Over the weekend I removed the stock side-cases and installed a Monokey package from GIVI which I think is much more attractive. I first installed the SR4114 brackets that hold whatever top-case plate you intend to use. I went with the M7 Monokey plate to match the V47NNT case with backrest, which I installed next. I had been waiting for an SW-Motech steel top-case plate to come in from Twisted Throttle, but the wait went on for a month and a half so I cancelled that order and got the SR4114 and M7 delivered within 2 days through Amazon. I then installed the PLX4114 side-case frame. This took about an hour and required a little pushing and pulling to get all of the holes to line up for the bolts, but overall it was pretty easy and the finished product was very tight (I used blue thread locker on every bolt and could move the bike by tugging on the frame). GIVI included a rear turn signal relocation bracket with the PLX4114 kit but I found that it wasn't needed so I skipped it. This is a great setup and my wife feels much more secure with the backrest behind her. There is 1 key for every case and the Monokey cases feel more like hard luggage with very little, if any, flex. You simply turn the key, pop them off and carry them into your hotel room. I'm very happy with them.
M7 plate on SR4114 brackets. In this image you can also see the Signal Dynamics Backoff XP brake light module that I can't recommend enough.
SR4114 brackets holding M7 plate
PLX4114 frame mount to passenger foot rest. In this image you can also see the rear foot peg lowering blocks from Motowerk. My wife says her knees are more comfortable with these installed.
PLX4114 frame mount to location just under seat
PLX4114 frame mount to SR4114 bracket
PLX4114 frame fully installed
V35 Tech side-case positive lock mechanism
V35 Tech internal
V47NNT Tech internal
The V47 is a big case that can easily hold two helmets.