Biddy, I am partial to the Happy Trail system and currently have three mounted sets of them:two on f650 GS's and one set on my KLR. They work great and protect your leg somewhat in a get off.
I have a extra pannier for sale if you decide on the Happy Trail. I laid my bike down after a deer strike and the right pannier was undamaged. BTW, the left one absorbed ALL the damage from the left lay down and subsequent skid down the highway.
Go to http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...r#post17219272
In order to see the pannier. If it works out that you want it, I live close to Anchorage and the pannier is safely tucked away in the shop. PM me if you are interested. Dick