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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-16-2019, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there ... and luggage

Been lurking fo a while but this is my first post. Anyone had any problems with panniers falling off?? My rhs one did on Saturday on a busy 4 lane road. I didn’t notice until I got home. I went to look for it and found the side of the road. It had crossed both lanes somehow and was a bit scratched but intact. Obviously this could have been a lot worse if it had hit a following vehicle. I was probably doing 45-50mph when it happened. Not sure how to pursue this with Ducati...
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I've not had that issue but I only install them when I need them. I have seen a couple of posts here mentioning the difficulty involved with installing and removing them.

There was also one photo here of the bags installed on the wrong sides of the bike, I would imagine in the circumstance the bags probably would not mount firmly.

Those are the only two possibilities that I can pass on.

Also, did you lock the bags when you installed them?

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Not sure how to pursue this with Ducati...
Provided you properly secured it to the frame, I recommend you pursue it assertively.

So, lemme get this straight.

I twist this little tube, it gets loud, I go forward really fast and it makes me smile...is that how it all works?
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I had one knocked off by a friend. We were on tour and when we stopped to discuss the route he pulled alongside to talk, forgetting that we both had panniers on our bikes. The LH one on his Triumph clouted the RH pannier on my SS knocking it off the mount. It was completely undamaged but I was surprised by how easily it was detached.
I have always noticed that the LH pannier is quite difficult to fit to the frame, requiring a very firm push to get it on whereas the RH one slips on easily. I'd been thinking that I should use a small jack or something to expand the RH frame by a mm or so for a tighter fit, mvaug10087's incident confirms that I should.

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I had one knocked off by a friend. We were on tour and when we stopped to discuss the route he pulled alongside to talk, forgetting that we both had panniers on our bikes. The LH one on his Triumph clouted the RH pannier on my SS knocking it off the mount. It was completely undamaged but I was surprised by how easily it was detached.
I have always noticed that the LH pannier is quite difficult to fit to the frame, requiring a very firm push to get it on whereas the RH one slips on easily. I'd been thinking that I should use a small jack or something to expand the RH frame by a mm or so for a tighter fit, mvaug10087's incident confirms that I should.
yeah, now I'm concerned as well. I don't want to bend the frame any because it can weaken the metal and cause more bending. I might just tie it with a rope or a rubber bungee strap or something as a secondary measure.

A friend has the yellow Wolfman drybag panniers that he's willing to sell me cheap. Maybe I'll just buy those and strap them onto the OEM rack.

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I've got about 2k miles traveling with the bags packed with clothes, shoes, sundries, DSLR + lenses, and heavy tools (1/2 in ratchet and wheel socket, hook wrench, other tools).

I will admit that it doesn't look like a terribly strong mount.

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Been lurking fo a while but this is my first post. Anyone had any problems with panniers falling off?? My rhs one did on Saturday on a busy 4 lane road. I didnít notice until I got home. I went to look for it and found the side of the road. It had crossed both lanes somehow and was a bit scratched but intact. Obviously this could have been a lot worse if it had hit a following vehicle. I was probably doing 45-50mph when it happened. Not sure how to pursue this with Ducati...
The latch and locking mechanism is not the strongest...a few members have broken the latch only when taking them on and off.

Did you go over any big bumps when it fell off? Was it heavily weighted?

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I had one knocked off by a friend. We were on tour and when we stopped to discuss the route he pulled alongside to talk, forgetting that we both had panniers on our bikes. The LH one on his Triumph clouted the RH pannier on my SS knocking it off the mount. It was completely undamaged but I was surprised by how easily it was detached.
I have always noticed that the LH pannier is quite difficult to fit to the frame, requiring a very firm push to get it on whereas the RH one slips on easily. I'd been thinking that I should use a small jack or something to expand the RH frame by a mm or so for a tighter fit, mvaug10087's incident confirms that I should.
Ive noticed the same, and thought it was just mine... one side is tighter than the other. But I don't recall which side it is, off hand. Although it has kinda loosened up closer to the other side now with use.

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Actually since new the rhs box slipped on really easily while the left one requires a firm push, which ties up with other posts here. Don’t know whether it’s a problem with the locking mechanism or the frame dimensions. Away from home atm but will measure it when I get back. In any event I will take it up with the dealer.
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