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Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:04:50 pm »
Have you ever wondered how the Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS ) actually works ?

I did, and then found a video which explains the principle ......

The video only refers to the Side Panniers, but the principle has also been incorprated
into the Trophy Top Box - where the "Sliding Carriage" ( on which the top box is mounted ),
can slide from side to side slightly - up to about 10mm ( just under 1/2 inch ),
thus detaching the bulk of the mass from the motorcycle frame, and enhancing stability.


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Re: Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 03:43:22 pm »
Well thats fantastic.  Thanks for sharing that, I too was curious about the system.

I would like to point out that those guys were driving on the wrong side of the road though!  :001:
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Re: Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 03:51:19 pm »
Coconut the Master of the Trophy Knowledge... :020: :020: :020:
Thanks for educating us
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Re: Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 05:16:07 pm »
Excellent.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 07:50:24 pm »
Thanks Coconut. Interesting. It could be a bit like statistics though - can be made to prove anything. I have had fixed luggage on Goldwings, RT's, an LT and a Pan-European (supposedly prone to instability at speed) and I have never had a problem  I'd imagine any of those manufacturers could produce a video demonstrating the danger of an unsecured mass!  Unless it is actually a proven scientific fact, I'd trade the fancy system for panniers set tighter into the bike for reduced overall width and a top box without the extra carrier for reduced height - if I had a choice. In my opinion both would actually aid stability by concentrating the masses - maybe even more so than the dynamic system.
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Re: Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 08:09:17 pm »
The motion can be adjusted out of the system to make them static.  The linking rod between them adjusts the amount of sway allowed.

*Originally Posted by Caoimhín [+]
Thanks Coconut. Interesting. It could be a bit like statistics though - can be made to prove anything. I have had fixed luggage on Goldwings, RT's, an LT and a Pan-European (supposedly prone to instability at speed) and I have never had a problem  I'd imagine any of those manufacturers could produce a video demonstrating the danger of an unsecured mass!  Unless it is actually a proven scientific fact, I'd trade the fancy system for panniers set tighter into the bike for reduced overall width and a top box without the extra carrier for reduced height - if I had a choice. In my opinion both would actually aid stability by concentrating the masses - maybe even more so than the dynamic system.
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Re: Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 08:41:08 pm »
Yes, but that wouldn't achieve any advantage as it wouldn't reduce the overall width or height.
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Re: Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ( TDLS )
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2013, 01:58:36 am »
The ST1100 has floppy saddlebags which look a bit odd, but perhaps it is deliberate as per the Trophy system?