Originally Posted by Mikey636
So my bike fell over on its right side (brake side) due to a flat rear tire and now the right pannier bracket is bent in to the point that it prohibits me from opening the gas cap when the pannier is on. Any easy way to bend the bracket back out to its normal position?
Ouch! You need to take better care of my old girlfriend!
Hope you got this sorted out by now? If not, call Rick at XploreMoto and he can probably get you a replacement bracket.
One thing you'll probably see on the bags is that I put extra large stainless steel fender washers on the panniers themselves which helps stop the pannier itself from denting in where the bolts contact it. I never had a bracket bend but had to "pull" a depressed bolt hole out on the right side after a low-speed tip.