Mosko Moto Soft Bags for Offroad & Dualsport

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

  1. kubcat

    kubcat Long timer Supporter

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    Nope, but you damn sure better be adaptable and responsive to your proven paying customers. That would be the "...please some of the people all of the time." part of your paraphrase.
  2. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    And some people are never satisfied. No one is twisting arms to sale you gear from Mosko or any of the other luggage manufacturers. Or at least my my arm.
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    Everyone just HAS to weigh in with the aphorisms...:jack

    Obviously I'm not talking about those people (the never satisfied), but rather the current customers (me included) and potential buyers with cash in hand ready to order.

    I want to keep supporting them, so I keep suggesting things that I think are constructive and will HELP them in the marketplace, not just criticize them for the sake of judgement. I bought the R80v3 even though I don't use the stinger 22. Some folks have chosen NOT to for that very reason. I sincerely think this change would be in their best interest, both from an economic POV, as well as from a Customer Satisfaction perspective. Adopting the "some people are never satisfied" perspective you posted is risky for small businesses...
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  4. Hugerush

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    Much of what is stated on this forum by the (largely unpaid) shills as well as some of the 'explanations' on their site is simple marketing subterfuge. If you cannot tell by their lifestyle, they seem to be doing okay. The FACT of the matter is, if the 'Reckless' systems were more configurable (with later ancillary add-ons/or even version upgrades perhaps at a slightly reduced cost), they WOULD sell more systems (as well as add-ons). In this 'just in time' world of manufacturing where NOBODY wants to have ANY stock on hand (due to the costs involved) that is perhaps easier said than done. I have made a purchase and I will see what I think. If it doesn't work out I will go in another direction, simple as that. Live and learn.

    P.S. - I do applaud them for seemingly consistently improving their products and staying close to the real world of this fairly small adv family. They also seem to be expanding into the apparel line in manageable way (<THAT is the real hard to please everyone market!).

    P.P.S. - And lets be glad they're relatively young because someday some big bumbling greedy conglomerate will make them an offer they cannot refuse and that will be that. Its the American way!
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  5. Sideoff

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    Hey all!

    Chiming in on the Stinger 22/Reckless 80 question. This is not something we get asked very often. I just checked with Jenn & Paulina and they said this is the first time they can remember it coming up, at least in recent memory. We talked about it just now, and decided to special handle any requests for that and see how many we get before we make it an 'official' option on the website. For now: if you want to order a Reckless 80 without a Stinger 22, please contact Jenn & Paulina directly at the main Mosko email. We'll reduce the kit price by the value of the Stinger 22. Unless you really feel strongly about something, please try to limit custom requests to the Stinger 22 only and not to other subcomponents of the kit (heat shield, leg bags, beavertail, etc). Hope that works for everyone!

    As a follow up to that, something we have been getting a lot of requests for, is an option to buy a Reckless 40 without a Stinger 8. Riders want to sub the Stinger 22 for the Stinger 8 in their R40 harnesses to increase capacity. The dialog we had above about the R80/Stinger 22 merged into a revisiting of the R40/Stinger 8 request. In the past we weren't able to sub a 22 on the R40 because:

    1) Our volume on the R40s was barely above factory MOQ. In order to meet minimums we had to manufacture one Stinger 8 for every one R40 harness, regardless of whether we ultimately shipped it with the kit or not.

    2) The Stinger 22 was really designed for the R80, so even though it worked and works with the R40, it wasn't an ideal fit. We felt like we were already riding a fine line by promoting that combination on the website and talking about it. Lots of people were doing it, including several of us with our own R40s, but the two items weren't actually designed to go together.

    Both of these things have changed. There's a new version of the R40 coming sometime around Dec that DOES incorporate a Stinger 22 upgrade in the design. Also our volume has increased as well, and will probably increase more with the new version when that comes out. At this point I don't see any reason why we couldn't start offering the R40 harness with either the 8 or the 22 (or with nothing) since there seems to be quite a bit of interest in that.

    Man it has been a crazy couple of months. So much has happened. I can't believe it's been August since the last blog post. I am finally back in the office for the foreseeable future and planning to update the blog very soon with a ton of pics, like maybe this weekend or early next week. I hope everyone is doing awesome and that there are a lot of dirty bikes out there with new battle scars from the summer.
  6. V1Vr

    V1Vr just an average Joe

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    Well, I had myself a good chuckle today. I received the Fubasilik I ordered a couple months back. On opening the box I was initially horror struck. The blue jacket I ordered was grey,.... and it apparently wasn’t a jacket either, some sort of bag:hmmmmm. Oh no, they sent someone else’s order!!! My mind Immediately starts listing all the hassles I’ll have returning this incorrect order back across the border in a Covid 19 world. But,...I continue to open the package to see Exactly what I’ve just received.

    Imagine my surprise when I haul a,... suit bag out of the box!:scratch I can’t believe no one has mentioned this yet(or maybe they have and I missed it), but Mosko Moto ships Moto jackets in a suit bag (on a hanger no less)! Well played Mosko, a touch of class. My Moto “Tux” is hanging in the closet awaiting it’s first blast!! :rofl
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  7. TheGearDude

    TheGearDude Been here awhile Supporter

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    The Woodsman certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea (and we get that), but they weren't intended to be.
    Interesting feedback on the shoulders of the Basilisk and Jackaloft. The Jackaloft is designed to be a layering piece underneath armor, so tighter shoulders are to be expected, but you should still have room to move (especially in the riding position). I really like the idea of the stretch panels you mentioned; I will pass that on to Scotty, our head apparel designer. The Basilisk, on the other hand, is intended to be worn over armor, obviously, and tends to be pretty generous in the shoulders. We are happy to swap out or return anything that doesn't fit to your liking. Have you tried talking with one of our customer service specialists regarding fit?
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    TheGearDude Been here awhile Supporter

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    I believe our fit is distinctly different from typical Euro or US molds because the garments are designed to be worn over independent armor.
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    I am passing this feedback on to our head apparel designer, seems like it would make an already awesome piece even better.
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    TheGearDude Been here awhile Supporter

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    It looks like these will be a few months out, I apologize for the inconvenience!
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    Why not exchange the 25's for 35's? Not having the bags that you want is lame, and I am sure we could rectify this for you if you wanted.
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  12. TheGearDude

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    First off, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! Secondly, bummer about the fit! Can I ask what kind of armor you wear?

    Also, you might consider giving our Anorak jacket a shot. The fit on the Rak is purposefully generous and might be just what you're looking for. Our free shipping and returns on apparel is intended to let you try things out without consequences.
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    On our first run of the Woodsman we were pretty conservative with quantities and sizing, but they have done very well so I am sure we will be expanding our sizing/quantities and possibly colors for 2021. I will post here as soon as we have color samples and more info on sizing.
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    Cultured indeed!

    A Woodsman soft shell style jacket is "in the works" or at least keenly on our radar, stay tuned for updates.
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    Back in stock now, thanks for your patience!
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    The new R40 will have an adjustable center piece (Much like the R80 Revolver) to accommodate wider bikes like your KLR. In the same vein, the R80 Revolver has a removable beavertail to allow you to run less capacity and keep the weight low on the bike.
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  17. TheGearDude

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    I am sure you saw @Sideoff's response, but this is something we are actively looking to address. Now that our order quantities are a bit higher, we have more flexibility. In the interim, we're happy to accommodate anyone who wants to place an order sans stinger.
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    I am sure you all saw @Sideoff's response, but this is something we are actively looking to address. Back in the day, our order quantities weren't big enough to accommodate these types of requests, but now that our order quantities are a bit higher, we have more flexibility.
    In the interim, we're happy to accommodate anyone who wants to place an order sans stinger.
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    Looks great! Andrew (Our head luggage designer) has been playing around with mounting options for MOLLE pouches and AUX POX. I would venture a guess that we will have some creative mounting options within the next year or so.
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    That's why we think our free shipping and free returns policy on apparel is so important! We want to make sure you get the right size and are stoked.