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Offline Oldbear

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Thoughts on OEM luggage
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:23:43 PM »
I was given free Triumph luggage (panniers) with my new XRT.  They are on backorder, so it will be a bit before they come I .   My question is how do you all find the OEM luggage as compared to aftermarket (Jesse or Happy Trails).   Ive had and been happy with aftermarket bags on my old GS and my Super T.   Is the OEM gear truly waterproof (road riding, heavy rain, NOT submerged😏) or do I need something else to keep my stuff dry?  Thanks!

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Re: Thoughts on OEM luggage
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 02:40:46 PM »
Triumph Panniers and top box are re-badged Givi. As with Givi, good quality with good seals.

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Re: Thoughts on OEM luggage
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 12:54:06 PM »
Depends which kind you have, I've just ordered a new XRx and that comes with the aloominumb Expedition panniers, these are good as they're both the same decent size and more robustly mounted, however the sales guy has already warned me that they are not 100% waterproof, so you should get waterproof liners if you're venturing North of Kentucky, or over the Appalachians  :016:

The plastic ones are very waterproof, due to the double skin construction with fully compressed seal, however the RH side one is next to useless for storage due to the huge cut-out for the exhaust, you'd be better off with the Givi Trekker panniers.
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Re: Thoughts on OEM luggage
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 02:10:22 PM »
We have two tigers with the expedition bags and still no leaks.
We rain ride regularly.
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Re: Thoughts on OEM luggage
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 09:05:14 PM »
In 2 years with some very heavy rain I've never had a leak in my Expedition boxes. The only negative I have is their weight..


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