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post #1 of 8 Old 04-16-2011, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Question Lean angle with H.T. TETON's

Yesterday,while taking a curve, I scraped the front outside corner of my right pannier. They are mounted level with top of bike. My question:Has this happened to any others, or was I riding like I was on my V-Strom?

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-16-2011, 10:40 AM
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I'd like to say that you're now ready for professional road racing but yeah, it happens..

A lot has to do with where you have your shock set, and if you don't push the plate of bacon away..

It's still a long ways over!! Be careful, but have fun!!!
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You suppose this guy has saddlebags on his other bike?

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Yesterday,while taking a curve, I scraped the front outside corner of my right pannier. They are mounted level with top of bike. My question:Has this happened to any others, or was I riding like I was on my V-Strom?

They hit before your peg? Kinda expensive feelers!

Can you moved them back any, that would move them up a bit, yes?

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I moved them back a bit,and yes it hit before anything else.

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Do you have the canyon-cut boxes, or no? Mine are straight walled, usually when I scraped them it's in a decreasing radius with a dip in the apex, and then I tend to catch the rear corner, not the front. I didn't go with powder-coated boxes, so the scrapes just add 'character' - to go along with the character the right side pannier acquired when it came loose and flew off at 45mph on a two-track logging road... That is when I learned the folly of applying anti-sieze compound to the mounting knob screw threads.

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You suppose this guy has saddlebags on his other bike?

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That looked fun. But you won't see me doing it!!!!!
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