* Recent New Topics

Michelin Road 5 by Tenequip
[Today at 03:18:57 am]


New to forum and have some questions by TStol
[Today at 12:59:27 am]


Major help needed by GarminDave
[Yesterday at 10:30:48 pm]


Hi from UK by GarminDave
[Yesterday at 10:26:23 pm]


Author [ES] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [SE] [FI] [NO] Topic: pannier elastic straps  (Read 4167 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline nert

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 402
    • View Profile
  • Bike: blue Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Hopewell, NJ
  • Country: USA
pannier elastic straps
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:59:06 am »
You probably all noticed the elastic straps and hooker on the inside of the pannier on the fixed half for securing, whatever? But did you notice the pannier hinged cover has the same cast in anchor points for the elastic straps that the fixed half has? I ordered and installed elastic strap and plastic hookers to fit both hinged panniers. What a JOY. It makes the panniers so much more user friendly, convenient, and usable. Just seconds to install.

Highly recommended, and easy upgrade. I purchased the (4) elastic straps and (2) plastic hooks only.
The eight "anchor pins" are grossly overpriced. Toothpicks would probably do the job effectively. I cant justify spending over $40.00 for (4) toothpicks. I used 1/8" vacuum tubing splices to anchor the strap. You may have a better solution. But go for it. Elastic straps on both sides of the pannier halves is a GREAT and simple upgrade.

Offline atrophy

  • Trophy Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 512
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 13 Trophy SE silver
  • City / Town: SW Ohio
  • Country: USA
Re: pannier elastic straps
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 02:30:28 am »
I installed them too.  I used all factory parts.
Works well.
2016 Tiger 800XR  Black
2013 Trophy Lunar Silver

Exclusively using recycled electrons since 2004
IBA 24605

Offline johnbut

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 216
    • View Profile
  • Bike: triumph trophy
  • City / Town: East Yorkshire
  • Country: UK
Re: pannier elastic straps
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 09:02:52 am »
I bought some 1inch elastic from a general store for about £2 sewed it through the eyelets and sewed a piece of Velcro to the centre of one of the lengths which fastens around the other. Did the same on my st1300 as a Yorkshire man I won't spend the triumph price for a bit of elastic.

Offline RocketSteve

  • Trophy Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 589
    • View Profile
  • Bike: TTSE & Boss Hoss
  • City / Town: Bideford
  • Country: UK
Re: pannier elastic straps
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 01:10:46 pm »
Why only strapping the base and not the lid is beyond me so I also looked into the price of that elastic & plastic bits which immediately stopped me buying them!

I'll be doing the same as the others and making my own :028:
To test a man's character, give him (horse) power.

Offline silverstripes

  • Trophy Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1071
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy
  • City / Town: Chudleigh, Devon, UK
  • Country: UK
Re: pannier elastic straps
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 05:08:39 pm »
I Did much the same with an elastic luggage net left over from a car boot. I cut it into smaller sections and then threaded, or wove or looped a piece of elastic cord through the net and secured this to the said luggage loops with a few zip ties.

Same result but lower costs as I had most of the stuff and the net holds spare gloves and smaller items better than the stock strap on the main pannier.  :047:
It wasn't me !!

Offline BigD

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 338
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Columbus (Dublin) OH
  • Country: USA
Re: pannier elastic straps
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 06:51:11 pm »
You can also use small braided bungie cords with a hook in each end and use a small 'S' hook to clasp them together.

Offline nert

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 402
    • View Profile
  • Bike: blue Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Hopewell, NJ
  • Country: USA
Re: pannier elastic straps
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 11:33:33 pm »
Wow, I should have read all these replies before I started the post. :745:

Offline swannie007

  • Trophy Member
  • **
  • Posts: 88
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE abs
  • City / Town: Ripon
  • Country: USA
Re: pannier elastic straps
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 02:09:22 am »
Great idea! Just did it with a few small bungee cords I had. All of five minutes.