Can you use this as a MV Augusta pannier box on you holidays :lol:Chas said:I have a set of the VW bars along with the 340ltr box. Fitting is easy and all contact with the rails is via thick rubber pads. A special tool is included with the bars that has a torque indicator arrow so that you tighten the individual locking Allen bolt sufficiently, but not too tight, on each corner. As they are made to fit there's no messing around with adjusting the width, just open them up, place on the rails and tighten. There is a rear and a forward bar, they are marked.
The box attaches by sliding the special bolts into the channels on the top of the bars, tighten from inside the box and then close the end cap with the key. I have mine biased to the offside for easier loading so the rubber channel filler strips are on the nearside only, you cut these to length (plenty left).
Happy with mine and used them with the box on a family trip recently. Box is noisy when empty but a lot quieter when loaded.
Quality I'm happy with and not having extra bar jutting out at the side as you will with a generic set is worth the extra alone IMHO.
Would do some better pics but they're off the car now.