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Offline CaptDenny

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Crash bars for luggage?
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:30:31 am »
Does anyone know if there are aftermarket crash bars made to protect the luggage?  Looked all over, havent found anything.

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Re: Crash bars for luggage?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 07:01:41 am »
I'm rretty sure there aren't any - but if you fond some, please let us all know  :028:



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Re: Crash bars for luggage?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 10:14:12 am »
The pannier lids are cheap to replace probably cheaper than crash bars.

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Re: Crash bars for luggage?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 10:59:22 am »
Guys

I think the problem with crash bars for the Trophy panniers is the fact the panniers are designed to move in and out.

Therfore if you fitted a cradle ?basket style crash bar you would get possible wear on the panniers unless you made the cradle bigger than the max movement on the pannier hence widening the bike further.

To fit a crash bar to the panniers could still end up with damage to the pannier in case of a tumble.

Plus fitting the panniers is a fair bit of movement which could be hampered by fixed crash bars.

Having had the misfortune of laying the bike down once I lost the CofG  the areas of touching the ground was minimal and if I was so concerned then I would look at fitting specific fairing protectors to that area. but then that takes away some of the asthetics to the bike.  If the crash bars did protect the panniers it could put unknown stress on the crash bar connection point on the frame.

So in conclusion let the panniers take the hit and replace the skins. :008:

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Re: Crash bars for luggage?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 11:03:20 am »
PS PS

If the damage is caused by another party claim on the insurance. If the panniers are that badly damaged I would think there would be more to be worrying about. ie your own condition.

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Re: Crash bars for luggage?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 10:44:03 pm »
I fitted two thick rubber strips to each panniers.   They are actually made to fit on the corner of car bumpers (fenders).  and can be purchased rom most car accessory shops  They are self adhesive and can bend round the front of the panniers if you gently heat them up first and bend then roughly to the shape of the panniers.  I used her hair dryer.    I am not sure what protection they offer if you drop the bike at speed but having had a stationary drop I can confirm they protected the box perfectly.     

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Re: Crash bars for luggage?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 10:09:01 am »
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Interesting. Any photos would be good

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Re: Crash bars for luggage?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 05:15:25 pm »
I'm not very good at getting photos on to the web nut I'll have a go.   Don't hold your beath.  Give me a couple of days.

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