Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
I can see that the SW-Motech rack provides security, and one can also lock up the Pelicans, but isn't that all compromised if the bolts mounting the cases to the rack are exposed? Any solutions to this problem?
Well, I'm using stainless steel nylock nuts, which are mounted to the outside end of the bolt (exposed, outside the box). And there are 4 of them per box. And loosening nylock nuts really needs to have a wrench on the bolt head, too, otherwise the whole bolt assembly tends to spin without loosening.
I suppose some Locktite on the threads would slow them down even further. Just a touch of red Locktite would mean no turning that nut off the bolt without a wrench on the bolt head.
For that matter, any bolt on my bike could be removed and a part stolen. The luggage boxes are just one more part of the bike. I'm just trying to keep honest people honest. I tend not to park my motorcycle "on the wrong side of town".
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
"With the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit happiness comes responsibility, to yourself and others. With responsibility comes accountability. Without responsibility, without accountability, we cannot and will not be a free and civilized society."
-Me, Steve T.