Mosko Moto Soft Bags for Offroad & Dualsport

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

  1. Arcanetwice

    Arcanetwice Adventurer

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    I had a new Reckless 40L on my new Husq FE501 for a 6 day trip to northern Quebec in September. It worked perfectly. I had tools (in a Fatty Tool Roll) and tubes on one side, and ride and rain gear in the other. We stayed in hunting camps, so were not camping. Clothes went into a duffle in the beavertail. I had fuel bottles, food, and water bottles in the add-on pockets. The gear is not light (but consider the weight of a steel frame saved), and it scratched the hell out of the bike's plastic, but as I said, it worked perfectly. I would like to see the next Mosko Moto tank bag be waterproof and bigger than the current mini, and to focus on storing and connecting electronics, batteries, chargers. Those are my go-to items these days. Go MoskoMoto!
  2. deersSlayer

    deersSlayer Been here awhile

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    Put on an overlapping layer of painter's tape, then a layer or 2 of duck tape, on the bike's plastic. Cheap, protects plastic, and comes off easily when done.
  3. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    I bought some clear 3M protective tape to try on my Husaberg plastics. I haven't put it on yet, but if it's good enough for helicopter rotor blades and the leading edges of airplane wings, then it should hold up to a saddlebag rubbing against it. ;)

    Mine is actually 8mil thick, but if that don't take the abuse they also offer 14mil.

    https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company...0797+8711017+8712774+8730781+3294857497&rt=r3
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  4. Arcanetwice

    Arcanetwice Adventurer

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    I should have asked about this in August - too late now! Actually, I don't mind some honest wear and tear. But my main point is that the Mosko Moto Reckless 40L system is ideal for the dirt bike as adv or ds ride.
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  5. puckpuck

    puckpuck Been here awhile

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    Anyone gone on trip with R80 and Husky FE501S or similar dirt bike?

    I’m setting it up for 10days Baja, no camping so wondering if it might be too big. But yea I don’t pack light. I’m also open to trade if anyone got R40v2 in a same hardly used condition.

    I rigged it up today and seems it sit on the bike just fine. I’ll probably going to put a cleat clips on the fender. I’ve been looking for rack but nothing seem to fit 17 husky.

    Rubbing on plastic seems to be a talk and people are using protected tape. Since I’m putting 4.1gal tank on, I might just get a new replica plastic panels and preserved the stock. Just a thought.


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  6. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    R80 is way too big.
    Especially if you're not even camping.
    The R40 fits like it was made for this bike and holds more than enough stuff.

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  7. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    You'll get folks that chuckle and think why not just re-plastic the bike upon resale. But for whatever reason I always remove my plastics within the first 0-5 hrs and bag then box them up. Then I dirty whatever custom setup I source. When I sell my bikes, I always sell the bike, and as a priced in bonus I sell every stock take off part, as well as those crispy clean plastics. I don't care whether the buyer reverts to stock, and sells off my thousands in upgrades, or sells off all the extras he gets. It's his to do with as he wishes.
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  8. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    My way of dealing with the Reckless 40 scuffing up my bike.
    After trying to protect the plastics from wear and tear a few times I have decided to give it up and buy new plastics hang them up in the shop and know I can have a shiny bike whenever I want. Problem solved and in the long run it may well be the cheapest option.
  9. Sideoff

    Sideoff Been here awhile

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    Yeah that was me! Thanks for the heads up. We were camped up there for the night to go mountain biking nearby. The door on my camper is kinda screwed up, sometimes it doesn't shut right.
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  10. megis

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    I have ridden the Nevada BDR and the Idaho BDR on my 2015 KTM 500 EXC using the Reckless 80 V2 loaded with camping gear, etc. The Reckless 80 worked very well with my EXC, no problems or damage to the sub-frame.

    However, I have a Globetrottin rack on my bike that reinforces the sub-frame. The R80 is a bit wider and fits the rack nicely

    If I didn't have the Globetrottin rack, I would go with the Reckless 40 as suggested by spaceman_spiff.
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  11. WADE-O

    WADE-O Been here awhile

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    @Sideoff any Mosko love at the international motorcycle show in long beach?
  12. sanders446

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    Looking to upgrade my panniers this winter and seriously considering the scout, but being able to lock the bags is important to me. Now, I understand a locking strap won't stop someone who has a couple minutes and some tools and really wants take your stuff, but without it all it takes is 2 fingers and 2 seconds and someone can walk away with all your gear.

    It looks like a locking strap worked really nicely with the old scout design, but not with the new design. The new design has no daisy chain or webbing to slip the strap through, so the locking strap can just be slid off to the side. Kinda bummed out about this.

    Are there any plans to add a daisy chain on these bags, or a way to incorporate a locking strap?
  13. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Pacsafe net?
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  14. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at purchasing a Back Country 35 pannier set and had some fitment concerns. I have Bumot panniers for my Tiger 800. I know Mosko has a nice solution for the exhaust side that will work (they even sent me a picture!) that is made for the GS, but seems to work fairly well for any system that has a cut out in the pannier racks for the exhaust.

    My concern is the other side. Bumot has a metal "tab" centered in the middle of the rack bars at the top and bottom that is used for indexing the panniers when you put them on. It's also used in some cases for mounting their tool box, though the Tiger 800 model doesn't actually use them for that. I'm worried that this metal tab will interfere with mounting the wedge on the left side as it may be wider than the two slots milled into the top of the wedge. This won't allow the pucks to properly clamp down or bolt through and hold the wedge in place.

    Does anyone have any experience with mounting the panniers on a Bumot rack to know if this is an issue? Attached a picture for reference

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  15. worncog

    worncog YBNormal

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    You may be aware of this already, but Bumot now has a soft pannier set that is plug-n-play for the racks. Pricey though.
  16. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    I love the Bumot racks and toolbox and was headed that way until I got OEM Tiger racks at a killer sale price.

    The Bumot tool box should not be a problem as the wedge sits flush against the top and bottom rails of the rack. My tiger below, along with a picture from the web.
    Although covering the outside of the box with the 3m film would likely be a good idea to keep dirt from working between the wedge and the toolbox a scratching it all up.

    The bottom wedge mounts should work fine, however, for and aft movement will be limited to the base Bumot rack tab.

    The problem will become the top mounts, they are much closer together than the bottom, and while it is likely, you can clear on one side or the other, that Bumot top tab looks to be a challenge.

    I thought I seen a design diagram of the Wedge here in this thread with the specs, but I after a quick look I could not find it.

    I would email or phone MM directly and ask for the specs, or better yet a full spec diagram that you can post here.

    A solution could be a simple as drilling one more hole in the Bumot top tab. However, the downside with the Bumot rack design is that it will limit how much you will be able to adjust the wedge (and therefore) the panniers: forward and back.

    Rick


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  17. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the response. I was thinking about the drilling solution as well. One other, potential (maybe) solution, is that they do have elongated pucks that come with some of their adapter panels due to the rack design having a tab in the way on some of the GS models. One of those elongated pucks may also offer enough clearance to bypass underneath the Bumot tab.

    We'll see. I'm just trying to see if someone has done it before and if it's a problem, and if so, what their solution was. It's not like some racks where it clearly won't work due to odd bends or shapes.
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  18. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    Seems like there's an obvious solution to me.

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  19. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    Well, yeah. But then i lose the ability to index the Bumot Panniers when i want to use those for street riding/commuting. It wouldn't stop me from mounting them (i don't think) but i'd have to be a lot more careful to keep them centered properly and it would also probably mean they could slide forward or backward without anything to stop them other than friction.

    I want to have my cake and eat it too, dammit! :D
  20. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Here is something to assist with the distances of the puck placement on the Mosko wedge...
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0...k_wedge_fitment_2015.pdf?12139375740354231792


    We do have some elongated pucks that look as though they might work...so if you decide to place an order certainly request at least two. Hope that helps!

    Thanks for chiming in @Raconnol !