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Mar 11

Posts: 10

fitting throw over panniers

been offered a set of canvas army 58 pattern throw over panniers and as i am going to the tt this year am considering luggage. that and they are cheap like the budgie.

i am struggling to attach them at the bottom to stop them flapping and the only thing i can come up with it to attach then by going round the back of the shock with each pannier. the strap is a canvas one about 4mm thick, no buckles nothing to get in the way, no flapping things to get caught in moving things, but the strap does sit in the spring i and i am not sure..

in my head i can see no problem.......but can anyone think of a reason this is a bad idea?

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Dec 08

Posts: 52

Duffster says:

Fitting panniers

My only worry would be attaching anything to a moving part especially something that is not intended to be a fixing point,god forbid if you did have an accident I doubt your insurance would pay out either,can you not attach to pillion pegs or attach other straps somewhere else .

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Sep 07

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James600zx says:


I've used throw-over panniers in the past and they didn't flap. Put plenty of weight in them (they're the lowest of your luggage) and they should be alright.

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Mar 11

Posts: 10


good idea and good suggestion.
its a gen1 vmax. having a think i will be able to drill a hole in the rear foot peg mount and fix a small exhaust clamp under the mudguard (no where near the wheel :)) problem solved.

i am not going to risk it. thinking about the insurance your probably right.

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Nov 07

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smidget says:



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