Thunderbird Panniers

Discussion in 'Thunderbird' started by Alatamoc, May 21, 2019.

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  1. Alatamoc

    Alatamoc Active Member

    Mar 29, 2019
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    Just thought I'd try this.... I'm looking for a set of preferably triumph panniers with fittings for a Thunderbird 1600 with detachable sissy bar.
    Getting rare these days but you never know...someone might have them.
    We're touring Europe on it in early July....I have a set of Held Denver's.....and an enormous tail pack from Saddlemen...but my Beloved will need to take 300 pairs of shoes with her.
    BTW
    I'd rather tour on the Tiger 955i but SHE finds it too tall with the Wilber rear shock.
    Such is life.
     
  2. KevinK

    KevinK Member

    Sep 26, 2017
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    Sorry, across the pond, so panniers = saddlebags.

    I did Tsukayu with easy mount brackets. Fits fine with Triumph sissy bar.
    Bags are removable when you want a "Stripped down" ride.

    You can see at this website (where I bought the bags):
    https://www.tsukayu.com/EasyStrong_Thunderbird.html

    Everything else on my bike is Triumph except windshield.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Alatamoc

    Alatamoc Active Member

    Mar 29, 2019
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    Thanks for responding. Im familiar with the Tsukayu stuff from my time with a Bonnie America.
    I was thinking of soft luggage really...but maybe I need to think a bit more radically.
     
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  4. Gazuk

    Gazuk Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2019
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    Hi,

    I've got a set of the Triumph panniers and brackets off my Storm. I think these are the only accessories I'll probably sell, although I'd prefer pickup so buyer can fit and make sure all ok (I've had lots of Triumph accessories so want ot make sure I got all bits with the right accessory). I had the panniers and Sissy bar fitted.
     
  5. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Oct 3, 2018
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    How much are you after mate? Like you, I'm not a fan of panniers on the Nightstorm so just trying to work out a way of carrying kit without spoiling the looks.
    Wondering if I could just refit the rear seat when I need to and fit a tailback?
     
  6. Gazuk

    Gazuk Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2019
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    I am after £350 for panniers and brackets ( pannier new £495 and brackets new £160).

    I had a tubular rack that I used wit a single seat but that was only really good for small bags (eg waterproofs, jumper). Couldn't get a larger bag to secure safely.

    Using the panniers with just the single seat didn't look too bad IMO

    Using panniers, plus touring seats plus sissy bar served a purpose but .......
     
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  7. Gazuk

    Gazuk Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2019
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    And here they are (before I had TORs fitted)

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