The Reckless 10 is a storage solution for small and midsized thumpers. The Reckless 10 can radically transform your trail-riding experience, by taking all the weight of tools, tubes, snacks, jacket, and extra fuel out of your backpack and off your back, and transferring it to the bike instead. You're still carrying all the weight either way, but now it's on the bike, and not weighing you down.
The side legs of the R10 harness come with two RF welded-seam drybags, which are completely impervious to water. If it rains heavily, or if you drop your bike in a water crossing, you don't have to worry about a bunch of rusted tools or a water-logged camera. You can also replace one of the side bags with a large MOLLE pouch, and store a hydration reservoir for drinking water instead.
With the R10, you can also extend your range by providing a spot to carry up to 5 extra fuel bottles: 4 in the harness, one in an optional add-on MOLLE bottle holder on the non-exhaust side of the bike. The fuel bottles slide directly into the harness, and connect to each other with a leash (the leash is provided on the bottom of the R10 drybag). This is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to extend your range without purchasing a large aftermarket desert tank.
The removable beavertail in the center of the R10 harness is perfect for a rolled up windbreaker or rain jacket. The clips that attach it are gated, so you can remove the beavertails, or you can re-orient them to run perpendicular to the bike if you want to add in a third drybag for extra storage capacity. A Tracker 10, Stinger 8, or large MOLLE pouch fits great here.
The Reckless 10 includes one Cleat Kit, which can be bolted to the rear fender of the bike, providing a convenient lash point for the rear connection straps. For a more permanent and secure mounting option, you can also drill directly through the harness and mount it directly to the rear fender (this will not void your warranty).
a) Every Reckless systemcomes with an included heat shield. Please use the heat shield!Exhaust and exhaust heat burns are not covered by your warranty. Before you leave for your trip, we recommend checking and double checking that no part of the bag or your bike's plastics are contacting the exhaust. On dual-exhaust bikes or bikes with especially high/exposed pipes, you will need a second heat shield, which is available for purchase in the 'Hardware & Parts" section of our website. When installing the Reckless system on your bike, please make sure the exhaust is not blowing directly on the bag. In general, make sure the bag is not touching or close to extreme heat; go physically around the bag daily, cinch it tight, and make any necessary adjustments.
b) The Reckless systems were designed for rugged riding. They have a durable hypalon and ballistic nylon backing that can rub against the plastic parts of the bike, resulting in minor abrasion. Please take precautions if you do not want your bike parts marred by placing a clear adhesive sheet to where abrasion may occur on your motorcycle. Some examples of protective products are listed below. We suggest taking a short test ride with protection applied and with a loaded Reckless installed on the bike to assure satisfactory results.
Allstar Performance Tape
3M Polymask Protective Tape
c) There are many "wear points" on the Reckless system that are different on every bike. See this videofor examples. These could be on the bottom of the bag - where the harness touches the bike or luggage rack - or on the drybags themselves, where they contact the harness, tent poles, or other items. After your first day or two of riding, please inspect the bags carefully, identify high-friction wear points, and either remedy the friction or apply a sacrificial 'patch' that can be periodically replaced before the bag itself is damaged. In particular, it is normal for the fabric on the bottom of the harness to show wear, and this does not affect the structural integrity of the bag nor its waterproofing.
- If friction causes the fabric on the bottom of your bag to wear through, this is not a big deal. There is a hard plastic plate inside the Reckless harness that will prevent the friction from reaching your drybags, and thereby affecting the functionality of the system. Fabric, vibrating under pressure between the hard plastic inside the harness and a hard metal bike part, will eventually wear out. To prevent this, apply a sacrificial patch to the wear point, or apply some padding on the bike.
- If your connection straps are wrapping around a sharp metal edge, for example on a bag mounting cleat, foot peg, or luggage rack, and the straps begin to show signs of wear, it is critical to address the wearbefore the strap is too far worn to use. Either file/grind the sharp edge, or apply (and maintain) a sacrificial 'sleeve' for the webbing made from fabric, additional webbing, or duct tape. A sharp metal edge vibrating under pressure will eventually wear through webbing, sometimes quickly. If this occurs, take some extra webbing to a local sewing shop and they should be able to easily repair the damage.