They are finally here! I settled on these cases after much deliberation between hard and soft panniers. I decided it was more important to have locking structured cases over the weight gains and collision dampening aspects of soft luggage. The mounting was exceptionally easy once the right hardware was in hand.
I will caution you to make sure you are getting the right racks and mounting hardware for whatever cases you get as it will save you a lot of headaches at installation time.
The cases come without locks on the latches but a <$30 kit will solve all those issues with multiple locks all keyed the same. Now I can open and remove my cases with just a single key and I still have a couple locks left over if I ever decide to get the matching top case (summer 2017 likely).
The cases arrived and almost immediately Mother Nature decided to drop about three inches of snow and sleet on us. In NC, that is a death sentence so it may be quite a few days before I am able to get out and properly shoot these cases for proper documentation. Until then you will just have to do with these taken from my garage.
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