MoskoMoto Backcountry offset panniers

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Chaan, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Chaan

    Chaan n00b

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    Hi,
    I'm planning to buy one of these for my 1200 GS Rallye. I'm unsure if to go for 2, none or 4 pockets. Anyone using these bags, what would you suggest?

    Thank you! :)
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  2. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    i have a set of offsets on my f800
    i'd at least get 2 for the back, they make good quick access crap holders if you aren't using the dry bags in them.
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  3. Wildmtn

    Wildmtn Still Lost

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    I agree. Get at least two pockets and stick them on the back. That's what I did.
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  4. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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  5. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    not at all, the new version is just an open pocket.
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  6. Ocho NA

    Ocho NA Been here awhile

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    You can always buy the extra 2 pockets later.
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  7. EricSachsADV

    EricSachsADV EricSachsADV Supporter

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    I don't think you need to do the offsets personally. I run the Backcountry 35L on both sides of my R1250GS. One side sticks out farther than the other because of the exhaust but because they are soft bags and you can cinch them down, it gives you the flexibility of using ALL of the space if you need it but if you don't, you can tighten everything up and it doesn't stick out as far. I have pockets on both ends and use a combo of dry bags and extra fuel bottles in the pockets. I did a post about the bags recently and included some pics of how I have them configured: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGkjr1jHfEO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Hope it's helpful!
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  8. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    I went with the 35L bags. Mounted on my Outbackmotortek racks they look wider on the right. Using a tape measure they are actually equidistant from the center of the seat.
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  9. nuke65

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    I use the two pockets to carry liquids I don't want to spill inside the panniers. Spare oil, gas, or chain lube are examples.
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  10. Ctrod

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    Thanks I've been going back and forth about getting the offset or just two of the same bags, Good advise I hadn't thought about just compressing the bag on the exhaust side
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