Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Wyandotte, Michigan
Agreed it was pretty much Honda’s fault and the nut system they used, I would of had issues with any panniers that had required me to remove the stock rack to install them. That said, it would of went on in about 30min or so - but too - any installation sheet that purposely said s leave ALL the bolts loose until they are all installed, to me, screams misalignment/poor fitment. Maybe I’m expecting to much for 2k worth of boxes I would forgive a company a few months into a new model year for things being a little off, but the AS has been out for a bit now I would expect a company the tweek those issues. Instead I get a system ( if you think about it ) that kinda fits together. I don’t know, like I said, maybe I’m expecting to much for what I (we) paid for - after all is said and done - all the panniers are waaaay over priced for basically 3 aluminum boxes and a few pieces of steel tubing. I guess while I’m on about quality. I might point out the fact that the side box mounts are sad too. They allow the box to rub on the mounting frame thus scratching the paint on both the frame and box. Not a huge issue on the aluminum box, but the steel frame I expect to see rust on soon. Ok not really because I’M going to fix that
( but I shouldn’t have to ). And I could go on about the mounting plate for the top box that between that and the box are probably not far off from the 20lb weight limit for the stock rear rack.... Maybe it’s just me, but the more $$ I shell out the more I expect of things...
I might note that it’s not like I had to get out C-clamps and use ratchet straps to get it together, it did just take a slight nudge here and there to get the bolts in...
“If necessity is the mother of inventions, then laziness is the baby daddy.”
Last edited by AT-Dragon; 05-14-2019 at 05:54 AM.