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    What if I tip over?
    on: Oct 23, 2020, 02.12 pm
    Oct 23, 2020, 02.12 pm
    Hi Gang,

    I have been getting to know my new to me TTSE and have been practicing slow speed manuvers.

    If God forbid I should tip over, am I better off having the panniers on? Will I do even more damage if they are not on?

    Thanks All!

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    Re: What if I tip over?
    Reply #1 on: Oct 23, 2020, 04.17 pm
    Oct 23, 2020, 04.17 pm
    If you have the panniers affixed, you will most likely damage one.
    I would practice without the added weight and ballast, myself.
    Do you have “crash bars” mounted? If not, you might consider adding them.

    The more you practice those slow speed maneuvers, the more confident you are likely to become.  :169:

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    Re: What if I tip over?
    Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2020, 04.31 pm
    Oct 23, 2020, 04.31 pm
    Thanks Saddle.

    I do not currently have crash bars.

    I figured I would damage the pannier in a tip over. I just wondered if not having it on would mean more damage to the bike.

    I don't need the panniers most of the time, and I don't care for the look of the crash bars when the panniers are not on the bike.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: What if I tip over?
    Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2020, 04.41 pm
    Oct 23, 2020, 04.41 pm
    I didn’t purchase my crash bars to make my Trophy look better.
    I added them to prevent damage to the bodywork in the unlikely event of a fall.

    If you are more interested in the appearance of your Trophy, I’m fine with that.
    You just better be prepared to spend some $$ to repair the damage if you fall.
    Practice your slow speed riding, and hopefully it never becomes an issue!  :002:

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    Re: What if I tip over?
    Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2020, 06.43 pm
    Oct 23, 2020, 06.43 pm
    Zero speed drops will get you mild rash on the lower front corner and edge of the pannier cover, and some rash on the lower front fairing at a couple points just forward of the pedals and upward towards the big air vent.  Also will tag the outer edge of the mirror surround right along the corner.  At least that has been my experience.

    Biggest risk as far as i know is broken shifter or brake pedal pivot bolts.  I carry spares of these, though would need tools I don't carry to change them. 

    I've debated running with or without panniers for slow speed practice, and ultimately decided to practice with them on.  I do this both to more closely simulate how the bike will be set up when I usually ride, and because, though they are getting more rare, pannier covers are relatively inexpensive compared to the potential for damaging other components.  They could also be removed and re-painted fairly simply. 
    2015 TTSE.  It's blue.

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    Re: What if I tip over?
    Reply #5 on: Oct 23, 2020, 06.51 pm
    Oct 23, 2020, 06.51 pm
    Makes sense Dan...thanks.

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    Re: What if I tip over?
    Reply #6 on: Oct 24, 2020, 03.02 am
    Oct 24, 2020, 03.02 am
    Earlier this year I dropped the TT at a stop sign when my foot slipped out on some and and gravel. My left foot was pinned under the foot peg area, and that was with the panniers on. Since then I've added the Tralex crash bars and have dropped once since adding the crash bars(practicing tight u-turns), and they do keep the bike bike and panniers of the ground. I also have the R&G front crash bars installed. (Tralex makes a nice set of front bars). Counter balancing is the key to slow speed tight maneuvers on the TT because the bike is top heavy.

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    Re: What if I tip over?
    Reply #7 on: Oct 24, 2020, 10.16 pm
    Oct 24, 2020, 10.16 pm
    Yep, if I hadn't of already purchased the RandG bars, I'd would have definitely purchased Tralex's brand! :169: