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Metal Mules (used) at Ripley for sale

Hello all

I will be bringing my Metal Mules which are FOR SALE to Ripley on Friday afternoon (until Saturday early evening).

They have just returned from a bruising few months through Africa so have some scars and look well 'ard. Happy to talk reasonable offers but I notice now they are around £1200 new (!!)

I would have bought secondhand myself if I could have found some last year, so would suit someone planning a big trip.

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Hi, I am Fabien from France.

How much are you asking for your metalmule panniers?

You can send me a PM if you prefer,

Cheers,

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Are you including the mounting carrier? If so, from which bike?

Also, which version of MMs are they?
I ask because I understand they are now selling Version 3 for the money you quote, but V3 has different locking and sealing systems to earlier ones. (Hardly worth the 30% price hike though - see separate thread).
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presumably the Series I panniers, not the latest Series II

capacity would be useful information--31 litre, 38 litre or 45 litre?

whether with carrying handles, tie-down points and rubber feet?

whether anodised or powder coated?

whether pannier rails are included?
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Hello Tim, Tony and Fabien

Your questions highlighted the fact that my post was put up in a hurry - Sorry - I'll try and shed some light on the MMs:

I bought them in July 2007 for just over £800 (I don't know what 'series' they are)
They have carrying handles on top and two each on the side
4 rubber feet on each (bashed up)
4 metal tie-downs on each
Anodised
Pannier rails (presumably those are the things that hook onto the frame?)
Mounting frame for a Triumph Tiger

ITHINK they are 38 & 45 litre volumes, I can't honestly swear on that because my receipt does not say and the boxes do not say - I suppose I could always fill them full of water to check! But they were recommended as the best solution because of the big exhaust on one side.

If it was me, I would give them a good clean and buy two new rubber feet (damaged) and a few new pannier rails to get a good tight fit from Metal Mule who are usually at the Ripley weekend (no postage) and you are ready to go.

They are still worth £425 to me and that's what I am asking.

Regards to all
Alan
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Hi again,

I give up, it's too expensive for me... I think they are worth the money tough and wish you a good sale.

Best regards from France,

Fabien
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Hi Alan

I'll pass on the boxes at the asking price...........but come and have a anyway!!!!


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