Ammo Cans.. make (really) decent hard panniers .. and hard "tank" panniers as well .. unless you are over about 6' or have an inseam longer than 33" .. Since I was out adding some stickers back onto the bike I thought I'd add a little update of some of the tom-foolery I have been up to with the KLR .. I added these boxes because my knees sit right against the crash bars and that had me worried in case I ever front-ended anyone/anything and drove me knee into that bar .. already had one knee surgery many years ago and would love to avoid another if at all possible .. I noticed this past spring while I was death-gripping the tank with my knees that I kept hitting that crash bar when going over obstacles .. .. so .. in search of a flatter (though not softer without my knee pads on) surface for my knee to bang into .. .. I picked up a set of these small ammo cans and began playing around .. .. front 3/4 angle shot .. interestingly these little ammo cans act like a larger fairing .. really keep the weather off my legs .. .. and though it's tough to tell from these angles .. when I slide back on the seat I can still reach the highway pegs without banging my shins .. really comfy .. .. and the obligatory sticker(s) shots .. .. she's got 24.5K miles on her now and still running like a top .. I'll be swapping out the rear tire and changing the oil before heading over to Nantahala for the Wha-Da-Hala Weekend at Joe's .. I should probably start giving some strong consideration to checking the valve clearances sometime soon .. .. man I love this bike ..