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Old 07-09-2010, 06:35 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by raider
I'm interested that you're unhappy with the Hepco frames (so am I), but are planning to keep them?
The only thing I'll be keeping from the frames is the rectangular hoop that the cases actually clip on to. I like the latching/locking portion of the program but dislike how that section mounts to the bike. There are just too many rotating/flexing mounting points. The system would be great for someone who rarely needs the panniers and likes to pull the racks off when not in use. The 1/4 turn fasteners are handy but lacking for an adventure rider in my experience. I'm just planning on "remounting" the hoops with my own brackets.

You can see how far out the left Pelican is compared to the right. Also, the cases aren't straight or square to each other.



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