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post #21 of 30 Old 07-03-2018, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Patroy, would you post a pic of your panniers, they are on my list of accessories and was wondering what size. As far as highway speed wobbles, out of fork brace, lower fender, zero gravity windscreen and tires(Shinko 705), the tires were the most noticeable improvement for the wobble/shimmy at least on my bike. I have since added progressive springs, which are great for removing that nose dive when braking. Haven't noticed much in handling but with only 2 1/2 months on the bike i'm still figuring out the subtleties
Sorry! Have been in the mountains for a few days. I'll post some picks shortly. I did get the Mitas 07's on. Front was easy. The rear tire was MF and took most of the day. I broke at least one of the bead wires, cut if off so it would get sucked back up in the rubber when the tire was on right.

Now all balanced and wow so much nicer a ride than the kenda. Smooth. Says it's a 50-50 tire but it sure rides more like 60-40 or better. Corners great. HAven't ridden with the panniers but that will be tonight or tomorrow.

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post #22 of 30 Old 07-06-2018, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Blurry sorry!



I put some reflective green tape on this morning. I swear people are out to get me.

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post #23 of 30 Old 07-06-2018, 05:35 PM
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Thanks for the pic...very nice. Those boxes are huge man. I installed the Tusk Racks and like them, but their instructions are shit. Glad I read your post about left blinker, I didnt need to cut it. Ride safe
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post #24 of 30 Old 07-09-2018, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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I love the boxes an with these Mitas tires I'm not getting any wobbles. I love how I can take em on and off easily but still feel, with the safety screw, that they aren't coming off. I got caught in the worst downpour of my life I think, Friday. Luckily I have my chair in one of my boxes cause I had to sit out almost 40 minutes in a hospital garage waiting on it to clear enough to see.
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post #25 of 30 Old 09-07-2018, 06:37 PM
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Here you go. A little green paint you "you be stylin'"

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post #26 of 30 Old 09-09-2018, 03:42 PM
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post #27 of 30 Old 10-07-2018, 10:44 PM
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Patroy75, Are those the medium or large Tusk Panniers? I plan on getting some in the spring.
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post #28 of 30 Old 10-08-2018, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Patroy75, Are those the medium or large Tusk Panniers? I plan on getting some in the spring.
These are the large and they hold a ton of stuff.

Everything in this picture except the two fat dudes. Chair, Table, Tent, Poles, five drones, batteries, list goes on. Amazing.

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post #29 of 30 Old 01-11-2019, 01:30 PM
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Hi, jumping in here... What I think I'm reading from patroy75 is that the tires are the issue, not the TUSK panniers, but I get the large panniers have to have a lot of drag regardless. Anyone try the medium size and the difference in performance/drag. I understand there's a 12 liter difference in space, but why couldn't you could offset that by a larger soft bag on top and save the drag?
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post #30 of 30 Old 01-14-2019, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Have no issues with my large boxes with the new tires. Have done some traveling and the amount of stuff you can stuff in there is amazing. New reflector tape


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