Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
The SW Motech racks are made to be removed from the bike and you can get locking knobs for them. If I didn't already own the K-wing racks, I probably would have gone this way and bolted the business end of the Motechs right to the Pelicans.
$85 each is a good deal on the 1550's, but I don't regret paying the extra for the cases with straps and locks from Caribou.
Somewhere, I saw pictures of Pelican 1430 cases on a Vstrom. These open on the top and are pretty cool. Not sure, though I think they're a bit smaller than the 1550's.