M-S Panniers hard luggage leaks
Moto Guzzi Quota 1000 and Quota 1100 ES models
M-S Panniers was formerly named Moto-Sport Panniers
First off, if your M-S Panniers hard luggage starts leaking, contact M-S Panniers directly...they are very helpful and can give you advice specific to your panniers. Apparently, M-S Panniers has made improvements to the design since my panniers were purchased.
My 37 liter
Bavaria panniers were purchased by the previous owner in April of 2002. When I purchased the bike, the panniers leaked water. Here are the suggestions that Ed at M-S Panniers gave me:
- Remove the star washers from underneath the bolts that screw into the pucks that hold the pannier onto the mounting brackets.
- Remove each screw (one at a time is easiest) that holds the handles onto the lid. Spread some clear silicon around the threads and head and reattached the screw.
- Remove the orange seal from the lip of each lid. Clean the groove thoroughly. Run a bead of clear silicon into the groove so that it is nearly level. Use your finger so that it is slightly indented. Let the silicon sit for and hour or two until the silicon starts to set up and feels dry to the touch. Now, place the lid on the pannier and lock it down. Leave it sit overnight or until the silicon is permanently set.