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Panniers moving during cornering?
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:01:57 am »
I've had my TTSE for a couple of weeks now, and have put around 1500km on it. On day one, I had a slightly scary moment as the back end seemed to step out just an inch or two while cornering, and the same thing happened the next day, I put it down to a brand new greasy tire, but the same thing happened today. Now I'm wondering if it is the movement in the panniers which is giving me that feeling, and whether it is possible to secure them in such a way that they don't move. Anyone had a similar experience, or have any thoughts on stopping the pannier movement?

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Re: Panniers moving during cornering?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 01:11:00 am »
Make sure they are mounted correctly and they will move very little, the bottom attachment arm must be in the bag slot. I highly doubt properly mounted bags would adversely effect handling. Are your tire pressures correct?

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Re: Panniers moving during cornering?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 01:35:26 am »
Thanks Gary. Tire pressures are fine, and I assumed the panniers were mounted correctly, but they do move quite a bit. I'll check them again to make sure they're mounted correctly, but I thought that was one of Triumphs innovations to improve handling - panniers that sway a little from side to side as you corner - no?

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Re: Panniers moving during cornering?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 02:15:38 am »
The panniers are supposed to move a bit but certainly not enough to affect handling negatively
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Re: Panniers moving during cornering?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 04:35:03 am »
Triumph has a specification/gauge to correctly adjust the pannier movement. With out going out to the bike, I would guess its no more than 3/8 of inch. As others have said, not enough to affect handling, unless you have about 200 lbs in each bag. Remove the bags and ride for a while. Yes the bag and trunk add quite a bit of weight. I prefer the bike without the extra "baggage", it feels much more spirited. But most of the time I have the bags and trunk attached. No strange handling, or stepping out, but I do know they are there, not unnoticed.

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Re: Panniers moving during cornering?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 06:22:22 am »
Hang on, nert's posting from canada. it's still winter in canada - he's just slipping on ice.
Winter ends on the 18th august, summer last 3 days and then it's winter again.
(I know, i used to live in ottawa)

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Re: Panniers moving during cornering?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 07:59:09 am »
Brand new tyre and a dodgy road surface combination perhaps?

The panniers only move by about 1/2" and I have not noticed any detriment to handling even when loaded up.
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Re: Panniers moving during cornering?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 09:22:59 am »
Are you using Angel STs?

I have had them skip on me a couple of times under damp conditions. It is the only thing I do not like about them.
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