SO... I have a set of Alum bags from Happy Trails Seems like a pretty cool deal even if you have to drill your own holes and stuff. However I'm pretty creeped out by the simple mounting system. and the fact that it's pretty much just the pannier body that is mounted to the rack. The trouble with aluminim is that with vibration it will fail at some point. And worrying about this leads to the next part. While monkeying about with the bike getting the bags on. I noticed that the rear turnsignals have this little round rubber gromit dohicky that has a collar that goes through it. And the whole shooting match bolts up to the frame in a way that the turnsignal is not as affected by the bike's bouncing around or the engine vibrations. The effect is to allow what ever the rubber gromit is conected to to float around what ever the collar is bolted to. Well this system seems to keep my turnsigals from blowing out from the vibration So I went down to my local Honda dealer and ordered myself up some. The parts should be in in time for the weekend. I'm going to mount them up and see if it helps to relieve some of the stress on the bags.