OK, time for crazy ideas... Has anyone tried ruggedizing the Vario cases? I bought the Vario cases with my GS, and now thinking I should have held off... I like them for commuting, but I can clearly see they are not much chop for anything more than pure city/highway work. I started looking at alternatives, then wondering to myself, what am I going to do with an expensive set of Varios once I fit racks and more substantial luggage? Then I got to thinking... Maybe I address some of the weaknesses in the Varios to make them a little more "practical", and use them till their trashed before I lash out on new luggage? The obvious weak points (apart from the actual box construction), appears to be the mounting points/latch and, the lack of lateral support on the bottom rear corner. I'm thinking if I can address these two issues, it's then just down to the actuall boxes themselves, and while they might be a bit more fragile when extended, in the narrower position, they will probably take a bit of punishment. (Occy straps and gaffa tape being an essential first aid kit!) Anyone tried? Or anyone with experience with the the Varios in an off that might highlight other weaknesses (or convince me that I'm just being stupid?) I haven't really started looking at "how" yet, I thought it would be better to see if anyone else has attempted it first... I'm not THAT stupid! Cheers.