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Reckless 40L System (V2.0)

The Reckless 40L (V2.0) is a rackless pannier/duffle system that easily mounts on pretty much any motorcycle. We designed this bag for day trips on larger bikes, Baja-style hotel-hopping, or overnight camping from a smaller bike. The Reckless 40 is 100% waterproof, with three separate removable welded-seam drybags that slide/strap into an outer harness, which stays attached to the bike.

The Reckless 40 works awesome on the 500-700cc class dualsport/offroad bikes. It has way more forward lean to it than the Reckless 80, so it fits the aggressive stance of more off-road oriented bikes. It fits on many larger ADV bikes too, but it's specifically sized and shaped for the middleweights.

Most riders will find that 40L is not enough space for camping gear, unless you combine the R40 with a decent-sized backpack. For the ultra-minimalist though (bivy sack, summer-weight bag, freeze dried food) this is an awesome way to turn your dirt bike into a mini adventure bike, and use it to get into some really hard-to-reach spots like mountain lakes and hot springs. When we use the R40 for camping, it's generally on shorter trips that are 90%+ offroad. Riders who pack things like a cool-weather sleeping bag, an extra pair of shoes, a camp chair, or more than one change of clothes, should consider either adding a Stinger 22 to their order (see notes below), or stepping up to a Reckless 80.

If you would like to expand the capacity of your Reckless 40, we recommend adding a Stinger 22 Tailbag. This is the same tailbag we include with the Reckless 80. Like the Stinger 8, the Stinger 22 also converts into a backpack, and can be rigged as a standalone tailbag. The Stinger 22 adds 14 additional liters of volume. The larger dimensions are great for packing bulkier items, like a sleeping bag, which would not typically fit in a Stinger 8. The Stinger 22 also integrates seamlessly with the Reckless 40's beavertail closure.

All three R40 drybags have roll-top closures, and they can be easily and individually accessed throughout the day, so you don't have to mess with the holster attachment straps to get to food, clothes, or tools. The side drybags have clear panels on the front, so you can tell which bag has what you need, and they have stiffeners in the back to reduce movement while riding and make it easier to slide into the holster. They also have webbing handles at the bottom, so they can be more easily pulled into the holster.

The center bag on the Reckless 40 is our Stinger 8 Tailbag. It turns into a backpack with mesh backpack straps that unfold from inside the bag, in case you want to go for a day hike on your ride, or run into town for errands. The Stinger 8 also has 4 sewn-on connection straps with matching ladderlocks, so it can be rigged as a standalone fender bag, tail bag, or pannier topper without the Reckless 40 harness.

The Reckless 40 has separate rear pockets on both sides, which are perfect for storing fuel bottles, water bottles, tools, and tubes. The two overlapping rear beavertails are a great spot to tuck a motorcycle jacket when it's not in use, or to store wet things - like a rainfly, towel, or campsite garbage – that you don't want inside your drybag.

The rear beavertail has a padded goggle pocket which also fits a Spot, InReach, or cell phone. On the inside surface of the front beavertail there's a mesh pocket for storing wet/dry items (like toothbrush/paste) or bike documents inside a waterproof baggie.

With the Stinger 8, the Stinger 22, and the Reckless 40, you will have 4 different storage options for your bike: 1) a standalone 8 liter tailbag, 2) a standalone 22 liter tailbag, 3) a 40 liter harness luggage system, and 4) a 54 liter harness luggage system. So you can fine-tune your carrying capacity for each trip.

Please Note:

a) Every Reckless 80 and Reckless 40 comes 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 80 and Reckless 40 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.
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Easy on/off mounting
Stash Spots
100% Waterproof
Molle Expandability

Features

  • 1. Stinger 8 works great as a standalone tail bag (built in connection straps!)
  • 2. Bomber hypalon armour panels – protection where you need it most
  • 3. Fleece lined goggle pocket & beavertail stash-spot for extra storage and expansion
  • 4. Two external rear pockets – perfect for fuel or water storage/li>
  • 5. MOLLE panels for quick attachment of MOLLE accessories (volume expansion!)
  • 6. Removable, not sewn-on, connection straps for field repair after a crash
  • 7. Two side compression straps
Product Specs
  • 14L capacity per side drybag
  • 8L Stinger tailbag
  • Harness w/drybag inserted:
  • Length: 48.3 cm (top to bottom) *can be extended w/roll top*
  • Width: 16.5 cm main body, 30.5 cm w/rear pocket
  • Thickness: 16.5 cm
  • Rear beavertail w/tailbag inserted:
  • Length: 25.4 cm (front to back)
  • Width: 17.8 cm (side to side)
  • Height: 22.9 cm (top to bottom)
  • Weight: Approx 3.2 kg
  • Heat Shield:
  • 16.5 cm x 8.9 cm - lip that raises it off the exhaust is 2.5 cm
  • Construction + Materials
  • R40 Harness Materials: 1680D Ballistic Nylon with hypalon armour
  • Harness constructed with internal PE stiffener to prevent flopping
  • Aluminum stiffener supports built into each leg of harness, adding lateral rigidity
  • Dry Bag Materials: 100% waterproof durable 800D polyurethane coated (PVC free) with welded-seams
  • Exhaust Heat Shield: laser cut aluminum
  • Kit Includes
  • Reckless 40L harness
  • Two 14L drybags
  • Stinger 8L tailbag
  • Heat shield w/ hose clamp
  • Two cleat kits (for mounting!)
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    Product Creation at Mosko is an effort born of necessity. Everyone on our team rides – and time on the trail translates to an innovative, always improving product line. Crafting gear that will outperform in even the most harsh riding conditions means we make no compromise, ever.

    "I recently purchased the Reckless 40 for my EXC-F 500 and I am very happy with the design and quality of this product. It fits my bike as though it was made specifically for it and stays in place while riding any terrain. If you really want to go off road then this is the set up you want."

    -William Overbey, 2018

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    GREAT PRODUCT AND DESIGN. VERY HAPPY WITH IT

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    Hands down one of the most impressive pieces of gear

    First time out…..Hands down one of the most impressive pieces of gear I have had. I received the Reckless 40L on Monday and on Friday of the same week I was off on a 550 mile solo journey on my KTM 500 EXC. I left from my home on the highway, up to Big Bear through the mountains, on to trials covered in snow and mud through the high desert via Joshua Tree through washouts of roads with 10+ foot of drop offs down to the low desert through crops and farms over rock and deep sand all the way to Glamis to visit 40 other friends that ride quads and some dual sport. Some 250+ miles on the first day using this setup and the bags held up great and tracked great. Tracking was my biggest surprise. Over the whoop dee doo’s, small bumps, in the air and landing on the ground the bags are tight to the bike and don’t bounce. The only area I noticed any additional movement with the bike because of the bags was on the small whoops. The deep sand they held tight and never an issue, bike tracked well. Average speed down was 45-50mph The way back I was at higher speeds as I was on hard/soft dirt/rock/sand roads along with asphalt and traveled 55-70mph and the bag performed great as well as your product. I carried a sleeping pad, down bag, down blanket, shorts, pants, down jacket and vest, socks camp shoes, some other cloths and shoes, toiletries, tools, tubes, ½ gallon of gas and a liter of rum. I am thoroughly impressed.

    I’m familiar with all of the material you used as I had a Zodiac Hurricane that was made out of Hypalon and all the other materials I have used in mountaineering as well as I’m a technical diver. My only complaint if you can call it that are some of the clips and webbing being sewn on the bag itself. One thing I learned from cave diving and other types of technical diving in remote areas of the world is you try and never use webbing that you can’t completely remove and re-web and all clips need to be generic ones you can get at a hardware store...

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    Awesome products!!!

    I am so stoked with my new Mosko gear!

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    Best system on the market

    I had the R80 and loved it, but in the end it was always « too much » for me (I never used the top bag - how can you need 80L ?). I sold it and got the R40 and the R10 instead. Lighter, smaller and narrower, simpler, and still very versatile thanks to the beavertails. Perfect for the minimalists.

    With Perun Moto racks, they both fit the 690 and 790 like they were made for them, and they sit very close to the bike. If installed properly, which takes about one minute, they will never move and they can take a lot of abuse (while protecting the bike).

    If you go ultralight and pack smartly, you can put everything you need in both for days or weeks of motocamping, whatever the conditions (hot/cold, dry/wet).

    So, why keep both? Well, it depends on the kind of trip, hence the priorities.

    For « hardcore » trips, I take the R10 and a Klim Arsenal vest (or my new Kriega R15). This involves to take only the strict minimum (sleeping bag and inflatable mattress, a tarp or a bivy instead of a tent, no stove or clothes, whisky instead of many beers etc.). No comfort whatsoever, but this is the best set up I ever used from a weight distribution point of view (a little bit low and forward on the bike and a little bit on me). The bike stays as narrow as it can be and I can ride exactly as I would without any luggage.

    For normal adv trips, where weight still matters but where a little bit of comfort is nice, I take the R40 so I have nothing on me and I can take a little more (like a lot of beers and an helinox chair to drink them in as a true king).

    I honestly think there is no better luggage system on the market (and I tried a lot). The R10 weights around 2kgs, and without the Stinger 8 the R40 weights around 3. Which is really great considering how tough and user-friendly these systems are.

    Here are 2 pics with the R10 and 2 with the R40 (only with 690 sorry, but they do fit the 790 like a glove if you remove the side panels).

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    Best system on the market

    I had the R80 and loved it, but in the end it was always « too much » for me (I never used the top bag - how can you need 80L ?). I sold it and got the R40 and the R10 instead. Lighter, smaller and narrower, simpler, and still very versatile thanks to the beavertails. Perfect for the minimalists.

    With Perun Moto racks, they both fit the 690 and 790 like they were made for them, and they sit very close to the bike. If installed properly, which takes about one minute, they will never move and they can take a lot of abuse (while protecting the bike).

    If you go ultralight and pack smartly, you can put everything you need in both for days or weeks of motocamping, whatever the conditions (hot/cold, dry/wet).

    So, why keep both? Well, it depends on the kind of trip, hence the priorities.

    For « hardcore » trips, I take the R10 and a Klim Arsenal vest (or my new Kriega R15). This involves to take only the strict minimum (sleeping bag and inflatable mattress, a tarp or a bivy instead of a tent, no stove or clothes, whisky instead of many beers etc.). No comfort whatsoever, but this is the best set up I ever used from a weight distribution point of view (a little bit low and forward on the bike and a little bit on me). The bike stays as narrow as it can be and I can ride exactly as I would without any luggage.

    For normal adv trips, where weight still matters but where a little bit of comfort is nice, I take the R40 so I have nothing on me and I can take a little more (like a lot of beers and an helinox chair to drink them in as a true king).

    I honestly think there is no better luggage system on the market (and I tried a lot). The R10 weights around 2kgs, and without the Stinger 8 the R40 weights around 3. Which is really great considering how tough and user-friendly these systems are.

    Here are 2 pics with the R10 and 2 with the R40 (only with 690 sorry, but they do fit the 790 like a glove if you remove the side panels).

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