Are you using the 30 Ls on both sides, or do you have the Junior II set that comes with a 30 L right and 40 L left sidecase ?
What rack are you using ?
The Hepco Becker rack ?
Very nice looking gear.
The web posted shipping weight for a pair of 30 L sidecases is 30 pounds. How heavy are the cases alone ?
I just weighed one of them on our bathroom scale, the kind that adjusts to the 1/2 lb, and it came in at about 7.25 lbs.
The HB racks are no longer in stock in the USA and had to be ordered from Germany (at the time I tried to order them), so I went with SW Motech quick release racks, which Twisted Throttle had on the shelf. The HB racks are fixed mount, but a little cheaper.
The quick release Motechs can be removed with a flat blade screwwdriver releasing 3, 1/2 turn screws. A keyed lock is available to replace one of the quick release screws if theft is a concern.
FYI, shipping weight on bulky items can be deceving, because after a box or crate reaches a certain size, then it carries a minimum weight charge, regardless of how small the actual weight is. I just found this out the hard (expensive)way.
I'm using the 30L's left & right. Bikes with a high single exhaust, like my '04 BMW Rockster, would use the two different size cases.
This is a truly quick release system, one quick release on each case and three quick release on each rack. I bet I can have the whole setup off in under one minute.
I've got the BMW system cases on the Rockster and these HB's are easily in the same quality range as those, imo.