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Offline earthman

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Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« on: January 14, 2016, 09:31:31 am »
Anyone know the correct way on setting this up? The panniers on my bike were not even resting on those pads/levers so they were not rocking from side to side to cancel out the wind/buffeting aspect. I've adjusted the rod now so at least both panniers are resting on them and if I push on one side, the other side also moves slightly.
Is there a set measurement/amount of movement I should be aiming for?
Also, I'm wondering if the central adjustment bar has been put on the wrong way around on mine because the lock nut is almost inaccessible, see where the spanner is.  :187:

 

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Re: Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 09:49:23 am »
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I'd be interested at the response to this question as I didn't know you could adjust them!

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Re: Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 02:55:11 pm »
I didn't know you could adjust them!

I also didn't know they were adjustable. I'm not with my bike right now but I'd say mine move either direction a good 3 to 4 inches (76.2mm to 101.6mm). I can check when I get home tonight.

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Re: Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 03:31:23 pm »
Check page 17.29 of the Service Manual.
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Re: Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 04:03:41 pm »
Just one thing... be sure your panniers are indeed mounted correctly. It isn't particularly difficult to place the pannier incorrectly such that the front guide is in the wrong place, which will cause the pannier to be a couple of inches short of the link rod pad(s). I discovered this when I took the bags off the first time and put them back and shook them and one didn't move the other. Upon closer inspection, I noticed I had placed the pannier forward of the front guide rather than on it.
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Re: Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 04:59:57 pm »
 :460: yeah good posting. I'm not convinced of the benefits of having them moveable. The Panniers on my CBF 1000 were static and I didn't feel anything particular with them in highwinds (tested in the worst conditions on the way to Leipzig last May).

I thought of adjusting mine so they didn't move.

Anyone have anything positive to say about them moving?

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Re: Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 06:31:18 pm »
I had a close look at how the panniers attached to this bike when it first came out, they are connected/slotted into the right places. I think that the movable aspect is great and makes sense, so far the bike feels rock solid in the cross winds that I've experienced so far, unlike other hard fixed pannier bikes I've owned.

 

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Re: Adjusting pannier link rod mechanism.
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 08:05:22 pm »
*Originally Posted by csquared [+]
Check page 17.29 of the Service Manual.

I don't have a service manual, only the owners hand book.

I'd like to get a full workshop manual for this bike, assuming that I can actually buy one??