Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hemet, California, 75 miles SE of LA
Yeah, I have experience with the Saddlemen HC2900
The case I had just wasn't quite big enough, so I searched like a lunatic until I came across the Saddlemen HC2900. It's BIG, which is what I wanted, and the deal I got at jcmotors.com (which is still ongoing) was too good to pass up -- $118. This is about half the cost of other cases, and is about what these things SHOULD cost. I found the quality of the plastic -- flexibility and thickness -- about the same as any other top cases I've owned or seen, including Givi. They're all flimsier than you would imagine but they seem to hold up for a long time.
As far as looks go, the matte finish of the HC2900 is BETTER than most top cases I've seen. And the lid sealing method is far better than most; instead of relying on rubber or a baffle type seal, they went the easy and sensible route and made the top lid rim overhang the bottom edge about 1/2 inch, which happens to work great. No problems with the hinges so far, BTW.
Finally, the SIZE is exactly what I wanted, because I carry a lot of emergency stuff and clothing extras all the time. True, the quick-release isn't all that quick -- it takes about 15 seconds to unscrew the inside knob -- but for the size, the looks, and the price, and the fact that I rarely take the case off -- who cares? This case is a seriously good deal, in my opinion.
Last edited by Fellow Traveller; 04-01-2014 at 12:30 AM.