You’ve all asked who makes the best pannier racks, and we finally have that answer for you. It’s Outback Motortek.
Their racks are beautifully engineered, super rugged, and installation is a breeze. Constructed of mild steel, they bend rather than crack during a crash. In the unlikely event that you do manage to break one, it’s easy to find a shop that can weld mild steel – no matter where in the world you go down.
Mosko’s Outback Motortek racks come finished in long-lasting black powder coat, and the best part is that they’re fully compatible with our Backcountry and Scout panniers.
Good fit, good quality.
I got the gen 1 backcountry 35L bags and the racks for my 2006 GS. All fits great! Bags are damn near bullet proof. Racks went on fairly easily. Fitment required a bit of finagling and a few washers for spacers, but are solid and secure.
Bags are a solid five star. Racks more like a low 3 star. Combined I'll give 4 stars. For the price of the racks, I feel like they should fit with zero issues. what should take about 30 minutes to mount, took over an hour of fiddling and a trip to the hardware store.
Now Im headed back into the Uintas!!!
Got my new bags and they look great..Built to take a beating. Going to test them out in a month in Colorado.
Just did the install (sweat is still dripping from my arms). On the 790R, I had to loosen and move the exhaust to get the passenger peg bolt in and tightened. The bolts supplied with my rack wasn't the fancy 2 way bolts shown in the installation video (both hex and torq) but just the garden variety Home Depot grade hex bolts. Had the bolts been the type shown in the install, the muffler-side install would gone smoother.
As another reviewer noted, on the 790R, I couldn't use the longer bolts (55mm) on the rear-most bolt hole, so I just used the one's that KTM installed.
I think what has happened is the racks themselves have evolved, but not the fasteners included. Regardless, its on and will never be coming off the bike, so I'm expecting years of trouble free riding from them. I do love the fact that they are made of mild steel and can be repaired/welded on by nearly any tractor mechanic, including me.
The racks themselves are awesome and deserve 5 stars. Rock solid and look great. The instructions leave a little to be desired. I have a 2019 Africa Twin AS and I could not find the installation instructions on your website. Closest I got was the base model install. I watched the video 3 times and finally decided to do it the easy way which did not involve taking the back of the bike apart. Only thing, when I finished i had 4 bolts, washers and nuts left over. They are not even addressed in your video?