Customers have had a lot of questions on the capability of carrying extra fuel on the Honda Africa Twin. A long time customer, Billy Ray, stopped at happy Trails and showed us his "Honda Africa Twin One Gallon Rotopax". Billy Ray had used the the Inner Tool Plate mount on the Happy Trails SU rack to mount his one gallon Rotopax container.
The Happy Trails SU Rack for the Africa Twin design uses a plate welded into the left side SU Rack to mount the Inner Tool Tray. Using the Rotopax Standard Mount and the Rotopax One Gallon Fuel Pack the combination worked very well to pack the extra fuel.[caption id="attachment_8472" align="alignnone" width="660"] Rotopax Africa Twin[/caption]
The Pannier Kit that was used on the African Twin was the Teton 7 1/2" Clif Cut with the Powder Coat Black option. The Teton 7 1/2 Clif Cut has 7 1/2" Lid with a 6" body, this combination gives you a 36" width of the panniers with a total capacity of 52 liters. One of the recent comments we received on the installation of the Africa Twin Pannier kit was; "this was the easiest installation I have on any bike so far."[caption id="attachment_8461" align="alignnone" width="660"] Top View[/caption]
The top view shows how compact the Honda Africa Twin One Gallon Rotopax mounts up to the SU Rack.[caption id="attachment_8462" align="alignnone" width="576"] Front View[/caption]
This front view allows you to see the clearance that the Honda Africa Twin One Gallon Rotopax has with the swingarm.
Happy Trails African Twin SU Rack uses a symmetrical design to allow for inner storage on the left side. The option of fuel, tools or spares being stored is purposeful in keeping storage within the perimeter of the SU Racks and out of the panniers.[caption id="attachment_8464" align="alignnone" width="660"] Right Side Front View