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Old 10-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #466
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Here are my home brew racks that i'm working on right now (sorry about crappy pictures). Still need to finish welds and grind down, but you get a pretty good idea. Not sure yet if i'm going to tie them together or not, may come up from the rear mounts with a tie bar that would also be the front mount for top box. These are for Pelican 1520 cases, the case is ~1" larger on all the sides. I may end up fabricating a metal box that would fit in the left side "void". Cost of cases and steel $210





Damn nice job!! Wish i had the same skills set to make me some of those! Looking good!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #467
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Here are my home brew racks that i'm working on right now (sorry about crappy pictures). Still need to finish welds and grind down, but you get a pretty good idea. Not sure yet if i'm going to tie them together or not, may come up from the rear mounts with a tie bar that would also be the front mount for top box. These are for Pelican 1520 cases, the case is ~1" larger on all the sides. I may end up fabricating a metal box that would fit in the left side "void". Cost of cases and steel $210





DAMN!!!!!! Those are BEEFY!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #468
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Damn nice job!! Wish i had the same skills set to make me some of those! Looking good!
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I truly envy folks with the skill and access to equipment to do this kind of thing.

Great work
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #469
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Hey all... Been keeping an eye on this thread... I have a question about soft luggage vs. hard panniers.

How do you handle security with soft luggage? I'm going to be taking a longer trip than I've done before, and I'm going to add side cases or luggage. I was kind of set on Wolfman, but then realized I will be riding through Mexico and security may be an issue.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:24 PM   #470
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Hey all... Been keeping an eye on this thread... I have a question about soft luggage vs. hard panniers.

How do you handle security with soft luggage? I'm going to be taking a longer trip than I've done before, and I'm going to add side cases or luggage. I was kind of set on Wolfman, but then realized I will be riding through Mexico and security may be an issue.
I have the Wolfman Rocky Mountains with a Holan 46L locking top box. I put the valuables in the top box, and then, if you must, the side bags can be easily detached and carried with you. You can't really use a luggage lock with the Wolfman bags, so that's out. If you're not 2-up, then the top box has room for 1 helmet and a jacket stuffed in the top box. Best of both worlds. You can put the big straps for the side bags under the seat so they can't be undone. It's as secure as a convertible car. Put your valuables in the trunk.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #471
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I have the Wolfman Rocky Mountains with a Holan 46L locking top box. I put the valuables in the top box, and then, if you must, the side bags can be easily detached and carried with you. You can't really use a luggage lock with the Wolfman bags, so that's out. If you're not 2-up, then the top box has room for 1 helmet and a jacket stuffed in the top box. Best of both worlds. You can put the big straps for the side bags under the seat so they can't be undone. It's as secure as a convertible car. Put your valuables in the trunk.
Good input, thank you. The security issue was kind of the last issue for me. I'm pretty sure I'll end up with some Wolfman or Adventure Spec bags. I think they probably offer enough security. I also have a Givi Trekker top box, so I think I'll be good to go. I kinda feel like if someone is a determined thief, they'll get a hold of your stuff no matter what.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #472
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How do you handle security with soft luggage?

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Old 10-09-2013, 01:16 PM   #473
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #474
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Hahaha, excellent!
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #477
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Final Product:
These came out pretty good, after installing the top brace, they are quite solid, though have slight "give" because of the soft steel. I still have to grind down the ribs, where the cases meet the racks, since i used 1/8" too short bolts (like to get a washer under the nut).

Rear view, the cross bar will be the front mount for the top box


The mount bracket inside the cases. This still needs to be cleaned up and painted. There are three welded bolts on the angle, that go through the racks and bolt up.


Front view:


and the pretty side view:

Hope this inspires others to go DIY route, total material costs ~$240, including the Pelicans. I still have enough metal for the top box mounts and have a spare 1510 Pelican i'm going to use for it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:01 AM   #478
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Final Product:
These came out pretty good, after installing the top brace, they are quite solid, though have slight "give" because of the soft steel. I still have to grind down the ribs, where the cases meet the racks, since i used 1/8" too short bolts (like to get a washer under the nut).

Rear view, the cross bar will be the front mount for the top box


The mount bracket inside the cases. This still needs to be cleaned up and painted. There are three welded bolts on the angle, that go through the racks and bolt up.


Front view:


and the pretty side view:

Hope this inspires others to go DIY route, total material costs ~$240, including the Pelicans. I still have enough metal for the top box mounts and have a spare 1510 Pelican i'm going to use for it.
i doubt i will be able to make the rack... but i will certainly steal your idea for mount inside the case! Thank you!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:53 AM   #479
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Anyone with the SW-MOTECH EVO side rack, does the rack alone (without luggage) does the rack stick out enough to protect the passenger foot peg in the event of a fall?

I was parking today and slipped on some wet leaves and laid her down. Nothing serious but a little scuff on the passenger peg. I am worried that if i was going a little faster, it might have done some serious damage. Thank you!
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #480
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