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Old 10-27-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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Anyone got any pics of a 990 Adventure with Metal Mules fitted?

Just wondering if anyone has any images of a KTM 990 Adventure fitted with Metal Mule panniers or top box that the could post on here?

Also I'd value their opinion on them such as pros and cons etc.. Many thanks
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:12 PM   #2
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https://plus.google.com/photos/11223...35854486092629

Sorry for the long link.

I love the mules, I have the slim ones, they are waterproof (as found when I dropped the bike in a river) can be removed in about 10 seconds, but when locked they are secure and cannot be removed (even with a jimmy bar, as I found out when I lost my keys). They make a great seat when camping and even withstood a 30 mph bus impact in Morocco whilst the bike was stationary, albeit needing a hammer to straighten them out .... but they finished the trip. Only downside is the weight, heavier than soft bags, but I guess they are no heavier than any other metal box. I have used them for a couple of 4 month overland trips and they still look as good as new (except for bus impact point).
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks. I had the Touratech Zega Pro but was sick of the aluminium back residue rubbing onto all my things. The Metal Mules are expensive but look like they are the real deal.

Thanks for the link to your pics also. I'm off to Ukraine next year.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:41 AM   #4
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Im having real trouble fitting the metal mule pannier frames. Any idea how they are supposed to mount to the passenger rear foot peg? I really appreciate an image of how they mount please.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:47 AM   #5
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Here's how mine is attached.



Yes - very easy to attach and detach these panniers as well as being very robust and secure.

I drilled a Rotopax mount into the topbox and I'm hoping I don't have to test the waterproof qualities post-mod (since I kind of buggered it up and had to move it, leaving holes into the latch spine), although the side boxes have been in the water with no worries.

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Old 02-01-2015, 07:36 AM   #6
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Thanks. I got it sorted in the end. My pannier frames for the 990 Adventure are the latest type (so different to yours). This is what confused me also.
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