[QUOTE=Cagedodger;81243]Here's a combo of the Givi V46 and some Caribou'ed Pelican Storm 2600 cases (with his DIY Givi Mount). I don't think they're all that heavy at 8.5 lbs. For their stoutness, I'm OK with the extra weight. Very easy way to add extra visibility.
Nice Cagedodger! I had the same set up on my WeeStrom. Does the bottom of your DIY bracket extend beyond the bottom of the case? Are you able to stand the case up, or does the DIY bracket interfere?
Watch the Tour and Ride Web site for crazy sales where they have certain Kappa and/or Givi stuff for half price. I got the Monokey K21s for half of list price minus another 10% around the first of this year; I think they were $85.05 for the pair of side cases, free shipping.
I know the Honda bespoke bags are pricey, but I have to say they look the best IMHO. The Trekker 33litre bags would have won it as they look really sexy and they have the neat opening system, but Honda have struck a great balance between providing just enough capacity for one-up touring and keeping the whole width of the bags when fitted to probably less than anything I've seen (although the deauville might be narrower)