Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?

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Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?

Post by That_Al_Guy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:14 am

When you get to your destination the side panels are gone.

You think I could claim factory defect and get them for free?ImageImage

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Re: Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?

Post by jjscsix » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:51 am

Wow, never saw that coming. Good thing I ride without them. But I will one day and need to remember.
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Post by dasjefe » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:04 am

Wow. I've been up to about 130 with them on and did not shed any parts. I don't know if they will replace them or not. One of my pannier's little plastic retaining cable thingie broke and I asked for a few one... it has been a couple of weeks and the dealership is still waiting for a response from KTM. According to my dealer, they don't typically sell any of the individual components for the panniers and there are no part numbers for them in the fiche. The panniers are made by Shad for KTM. You might be able to get something out of them?

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Post by MarkLH69 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:41 am

Well I guess that's a lot better than the whole things detaching .. not great though.


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Re: Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?

Post by That_Al_Guy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:59 am

That_Al_Guy wrote:When you get to your destination the side panels are gone.

You think I could claim factory defect and get them for free?ImageImage

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I wonder if they exploded off simultaneously? Would have looked kinda cool at least.

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Post by Dewayne Edwards 1974 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:52 pm

That sucks, I’ve been up to 120-130 with them on with no problems. I will def be more cautious.


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Re: Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?

Post by eXiLe88 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:26 pm

I went 155mph (260kph) with panniers and back box.

I checked after and it was all rock solid

Still kinda cool to image they just flew away, but hey...I had friend of mine whose back box opened at 140kph.
Nothing came out but it was funny trying to explain what happened when I stopped him

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Post by MarkLH69 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:38 pm

Looks like the new model panniers might do the same ..Image

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Post by That_Al_Guy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:03 pm

MarkLH69 wrote:Looks like the new model panniers might do the same ..Image

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That's hilarious. Good looking out!

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Re: Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 am

Yikes :o

I thought I had read that the 2016 sidecases were prone to 'de-cover' at speed, but that the later cases had the covers screwed on so they wouldn't go their own way at speed..... but on the upside - the cases look good in all black... ;) ....... maybe the 'naked' look will catch on?

Also....... those spy shots of the 2019 GT will be factory disguised side cases..... ie covers removed to somehow fool us into thinking it isn't a new model 1290GT ;) :lol: :roll:
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