Side Bags -- Big gaps

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Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Heeno » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:16 am

My side bags have big gaps when closed. So big, water gets through. They dealer has contacted KTM North America, they have agreed to replace them. The only deal it's been 5 months, still nothing from KTM.

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by DaveNZ » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:23 pm

The 2 springs that pop the handle fell out of mine, both sides, they won't stay in, but seem to work ok without them. Look like the seal ok tho, don't look like the best made panniers on the planet.
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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Heeno » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:33 pm

Update - KTM N/A replaced my bags. Rekeyed and installed by the factory service rep. Perfect, brilliant. Thanks KTM. You guys rock!

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Steve539 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:42 pm

Are the new bags any different than the original OEM?

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by vet57air » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:31 am

I am also waiting for KTM to replace my bags on warranty. They were back ordered with news possibly mid Feb.
I had heard they were doing a redesign?

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Heeno » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:14 pm

Same as the original. They should redesign. Getting in and out is a pain. Fearful of taking them off for never getting them back on. Thinking the bike looks better with them on.

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by DucBMW » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:58 pm

Heeno wrote:My side bags have big gaps when closed. So big, water gets through. They dealer has contacted KTM North America, they have agreed to replace them. The only deal it's been 5 months, still nothing from KTM.
Same trouble here. Waiting for a verdict since June last year, so plenty of room for practising patience... :cry:
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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by vet57air » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:54 pm

Dealer just called. My replacement bags are in. Will see if they are the same or redesigned?

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by vet57air » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:00 am

Picked up the bags. They look the same although the dealer says the part# has been changed up "so something changed". Will see if they perform better?

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Steve539 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:29 am

I am interested in what you determine

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by AllanP » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:01 pm

The 2016 model I bought two weeks ago has the same problem and you can even put a lit flashlight in there at night, close the lid and see light shining out. I reported this to the service manager at the dealership last week and yesterday took the bike and cases in for him to see. The service manager agreed they they are defective with no argument and offered to ask KTM to change them under warranty. We also agreed however, that the service manager would try to find out if KTM have a better version in the pipeline and if they do, we might wait for that to arrive. I appear to have the service manager on my side, but we still need to see what KTM have to say, and I'll update you on developments.

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Heeno » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:41 pm

There is a minor change to the new bags. The color inserts (orange/silver) now are secured by three screws. Keeps them flying off at 130 mph!

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:00 pm

Mine stayed on the bike at 200Kph, my Multistratas bags held tight at 230Kph, but i trust the speedo on the GT more so.
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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by AllanP » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:22 pm

My dealer tells me that my warranty claim was lodged with KTM and they agreed to replace the bags. The problem is that my dealer also told me that KTM say that the panniers they currently have for a replacement are exactly the same design as the faulty ones 2016 SD-GT was delivered with. I will hold off on requesting shipment of the new panniers for a while in the hope that KTM come up with something better. One issue with this strategy is that future bags may not be made with my 2016 color scheme, but I'll still give it a couple of months before acting.

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:41 pm

AllanP wrote:My dealer tells me that my warranty claim was lodged with KTM and they agreed to replace the bags. The problem is that my dealer also told me that KTM say that the panniers they currently have for a replacement are exactly the same design as the faulty ones 2016 SD-GT was delivered with. I will hold off on requesting shipment of the new panniers for a while in the hope that KTM come up with something better. One issue with this strategy is that future bags may not be made with my 2016 color scheme, but I'll still give it a couple of months before acting.
You have a 24 month warranty Allan, id grab the replacement bags now and use them, if you have more trouble with in that warranty period, claim for some more bags.
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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by AllanP » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:36 am

DaveNZ wrote:
AllanP wrote:My dealer tells me that my warranty claim was lodged with KTM and they agreed to replace the bags. The problem is that my dealer also told me that KTM say that the panniers they currently have for a replacement are exactly the same design as the faulty ones 2016 SD-GT was delivered with. I will hold off on requesting shipment of the new panniers for a while in the hope that KTM come up with something better. One issue with this strategy is that future bags may not be made with my 2016 color scheme, but I'll still give it a couple of months before acting.
You have a 24 month warranty Allan, id grab the replacement bags now and use them, if you have more trouble with in that warranty period, claim for some more bags.
That might be a good idea. I'm going to set off on a 2500-3000km 8 day road trip on the bike on Monday on some out of the way roads in West Texas and New Mexico. If it doesn't fall apart and leave me stranded out there, I think I'll do what you suggest as soon as I get back :D

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by DaveNZ » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:23 am

Have confidence in your 1290GT Allan, its based on the 1290R, and they were a very reliable bike, bullet proof strong motor, theres always going to be a few niggles, but across the KTM range there bikes are very strong. Have heart, get what ever happens fixed with the warranty cover, and ride the wheels of it.
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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:21 pm

Aha.....I was Googling a few nights back and stumbled onto the makers of the Kato's GT cases! In case you need to know, they are made by SHAD specially for KTM as they only fit the GT...... ;)

Now if they had been made by Givi......... ;) .....anyway, I figure they will be ok with just a little care packing and closing the lid......(I hope)......mine have the three screws holding the coloured panels on, so I assume they are the newer version... and they do hold a helmet....if that's important to anyone thinking about cases vs the soft formed options for touring. (I think they are 30Ltr but can't be sure if I got that from the website or outer space).

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