Here are my gutted Mermites on Happy Trails racks on my KLR.They were about $30 each plus a lot of work to gut them. I painted the inside with spatter paint to cover the remaining foam crud.One neat thing about them is the hardware is Stainless steel and the handles aluminium. I cut a rectangular hole in the inbside of the lids and made a door to cover it . This adds about 200 cubic inches of seperated storage in each box.
Loaded you definatly know they're with you and you quickly learn to dab straight out and NOT let your leg go back into the box. Once is enough of that.
And Drummer, I painted mine a matte blue to match the KLR dull blue plastic.