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Offline coach

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Relocating T900 Pannier Rack Mounts
« on: August 25, 2021, 08:46:07 PM »
Modified the lower support on my OEM Triumph T900 Expedition pannier rack to allow removal of rear foot pegs and mount.  MUCH SAFER off road.
From this:


To this:


Have had rear pegs eat my leg before.  :172:
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Re: Relocating T900 Pannier Rack Mounts
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 09:38:17 PM »
Good job - can't believe Triumph OEM came up with such an obvious leg breaker piss poor design.

Do these guys actually ride and deliberately crash their test units to see what it does?
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Re: Relocating T900 Pannier Rack Mounts
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 10:28:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Q [+]
Good job - can't believe Triumph OEM came up with such an obvious leg breaker piss poor design.

Do these guys actually ride and deliberately crash their test units to see what it does?


They are pretty much the same as all other ADV bikes. The hard panniers attached to the racks are way more likely to cause leg damage than the footpeg hangers.

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Re: Relocating T900 Pannier Rack Mounts
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2021, 11:00:08 PM »
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They are pretty much the same as all other ADV bikes. The hard panniers attached to the racks are way more likely to cause leg damage than the footpeg hangers.
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But up here, riding off road one would never have hard panniers mounted.  However the rear foot peg & hangers are still there just waiting to munch your leg.   Off road I only ride with the rack frame alone on the bikepanniers stay home in the garage.  As an added bonus these racks act as a nice rear crash bar.  The OEM Triumph Expedition Pannier racks are Stainless Steel not alloy or aluminum (made welding easier), and are quite robust.  Seemingly over-engineered, but Im OK with that.  :028:
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Re: Relocating T900 Pannier Rack Mounts
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2021, 11:36:50 PM »
I would question how much weight can the rack take with that mod?
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Re: Relocating T900 Pannier Rack Mounts
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2021, 12:41:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mav [+]
I would question how much weight can the rack take with that mod?
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You will have to take an in person look at the 2021 T900 Expedition rack.  It is different than my T800 XCx pannier mounts were.  The top two hefty bolts are mounted right through the frame and carry pretty much all the weight.  If you look at the OEM set-up bolted to the bottom of the rear foot peg, it's not designed to support weight but rather to control front to back motion of the cases along with the bar that goes around the back of the bike to the other side controlling side to side motion.  I doubt either carries much weight.  Moving the support as I have done IMHO actually stabilizes the rack even better as mine is bolted directly to the frame and not foot peg mounts hanging well off the bike on alloy.  Check out this
pic from the aftermarket  Outback rack system that I used as a template.  However think what you may as we all have our opinions...and you know what they say about those.  :007:

https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/7366C6E2-C446-43C5-907F-6B85E9CC221E.jpg
« Last Edit: August 27, 2021, 12:45:16 AM by coach »
coach - 2021 Tiger 900 GT

2016 Tiger 800 XCx - 2012 R1200GS - 2007 1050 Tiger & 2010 1050 Tiger-SE then 2011 T800 "Roadie" (All sold) :161:
Plus over a dozen other bikes that I loose track of but my wife constantly reminds me of. :006:
North Conway, New Hampshire :300:

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Re: Relocating T900 Pannier Rack Mounts
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2021, 03:54:24 AM »
 Amen to the rack in the pic and your use of soft luggage only.

Been my standard preference for years and even though I've had to crawl out from underneath the bike and the bags on occassions when my skill level got overtaken by my testosterone count, the bags treated my legs kindly.

As you say, each to his own but I can certanly vouch for soft bags and a rack that can be more or less beaten back into shape with a rock.
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