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Mosko Moto Backcountry 35L panniers for Honda cb500x?
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:31:04 PM »
Outfitting my first adventure bike (a 2016 Honda CB500X) for long-distance and possible future global travel.

I'm thinking of getting a set of Mosko Moto 35L Backcountry panniers, but am wondering how well it will fit on a medium-sized CB500X? In particular, will there will be clearance issues with the rather large muffler on the right side, and if so, if there's a suggested workaround?

I'll need to purchase a rack for my bike, and my preference is to get something less wide. I'm thinking of either the SW Motech or Hepco Becker rackcan anyone recommend one over the other? Which rack is less wide?

Thanks in advance for feedback!

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Re: Mosko Moto Backcountry 35L panniers for Honda cb500x?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 01:42:28 AM »
Did you find something that fits?
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Re: Mosko Moto Backcountry 35L panniers for Honda cb500x?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 10:52:49 AM »
I got a Hepco Becker rack and MoskoMoto 35L backcountry panniers, but there were clearance issues with the OEM Honda muffler. Ended up getting a Coffman's shorty muffler. No clearance issues now, and the bike sounds better, too. I think the Hepco Becker rack is a little wider than a SW Motech rack would have been, but overall I'm really happy with the setup.

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Re: Mosko Moto Backcountry 35L panniers for Honda cb500x?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 06:00:21 PM »
Thanks for the info. I have a Coffman's shorty as well. I love the sound and the weight reduction. Think I'm going to try the SW Motech version if they are narrower than the HB.
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Re: Mosko Moto Backcountry 35L panniers for Honda cb500x?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 08:46:14 PM »
i'm wondering if yall noticed a difference in fuel mileage once the coffman shorty was installed. I definitely did. went from 4L/100km (59mpg) to almost 6L/100km (39mpg)

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Re: Mosko Moto Backcountry 35L panniers for Honda cb500x?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 11:43:33 AM »
That's a masive drop.
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