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Offline Mad Dog

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Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:29:08 pm »
Has anyone checked the panniers for excessive wear in regard to contact points on the panniers and the control linkage.  Bike has done 5000K and on removal of the pannier noticed the wear.  Quick fix was to obtain some low friction adhesive patches (available from local hardware store) which I have attached to the pannier and the linkage.  This appears to work well. Photos attached for reference.  :034:
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Re: Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 03:55:43 pm »
*Originally Posted by Mad Dog [+]
Has anyone checked the panniers for excessive wear in regard to contact points on the panniers and the control linkage.  Bike has done 5000K and on removal of the pannier noticed the wear.  Quick fix was to obtain some low friction adhesive patches (available from local hardware store) which I have attached to the pannier and the linkage.  This appears to work well. Photos attached for reference.  :034:

Top tip my friend. Will check mine for ware  :028: :028:

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Re: Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 04:04:54 pm »
Seems like a great tip.  Have you notice any interference with insertion or removal of the panniers since putting on the adhesives?
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Re: Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 07:29:21 pm »
 :190:great tip Mad Dog. I had some sample patches of 3m paint protection film and have applied these to box & bracket. Cheers.

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Re: Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 08:17:23 pm »
very useful tip, wil try to find equivalent on this side of the pond! thanks :062:
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Re: Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 09:15:19 pm »
Good idea I have only used the panniers for a couple of hundred miles and noticed the strange wear.  I will fit something before going to France next month.

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Re: Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 11:13:17 pm »
15,000kms and no wear on the contact points.  I'll have to constantly check to make sure I'm actually riding a Triumph Trophy as everyone seems to be having problems and I haven't had a single one.  Not only that after extensive touring on the TT and on all manner of road surfaces I am still on the original tires.

I will say one thing about the panniers, they are far too heavy and lacking in space.  My Kawasaki GTR1400 panniers are half the weight of the TT's and have much more space.  Same with the top case.

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Re: Wear on lugage and pannier contact points
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 03:22:49 am »
I second the sentiment on the panniers (top box as well)  My ST panniers and top box are half the weight and much more voluminous.  I don't know why Teiumph got it right in 2001 but not in 2013
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