This page shows pannier rack systems that are compatible with the Backcountry 35L Pannier Wedge-Mount system, and the Scout 25L Pannier system, including any known fit issues. If you don't see a rack listed here and are unsure, send us a photo of your rack and we can provide an opinion of whether it will work.
Racks with Confirmed Fit:
- Outback Motortek Standard
- BMW R1200GSA/1250GSA/850GSA Water Cooled OEM
Requires the Mosko plate adapter.
- BMW R1200GSA Oil Cooled OEM
Requires the Mosko plate adapter.
- BMW F800GSA OEM
Requires this two-piece set (left/right) of Mosko plate adapters.
Requires this Mosko plate adapter.
- Hepco & Becker
- Hepco & Becker Gobi
Run a bolt right through one of the horizontal slits at the top and use a washer on the back. Drill another hole or use a grinder to expand the mounting bracket for the second top attachment.
- Happy Trail (Traditional Open-Loop Style)
- Happy Trail SL
- Happy Trail Gen 5
Drill two holes per side, bolt the wedge directly to the plate at the top, use pucks on the bottom rung only.
- Andy Strapz
*Remove locking loop on latch located on pannier frame for newer Africa Twin & newer BMW 1200GS models.
- Touratech Evo-X
*Requires the Mosko plate adapter. Our adapter will work but you may see a slight outward tilt (likely barely visible from the naked eye) because of the difference in the offset.
- Givi Racks - All
We recently became aware of a fit issue with Givi racks on the BMW R1200GS WC. They will still work on the 1200 but may require some modifications. In general, most Givi racks can be retrofitted to work, but we do not typically recommend these racks for new pannier installations.
- Givi Racks - Outback Trekker
Remove the metal tongue at the top, the two attachment points at the bottom, and anything else protruding from the rack. Most models should be compatible after this.
- SW Motech EVO
Our pucks & wedges fit on SW Motech EVO racks. If you have a newer BMW R1200GSA LC with SW Motech racks, or another bike with puck clearance issues, check out this install guide put together by Chuck Henley. Alternately, you can also drill a hole through the center of the rack and bolt the wedge directly to the rack with a nylock nut and a large washer on the back, in any spot where the mounting pucks will not fit.
Tusk racks are generally compatible after removing the spring-loaded pin at the top. Simply pull off the circlip with pliers. It's non-destructive, and the pins can be reinstalled in the future.
- Holan (Symmetric for Triumph Bonneville T100)
- OEM Pan America Rack
Do not install the four attachment points on the upper and lower bar of the rack.
Known Fit Issues:
Racks with known fit issues are listed below. Some of these can be made to work if you're handy and have access to tools:
- Outback Motortek X-Frame
Mosko panniers can be mounted using three of the four pucks, but we do not recommend this option. Purchase the Standard rack from Outback Motortek (without X-Frame Rotopax mounting plate) instead.
- SW Motech PRO
The new SW-Motech PRO rack can be modified to work, but you would have to drill 3 additional holes on either side of the rack. Check out the Installation Guide that summarizes the procedure.
- Happy Trail SU Rack
The addition of this lower inner plate is not compatible with Mosko pucks. It can be made to work but purchase a model without this plate if possible.
- Rally Raid
Although many customers have mounted our wedge system on RR racks, these racks were not designed to support the weight of a full-size pannier, and we have observed a number of issues. For RR racks we recommend the Reckless 80 system.
- Bumot Rack
For the Bumot racks, we don't typically recommend them because of the offset on the Bumot rack. Our Oil cooled adapter is the closest in an offset to the Bumot. The Bumot has an approximately 55mm offset and the Oil cooled adapter is 65mm, which means that you have to add a spacer between the lower tube and the adapter - e.g. 2 -3 washers. Since the offset is not exact, there will be a slight tilt to the bags, but 10mm is barely noticeable to the human eye.
- PMR Racks
- Moose Racks
- BMW Vario Racks