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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hi chap(ess)s,

I’m currently going though the nightmare of attempting to put luggage on my 2003 ST.

I know they say that nothing worthwhile is easy, but FFS !!!

My bike came luggage free with a grab rail. I did not initially intend to use it for touring, but as it’s probably the best bike I’ve ridden for long distance, ( ie. the butt range and fuel range are very similar), I thought I would just add the luggage components.

Boy was I naive. I honestly thought it would be half an hour on eBay then an hour or so spannering.

Nobody appears to make an aftermarket kit for luggage, Triumph parts are virtually nonexistent and when found have crucial parts missing.

So, to my question:
Does anyone know a way of fitting three cases to the sprint without using the non- existent meccano set from triumph ?

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 09:04 AM
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Hi Dave,

I'm a little confused whether you are looking for Triumph's OEM luggage, or after market? Maybe either/or depending on what you find? Not long ago I joined a Sprint ST Facebook group (and also the RS group) and within a fairly short period I've seen UK riders posting luggage for sale. Give it a try. Right now there may be someone selling green bags and hardware.

(Maybe this link works? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1130...oup_highlights )

2002 Sprint RS: TOR silencer, LSL bars, Laminar lip, factory tail rack with Givi top box, custom painted OEM panniers (one of 'em anyway - sad story), M-Factory lowered pegs, Penske shock.Thanks for all the help, Kit!
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply and the link.
Basically I want to put hard bags on and my bike has no fittings at all.
Sadly, this seems to be a momentous task if I want to use the oem kit.

Iíve been working on bikes on and off for about 45 years, and never have I seen such a kerfuffle as the fitting procedure for the the oem kit. Moving seat locks, fitting tail support brackets, changing indicators etc. Crazy.

The worst part is that because of the complexity, most of the stuff for sale second hand seems to be missing vital components, or even bits from the wrong bike.

It appears the Triumph tried to ensure that only Triumph dealers could do it originally. But now there are no parts left we are left hanging if we want to go from no luggage to luggage.

Oddly, there seems to be no aftermarket kit available for the st 955. Unless my searching prowess us fading with age.

Currently Iím looking at a wing rack 2 with universal kit.

Has anyone ever tried fitting one to a sprint ?

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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 05:24 PM
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Yep, it's a production.
If you find a NOS saddlebag kit in the box EVERYTHING requires assembly.
Pages and pages of instructions.
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Dave. Hepco & Becker sells a hard pannier rack for about 250 British Pounds (can't find the symbol on my tablet). It's their p/n 650760 00 01.

Then you can mount something like an H&B Junior hard bag set to it.

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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Scottie,
Many thanks for the pointer, that looks like exactly what I need..

However, having totted it all up it comes to slightly in excess of £700 !

It looks like quality kit but it's a bit out of my range at the moment. I might have to save for a couple of months to get that setup.

I was hoping to get the bits on eBay and I already have a set of GIVI panniers. They probably aren't the quality of the H&B ones, but they don't leak and are zero cost.

I looked at sw-motech, but they don't do side panniers for the sprint 955i, as far as I can see.

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You might consider soft luggage. I came across a pic of Triumph soft luggage in fact, probably unobtainable.

2002 Sprint RS: TOR silencer, LSL bars, Laminar lip, factory tail rack with Givi top box, custom painted OEM panniers (one of 'em anyway - sad story), M-Factory lowered pegs, Penske shock.Thanks for all the help, Kit!
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How handy are you with tools? I bet if you had some good measurements, making your own brackets wouldnt be that hard. Pretty basic pattern.
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I thought side bags were standard on 2002-2004 STs? I recall paying for all three bags (and inner bags) on my 2001. Optioned the bike out with everything except the TOR muffler. Factory and aftermarket luggage depicted.
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No not standard on all models all the time, when I bought new my 2004 Sprint ST bags were not part of the deal.

Triumph had different deals about this at different times on some models that included the panniers.

When I traded for my 2011 Sprint GT I did get the panniers as part of the new bike deal.
Thhis may also have differed from market to market (country).

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