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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Luggage for the Thruxton R

Hi all,

I'm planning on doing some long trips this year with the Thruxton R, but was wondering if anyone can suggest any particular luggage or touring bags. I'm looking for something that can accommodate a few days and also something that doesn't disrupt the overall look of the bike too much. Also, any tips for long distance riding would be welcome.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I had same question back in 2016. I ended up with SW-Motech Blaze saddlebag system.
Not too obtrusive to the look of TTR.

There is a pair for sale in classified gear section.

https://www.triumphrat.net/for-sale-...sic-twins.html

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How does that system work with the Solo seat and cowl?
It appears to have a strap running from bag to bag which would run over the cowl with the Solo setup.

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What you do is take off the seat and run the bridge strap portion of bags over the frame which is adjustable via Velcro and then reinstall the seat. Under seat not over is the trick.


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World of Triumph has some pretty deep discounts on triumph brand ThruxtonR luggage right now.

https://www.worldoftriumph.com/trium...hruxton-r.html

Shipping to the US is remarkably fast ( I bought lots of parts around brexit when the pound plunged against the dollar ) and when you checkout they automatically deduct VAT since it is going out of the country.

The attachment mechanism is not near as slick as the aforementioned SW-Motech gear -- I dont think I would want to leave the chromed pannier holders on all the time, but would consider it if I was planning to spend a few days traveling. Fairly easy on and off I suppose - probably about 30 minutes or so.... https://www.triumphinstructions.com/...9518092-US.pdf

Personally I would like to have some storage space occasionally, but just dont want to ruin the look of the bike.... Also none of the triumph bags looks big enough to hold my full face helmet...
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What you do is take off the seat and run the bridge strap portion of bags over the frame which is adjustable via Velcro and then reinstall the seat. Under seat not over is the trick.


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So the seat must come off+ on each time bags go on or off?

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I use the SW-Motech Blaze saddlebags on my Thruxton R. I found that they do not work well when the connecting flap is under the seat. The connection is supposed to take the weight of the bags, while the metal arms keep the bags from moving side to side. With the flap under the seat a lot of the weight was picked up by the metal arms. I had one arm break off and I lost another arm because the stress deformed the plastic arm mounts. Moreover, the flap is so wide that it interferes with the forward seat catches and/or the rear seat release.



The solution in my case was to buy the dual comfort seat that Triumph makes and put the connecting flap on top.



Here's a photo of the Thruxton R with a dual seat, SW-Motech Blaze saddlebag, and a duffel bag.


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World of Triumph has some pretty deep discounts on triumph brand ThruxtonR luggage right now.

https://www.worldoftriumph.com/trium...hruxton-r.html

Shipping to the US is remarkably fast ( I bought lots of parts around brexit when the pound plunged against the dollar ) and when you checkout they automatically deduct VAT since it is going out of the country.

The attachment mechanism is not near as slick as the aforementioned SW-Motech gear -- I dont think I would want to leave the chromed pannier holders on all the time, but would consider it if I was planning to spend a few days traveling. Fairly easy on and off I suppose - probably about 30 minutes or so.... https://www.triumphinstructions.com/...9518092-US.pdf

Personally I would like to have some storage space occasionally, but just dont want to ruin the look of the bike.... Also none of the triumph bags looks big enough to hold my full face helmet...
You are correct, a full face helmet won't fit.
For solo riding tho, those small Triumph bags work really well.
I have done a couple of seven day trips with them ( find laundromat on day 3 or 4) and just had a 3 day 1800 km trip.
For the 3 day trip one bag was full and the other about half full. I'm learning to bring only essentials.
My Vincent has 110 litres of touring storage so I had gotten into a habit of throwing all kinds of unneeded stuff in the panniers.
Paring back to 30 litres was a good exercise.
Im going to order another set of those panniers as they also fit perfectly on the Nortons. I was planning to purchase just the hardware for one of the Nortons, but that was about the same bill as this complete set on sale.
As far as ruining the look of the bike with the little chrome rails, I don't even notice them on there, plus for convenience I often run with at least one bag on even locally.
How many times have you been out riding on a bare MC and wanted to haul some small grocery or other item home, but have no safe way of doing so?

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plus for convenience I often run with at least one bag on even locally.
How many times have you been out riding on a bare MC and wanted to haul some small grocery or other item home, but have no safe way of doing so?

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All the time! often i try to have a backpack, but sometimes all i can do is shove stuff into my jacket and try to zip it all in.
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