Atacama or Mosko Backcountry

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  1. CardiffKook

    CardiffKook Been here awhile

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    Yes... I know Atacama are made by Mosko.

    I am wondering if the Atacama are better than the Mosko Backcountry setup.

    Thoughts on why to get Atacama:
    Easier mounting and removing with custom plate?

    Thoughts on why to get Backcountry:
    1. I think they are a bit less expensive
    2. They can be moved to other bikes more easily.
    3. Possibly more integrated features through Mosko.

    Anyone have experience with both?
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  3. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    If you have the factory racks and hard bags already you could go this route. And you wouldn’t necessarily have to use the Mosko/BMW soft bags with it.

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    gadgettr1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Has anyone tried these? Review?
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  5. hunzee

    hunzee Community Elder

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    With BMW bags you get a 25 and a 35 liter bag.

    With Mosko you can get (2) 35 liter bags.
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  6. TrentAJ

    TrentAJ I'm bringing ugly back

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    I'm also facing the decision between Mosko and BMW Atacama. I know the size differences, but do either system mount and unmount from the racks easier? I intend to use my hard cases all week, but switch to soft cases for my weekend offroad riding.

    -Trent
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  7. bowseruni

    bowseruni 2018 r1200 GSA

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    I just bought the Lone rider side bags and Mosko 40L duffle. The 40L is bigger than I expected (heard that before....)

    Also with the Mosko you get the tent pole bag build in and the little strap things on the top to start other bags too. You don't get these on the BMW bag
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  8. toramorgan

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    Would you recommended the 30L duffle instead?
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  9. toramorgan

    toramorgan Adventurer

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    Anyone with Mosko softbags (or Lone Rider) on a GS WC?

    Which racks did you get?

    - If possible, I’d prefer not to remove the OEM rear handler.
    - I don’t want to spend extra money on OEM GSA passenger footpegs in order to mount the racks.
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  10. GravelRider

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    Wow! Very cool bags. I hadn't heard of them before. I'll definitely keep them in mind when I'm in the market for soft luggage again. As it is, I'm loving my Mosko Moto Reckless 80s!
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    If you don't get your answer here, you can always post in their vendor page. They're pretty quick to respond, and there are lots of inmates that are active there too.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/mosko-moto-soft-bags-for-offroad-dualsport.927215/
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  12. Orindarider

    Orindarider Been here awhile

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    I have a set of their original mounting brackets and they work great. The new ones are slightly lighter. It’s great being able to switch between soft and hard bags depending on the type of riding.



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  13. bowseruni

    bowseruni 2018 r1200 GSA

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    nah, i wanted the 40L to use as a single bag for trips where i can get away without the side bags. It should work fine for this purpose.
    If I was to keep the side bags on all the time then maybe the 30L would be a better option for weight saving
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  14. TrentAJ

    TrentAJ I'm bringing ugly back

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    Check the flea market. There is a guy selling everything you need to put OEM racks on the GS (including the racks) for around $200.

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  15. toramorgan

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    Thanks but I’m in Europe. I’m actually trying to decide what should I get.
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    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    Call Mosko, they are very helpful and great people. They usually have 10% off sales during special holiday times also.
    I have the reckless 80 and the quality is unbeatable!
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  18. Farkleberry

    Farkleberry Been here awhile

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    I am not whinging about $700 for the bags. They appear to be well worth it and I'm very interested.

    I am saying that $700 is crazy for the Akalaka metal plates.
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    TrentAJ I'm bringing ugly back

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    I ended up buying the Bumot Xtremada Soft Panniers that are compatible with the GSA OEM racks. I can easily switch back and forth between my OEM boxes for my daily commute and these soft bags when I ride offroad on the weekends. No screws or mounts to deal with, just the flip of a key.

    I ordered them from AdvMotorrad.com and they arrived today.
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