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    Tusk Pannier Racks

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      Tusk Pannier Racks are perfect for all your motorcycle adventure needs. If you have a Dual Sport Motorcycle and need to haul extra gear, Tusk Pannier Racks have you covered. Made from tough ¾" powder-coated steel tubing, these racks are made to hold up. The 4-point mounting system and "bumper support" that links both sides, ensures strength while providing protection to your subframe, side panels, and exhaust.

      Tusk Pannier Racks feature an exclusive quick release system that hold your panniers securely yet allow you to remove them in seconds! Whether you want to take the panniers off for a short ride or you need to take them off during an overnight hotel or camping trip, the quick release system makes this simple and convenient. For security measures, an optional included locking knob threads to the rack from inside your panniers. If your panniers are locked, there is no way to remove them from the rack.

      The Tusk pannier rack is perfect for just about any type of pannier. The rack includes pannier mounting hardware that works with aluminum panniers or plastic Pelican type cases. The hoop design also makes attaching soft luggage simple as well. For the ultimate set-up, check out the Tusk Aluminum Panniers.
      When you are ready for adventure motorcycle riding, Tusk is ready to make it easier and more enjoyable!
    • Tusk Pannier Racks are machine specific for a perfect fit and simple installation.
    • Exclusive cable operated Quick Release spring-loaded pin allows you to remove panniers in seconds.
    • Made from tough ¾" powder-coated steel tubing and features a 4-point mount system for ultimate strength.
    • Includes pannier mounting hardware that works with aluminum panniers or plastic Pelican type cases.
    • For security measures, pannier to rack locking hardware is included.
    • Rack mounting hardware included.

    Tusk Pannier Racks Reviews

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    4.7 / 5.0
    73 Reviews
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    Value
    4.9 / 5
    Durability
    4.8 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4.5 / 5
    Fitment
    4.4 / 5
    Finish
    4.8 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes (59)
    No (1)
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Amazing, BUT....
    Industry standard is 18 mm. These are 19.05 mm(3/4").
    They are amazing, strong, and they fit on great. But anything to industry standard that wants to fit around the tube has to be modified.

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    -m-2017 HONDA Africa Twin DCT CRF1000D--
    June 11, 2018
    Ravenna, OH, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    251 - 280 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    4 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    KTM 1090R pannier racks
    These racks where very easy to install - took me about15min. I like the way they look and seem to be very sturdy. I plan on using soft bags with these. Overall I don’t think you can beat the price of these racks. Other racks of similar quality are about twice the price!

    -m-2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R--
    May 30, 2018
    MILWAUKEE , WI, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Value
    3 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    1 / 5
    Fitment
    1 / 5
    Finish
    4 / 5
    Not a good purchase for Honda rally.
    Instructions are joke. You will not be able access toolbox with this rack on. To get the batteries is very difficult.
    -m-2017 HONDA CRF250L Rally--
    May 8, 2018
    Champaign, IL, US
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Mosko Moto Scout 25
    I bought these with the hope that I could use the quick detach system on my Mosko Moto Scout 25 panniers, it worked great! Quality built and thick metal unlike some other brands I've had. Really impressed.

    -m-2018 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    May 5, 2018
    Jacksboro, TN, US
    Age: 25-44
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    6'4 - 6'6
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    4 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Fit well and strong!
    It fits my 2015 KTM 1290 SA very well, and it looks very strong!

    -m-2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure--
    May 1, 2018
    Taipei, Taiwan, TW
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Overall a GREAT addition to the Rally!
    I purchased these pannier racks for 3 reasons:
    -they would safely support soft luggage for adventure touring trips
    -they would provide a level of bodywork protection in the event of a crash
    -the rear top rack provides an excellent platform for mounting a small bag for daytrips on the bike (the Honda CRF250L Rally has a tank shape that's not easy to mount a tankbag to...the rear top rack becomes a critical feature).

    The instructions that were provided with the rack were absolutely fantastic and installation was actually fairly straightforward. The only tiny issue I had was getting the 4th bolt to fit at the toprack/siderack interface, and that was my reasoning behind my rating of 4 on the "Fitment" question (I eventually just drilled another hole and then it fit fine).

    Thankfully, I have not yet tested these racks in a crash (may I never!), but I believe they will serve my desired purposes rather well. I also think that they look magnificent on the Rally and make it appear ready for any adventure I might throw at it.

    -m-2017 HONDA CRF250L Rally--
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    April 16, 2018
    Greenville, SC, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    6'4 - 6'6
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Tusk Pannier Racks for my 2013 KLR650
    Installed the Task pannier racks on my 2013 KLR650. Easy installl, great instructions. Absolutely every bit of hardware included even the turn signal relocation parts. Mounted my #801 Condition 1 hard cases to the racks for the complete set up, perfect!
    Tusk Pannier Racks on my 2013 KLR650
    Tusk Pannier Racks on my 2013 KLR650
    April 16, 2018
    Mesa, AZ, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    3 / 5
    Finish
    3 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Budget minded Pannier Rack
    I purchased this rack for my KTM 1090R based on price, ability to mount previously owned Hard Panniers as well as soft panniers down the line. The crash protection is a bonus as well.

    The first rack I received was a little disappointing. One of the tubes wasn't fully welded and the mounting for the rotopax mount bar was incorrect so I had to source my own hardware as the included hardware hit the rack frame.

    I ended up returning that rack and getting a new one which fits much better. It was kind of a pain but worth it in the end. For the price they really can't be beat.

    So far I have mounted Happy Trails Panniers to them and they work great.
    Tusk Pannier Rack on KTM 1090R with Happy Trails Pannier
    Tusk Pannier Rack on KTM 1090R
    Tusk Pannier Rack on KTM 1090R
    April 10, 2018
    Stanwood, WA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    4 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    KLR racks
    Installed on my KLR and fit pretty well, not bad for install either. Could have had better welds in a place or two. Use with soft panniers and have had no issues.

    -m-2013 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    April 2, 2018
    Roundup, MT, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Tusk Pannier racks
    Seemed to fit pretty good and look good. Instructions were a little vague on mounting the turn signal extensions and pictures were hard to see but video they have cleared that up.

    -m-2016 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    March 28, 2018
    Tulsa, OK, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
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    I have a set of Tusk racks on my KTM 1190 ADV, I'd like to add a Rotopax fuel can. What is the optimal size to fit this rack? It appears to be the 1.75 gallon can, but I can't be sure.
    Thanks.
    A shopper on Nov 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I use 2 one gallon rotopax containers on my Tusk pannier racks. I am able to strap them on using 2 cargo straps in an x configuration. Additionally I use the large pannier boxes which I have mounted rotopax mounts on the top. I ride to camp, remove the boxes, strap on the rotopax, and I am carring extra fuel in a light set up.
    any idea when the production on tusk pannier rack for africa twin will be ready??
    farid r on Aug 23, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The production sets should be available for purchase in 6-9 months. Possibly earlier if all goes well in initial testing.
    Are you guys going to be making a set up for the honda cb500x?
    Alex T on Feb 1, 2017
    Can anyone please tell me the distance (width) between the outside of one pannier to the outside of the other using either of the Tusk panniers and racks on a 2008-2017 KLR 650?
    Kevin E on Jun 1, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: They are 38" wide on the large panniers.
    How much do these racks weigh? Specifically for the WR250R
    Thomas M on Jan 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The WR250R racks weigh 18.4 pounds.
    Can anyone tell me the overall width from the outside of one pannier to the outside of the other using the Tusk Rack and (any size) Tusk pannier on a 2008-2017 KLR 650?
    A shopper on Jun 1, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: On a 1991 KLR 650 the Large Panniers with the Tusk Racks measure 36 1/4 inches.
    Are there racks available that will fit the Yamaha XT250 .. perhaps with some home-toolshop modification/s?
    Brian S on Feb 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I think that they will fit your bike. Just order it under the xr250 or the other 250 Yamaha style. If you already have a set Of racks you may be able to put just the boxes. But you wouldn't be able to remove them. These are really big boxes for a 250. Just so you know... and there are 2 sizes. Big and bigger. I am happy with mine... i still had to do a bit of shall we say finesseing To get a fit but nothing major. Better than my original boxes.
    can the pin assembly be removed from the rack frame or is the pin permanently in there?
    Scott A on Nov 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I removed the cotter pin retaining the pin and spring, the pin, spring and washer just slide out. Just be careful it is under tension.
    Will a 1.75 gallon Rotopax fit on the underside of the WR250R rack?
    Matthew H on Oct 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: We have seen a lot of people do this. although we cannot guarantee this, we have seen it done.
    Will these work on the new KTM 1090R?
    A shopper on Mar 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: To see if this part will fit your machine please enter the make, model, and year into our "Choose a vehicle" drop down boxes found above the product image. If your machine is not listed, we may not carry the right item for your application. If you have a 2017 year model but don't see your machine as an option, please contact a tech via Live Chat or call us at 1-800-336-5437 for assistance.
    Is there a way to relocate the quick release cable to be inside the box? I think its way too easy for someone to pull the boxes off and steal them. I'd feel way better about a way to pull that cable from inside the box. Keep the box locked from the outside and when you want to remove them open it and release from inside.
    Scott S on May 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They come with a (wing) bolt that goes inside the box so there are safe from would be thieves. You can put the bolt on or leave it off (optional)
    is there any way to accommodate a passenger with this mounting rack system ?? i would really like to maintain my ability to do this
    aaron s on Apr 18, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can still have a passenger with the Tusk boxes on the bike. No problem.

    A couple things to consider with these boxes is that if you're doing aggressive off roading where you might need to put a foot down, then a soft bag might be a better choice to avoid hurting your legs. Another thing is that if you live in a state where lane splitting is legal then these do make the bike a bit wider in the rear. I don't feel as comfortable splitting lanes with these boxes mounted. Other than that, they're a great affordable product.
    Can you still use passenger pegs on the KTM 690 enduro with the Tusk pannier racks? The video show some on there, the description says they are removed. Thanks
    Donald F on Dec 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: on a 2016 690 the stock pegs must be removed. The rack has a location ( hole ) to mount a footpeg BUT it will not accommodate the stock KTM pegs.
    Where is the optional included rotopax mounting bar?
    Samuel H on Feb 1, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I was not aware of a *included* optional rotopax mounting bar. I don't recall seeing anything about it prior to ordering. Cheers!
    Are the Tusk racks made to be symmetrical in relation to the bike and account for a wide exhaust on one side of a bike like the KTM 1190 Adventure?
    Robert C on Oct 18, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Fits my 1190 beautifully! They are symmetrical, this means that there left side panniers leaves a bit of space between the bike and pannier, Tusk have included a mounting point for a Rotopax system in this space so that it can be used, I also strap my camping chair into this space.
    I can't speak highly enough of Mr Tusk panniers, I have also stopped there bikes on then more than once with boxes both on and off, once at speed which saved my expensive Zard full carbon exhaust and other times with the boxes on and they have loved to tell the tale over and over.
    I would highly recommend these.
    Is there hardware to attach LEFT SIDE ONLY? (2016 KTM 1190 Adventure) looks like the brace across the back is left-to-right. I only want a rack on ONE Side, even if I have to buy both.

    Thanks, Ed
    EDMUND L B on May 20, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: For the two sets of tusk pannier racks I have owned (KLR 650 and DR 650), it was possible to mount only one side if desired. You are correct in your observation of the brace. It connects left to right.

    Joe
    How do you mount rotopax fuel containers to tusk pannier racks?
    Robert P on Mar 9, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The center of the Tusk mounting plates do not allow for mounting of the Rotopax containers. I recommend mounting a flat aluminum plate to the removable brackets of the rack thus allowing you to mount the center securement assembly for the rotopax. I think this would work well with throw over / soft pannier bags which would provide extra protection for the Rotopax
    how do you mount the rotopax mounting plate on the 950 adventure rack?
    John C on Mar 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm not 100% sure the 950 is the same as the 1190, but on my 1190, Tusk has a cross piece on the left (shifter) side for the RotoPax adapter to mount to. It is not shown in the picture, but the bar is there. You will need to buy the RotoPax and the RotoPax Adapter separately. What is very nice (at least for the 1190), is the panniers are spaced out the same so the bike is symmetrical from the rear. Since the exhaust is inside the pannier rack on the right, the open space on the left is then filled with the RotoPax. Should you fall to the left, the RotoPax is protected by the Pannier Rack (RotoPax is stored between the rear wheel and the pannier rack).
    WR250R...is the Tusk Racks symmetrical? I would like to add either a Rotopax or tool tube on the inside of the left rack.
    Kurt on Oct 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes and No, there is room to mount a tool tube however with the cross bar a Rotopax will not fit. At least a 2 gal will not fit, I do not have 1 gal to test fit.
    Can this be made to work with Honda CB500X?
    Eric W on Feb 7, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Fits KTM 690, but maybe ok for it
    May need to modify mounts
    Is there a plate for this rack that mounts a one gallon rotopax, or do you have to make your own? 2015 DRZ400S.
    Eric B on Jan 20, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: There is not a plate per se. There are mounting brackets both sides that you could attach a plate to attach the Rotopax hardware. I would buy a second set of mounting brackets for the tusk rack that way you could easily switch out the rotopax to panniers and back.
    How wide will a wr250r be with this panniers or can someone tell me the width of the panniers rack? thanks Thomas
    Thomas T on Oct 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have them mounted on a 2012 wr250r and with the pannier frames mounted the width is 19"s
    Will the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro rack work on a 2017 Husky 701 E?
    A shopper on Aug 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: probably, I don't have the Husky 701, but it is basically the same bike, just blue instead of orange. I think it's a very good rack. On retrospec I should have bought the Touratech rack because my touratech aluminum bags and my Kriega plates doe not fit on it. I was hoping to be able to swap between all my bikes. You can not do that. The Tusk racks and Aluminum combo is the cheapest way you can go and the quality is top notch. I bought a pair for my son in law's KLR.
    I have Tusk panniers but Tusk does not make a rack for my Africa Twin 650 RD03 i was thinking about buying a rack for a diffrent bike and modifying it to fit, so my question is which bike would be the closest to my africa twin or is it maybe possible to buy all of the mounting hardware and just make my own rack from scratch ?
    Kristján Grímur H on Mar 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I cannot say if this racking system will fit your bike it fits perfectly on my drz650. I thought about fabricating something that would fit a little differently on my bike but from all the reviews and online videos it shows that this mounting system works great for my bike. I have not checked about your kind of bike and the type of mounting hardware you will need period I am sorry I cannot give you an accurate answer for the kind of mounting hardware you will need for your kind of bike good luck to you.
    Im trying to figure out if this will fit the base model crf250l not rally, other panier rack system say they fit both because they use the same body?
    Ryan C on May 1, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Hello Ryan, I am really happy with my tusk panniers and racks for my KLR 650. They will not fit your crf250l! Have a good day!
    Is the pannier 'loop' a standard size across all Tusk racks and what are its dimensions?
    A shopper on Apr 21, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Hello - sorry - I do not know if there is a standard size. But the dimensions of the loop are 11.75in wide by 9in high (center to center) for the Africa Twin set I got about 6 months ago. Also - I am very happy with the racks.
    I have a 2012 bmw r1200gs adventure. Exhaust is on the left side. Will the tusk rack for 2012 gs as noted fit my bike??
    John K on Nov 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: To be honest I have a KLR650 so I can only speak to that specific rack. Based on the RM pics It appears it will fit. I had assemble it loose and tighten equally around the set up. I did have an issue as do most people with any rack system the holes aren’t exactly true to the rear sub-frame. But that was on a used klr that I bought. This set up should work well for your GS. Good luck have fun. They are excellent racks !!
    What size is the nut on the back of the locks?
    Christopher B on Jun 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The nut that holds the lock in is 22MM. Tusk Panniers are great! You just need to lock tight everything on! Worth every penny!
    Can the Tusk panniers be fitted to the Rumbux pannier racks? This is for a Honda AT
    Daniel M on May 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The Tusk panniers come with no mounts or mounting holes, so if your racks come with their own specific mounting plate, it can likely be attached to these panniers. The Tusk mounting plates will only fit the Tusk racks.
    Will this pannier rack system work on a 2017 Honda CRF250L? In your listing it only shows the CRF250L Rally only.
    STEVEN Y on Jun 12, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No unfortunately there will be different mounting points and this system will not work on the 2017 CRF250L.
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