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post #1 of 4 Old 03-30-2016, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Fitment of OEM luggage

Who still uses their Suzuki luggage, and do you have additional ways of keeping it from going airborne? I have yet to load mine, so they seem vulnerable at highway speeds. I have considered a bungee of some type to keep the handles locked down and down pressure to keep them in the mounting brackets. Anyone using the luggage and any thing more than just the single center tab slider to anchor them?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-30-2016, 09:11 PM
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We've used our luggage for 7000 kilometres and some of that was on VERY bumpy tracks! Its has never even hinted at coming adrift.
The handles are locked down securely when you remove the key
Yamaha use the same system now also with their factory side panniers.
Only advice we can give is put all your stuff in a sports bag or duffle etc and put that inside the pannier, and use the internal straps that hold the stuff in. These panniers are VERY fussy about not being over stuffed or the lids not closing exactly right.
This is good insurance that ensures they are closed securely. If the latches or key are stubborn, open the pannier and check the door aperture for any clothing or obstructions
The mechanisms, though a bit stiff, are reliable and secure.
Also we have had them is pissing rain and dust- no leaks of any kind
They are good panniers
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I'm assuming you're talking about the side cases. They should be on there really tight when you latch down the handle and lock it. I believe the metal bracket the handle latches onto is adjustable horizontally, so maybe those bolts just need to be loosened and that bracket moved until you get a snug fit.

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Agree G-Dub. They should be tight and secure, so an adjustment may be in order. I have 8k miles and still good.
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