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Offline GarminDave

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TTSE Safety Feature?
« on: April 28, 2015, 09:29:30 am »
On Sunday I was in Inverness.  We had a lovely sunny morning but a snowstorm in the afternoon.  The night was very cold, when I started to prepare my bike for the ride home I could not open the panniers.  They had frozen shut.

Morning Sun resolved the issue so I wondered if this could be considered a safety feature?

If your panniers are frozen shut and you can't pack then you have to wait for the Sun to do its job, unfreeze your panniers and air the roads free of ice.

Brilliant those Triumph engineers; if only they had made the consumable headlamp bulbs easier to change........

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PS On the way up the A9 (miles of average speed cameras) I got 56mpg, I came home on the A82 (no average speed cameras) and got 36mpg.  I did not enjoy the ride up but loved the ride home! :164:
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Re: TTSE Safety Feature?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 01:04:01 pm »
Can't really buy into that idea. Thinking maybe it is what it is due to the temps  :110:
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Re: TTSE Safety Feature?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 04:03:34 pm »
Sounds like a good feature  :191: I wonder what it is that is freezing  :190: apart from you.  Ok on the Trophy it has to be very cold for me to even think about heated gear.  I spray my panniers whenever I wash the bike (not often) with ACF50 all around the opening mechanism and the locks.  I wonder if that takes away the safety feature  :156:

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Re: TTSE Safety Feature?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 05:46:42 pm »
*Originally Posted by john348 [+]
Sounds like a good feature  :191: I wonder what it is that is freezing  :190: apart from you.  Ok on the Trophy it has to be very cold for me to even think about heated gear.  I spray my panniers whenever I wash the bike (not often) with ACF50 all around the opening mechanism and the locks.  I wonder if that takes away the safety feature  :156:

It was the water freezing around the seal.  The mechanism worked fine.

BTW I am joking about it being a proper feature to sell the bike with; just my sense of humour which may not translate across the pond.........

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Re: TTSE Safety Feature?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 09:22:10 pm »
*Originally Posted by GarminDave [+]
It was the water freezing around the seal.  The mechanism worked fine.

BTW I am joking about it being a proper feature to sell the bike with; just my sense of humour which may not translate across the pond.........

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Re: TTSE Safety Feature?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 04:48:16 am »
Minus 10c is the coldest the Trophy has been parked outside in the open, but no rain, just cold fog. Pannier worked, but I did not rush outside very quickly to get going  :153:

I wonder if the ice warning light is linked to this feature  :164: as I have seen it come on a few times while riding, but I knew it was cold without it.

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Re: TTSE Safety Feature?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2015, 09:44:00 am »
36mpg on fast A roads  :020: morning officer..... :038:

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Re: TTSE Safety Feature?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2015, 12:21:33 pm »
Either that or he left it in second gear all the way!
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