Thanks for that BeemerChef. The other thread is on the ultimate pannier. Not on mounting pelican bags. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61477 That system would not be patentable. Way too many similar systems - particularly on bicycles. Well not easy to patent. As I see it the two lower hooks on the bungee cord are placed into the lower slots on the bikes plate - the bags are then lifted up so the upper hooks (solid to the bag) then go over the top of the bikes plate - and the bags are on. Simple. To lock the bags .. The pelicans have a hole for a padlock - I'm going to use the padlock with a bicycle cable (used to secure a bicycle from theft) from one bag to the other through the farm and maybe the rear wheel (cannot have too much security). I'll put my mount up on my pages - need to make some room on the site and do it. Frank Warner Yer not adding anything to the thread with that last post meatpops. Other than uping the hit rate on the photos you quoted. Use yere brain cell man!