Mosko Moto Soft Bags for Offroad & Dualsport

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Sideoff, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    I was just curious for pictures showing the end enclosure of the bag itself and possibly it attached in the R80’s bavertail. Figured more pictures would help myself and others part with our hard earned money. Well others , I’ve already ordered mine
  2. coloktmGS

    coloktmGS Been here awhile

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    Can someone describe the pros/cons of the scout 25 vs a reckless 80? Is the scout easier to get the bags on and off? Obviously it weights a bit more with the bracketry, but what other pros/cons are there?
  3. Zach440

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    if you don't want racks or have a rear luggage rack go with reckless 80. it allows you to keep a bag under the beaver tail as if you had a luggage rack. if your not camping/using your bags you can just take the whole assembly off. if you do the same with the scout bags you will still have racks/plates on your bike.
  4. AdvMoto18

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    No R80 movement on my BDCW Help pad on my '15 R1200GS as well. To help prevent chaffing of the R80 harness, I went to Advance Auto Parts and picked up some plastic door edge guards to slip over the sides of the Help Pad.

    I had the TouraTech racks installed for a while (for infrequent use of the Mosko Backcountry pans) but took them off as not needed and afraid they'd get bent up in a fall without the pans (big pillows) installed.

    As for the asymmetric look, I generally subscribe to the notion if I can't see it and it isn't adversely affecting my riding...so be it. But then I also subscribe to the notion, half of being good, is lookin' good. So I understand the consternation of the asymmetric look to those riding in your dust.
  5. Doc Sarvis

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    Yeah when you are the only KTM in a group of five GS riders I take my fair share of shit about my orange KTM rim stickers and knobbies. The "your bags are the only thing that hang left" concert around the fire gets a little old though.
  6. WADE-O

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    If it isn't to much trouble can i get a shot of that? Thank you
  7. AdvMoto18

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    Hi Wade...

    A picture of my setup? Or the plastic door guards on the BDCW Helo Pad?
    My setup is darn near identical to Dusty's (D-Train) from an R-80 installed perspective. I don't have the TT pannier racks installed right now.

    Bill
  8. AdvMoto18

    AdvMoto18 NORDO

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    Why I own one of each!
    A 350 EXC and a R1200GS. Best of all worlds.
    Mosko R40 is perfect for the 350 and the R80 rides exceptionally well on the R1200GS.

    And its only the guys in your dust worried about your stuff hangin' left or right.:D
  9. Minora

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    I'm taking a chance, but does anyone perhaps have a contact at UPS?

    I'm from South Africa and had a holiday planned in Orlando during September, placed my order to ensure my Reckless 80 and tool roll gets delivered during our stay (and so avoid international delivery costs and import taxes). Parcel arrived on time and then disaster struck - our flights got cancelled due to Hurricane Irma and I never made it to Orlando.

    After numerous international calls, I've finally received confirmation from our hotel that the parcel was returned to the sender on 2 October but Mosko Moto hasn't received the parcel and there is no tracking number available for returned parcels.

    I'm gutted :( - after an unfavorable exchange rate purchase (to time my delivery with our stay), I fear my bags are lost in the system and my hard earned ZAR :flush
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  11. Minora

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  12. Jan Inge Sageie

    Jan Inge Sageie Been here awhile

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    What kind of "confirmation" did you receive from the hotel? If they returned it to sender (MM) they must have received some receipt or tracking information from UPS or whatever they used. That information should have been forwarded to you since they have acted on your behalf (a guest/customer).
    Who is Eric?
  13. Minora

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    I assume Eric works in the Mailroom/deliveries at the hotel and was the individual that signed for it upon initial delivery.

    After a couple of frustrating calls with guest services, I demanded to chat to the manager. She looked into the matter personally and confirmed (verbally) that the parcel was collected on the 2e (just after 16:00) as per their records.

    I asked for a tracking number as was told that they never receive any tracking numbers for returns. Hotel policy is to return parcels to senders if guests never pitch or cancel their reservations.

    It doesn't make sense to me at all that there is no way to track a return and I still question whether it really was collected on 2 October. Flip side it why would you not return uncollected parcels as it only takes up space and clutter the mailroom.

    Time will probably tell if it really was returned by the hotel
  14. Jan Inge Sageie

    Jan Inge Sageie Been here awhile

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    To track the return is not less important. Tracking or not; they should have some receipt or other info to forward to you.
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    Presumably they used the lowest cost option for them which might not have been UPS, I guess. That might explain why no tracking number and why so long to arrive.
  16. Minora

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    Makes sense, really just hope the parcel does not go missing. Back home, our postal service is not very reliable hence my concerns.

    So a question for the locals-how long will it take for a parcel to be sent from the East to the West across the States (the cheap option...)?
  17. philthyphil

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    7-10 days on the slow boat. Could be a little more but certainly not much.
  18. wolftrax

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    I'm a former operations manager for UPS. UPS will only accept an unopened package refused at the point of delivery for returned to sender. Its pretty much up to the driver to make the decision to accept a package after a day or two. Either case the original tracking number is used to track the package back to the shipper. Since you didn't receive the package I would suggest you ask MM to file a claim for non receipt. Hope this helps.

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  19. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Eric might ride a motorcycle and know the value of Mosko Moto Reckless products. :D

    Good luck with the outcome.

    Coming from a far away place myself (relative to the USA), I appreciate the frustration trying to deal with people when things turn to shit.
  20. CreatureCore

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    I work at a hotel and we return items to sender regularly. Once ups takes possession of the item from the hotel it is scanned as a return to sender and the original tracking number should show this. It is a bit slower to return to sender then it is for the package to arrive, but with ups and fedex it still usually is returned in under 2 weeks. I would call and talk to the hotel and see if they actually sent it back and when if they did as they should have a log. There is a good chance it is still there. We have a policy of only holding packages for 2 days, but its rare that is the case. Usually we will hold on to them for much longer.
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