Originally Posted by WoodWorks
I've had the SW-Motech racks on my F800GS for almost two months and about 1500 miles now, and have taken them off about 6 or 8 times. No problems with the durability of the quick release mechanism. But I suspect that they won't hold up in a crash as well as the more solidly bolted on racks will. Of course, I'm only guessing. I bet I'll find out for sure eventually, though.
Here's some close up pix
of them on and off the bike.
Thanks for the feedback! My bikes tend to need to "rest" pretty regularly, but I'm just using them to mount soft bags so we'll see how that goes ...