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Offline wingjack

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Update on broken pannier support and front rotors
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:27:58 PM »
The new right side pannier support on the TT came in on
Friday the 10th, the dealer installed it on the 11th and the right front broke again on Sunday the 12th.  Absolutely nothing was in the pannier on the 200 mile ride out and back, for breakfast in Globe AZ.  Got back looked at the pannier, hanging by one support, was amazed to see large voids in broken plastic casting on the front of the support.  This support is cast in one piece and is not nearly as strong as the supports Triumph puts on there other bikes, they are real metal, probably aluminum.  If one of these bags breaks off when your crusing, what's going to happen the friend following you, a possible accident?  I've been on the phone to Triumph customer service and the say they'll make it right.  I don't trust the plastic crap the're using and will not put the bags back on the bike until they come up with something much stronger.  Also, the new front rotors are on order, the dealer rode it said pulsing was prominate at lo and high speed braking.  All of this in less than 2000 miles. Too many problems with one month of ownership!  I understand Kaw is upgrading the Concours next year, may have to trade.  The Kaw dealer in Tucson handles Triumph, KTM and others.
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Re: Update on broken pannier support and front rotors
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 09:33:20 PM »
Are there  photos?

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Re: Update on broken pannier support and front rotors
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 10:12:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by wingjack [+]
I don't trust the plastic crap the're using and will not put the bags back on the bike until they come up with something much stronger.
What is your alternative?  Surely you need your panniers?  Also would like to see some pictures.  Mine look OK but maybe I didn't look in the right place.
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Re: Update on broken pannier support and front rotors
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 09:51:43 AM »
Hi Wingjack,

That doesn't found good  :191:

Can you explain a bit more what you mean by
"large voids" in the plastic - is this through the cross section
of broken material indicating a faulty moulding process
when manufactured, or is it the shape and design of the part ?

As has also been mentioned, are the leading edges of the panniers
being engaged correctly in the mount ?

I have some Photo"s of what I mean on another thread here :
Saddlebags crooked ! There are explanatory Photo's within Post #6


« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 10:33:14 AM by Coconut »

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Re: Update on broken pannier support and front rotors
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 10:21:58 AM »
Most likely blow moulded and not a solid injection moulded.

It will be the same for the passenger grab rails, only thin blow moulded plastic.


NB. The passenger grab rails of the FJR are blow moulded and have a x-section down to about 1.5mm thick.
The rails normally break when the sub frame break.
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