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Offline Foggy19

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Under seat pannier fitting
on: February 01, 2020, 09:18:45 PM
Just purchased a 2014 Explorer very pleased with bike but what a crap design on the pannier movement bar fitted under rear seat without panniers fitted when you go over a rough road it rattles  :006: will try and fit some sort of fastener to take up the slack when panniers are not fitted

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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 05:20:33 AM
You can actually hear it?  I don’t think I ever have but maybe I just tuned it out after a while. I do have a Yosh exhaust which draws my attention to the sweet triple note so perhaps that is why I don’t hear rattles!
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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 01:56:18 PM
 :0461: It's been a while since I had my Gen 1 with that system but I can't remember hearing it. From memory it didn't move much  (but of course I couldn't see that while riding!) & I think the little rubber gaiters restricted movement without the panniers fitted

Are you sure yours is fitted correctly = I know some dealers got it wrong!

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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 04:11:26 PM
Thanks I will check if you bang the top of the seat the bar that runs through clatters a bit of a crap affair  :001:

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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 09:19:18 AM
I'm with Will on that.
Are you 100% certain the rattle comes from the sliding bar? There are many things rattling and clunking when on rough roads (screen, center stand, topbox...).

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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 12:19:50 PM
Mine attracted so much mud up there - it doesn’t move an inch - somet else is rattling
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 08:52:15 PM
Went out today put a cable tie on the rod to the grab rail quite as a lamb I think the plastic pannier set up is total sh#te, I will be looking for some aluminium luggage  :087:

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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 09:07:26 PM
*Originally Posted by Foggy19 [+]
I will be looking for some aluminium luggage  :087:
Givi has a wide variety of options for the TEX.
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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 10:30:09 PM
*Originally Posted by Foggy19 [+]
I think the plastic pannier set up is total sh#te, I will be looking for some aluminium luggage  :087:

You're not alone. I think the vast majority only got the plastic luggage 'coz it was free with the bike.
Shop around for metal boxes - there's plenty of choice, Touratech, SW Motech, Givi etc etc.
Be aware some owners find the Triumph (Givi copies) fit too far forward & too high for passenger comfort = get the original Givi ones instead that have slightly different frames & don't cause that issue

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Re: Under seat pannier fitting
Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 08:12:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]


Be aware some owners find the Triumph (Givi copies) fit too far forward & too high for passenger comfort = get the original Givi ones instead that have slightly different frames & don't cause that issue

This is on the Gen 2 and 3 models. This chap has a gen1 bike
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