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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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    Tusk Pannier Racks Reviews

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    4.6 / 5.0
    125 Reviews
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    Fitment
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    Finish
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    Recommend it?
    Yes (108)
    No (3)
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
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    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
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    Recommend it?
    Yes
    KTM 1090r and it fits!
    I got the tusk pilot bags as well because the entire set up was a good value and I wasn't going with any hard luggage. Their stuff works, plain and simple. Are the racks lined up and symmetrical? For the most part, yes. I like how easy the installation was how well mostly everything fit. It came with extra hardware to mount rotopax and hard luggage as well.
    Great work

    -m-2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R--
    March 26, 2020
    Gresham, OR, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Great design!
    I really like the concept behind these racks. They were slightly difficult to install as not all the holes lined up with my CRF450L, but only on the right side...left side no problems.

    -m-2019 HONDA CRF450L--
    March 5, 2020
    Strasburg , CO, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    5'4 - 5'6
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    3 / 5
    Fitment
    3 / 5
    Finish
    3 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Hardware sucks
    These fit just fine(DRZ400)but the Chineezium hardware is horrible. Would rather pay a few extra bucks for better quality hardware up front cause I bought it anyway.....
    February 26, 2020
    North Branch, MI, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'4 - 5'6
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Price and quality
    I just mounted these on 2017 Africa Twin. The quality and fit seems very good. The only issue I had installing them was having to loosen up the bracket that bolts up under the seat to get the left side to line up correctly.
    I bolted Harbor Freight 4800 cases to them. This is where the extra washers come in to play as I needed 1 extra washer top and bottom for clearance for the quick release to work correctly. I would buy again

    -m-2017 HONDA Africa Twin CRF1000L--
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    January 28, 2020
    Camas, WA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
    Value
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Tusk rack with pilot panniers
    I like the racks, seems good, time will tell.
    This came as a kit, rack with quick disconnect and panniers but it should have included a pannier mounting plate.

    -m-2018 HONDA Africa Twin Adventure Sports CRF1000A2--
    January 27, 2020
    Atlanta , GA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    solid mount!!!
    i think the frame would bend/break before the pannier rack

    -m-2005 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
    January 21, 2020
    SAN JOSE, CA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    10 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
    Great gear easy install. Happy with the overall look and practicality

    -m-DUAL SPORT--
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    December 11, 2019
    San Bernardino, CA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    2 / 5
    Fitment
    1 / 5
    Finish
    3 / 5
    Recommend it?
    No
    Not a complete proper fit on 2019 KTM 1290
    So looks like in 2017 KTM changed the tail piece for the the 1090/1190/1290. Apparently Tusk did not keep up with the technicals. The rear cross bar does not fit. It hit the underside of the tail plastic. No matter how loose you keep everything on assembly, it is just not going to fit. A possible solution is to flip the bar upside down - I'm not sure how this will work when loaded and suspension is active. That's how I have it now. The real solution is to have a relief bend put in it. I did go out to RM technical with the details and the KTM part change data - they have not gotten back to me - although it is the holiday period.

    So likely I'll have to have the cross bar cut, a relief inserted and re-welded for the proper fit. This makes the racks simply as costly as other options - so cannot recommend it as it is.

    Hopefully RM and Tusk will review and get a modification out. I'll see if the flipped bar works - if not off to the welders - which is a pain. Otherwise the fit is OK.

    To re-do I would have simply bought another product from another vendor.

    -m-2019 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S--
    December 1, 2019
    San Leandro, CA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Finish
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    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
    6 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
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
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    Are you guys going to be making a set up for the honda cb500x?
    Alex T on Feb 1, 2017
    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.
    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
    Does this rack also fit the EU model? (crf 250 rally 2018, EU)
    Sebastian G on Nov 25, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I have no idea, they worked on my Beta xtrainer and my friends KTM 990 fine. Good quality very sturdy. As long as the sub frames are the same they should.
    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 already ordered the tusk top rack but want to add panniers. Is this kit only for the panniers? And I’m thinking of going with soft panniers. Do I also need to purchase the soft pannier mounts?
    Mike H on Jan 21, 2020
    BEST ANSWER: this kit is for the pannier rack only + the bracket (pannier box mounts) to mount a hard case. if you want to add soft luggage you can probably just attach them straight to the rack, but you wouldn't have the quick release capability. to get quick release you need the soft luggage mount which comes with a flat metal plate (attach luggage to plate) and another set of quick release brackets (attach to plate)...meaning you now have an extra set of pannier mounts left over.
    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.
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