First time writing on this great site. A lot of knowledge out there and I'd like to get some opinions. I have an '05 Dakar and would like to keep the luggage "light". I'm thinking Ortlieb Dry Saddlebags. Question is: should I bother with side racks to prevent melting? If so, which ones. The Happy Trails racks look bulletproff and would offer the ability to go "hard" if I choose to later.
Also, any opinions on good off road pegs? I'm guessing the TT's are probably a no-brainer.