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Old 11-10-2013, 01:58 AM
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Ebay and RM ATV have some aluminum panniers made by Tusk for sale pretty cheap....~250 for a pair. Anybody seen these or used them? They look like decent quality and have tie-down loops and decent-looking latches. Also are canyon-cut. Tusk makes some decent other accessories, so I was just wondering if anybody had heard of their panniers.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:52 AM
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Tusk Aluminum Pannier Boxes (Pair) | Dual Sport | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

Install instructions with a few other pics: http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/do...er%20Boxes.pdf

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The Tusk Aluminum Pannier Boxes are designed and manufactured to handle the most extreme adventure motorcycling. These panniers are loaded with features to offer an unbeatable value! These panniers are made from durable yet lightweight aluminum with a tough black powder-coated finish. Not only do they look great, but they prevent the items you store from getting the black residue produced when rubbed against unfinished aluminum. Unique design that eliminates seams on the back two vertical edges (weak spots on other panniers), and all existing welded seams are reinforced with internal stitch welds. For security and convenience, The boxes come complete with 4 (2 on each box) matched locks and keys already assembled on the latches! A rubber gasket at the top of the box ensures the lid is tight and waterproof. Each lid comes complete with 4 bolt-on footman loops to secure additional items. Each box measures 15 " tall, 9 " deep, and 18" wide and are sold in pairs. Tusk motorcycle panniers can be mounted to most pannier racks (mounting hardware not included – mounting hardware is specific to the pannier rack). They are highly recommended with the Tusk Pannier Racks. •Durable aluminum panniers that offer an unbeatable value for adventure motorcycling.
•Powder-coated finish looks great and protects items from unfinished aluminum "blacking".
•Seamless rear vertical edge design and reinforced welding ensures strength.
•Complete with 4 (2 on each box) matched locks and keys assembled on the latches.
•Aluminum lid is completely waterproof and features 4 bolt-on footman loops to secure additional items.
•Each box measures 15 " tall, 9 deep, and 18" wide.
•Designed to be mounted on most brands of pannier racks (mounting hardware not included), but highly recommended with the Tusk Pannier Racks.
•SOLD IN PAIRS.
The one review listed is from a gushing KLR owner. Tusk makes okay stuff, my personal experience with several of their hand guards is that the guards are decent quality for the price but the mounting hardware is cheap and soft. Tusk is the RM in house brand.

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Yeah the rest of the Tusk-brand stuff has pretty good reviews- between 4-5 stars for most of their accessories. I know you get what you pay for, but for the amount of welding it sounds like goes into these panniers, plus the powdercoating, and locks, it seems like a pretty darn good deal- especially for 1/3 the price of HT, Jesse, etc.....
I guess if nobody else has them, I'll have to be the guinea pig and try them out for us!
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Yeah the rest of the Tusk-brand stuff has pretty good reviews- between 4-5 stars for most of their accessories.
I don't put much stock in those reviews.

Most people that review products do so immediately after taking delivery, when the product is working 100% and functional issues have yet to manifest themselves. That, and there is the "look at this awesome thing I just bought" mentality at work.

I do think that it'd be pretty hard to farg up some aluminum boxes.
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I was looking at these things too... They look like they are at least worth a try! Let us know!

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Couldn't resist , I pulled the trigger on a pair this evening. I'll be happy to give an honest assessment of them when they arrive.
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What sort of racks you mounting them to? I was thinking the Jessey odyssey II- they I like the adjustability of them and the low-profile, but unsure as to how to get mounts for them- or maybe this is a discussion for a different thread...
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I've been very happy with all my Tusk products. I'm sure these will be good quality also and RMATV always stands behind what they sell if you have any problems.

But why are aluminum cases so popular? Is it because the lids can be completely removed? You can buy a similar sized top loading Pelican 1430 case on Ebay for $74 shipped to your door. So two cases and 8 Bungie Buddies total only $172. You get a much stronger case, 100% waterproof (even after crashes) and IMO better looking long term because they wont get dented and/or scratched. But you do give up much flat billboard space for plastering Adventure stickers all over so be forewarned if that's your thing.

Here is a photo of mine, disregard the finish as my Pelicans were hi-vis yellow when I bought the bike so I Krylon Fusion sprayed them satin black. They are now badly in need of a touch up spray.



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But why are aluminum cases so popular?
I just like them. FWIW , I looked at the bags you have as well.
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What sort of racks you mounting them to? I was thinking the Jessey odyssey II- they I like the adjustability of them and the low-profile, but unsure as to how to get mounts for them- or maybe this is a discussion for a different thread...
I'll be mounting them to my Givi mounts........or so I think I am. I'll take pictures.
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