The Reckless system is a lot larger than I had envisioned. The weight also seems higher as well.Only photo I have:
I have since switched to the BC35's, they carry the weight much lower and I liked the versatility for commuting:
Let me know if your going to be in the area or when you get relocated.Side note: I've got family in Lawrenceburg.....great little town. Hope to settle in the area within the next couple of years.
Yeah, that was early on....an exercise in over-packing to be honest. After a few trips I got rid of the useless junk I was hauling for "just in case" and now the essentials fit in the BC35's and a Stinger 22. Food/cooking gear/sneakers/some extra space for souvenirs in one bag, all the camping stuff in the other bag. Clothes/bathroom kit/towel/laptop/miscellaneous stuff in a Stinger 22, although I'll swap that for a BC40 duffel if I feel the need to carry a bunch of extra gear for some reason. If I'm doing the hotel thing, I ditch the Stinger and put all of it's contents into the saddle bag that would normally hold the camping gear so I can travel light and fast.I noticed you also have a large duffel in addition to the Reckless.
I lucked into a set of used Metal Mule racks for a sore dick price but if I had to go new I'd look at the Givi's (either permanent mount or quick release). The Givi's seem to be priced very reasonably. Moose Racing or SW Motech are a bit more expensive options.What brand of rack do you have to support the BC35's? I'm looking to get a set of paniers and love the look of these Moskos.
Actually there are racks under there. The rather large gap that our bikes have between tire and fender on the right side necessitated that I put racks on to accommodate the throw-over Nelson Rigg soft bags I employed prior to the R80 purchase. That said, the Mosko R80 rig straps down rock-solid, is pretty stout, and would likely have been fine without a rack but I can't really say for sure. Perhaps someone else running the R80's without a rack can chime in here?I imagine that you used the R80's without a rack - how did you find the stability (and functionality) of the setup?
How does the R80 work on the ST without a rack?I just ordered the R80's to swap between the ST and the DRZ. Wanted something that would work for both and was soft without pannier racks. If there are any questions let me know. I should have them in a week or so and I can answer.
I have an R40 that I switch between bikes, I had it on my ST once before my racks got here to mount my Scout 25L's. The Reckless systems are very easy to use and mount, obviously it's not rock solid so you may want to put something between it and a painted surface but that being said it's pretty secure for something that straps to the bike.How does the R80 work on the ST without a rack?
It's SW Motech EVO footpegs:Man Don, That is an outstanding setup!! Mosko Moto is the very best soft luggage hands down!! Mind if I ask what footpegs you have? Are they a little wider than the OEM and made out of aluminum?