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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.
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    4.6 / 5.0
    117 Reviews
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    Finish
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    Recommend it?
    Yes (101)
    No (2)
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    Tusk panniers rack and boxes
    Ordered the complete tusk panniers and rack kit large boxes black. Was a little worried as I heard they were from China. Everything I read about them said they were awesome. I took the chance and ordered them. When the boxes arrived they were very well packed. Upon opening I found damage to the finish on the lids of the cases and the sticker on one side had bubbles on it due to not being installed properly. Damage was just cosmetic to the case lids. Called Rocky MC/ATV and they had me send pics of problems. I was informed they would rectify the problem and send me new decal and new case covers. I was very impressed with the no questions asked customer service and the shipping was fast. The boxes look very well built and I recommend them to anyone. Thanks Rocky Mountain mc/atv for having an honest no nonsense customer service. I will be shopping again for sure.

    -m-2015 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    October 14, 2019
    Edmonton , AB, CA
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    131 - 160 lbs.
    Height:
    5'4 - 5'6
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Made Like a Brick Hit Shouse
    These were heavy but very sturdy. Fitment was perfected took me about 30 min to install. East to take off as well.Nice addition to have to Rotopax mount.

    -m-2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R--
    October 6, 2019
    Greenville, TX, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Nice rack
    Good quality, easy install, showed up quickly, what else is there ?

    -m-2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S--
    October 5, 2019
    BOWMANVILLE, ON, CA
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Tusk Pannier Racks
    installation went very well and very good fit

    -m-2018 HONDA Africa Twin DCT CRF1000D--
    September 11, 2019
    Lone Grove, OK, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Finish
    3 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Drz400s Tusk system
    Very happy with Rocky Mountain ATV, my Friend has the Tusk boxes on his KLR650 they are very strong and he loads it up for bear.
    We have a new Drz400s and getting it ready for our Daughter, the Tusk top rack is of good quality but the 2 screws that go through the rear fender are not long enough, I have Happy Trails Panniers from my old bike and I picked up the Tusk side racks.
    Happy Trails rack and panniers are of better quality and made in the USA, but more than twice the price.
    The major problem I have is the pull-pin on one of the side racks is not long enough to lock the the pannier in place, I have contacted Rocky Mountain ATV about the problem but as of yet no answers.
    Tusk bags on KLR650 on Labrador trip
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    Happy Trails bags on Tusk rack system
    Happy Trails bags on Tusk rack system
    September 4, 2019
    St Catharines, ON, CA
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Solidly built racks!
    these things are beefy! Fitment was a little off on my bike but nothing unbearable, no extra drilling just a little elbow grease to fit right. Don't think about it, just buy them!

    -m-2019 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R--
    August 30, 2019
    Springfield, MO, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    3 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    2018 CRF1000L
    I waited a long time for the Tusk pannier rack for my 2018 AT but it was worth it. I don't own crocodile leather suitcase so spending thousands of dollars on a couple of tin cans to put my gear in wasn't in the cards for me. The rack is a perfect fit no issues at all, and no drilling. The install requires removal of both seats, plastic, grab rails and tail light and then Bob's your uncle.

    2018 CRF1000L
    August 20, 2019
    Blaine, WA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    4 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Absolutely can't beat it for the price
    I'm using the medium panniers to ride around town. It holds everything I need and then some. They seem durable, lock securely and you can't beat the price. They are 1/3 of what most of the other systems cost. I like th eoption of taking off the panniers and putting on the large size or soft luggage if I need to do so.

    -m-2017 HONDA Africa Twin DCT CRF1000D--
    August 16, 2019
    Chandler, AZ, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    6'4 - 6'6
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    3 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Great fitting racks with a few caveats
    While I do like these racks, seems like they could have been made a bit lighter, and I ended up buying stronger hardware (bolts/nuts) that what came with this kit. Other than that, I did have an issue with the angles of the racks where they met the subframe under the fender. I ended up creating angled spacer/flat washer so that it wouldn't bend on the subframe mounts as I tightened them down. Pay attention to this so as not to crack your welds as this part of the frame is not the strongest part on your DRZ and making the rack fit the bike instead of the other way around is much easier on your subframe. Other than that, they are really strong and have held up well.

    -m-2013 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
    August 12, 2019
    Swanton, MD, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    3 / 5
    Fitment
    3 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Very good tusk panier
    -m-2019 HONDA CRF450L--
    Rear
    Front
    My bike Honda CRF 450L 2019 is very good with my tusk panier.
    August 7, 2019
    Lac-des-Iles, QC, CA
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 !!
    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.
    Will these racks work with aftermarket exhaust on a wr250r?
    GREG M on Jan 21, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I expect it will work. Our bike has a two brothers pipe and works fine. The racks have pretty generous clearances for the exhaust side. We ran soft bags for 1000 miles with no issues.

    Dave
    When will Tusk offer a pannier rack for the 2018 Africa Twin? The mounting area for the Pillion passenger pegs was changed on the 2018 model, so the current rack will not work.
    james c on Oct 26, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: We are working on them now, we are still a few months out.
    will these fit a 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports?
    Robin D on Jul 26, 2018
    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 2018 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.
    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.
    Does Tusk have a rack system for the Vstrom DL1000? Year model is 2007
    A shopper on Mar 6, 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.
    Hey guys, any idea on a weight for the 08+ klr 650 rack? I'm contemplating upgrading from the flimsy Givi set up that I keep bending (tusk's were on b.o. when I left for my trip and needed them). Any help would be great!
    DIRK H on Dec 17, 2017
    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)
    I'm going to use ammo cans. Do these come with the hardware for that?
    Mark M on Apr 29, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use Ammo cans with the provided hardware. If weight is an an issue with your rear shock, I suggest springing for the TUSK panniers. They are a lot lighter than Ammo cans and already have locks. Either way the racks are an excellent product and very versatile.
    I have a set of Givi Voyager soft luggage. I'm looking to mount a rack to my 92 KLR 650, to keep the bags off the exhaust. I would like to be able to "upgrade" to the hard alum Tusk at a later date. Will this rack system work with soft luggage in the mean time until I pull the trigger for the hard panniers?
    Tom L on Sep 4, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Yes it will. It will also come with the mounting hardware to attach whatever hard luggage choice you eventually decide on, too. I have these for my KLR and ran soft luggage on it initially. Then I used the mounting hardware to attach pelican cases. This is a solid product at a reasonable price point. Ridden hard and heavy with them for years with zero issues.
    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: I have this setup in my KTM 690 and it doesn’t affect the passenger at all, the racks have a mount to place the rear foot pegs on and it works great
    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.
    Are there any plans to make these for the V strom series of bikes? 2007 650
    A shopper on Mar 14, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: If you are lucky they will. I use them for my 2018 Kawasaki 650 KLR and they work great. Strong and well made. Good luck
    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 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.
    Just installed my tusk pannier rack on my CRF250L rally and I didn’t see anywhere in the description about loosing the passenger pegs or needed to order aftermarket one. Seems like that I do needs added to description?
    TROY H on Oct 3, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Troy I put my set on a KTM 690 they do not include pegs. I do not have rear pegs on my bike. Not sure if you can mount your old ones or not. Sorry if this does not help.
    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
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