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Pannier support bracket
« on: May 17, 2014, 10:40:55 pm »
Driving down Baja in Mexico and hit a pot hole. The support bracket the the pannier attaches too broke ( front). I used a plastic tie for the remainder of the trip, but I'm wondering what kind of repair I'm facing. I wasn't going that fast, nothing else was damaged and there was a load of about twenty pounds in the box. Should this be a warrenty item.  Thanks for any input  :233:
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Re: Pannier support bracket
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 11:26:20 pm »
Hi there. I would do a search. I am sure I remember someone having a similar problem with the plastic 'eyes' that take the panniers. Does seem strange they have used plastic in the Trophy for this part. I might look to see if I can get some machined out of metal!
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Re: Pannier support bracket
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 11:40:46 pm »
Hi Tom,

Sorry to hear that - it was member "Wingjack" that had his break - twice !
He has 3 different Threads mentioning this, this one :
Update in broken pannier support has photographs showing what appears to be
defective manufacture, with voids in the plastic section that should be solid.

If yours is the same you should be able to get warranty replacement,
But keep in mind Triumph's maximum recommended load of 10 lbs, Sorry KGS,  :164:

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This coming July (7th to 18th ) so we will keep an eye out for you -
cruising up and down the strip !

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Re: Pannier support bracket
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 12:16:37 am »
"...Triumph's maximum recommended load of 10 lbs"

Slip of the tongue... er, fingers, I'm sure, Coconut.  That should be 10 kg (or 22 lbs).

I would agree - Triumph could have done better than to use plastic for this component.

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Re: Pannier support bracket
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 09:12:05 am »
 :430:   :008: - Yes 10 Kgs !

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Re: Pannier support bracket
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 12:33:41 pm »
I was looking to see if the pannier rails on the Explorer, which are metal from my recollection, are interchangeable but they aren't!  :110:

I may see it as a winter project to take the plastic ones off and take them to a machine shop to have some metal copies milled.

There are only 3 reasons I can see for Triumph to have skimped on gone for plastic parts here.... Cost, weight and cosmetics.... Well I would rather pay a few extra pounds and know that something which is supporting a hefty weight near my rear wheel isn't going to break. On a bike the size of a Trophy another kilo for metal here wouldn't make all that much difference. Finally, I don't care if there are some bare metal lugs poking out to hook the panniers onto, I nearly always ride with panniers on anyway so would never notice them.
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