Finally, OEM soft luggage for the GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by GreyThumper, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. MrGone

    MrGone Been here awhile

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    busted up laughing at the price. I'd just get those knock-off aluminum ones for $600 (I forget the brand)

    I was thinking they'd come in just shy of $600, personally they'd need to be around the $400 mark for consideration.
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  2. Renegade_Azzy

    Renegade_Azzy Kamen Rider

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    I was looking at the Madgan bags, but the time and cost to get there mere was a lot more than my Mosko R80 setup. While not big enough for my camping setup, they work great for so many things. I really preffer them to the factory hard bags (which, were leaking and have iffy / broken latches)
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  3. tentative_rider

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    I ran the older style Wolfman on my F800GS (I know wrong thread) for 4 years with no real problems, I even have the original Wolfman rack so I don't have all the extra webbing pieces that you see in the picture above, the bags have little metal flanges that go through elongated holes on the rack. They are very light, completely waterproof and very tough. I have had multiple low speed tip overs including on gravel, no damage to the bags or rack!

    I have switched out for the BMW Atacama now though. (I just got a 2016 GSA to replace the 2007 GSA I sold).

    The main reasons I switched:

    For under $100, I got a second set of mounting plates that bolt right to my Wolfman manufactured rack on my F800, and now can use my new BMW (Mosko) bags on both the 1200 and the 800 and switch them from one bike to the other quite literally in under 2 minutes.

    Also I never really liked the fact that you have to run webbing across the top of the rear seat on my Wolfman setup (not sure if the new style is the same), it's annoying when trying to slide way back on the seat for a steep descent.

    There were a lot of things to check each day on my Wolfman setup to make sure it's all tight. (4 webbing mounting points per side plus two straps over the top of the seat).

    Also one of our favorite things to do when we roll into camp for the evening is drop the bags and blast around the area with unloaded bikes, when I did that with my Wolfman stuff it took quite a while to re-mount the bags (unmounting them was pretty quick though).

    And occasionally, we will camp near a river or something where we can't physically get the bikes down to where we are camping, I really like being able to take bags off instantly to carry them from the bike to the campsite.

    Oh one more thing once in a while I have to pick up the bike by myself and it's easier to pick up if I take some the luggage off (it's lighter).

    I actually think hard cases are the most convenient but they are too easily crushed when these heavy bikes tip over, and I do have a set of OEM aluminum boxes but I only use them on "Good Road" trips.

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  4. westnash

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    Glad to see more interest in soft bags. Does anybody know of a source that makes a standoff for the GS 1200 muffler so that regular throwovers can be used? Something similar to the simple wrapover one that was available for the KLR is what I am after as opposed to a full frame.
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  6. Mike E

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  7. wonderings

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    I like the idea of the top bag converting into a back pack. My question is does this bag offer more storage then the BMW adventure top box? Looks like it not as tall but wider.
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  8. nobody0101

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    I'd say it doesn't offer more storage than the top box. I don't have a top box handy (sold mine, never used it) but it's not nearly as tall.

    That said, it's waterproof, converts to a backpack, has neat hydration pack pocket and so on. Not cheap, but kind of cool.
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  9. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    I put 85,000 miles on a Rallye...mosy in the Desert Southwest...great kit, still have it...just wore it for 3000 miles last week...tons better kit than the crap Aerostich I tried to replace it with... :lol3
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  10. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    One nice thing I noticed on my 2016 1200 GSA is that if I really wanted, I could run both Atacama soft panniers, the Atacama duffel over the seat lashed to the OEM BMW pannier racks and still put the BMW Adventure Top Box on the rack behind the duffel If I mount the duffel with the widest dimension side to side as opposed to front-back.


    I am not worried about the top box getting damaged in a tip over because it can't hit the ground, and so I may do this because the top box is relatively light, very quick to access and remove, and lockable.
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  11. wonderings

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    Do you have this bag? The one feature that made me consider this is the hydration pocket. I love the idea of having easy access and not need to store a bunch of water bottles when on a trip. For my uses I do not see any need for the side bags, but the top one has me curious. Emailed my dealer to see if they have them in stock to have a look in person.
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  12. nobody0101

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    Yes, I got it a couple weeks ago. Keeping the aluminum panniers, already have the waterproof liners for them, and i like them quite a bit.

    I dont like a top box, and the softbag i have is too small. I think this will work nicely.
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  13. wonderings

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    Would love to see some pictures of the bag if you have them, mounted to would be great. I used to leave my top box on all the time, but since getting my '15 GSA I have really only used it on one trip, and think I would prefer the soft bag, with straps and a water pouch, seems like it would be more functional for me.
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  14. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    Twice as much $$$ as the Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags (33L)...

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  15. nobody0101

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    And yet I liked it better, so I purchased it.

    Ill try to get pics when I get a chance, but there is a decent youtube video that was going around recently that has goes over the set pretty well.
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  16. CrashTheDOG

    CrashTheDOG Adventurer

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    I'm curious which Mosko Moto duffle bag would fit the best mounted in front of an aluminum top case and the two aluminum panniers installed. Does anyone have any experience with this set up?
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  17. tentative_rider

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    This is true.

    A Ford Raptor also costs more than an F150...
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  18. tentative_rider

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    I have the BMW Atacama duffel which is identical in dimension to the Mosko 40L duffel. I did an trial fitting on my 2016 R1200 GSA, mounted the duffel with the long dimension side to side across the passenger seat (lashed it to the rails of the BMW OEM Adventure rack) and the BMW top case fit fine behind it on the OEM Adventure Rack, no issues whatsoever.
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  20. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    You only need this if you are using a rackless soft bag system (Reckless bag) on a bike without a pannier rack or if on your setup the bag is close to the exhaust pipe.

    The shield is only a metal plate to prevent the bag from coming into contact with the hot exhaust pipe that attaches with a hose clamp. It's fairly universal in that it will fit most exhaust pipes, (that's probably why they don't have pictures of individual bikes) although the LC GS and GSA pipe is really big, so you might want to check with Mosko on if the clamp is big enough.