Who has aluminum side cases, and what are your thoughts?
I know that a lot of folks use the Givi plastic cases, but I don't want my ass to look that fat. Seems like they're extra wide. Maybe it's the mounting brackets. I dunno. Reminds me of a VSTROM with factory hard bags.
I (personally) prefer the aluminum side cases.
I found one manufacturer that makes little skinny ones. I think it's Happy Trails. They'll need to be flat on top so that I can stack more $hlt.
Will not be adding a top box - the damned thing looks like a scooter with a big round top box.
Have one of ktmduals rear steel racks already installed.
Quick release is not that important, but I don't want something that takes an hour to remove with a Sears Craftsman 392 piece tool set.
P.S. They must be top-loaders. I absolutely F#@*ing detest the side loading cases. Whoever came up with that design should be shot. Then shot again.
Oh, and no freaking 50 gallon boxes. Sometimes, bigger is NOT better.
I've seen some pictures and many of those cases mount far to the rear. While it IS true that I sometimes like to loft the front wheel, I'm not into surprises.