Originally Posted by conchscooter
I wanted something cheaper than Hepco Becker and i tried the soft bags for a while. When I found them inadequate I simply u-bolted Pelican 1430 cases onto the soft bag rails from Triumph.
Those Pelicans are the ones that open from the top, not the briefcase styled ones. Waterproof lockable and not at all fancy they cost $65 each. They hold enough, with my topcase for a weeks worth of mountain riding, don't stick out too far and I can remove them and the rails together simply by unbolting the rails, two nuts each side...
The top case is an Emgo, at $90 more spacious than it looks
and impossible to lock your keys inside.
Where did you get top-loading Pelicans for $65?
I just got a set of side-opening Duratool cases for $30/ea. If I have time this weekend I'll put them on the Scrambler (using the Happy-trail aluminum attaching kit, $50.)
With the Bonnie or T100 you have a large number of options for the pannier frames but with the Scrambler the only factory built solution I've seen is the Metal Mule setup which is ridiculously expensive. Fortunately for me I found someone here who had a set they wanted to sell.
Still expensive but not the $850 I would have had to pay for a new set (yes, that's $850 US, just for the rack
- no panniers!)