|Sprint ST Accessories
Triumph Sport Throw-Over Panniers
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|Thanks to Phil Guy for putting this info together (and to Dave McCarthy for pics of his Blue ST). See below for more pictures....|
The Triumph Throwover Pannier Bags have almost the same capacity as the Custom Hard Pannier Bags and are a custom fit to the RS/ST models. They easily clear the silencer when it's in the "upswept" position unlike the hard Bags which require the silencer to be dropped to a lower position leaving the aesthetics of the bike in tact and actually look rather sleek as they compliment the raked angle of the silencer. Unlike the Hard Bags there are no rails left in situ when the bags are not in place, just two very inconspicuous mounting brackets hidden on each side. The disadvantage compared with the hard bags is the lack of security when left on the machine, parked up as they can be removed in seconds. The installation of the mounting brackets takes less than an hour and requires no major mechanical knowledge or specialist tools. The installation will require the removal of the side panels and care should be exercised when pushing the turn clips into the mounting brackets to ensure that they are fitted in the correct orientation as they are nigh-on impossible to remove once fitted incorrectly. The instructions that Triumph supply are adequate. The bags come complete with removable plastic custom fit body panel protectors which fasten through the turn clips on the mounting brackets and take just seconds to put on once the brackets have been installed. These panels look very good on the bike when touring when the bags have been removed.
The bags themselves are black in colour and of a very high quality. They are principally constructed of Cordura nylon which is coated with polyurethane on the interior surfaces. They can be expanded in seconds by unzipping and releasing more material (identical to the Triumph Tank Bag). The exterior of the bags have carrying handles and detachable adjustable shoulder straps. The sides have Scotchbrite piping inserts which works well in the dark but when the storm hoods are put on this covers the Scotchbrite up just when you might need it most. These storm hoods are integral and are stowed in little accessory pockets on the side of each bag. The bags attach to the bike by means of quick release clips at the top of the bags which clip onto the seat pad / harness. There is also a strap which fits around a hook on the front mounting bracket to stop them moving about. This arrangement seems to be effective. I took the bike up to 120mph without any problem with them loaded although as with all Triumph Accessories, Triumph are at pains to point out that you should not exceed 80mph with them on or load each bag with more than 3 kgs (6.6 lbs). The seat pad / harness slips over and around the rear of the unlocked seat which when relocked becomes secure and can remain on the bike for the duration of the tour. When you are touring and with the harness and protectors already in place, the bags take less than a minute to fit both onto the bike.
- Phil "Black Dawg" Guy
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