i am looking to mount some ugly ass aluminum panniers and am wondering if anyone has tried the happy trails kit.im torn between these and swmotech racks with africa panniers. looks dont matter im interested in mount ruggedness.any advice is appreciated..
Last edited by martin; 01-23-2009 at 05:20 PM.
Reason: try again
I went with the SW Motech racks TRAX aluminum boxes for my 08' V. I think that the happy trails boxes are nice but I found them to be heavier that the TRAX. I also like the fact that with the TRAX boxes, you don't have to worry about the padlock bouncing around while traveling. Trax boxes have the lock built into the latch system. Quite slick. A bit more expensive than HT boxes but worth the money. I have a friend with the HT boxes on his KLR 650; he likes them with no complaints though. I think more people are familiar with the HT boxes than the TRAX for the V.