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    DIY Pannier protection pads... feedback please
    on: Apr 26, 2020, 06.34 am
    Apr 26, 2020, 06.34 am
    After a faux pas where I laid the bike on its side doing a U turn on an incline. Dropped from 2nd gear to 1st but hit neutral instead.... You can guess the rest......

    In the process of fixing/ respraying the pannier and looking to add some protection in the way of a nicely shaped rubber pad.

    Interested in feedback of the template so far.



    Once decided on a design I'll post the template..

    Cheers.
    Last Edit: Apr 26, 2020, 06.43 am by pohm66
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    Re: DIY Pannier protection pads... feedback please
    Reply #1 on: Apr 26, 2020, 11.37 am
    Apr 26, 2020, 11.37 am
    I did the same and dropped it the first day I got it.

    After struggling to unload from a van and nearly dropping it, I got it off and as I turned to drive up a gravel driveway and it dug in.

    Anyway, off EBay I bought two spare scratched pannier covers to repair and modify but not got round to it yet. I was thinking like you and trying to add or mould a piece of cover plastic  on to act as a bump strip.

    In the mean time I’ve added some stick on Chrome trim to act as a bump strip, plus looks good.

    Bought off eBay 4 x Car Bump Strip.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163868450309


    Last Edit: Apr 26, 2020, 11.47 am by Eloteq
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    Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2020, 01.10 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 01.10 pm
    With these bars that Tralex designs, in case the motorcycle falls to the ground, it does not touch the suitcases and it is not necessary to protect them.

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    Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2020, 01.19 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 01.19 pm
    Hi Eloteq,

    Thought about something similar but haven't seen anything suitable or the right length. You seem to have found a good interim fix.

    Having a look at your scratches looks like I need to make the template a tad higher.
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    Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 2020, 02.07 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 02.07 pm
    I had an R1200RT that got it's side cases sprayed with LineX brand bedliner material in a pattern that I had laid out on them.  Didn't look bad with the black pattern on them.  That stuff is so tough the only way to damage it is to burn it.  It's a once and for all solution.
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    Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2020, 02.59 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 02.59 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    I had an R1200RT that got it's side cases sprayed with LineX brand bedliner material in a pattern that I had laid out on them.  Didn't look bad with the black pattern on them.  That stuff is so tough the only way to damage it is to burn it.  It's a once and for all solution.

    Trophied, I did the same on my TT SE in a hockey stick pattern much like pohm66 depicts, just not quite as far up the leading edge.  Probably looks like it belongs there, to the uninitiated. I did it myself, so the two sides are not exactly perfect copies. Fortunately you can't see both sides of the bike at the same time.  :008:

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    Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 2020, 03.44 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 03.44 pm
    Those do look good digital   

    Where the link to thread offering them for sale. I may purchase some.

    *Originally Posted by digital [+]
    With these bars that Tralex designs, in case the motorcycle falls to the ground, it does not touch the suitcases and it is not necessary to protect them.


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    Reply #7 on: Apr 26, 2020, 03.48 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 03.48 pm
    That’s a good idea.

    I also thought of cutting some sacrificial clear vinyls to act as a paint
    Protector.

    You can get a clear 3D effect vinyl that seems quite thick. I wonder if this would work.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323010769905

    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    I had an R1200RT that got it's side cases sprayed with LineX brand bedliner material in a pattern that I had laid out on them.  Didn't look bad with the black pattern on them.  That stuff is so tough the only way to damage it is to burn it.  It's a once and for all solution.
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

     



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