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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 16-Nov-2019, 04:54 AM (454) Thread Starter
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Oops... Dropped the bike.

With winter upon us here in Ohio this was my last big day out and a little mishap just had to happen...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 16-Nov-2019, 02:47 PM (866)
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If there arent scratches on the panniers you arent riding far enough into the rough stuff.
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There is barely any damage considering the weight of the bike......
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The Aluminum BMW boxes are a superior design to accept some damage. If you want bomb proof boxes, you have to make the boxes much heavier and beef up the pannier racks and mounting points further. A little dent on a pannier box saves bending and breakage in the rack and bike mounting points. if you have a major issue, you can drill out the rivets and replace some parts of the bmw box or just replace the box vs racks and mounts on your bike.
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I dropped mine in a parking lot couple of weeks ago (failed to keep speed up in a U-turn). Fortunately the pannier was unscratched because I cushioned it by sticking my ankle between it and the ground. I have decent boots with some ankle protection (Dainese TRQ-Tour, not motocross level but better than plain leather). It's still annoying going down steps but it's continuing to improve. Pro tip: don't get old - you break easier and heal slower. If I were 20 years younger I'm sure I'd be 100% by now.
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I lost track! The older I get, the heavier my gets!
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I dropped mine in a parking lot couple of weeks ago (failed to keep speed up in a U-turn). Fortunately the pannier was unscratched because I cushioned it by sticking my ankle between it and the ground. I have decent boots with some ankle protection (Dainese TRQ-Tour, not motocross level but better than plain leather). It's still annoying going down steps but it's continuing to improve. Pro tip: don't get old - you break easier and heal slower. If I were 20 years younger I'm sure I'd be 100% by now.
I see you are a 'Junior Member' of this august forum but by your own admission you are probably a 'Senior'.

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I see you are a 'Junior Member' of this august forum but by your own admission you are probably a 'Senior'.

Old age doesn't come alone.

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Ha! I searched out several forums when I got back into riding 10 years ago but for some reason didn't find this one so it wasn't in my forum collection I check and contribute to. Maybe I found it but ignored it since I entered BMW-land riding an RT? It took a while to come around to the GS world but mileage wise I'm 4:1 GSA:RT now.

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