Anyway, one of the rays of hope I had discovered was the SLS mounting system by thecycleguys.com. It was a neat semi-hard saddle bag system that mounted in place of the passenger foot pegs. They seemed pretty stylish and functional, so I followed them for many months until they delayed the product release so many times that I had lost hope.
But check it - they can now be had for a few select applications!
I still think it's a neat product, no doubt. A few positives that strike me:
- Expandable (can fit a helmet, but doesn't have to)
- Good design - reusing a solid, load-bearing mount
- Can't really lock them