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post #1 of 8 Old 06-25-2016, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to pick up some handles for my Tusk panniers. The Tusk handles are only $10, but the shipping was making them real close to $20. Being a cheapo, I considered making my own. I decided I was not going to make anything that would look decent so I gave up on that. While at Dicks Sporting Goods, I saw replacement kayak handles. I did not see any reason these wouldn't work, so I slapped them on. $12. So far, they are working well. I apologize if this is common knowledge, but being a new rider, I had not yet seen this done. Just thought it could be good cheap mod for anyone in the same boat.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-26-2016, 08:50 PM
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How many pounds or should I say 'rounds' does one have to carry in the Left pannier to Balance the weight of the scabbard with the rifle in it on the Right?

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How many pounds or should I say 'rounds' does one have to carry in the Left pannier to Balance the weight of the scabbard with the rifle in it on the Right?
I had my O/U shotty and it only weighs about 6 lbs. It's hardly noticeable back there. At 75mph though, it shakes like a mutha.

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I had my O/U shotty and it only weighs about 6 lbs. It's hardly noticeable back there. At 75mph though, it shakes like a mutha.
What are you going to do when it's gone someday?

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What are you going to do when it's gone someday?
Is your concern about falling off or theft? It's very secure and will not be falling off. I reach behind and check it occasionally at lights and it's never loose. As far as theft, I only use it to shoot claysor to ride to the rifle range. I ride there and home. Never leaves me.
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Is your concern about falling off or theft? It's very secure and will not be falling off. I reach behind and check it occasionally at lights and it's never loose. As far as theft, I only use it to shoot claysor to ride to the rifle range. I ride there and home. Never leaves me.
Falling off. I don't care that you carry it. I've got a smaller one on my belt. Came in handy once. Don't leave home without it.

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Falling off. I don't care that you carry it. I've got a smaller one on my belt. Came in handy once. Don't leave home without it.
I had done a few test runs prior to actual use. I dont think it's going anywhere, but I've been kicking around the idea of making a cable lock to be extra secure and tobe sure it does stay if I have to get off for any reason.
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