Building pannier hardmounts for a BMW F800

The thought of spending over $1k for the BMW panniers (that aren’t even water proof) is totally absurd to me. Other aftermarket options add up to >$700+ by the time you buy the special F800 adapter frame for them.  I guess I just couldn’t justify such expense for something that will only get put on the [...]

Install Givi E370N top case on BWM F800ST

The universal mounting/adapter plate that comes with the Givi E370N top case gives many options for bolt placement, but, unfortunately the rest of the hardware is inadequate to work on BMW F800ST luggage rack.

My goals for the install:

No drilling/modification of the luggage rack
Offer some amount of cushion/padding to prevent the hard case from marring the paint.
Position [...]