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post #1 of 16 Old 01-14-2020, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Tusk Panniers - Medium or Large?

Considering Tusk panniers. Deciding on what size. Have read that the large panniers cause some instability at highway speeds. Anyone have any experience with the Tusk product?
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I've been curious about this, too. Can't figure out just yet if 2-up camping occasionally, the mediums would be big enough, yet not in the way of a passenger.
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Trying to envision how I'd fill them up. Tools, extra inner tubes, parts, plus foul weather gear and what else all. I have a First Gear Dry Pak 70 liter waterproof bag that will hold all my personal stuff so not sure I need the big ones...
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Iíve no idea what size panniers or bags I need solo camping up to a week alone.

Iíve struggled to fill one 1500ct A165 ammo can...minus food, bag and pad...


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Are you guys talking about the hard or soft ones???? If you're talking about the soft ones I have a friend with a set. I could score a few pics of them on his KLR. They look great and he's pretty damn happy with them.
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Are you guys talking about the hard or soft ones???? If you're talking about the soft ones I have a friend with a set. I could score a few pics of them on his KLR. They look great and he's pretty damn happy with them.
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-28-2020, 10:51 AM
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Considering Tusk panniers. Deciding on what size. Have read that the large panniers cause some instability at highway speeds. Anyone have any experience with the Tusk product?
That's the reason I decided on medium......plus the large looks weird to me

There plenty big enough for my needs. I'm happy with my choice.
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the smallest you can get away with! .....and soft is preferred offroad.

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post #9 of 16 Old 02-28-2020, 02:25 PM
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The large ones are massive ... I have the mediums and a 40 liter dry bag ... I camp all the time with no issues ...

I could always fill more space but honestly it is just too much IMHO ...

We go a bit off road and the mediums when loaded are definitely a PITA to ride off road with ... I have all I can do dealing with them. The large ones would be downright unwieldy ...

As far as high speed, the mediums dont bug me at all .... No buffeting or other odd handling ... I cant speak to the large ones ...

Most guys I ride with have the mediums and are happy as well ...

My 2 cents ...
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post #10 of 16 Old 03-26-2020, 08:40 AM
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I have a set of the large hard cases. I love them. Those plus a 22" tool box on the back seat was enough to pack all my things for a summer internship - clothes, laptop, etc.
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