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    Tre-K hard factory panniers

    buying a set of hard panniers to go on the TnT, any members owned them and have any feedback? next is a tank bag and bra and I'm ready for touring, except for the small tank

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    looks like the earlier and more exxy Givi hard cases and racks wont fit a tnt, so i may have to pass on the ones on aussie ebay, I'm checking tonight if the later Shad made ones in the lastest benelli catalogue fit tnt's, but i suspect they will only fit the tre-k's and I'll have to stick with the soft bags for a tnt fitment.

    If anyones chasing some hard panniers they are currently on aussie ebay.

    I'll open the latest catalogue on the home pc to cinfirm if the Shad's are Tre-K fitment only too :-)

    Ps bargain price too!

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    I aint terribly impressed with the Shad paniers. The top box is great but the side boxes can be tricky to close and have been known to open themselves on the move. When you look at the closing mechanism it isn't hard to see why. I'd try to get Givis if I was spending the cash again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyC View Post
    I aint terribly impressed with the Shad paniers. The top box is great but the side boxes can be tricky to close and have been known to open themselves on the move. When you look at the closing mechanism it isn't hard to see why. I'd try to get Givis if I was spending the cash again.

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    Have to say that's B*LL*CKS.
    I've got the Shad stuff on my Trek & never dropped anything yet.
    The TNT & the Trek share the same rear subframe, so if you can get them for a good price then go for it.
    Less miles to the Gallon.
    More smiles to the Gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbc0 View Post
    Have to say that's B*LL*CKS.
    I've got the Shad stuff on my Trek & never dropped anything yet.
    The TNT & the Trek share the same rear subframe, so if you can get them for a good price then go for it.
    well, we're all entitled to an opinion mate but I stand by what I said. The lip that hooks over the stay is too short made worse by the things not being dead straight from new. Having had BM stuff before there's no comparison I'm afraid.

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    Stand by what I said. What do you want to carry? Baby elephants?
    The bracket works good as well.
    Never had a BM. so don't know. Passed a good few on the road though.
    Less miles to the Gallon.
    More smiles to the Gallon.

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    Interesting. Remark tnt and trek same rear subframe. They do to a degree.but when fitting pannier racks they also bolt onto rear foot peg hanger which is totally different set upto tnt I maybe wrong but bet I'm not so tnt only carries soft luggage

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    Good point.
    Suppose it all depends how important it is to get hard bags on & how competent you are at fabrication.
    Nothings impossible.
    Less miles to the Gallon.
    More smiles to the Gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbc0 View Post
    Stand by what I said. What do you want to carry? Baby elephants?
    The bracket works good as well.
    Never had a BM. so don't know. Passed a good few on the road though.
    Just want my stuff safe. Both have opened twice on the move, at least once when they were empty. No good panier should lock when it's not even properly closed. Now i'll grant I should have been more careful - I am now - but it's tooooo easy to get wrong. Cheap nasty plastic latches are to blame methinks.

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    My cases that came with the TRE-K from new have never leaked or opened by them selves.

    However after travelling on gritty roads and or dirt roads the mechanism that holds them on the pannier frame gets full of grit and it can be a bastard of a job getting them off especially the chain side one.

    I made up some protection in the form of tough black vinyl cable tied to the pannier frame to stop the gunk getting into mechanism.

    Worked a treat on the trip to from the WSBK races in Feb.

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