Motorcycle Helmet Lock - AliExpress
They sell for about 10-15 on Amazon.

The OEM ones from Yamaha is not available in US. I think they have soft cases available. I might be wrong. These were more affordable.
 

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Thanks so much for this post. I had discounted Shad previously because their luggage looked too "bulbous" for the most part, but I actually really dig how it looks now. Maybe I've not seen the slimmer 23L cases.

Any reason you went for the plastic case over the aluminum? Any chance you can stuff one case with common household stuff to see how much it actually fits? :p
 

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Nice bags. I run a simple 20L bag on the tail. Enough room for my laptop and a lunch bag for the office. I prefer to keep things "Hyper Naked".
That does help a lot I bet. I just wanted something to get rid of my jacket and gear to be honest! But I definitely like the idea of traveling light!

Thanks so much for this post. I had discounted Shad previously because their luggage looked too "bulbous" for the most part, but I actually really dig how it looks now. Maybe I've not seen the slimmer 23L cases.

Any reason you went for the plastic case over the aluminum? Any chance you can stuff one case with common household stuff to see how much it actually fits? :p
The SH23 is definitely slimmer. Do you mean plastic cover? I think I can order those at a later time. Or just wrap it or paint in the future. So I went with the most basic one. Sure I can do the test and post picture for you.
 

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The SH23 is definitely slimmer. Do you mean plastic cover? I think I can order those at a later time. Or just wrap it or paint in the future. So I went with the most basic one. Sure I can do the test and post picture for you.
I'm not sure, I just see two options on their site. One is standard and the other aluminum.
 

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I went grocery shopping at Target (chain super market in US). Was able to fit all of these in the paniers with some more room to spare.
on the left side:
2 cartons of milk,
2 lbs of cherries, 10 cans of cat food
2 packets of dried food. could have easily stored another box of tomatoes or something like that and few more small things.
on the ride side, 2 packets of baguttes (4 pcs), 1 doz eggs, banana, q tips, carrot juice.

Eggs made it home save and bananas didn't get smooshed either. So the pannier works. Much better than the side loading design.
 

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I went grocery shopping at Target (chain super market in US). Was able to fit all of these in the paniers with some more room to spare.
on the left side:
2 cartons of milk,
2 lbs of cherries, 10 cans of cat food
2 packets of dried food. could have easily stored another box of tomatoes or something like that and few more small things.
on the ride side, 2 packets of baguttes (4 pcs), 1 doz eggs, banana, q tips, carrot juice.

Eggs made it home save and bananas didn't get smooshed either. So the pannier works. Much better than the side loading design.
Looks like they wouldn't work with a tail tidy. I may need to mount some in the future while retaining my tail tidy.
 

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Looks like they wouldn't work with a tail tidy. I may need to mount some in the future while retaining my tail tidy.
Maybe not. You will need the piece that is part of the tail bracket to hold the mounting system in place. Unless the tail tidy has a 4 screw bracket that goes here. If it does than it should work. The mounting system goes between the tail tidy and the motorcycle frame. I attached the installation pdf if that helps.
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