Hi MP! thought I'd post back at thumpers and save boring the shit out of the locals down here.. yeah, the SW Motech racks are the 'monkey's knackers'..... pretty heavy duty side plates and tubing plus the 1/4 turn connectors enabling quick removal.... I've crashed 'em a few times and they have proved very robust - classic German 'over-engineering' IMO they would take pelicans easy! ignore the rods and plates seen in the pic above (and below) as they're adapters I made up for my Ortlieb bags.... I prefer soft bags ..... coz I'm soft! I love my new tanks too! neat eh?