Originally Posted by sagedrifter
I had the Gobis on my KTM and I've had the Pelican cases like the Caribou set up. The Gobi system is OK but, I felt they were too wide and bulky. The Caribou set up can hold more, the hinges are durable, they don't sweat inside because of the venting and are 100% water tight. I vote for the Pelican/Caribou option.
I wouldn't worry about the racks, mine don't have the center bar either. Run them and see what happens, I have 20,000 miles on my set up, no issues.
Thanks for the feedback. What kind of rack do you have? A givi one?
I think I'm gonna order some caribou, but don't know which capacity of loading to chose. 35 or 36l seem to be big enough to carry all you need for a long travel with all the camping stuff packed inside. I will change the setup of my bike: remove the trekker topcase (it's fine, but too big and I woud like to put all the weight lower on the bike), set some rotopax 1,75gallon on the rear rack, and install caribou cases on hepco becker sideracks. Think it could be fine. I also got a givi 40l waterproof bag (similar to ortlieb, for example), that I will strap on the top of the rotopax, with the tent, sleeping bag, etc. Got a lot of things to buy! Dear santa, could you come as soon as possible this year??