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.
I was thinking the same thing, which is why I decided to go with the Caribou mount. I won't ride all that often without the bags mounted and when I do, it'll be offroad, so the extra crash cage will come in handy.
I certainly see the value and desire of having it removable for those with other priorities, though.