Help me decide: GL Siskiyou or Mosko Moto soft panniers on my 790R

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  1. Snowq

    Snowq Been here awhile

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    I use a Kriega US30 (15L/Side) for everyday rides, they can be pulled tight agains the frame and compressed down to nothing.
    For travel / adv I use the mosko R40, best bags I've ever owned fitment and overall quality is next level.
    Very happy with them.
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  2. zonth

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    Good choice with the racks and bags. I find with racks and a pair of nelson rigg bags I can keep the weight very low, almost hangin off the rack even. With Mosko Moto rackless they are very well thought out and built well, but I dont like how the weight sits up higher.
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  3. windblown101

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    COVID boredom and a couple of old youtube requests caused me to throw the following video together with details for what I consider a great way to mount the Mosko Reckless 80 on the 790 as well as a few brief mentions of some of the features I like, but it's not a product review.

    Please pardon the lack of polish of the production. No rehearsals and no re-takes, LOL.

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  4. svneko

    svneko What?

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    Great video WB, thanks. Do you do anything to keep them off the can?
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  5. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Nope. I have the Mosko heat shield but didn't need it. Seems the oem heat sheild towards the front is enough. Put 8k miles with the bags loaded and didn't burn them. If I ever put an after market exhaust on the bike I'll have to mount the Mosko shield.

    All that said, there would be no harm in adding the Mosko shield however even dumping the bike on the exhaust side a few times which put the bag directly in contact with the exhaust didn't burn the bag.
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  6. CaseyB

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    nice reminder that I have to check my r40's with the sc. I did put them on, but things change with them being packed and strapped. I hope I don't need a heat shield, I dislike them.

    *I always forget something after submitting my reply........didn't need a heat shield at all with the stock can. Fit great and didn't touch
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  7. TimC63

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    Interesting that Zonth mention the weight being high with reckless sets. I been wondering if most panniers on racks put the weight farther BACK???
    I've used horseshoe shapes bags on the BDRs I've run, using the AltRider Hemisphere on the last two (on an XR650L).
    I just fit my 790R with the KTM Powerparts\TT rack and Mosko Backcountry 35L soft panniers, centered fore and aft on the racks, and on first look, wonder if most of the weight is centered on the rear axle, opposed to a little forward of the axle on my previous setup.
    Any thoughts?
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  8. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Mr. Dual Sport Rider

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    Thanks for making the video. It helps a lot to see how it goes on and off of a 790R. And you don't need to apologize for the video, it clearly showed everything I wanted to see.
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  9. jaumev

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    I do love the Siskiyou. Bullet proof bags.
    They work great with the OEM racks but you must take off the hand grabbers.
    I'm not sure they can work without the racks if you do hard offroad. 20190813_135807.jpg
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  10. V1Vr

    V1Vr just an average Joe

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    @windblown101, excellent vid, thank you. Do you have a detail pic of the lower attachment point of your left side luggage standoff?? Try as I might I just can't get a clear look at it off your video. After looking at my passenger pegs and mounts I just can't think of an elegant way of attaching anything to it. I had a similar unit on my old V Strom and it did a great job of keeping bags out of moving parts. Thanks!
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  11. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Sure! I used the holes already in the back of the passenger pegs. Here are a few pics.

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    Took my new r80’s out for a shakedown ride today delivering boat parts. Wow, I think I’m really going to like these. B5070856-A1C8-4B58-A6DE-D55AD92C806F.jpeg
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  13. V1Vr

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    Phuuuuck, I'm embarrassed:shog. I was so busy trying to figure out how to attach something on the inboard side of the peg mount I didn't even notice the aft facing holes:doh. Thanks for the pics. Really nice job. If I can make one half as nice I'll be happy.
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    Nice
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  15. ibgary

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    My 2 cents worth.
    Wolfman, Rockie Mountain 35 vs Mosko Moto, Scout 25.
    I got the Wolfman for my wife's bike about 2yrs ago. She decided she wanted hard bags instead. So I tried them on my bike.
    I have now used both the MM and Wolfman bags for about 14 nights each for travel. Although they are rated at 35 and 25 liters, they seem about the same. The Wolfman bags are very well designed for modular expansion with either the small or medium rollie bags. Either will go on easily allow for easy expansion, which is great for when we take a family trip like last week. The Wolfman bags are also lighter than the Scout 25s.
    I like the Mosko system better. They are easier to pack and unpack. The Wolfman bags have me stuffing the dry bag with gear and then restuffling that bag into the pannier bag. The 5 or 6 lb. Weight difference doesn't matter as much as the simplicity of the Scout 25. With the Scout bags, I stuff them then strap them on. The Scout 25 can also be expanded by putting gear on top of or behind the beavertail, wet tarp or rain gear or dirty clothes bag.
    Both are very nice systems. The Wolfman system invites me to pack more, the Mosko invites me to pack less. Now I just need to replace the big Givi box with something smaller, but it makes a great table when dirt-bagging, and it doubles as a bear box. 1139621125.jpg 982364452.jpg
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  16. Olleg

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    My set up for multi-day camping trip. Perun luggage rails, Kriega OS6 on a left side, Kriega US 5 on a right side and over that GL Siskiyou.




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  17. Dan D.

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    Does the reckless 80 system have the ability to mount without the passenger peg supports?

    Notice most people using them as their anchor point.

    Thx
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  18. Dan D.

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    I assume this would work fine?

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  20. Dan D.

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    I removed the passenger pegs and braces... I'm gonna figure something out here soon enough.

    Thanks though.
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