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Offline wingjack

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« on: January 04, 2014, 10:45:20 pm »
Came home from the dealer, wiping the one month old 2014 TT down, noticed the front pannier support bracket on the right rear of the bike had broken leaving the pannier supported by the back bracket only.  The hooks on the bag where OK.  I keep a Frogtog rain outfit and an extra pair of gloves in the right rear.  The support brackets are some kind of plastic and is not very substantial considering it has to hold up a 16 lb empty and a claimed safe load of  an additional 22 lbs, total of 38 lbs.  I would have thought the supports and hook system would be a good deal stronger, especially if on rough roads where bouncing increases stress on the plastic.   Plastic isn't always the was to go.  I'm sure it will be a warrantied item.  Keep an eye out for stress cracks!

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Re: Bags
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 12:42:06 am »
Thanks for the heads up. I just bought my 2014 on December 21st. Since we are currently enjoying five inches of snow and sub zero temps here in Ohio I haven't racked up many miles. I will keep an eye on the mounts when I get a chance to put some miles on the Trophy

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Re: Bags
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 01:01:18 am »
Thought the same thing when I bought my TTSE and was also a bit worried about the lid fastening system.   

I check the 'hooks' frequently, so far so good at 8000 miles, about 4500 of that fully loaded..   

The lid system has turned out to be a non-issue EXCEPT that soft items flop over the lower seal between the bag body and lid and you have to be careful not to get them jammed in there...  Be nice if there was some sort protective flap over that area.

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Re: Bags
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 03:30:38 am »
Have to admit that in 10,000 miles I've never checked.  With your warning in mind I should do so.  :028:
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Re: Bags
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 06:50:38 am »
Thanks for the heads up on this one Wingjack  :028:

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Re: Bags
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 08:17:56 am »
Good to know Wingjack. Thanks.
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