Nice wish list. MCMElectronics has hard cases like Pelicans for less money.For example a 16" hard case is ~$30. Ebay has simple handguards for $20 to $30 depending on color, plastic over full wrap aluminum guard. They also have the cheap under $20 wide footpegs. The racks can sometimes be purchased together for a bit under $200, or check your local Craigslist, place a want add if you want used for a bargain.