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1200 Scrambler Luggage

Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by Black Rhino, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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    So let's start a thread helping others work through solutions for luggage on the 1200 Scrambler. Here was my solution , not perfect , but has worked for me for almost 6 months , and even allowed me a long road trip that was nearly 3000 miles in 9 days.

    The left side is a factory bracket with the docking hardware removed , I fabbed up a plate with a small foot and bolted it to the factory bracket.

    The exhaust side is not fancy , but consist of 2 Giant Loop exhaust guards (meant to protect soft bags on hot pipes. I added a D ring to the bottom guard and made a booty fabbed hold down to secure the right bag in place. I currently have them tethered together with Rox Straps , over the seat , which since I don't carry a passenger , isn't an issue.

    A cobbled set up , but works good for me , and seems to fit the bike nicely.
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  2. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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    Left side. Use you minds eye as you can see the plate (alloy) with the small foot under and supporting the bag.
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  3. rc51owner

    rc51owner Been here awhile

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    Just to add to this sub-thread; I contacted Happy Trails about the possibility of them doing a rack system for the 1200 Scrambler series of bikes as they do one for the air cooled 900 Scrambler. There response was, "No".

    Cheers,

    M
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  4. rc51owner

    rc51owner Been here awhile

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    On the same vein, I contacted Altrider about them doing a rear rack for the 1200 Scramblers as someone on the big 1200 Scrambler thread converted their air cooled rear rack (sits over the passenger area) to fit our bikes and their response was, "No".

    Cheers,

    M
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  5. YJake

    YJake Social Distancing Before It Was Cool

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    I used the factory pannier rack to mount a Vuz waterproof roll bag. It’s been hanging on for over 5k mikes now and has worked perfectly. I’m not terribly interested in adding a second, but it’s great that people are working around it.

    The Vuz Bag
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    And my two Wolfman duffels loaded on the rear portion of the seat using ROK straps.
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    I’m waiting on an aftermarket rear rack with a higher rating than the factory to add more luggage.

    -Jake
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  6. rc51owner

    rc51owner Been here awhile

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    On a more positive note there are alternatives to the (what I consider) expensive Triumph soft pannier system.

    Unit Garage has a complete replacement:

    https://www.unitgarage.com/triumph/...er_left_subframe_triumph_scrambler_1200_xc_xe

    Both SW Motech and Hepco Becker have (left) side racks for use with their proprietary luggage.

    SW Motech:

    https://sw-motech.com/bike/TRIUMPH/...k/Legend+Gear/Seitentraeger/4052572178379.htm

    Hepco Becker:

    https://www.hepco-shop.de/meinbike/...tig-links-schwarz-fuer-ktm-790-duke-2018.html

    Cheers,

    M
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  7. Shep

    Shep Vagabond Supporter

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    I’m watching this thread with great interest. Even though I have the Street Scrambler, many of the pannier racks fit it as well and I’ve been struggling with luggage ideas. I have the SW Motech Legend bag on the left side, but it’s capacity is too small and I don’t really like it much. Although I prefer the idea of bags that look the part (retro), I’ve even toyed with trying to attach one Mosko Moto Backcountry 25 to the left side but have some worries about the balance of weight. I have seen someone use a Reckless 80 on one but it looks kind of sloppy, which maybe doesn’t really matter in the end.
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  8. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    I contacted Metal Mule UK and asked about pannier frame(s) and they said they were in production and should be available by spring........but I can't find the info wether it's a single frame or 2 or even if it's using an added brace..................
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  9. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    I'm toying with the idea of this........held on with 4xM6 screws to the OEM rack but without the bobbins installed....

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  10. bluesman

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    What amazes me is that all those manufacturers make mile wide frames for GSes, KTMs etc etc but cant figure it out for Scram. Last time I was on moto show like Intermot but local I got chatting with one company team and had to show them with (!!!!) Tape measure how wrong they are when saying "exhaust too wide". They literally had nothing to say when I proved to them that rhs frame on Scram can be way closer to center than on GS 1200.
    I guess they need to start hiring engineers instead of just fabricators. Too expensive :(
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  11. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Yeah all I want is a frame to hold soft luggage on the RH side so I can have saddle bags......I know there is workarounds with heat shields etc but surely.......just a simple frame?...........please...........pretty please?
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    I am also surprised there is so little available for luggage on this bike. And what is available is small.
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  13. Shep

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    I would love to have been able to use these. They look great on the Urban GT in my opinion and not bad on this Duc.
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  14. markbvt

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    I did a weeklong 3000-mile trip on my Scrambler last summer. I made a point of packing light, so the setup seen below worked great for me. Triumph Rugged Pannier with a water bottle holder attached to one side via MOLLE sticks, and a Mosko Moto pouch to the other, plus a DrySpec D38 on the tail and the small Givi waterproof tank bag. All my camping gear fit in the D38 (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, inflatable pillow, mallet, folding chair). Clothes and toiletries fit in the pannier. The D38 had some room left over for carrying dinner back to camp or whatever.

    Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised at how well this setup worked. I never felt like I needed more space, and the bike felt a lot less loaded than my Tiger has on previous trips.

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    --mark
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    Shep Vagabond Supporter

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    I will probably end up buying that same pannier for mine...works for the Street Scrambler too so I’m told. Then I have a Mosko Moto Backcountry duffel I will strap on the back.
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  16. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Looks good that.....how is the pannier frame though.....is it sturdy enough? I'm just worried about too much flexing......
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  17. markbvt

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    It's fine as long as you don't seriously overload the pannier. Keep the heavy stuff in a tail bag and fill the pannier with the lighter stuff like clothes, etc.

    Some enterprising soul with manufacturing capabilities would do well to develop a bolt-on strut to connect the bottom of the Triumph pannier frame to the passenger footpeg hanger for added support. With that, it would be pretty rock solid.

    --mark
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    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Yeah I agree, I have seen some people do this but can't get any info on materials etc and wether the brace is welded to the pannier frame etc
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  19. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Sometimes just going back to basics is the easiest solution......this is an OS18 which would be fine for a day trip (or even a couple of days).....simply fastened onto the Triumph pannier frame......

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    Anyone installed a topbox yet?
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