cheap boxes are a great idea! i used large pistol cases from walmart and they look like they belong(plano protector model 1440). these were 10.00 apeice. you can go through alot lot of these and not spend what you would on 1 pelican! if toughness is priority, seahorse is like pelican but only 44.03 at masco.com(model se-720). i used ht sl racks that are very strong and dont have the rear cross member. they will hold any box you clamp to them. mounting can be done inexpensivly from your hardware store. as for turnsignals, i removed the rubber extension and used the outer plate that held them to the fender as a washer and the screw that held the rubber to the hard plastic stalk and mounted them where they were on the fender! this keeps them plenty inside the racks and boxes! there are many choices for cheaper boxes, find ones you like and try them out.
Last edited by groovy1; 03-05-2011 at 10:58 AM.