Touratech Pannier Puck

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by GPS_Jon, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    I didn't like the way the top mounts worked (on the inside hand nut) on my Touratech Panniers so I made a set of pucks out of marine board on my cnc mill to fix them. This is night and day better than their setup and only adds 3/16" to the width of the hand nut assembly. Even force is applied across the mating surfaces now. Water resistance should also be improved (not that they have ever leaked in the past). The puck sits in place and nothing has to be modified, simply put it between the hand nut and the pannier (remove loose washer under hand nut first).

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  2. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    I wanted a solution that distributed the clamping force over the entire mating surfaces of the hand nut instead of just at the wave washer in the middle. I believe this distribution of force relieves the stress where the washer was along with the four screws securing the black spacer.

    NOTE: There is NO modification to your current system. The Pucks sit right in place on and around current mount. The washer and nut in picture is absolutely secure.
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  3. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    Nice job. i'll take two sets. :lol3 :evil
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  4. GB

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    Nice job :thumb
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  5. DRTBYK

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    +1 and I'll take a set myself...:D
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    sets :clap
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  7. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    Thanks for helping me put my mill to good use :clap .
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Jon

    Got the Puck's and you do good work sir.

    I did discover that the Left Pannier Front Clamp Assy was a bit to close to the Pannier wall bend so I had to modify the Puck as you see in the photo so that it would lay flat. Easy job and now the Clamp Hand Nut fells the way it should have all along. By the way - I have the TT 41L Special Set Pannier's.

    Thanks for taking on this project! :clap

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  10. Pir8te

    Pir8te over forty victim of fate

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    Would be intrested in a set
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  11. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    I'm glad you like them. My bags do not have the clearance issue you have but it looks like you fixed yours right up. I assume that's as tight a fit in the corner as they could mount it.

    The puck in the picture sits on the seam of the box. The material the puck is made of deforms around the seam and gives the hand nut a flat mating surface... another benefit.:deal

    Jon
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  12. dlew

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    I received mine from Jon last week and installed them straight away.

    I hadn't felt the need for them before but now that I have them it makes total sense to have the intermediary between the hand nut and the pannier wall.

    Nice work, Jon. They fit perfectly. I didn't have to alter them at all to fit my 41L special set on my 12GS.

    I would prefer for them to stay tight to the pannier wall when I loosen the puck so I'm thinking of a way to keep them there. (I don't want to to tightne them up unaligned.) Perhaps just a dot of some kind of contact cement? Rubber cement?
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  13. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    I have found that I now loosen the jam nut and then back the hand nut out just enough to get the clamp bar out of the slot. I then turn the clamp bar so it clears the frame and snug the hand nut back up (just enough to keep it in place).

    The material is a polymer and finding a glue to stick to it might cost a little more than its worth. The marine store sells something but at $25 a tube I passed. The manufacture hints that none of them will work. Let me know if you find anything that does. I wouldn't use anything too messy that can't be removed easily.

    Jon
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  14. Willi-P

    Willi-P Just a man.

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    Can I get a set of those pucks from you?

    I see you're in Jax. Me too.
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  15. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    I have Pucks made and ready to go.:D

    I sent you a PM... :deal
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  16. tooofast

    tooofast Been here awhile

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    Count me in for a set.. how do i pay you?
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  17. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    PM Sent
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  18. Willi-P

    Willi-P Just a man.

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    Hi Jon,

    Got your PM. Thanks. Sent you one back.

    Anyway, I put a check in the mail to you today.

    Can't wait to see how the pucks work!

    BTW, sad to say, I'm not a member of the local BMW club. I hear it's a good group of folks though.
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  19. GPS_Jon

    GPS_Jon The Global Pucker

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    Sometimes they will be on eBay. You can always contact me directly.
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  20. dirty_sanchez

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    Jon-

    I wasn't expecting to get the pucks for at least another couple of weeks.

    Got them today, super fast shipping.

    They mounted right up, spread the clampload, look clean, and because of the slightly larger diameter and thickness, now I don't skin up my fingers everytime I mount my TT Panniers.

    Gold Star for these pucks-money well spent on this useful farkle.

    Dirty
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