Originally Posted by Downstater
YES. Solid as hell. They saved my buddies ass twice (I think hes a member on here) when he dropped his wee strom with them on. Once in the rain and once in the snow. nothing got bent cases just got scratched.
Twisted throttle service is also excellent.
Originally Posted by Nacho911
SW Motech EVO racks and Pelican 1550 cases. Cases are 100% lifetime warranty regardless of how you mount them. The racks are very strong. We did the Washington Backcountry discovery route and they were flawless even if hard bags are not the way to go there. Soft has give, and if you fall really hard anything will bend, and it is wider than a soft system. But they are built very well. The 1/4 turn bolts did not budge, and if it made it through some of the crazy bullshit baby head lava rock washout hell we did for 600 miles, I will never be concerned. If you are scared of the 1/4 turn system buy the Caribou rack bolt modification and change them.
If you go soft go with Kriega 10 year warranty, bomb proof, 100% waterproof
Maybe I just got a poor weld job on my SW-Motech racks then, because I had heard nothing but good things about these racks. I think I'll re-weld them with some extra gussets and toss the 1/4 turn fasteners for some 8mm Stn. Stl. Soc. Hd. Cap Screws and Nylock Nuts.
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