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Old 05-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #1576
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Not trying to nitpick, but I have a few things I have not been able to figure out based on the Caribou site, the Pelican Cases site and this thread. I hope someone can shed some light on it.

I should mention that there is some specific gear that I need to pack into a case to make them worthwhile. One is specific to actual opening size and then another instance is total combined volume. Also, I would dearly like for the cases to actually be Pelicans and not the SKB or Hardigg since I have spare parts for Pelicans and special inserts for some models.

First, looking at the top loading 36L set, which to the best of my knowledge is based on a Pelican box case.

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The 9 (228mm) x 18 (457mm) case top opening easily swallows up your gear.
The only Pelican case that is top loading that comes close to that is the 1440, but the specs from Pelican's site are: 17.10" x 7.50" x 16.00" or 43.4 x 19 x 40.6 cm internal, which works out to 33.5 liters. So the opening dimensions aren't the same and the volume is not the same. (The Caribou Cases site does not list the dimension for depth for the 36L top load.)

And then the 35L side load, based on the 1550, is listed as 48cm (18.9") x 36.6cm (14.4") x 19.7cm (7.75") internal on www.cariboucases.com, which is 34.6 liters. On Pelican's site the dimensions are 18.43" x 14.00" x 7.62" or 46.8 x 35.5 x 19.3 cm, which works out to 32.1 liters.

I hope this will all make sense as I want to be sure what is going to end up on my door step when I hit the 'International Add to Cart' button.

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Old 05-06-2009, 07:39 AM   #1577
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Originally Posted by atFault
Not trying to nitpick, but I have a few things I have not been able to figure out based on the Caribou site, the Pelican Cases site and this thread. I hope someone can shed some light on it.

I should mention that there is some specific gear that I need to pack into a case to make them worthwhile. One is specific to actual opening size and then another instance is total combined volume. Also, I would dearly like for the cases to actually be Pelicans and not the SKB or Hardigg since I have spare parts for Pelicans and special inserts for some models.

First, looking at the top loading 36L set, which to the best of my knowledge is based on a Pelican box case.



The only Pelican case that is top loading that comes close to that is the 1440, but the specs from Pelican's site are: 17.10" x 7.50" x 16.00" or 43.4 x 19 x 40.6 cm internal, which works out to 33.5 liters. So the opening dimensions aren't the same and the volume is not the same. (The Caribou Cases site does not list the dimension for depth for the 36L top load.)

And then the 35L side load, based on the 1550, is listed as 48cm (18.9") x 36.6cm (14.4") x 19.7cm (7.75") internal on www.cariboucases.com, which is 34.6 liters. On Pelican's site the dimensions are 18.43" x 14.00" x 7.62" or 46.8 x 35.5 x 19.3 cm, which works out to 32.1 liters.

I hope this will all make sense as I want to be sure what is going to end up on my door step when I hit the 'International Add to Cart' button.

Thanks
The dimensions of the cases on the Pelican web site are approximate. We fill the cases with water to determine volume accurately. The dimensions of each case is on our web site www.cariboucases.com. The 35L is Pelican, 36L is Hardigg, and 40L is SKB. Thank you.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #1578
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The dimensions of the cases on the Pelican web site are approximate. We fill the cases with water to determine volume accurately. The dimensions of each case is on our web site www.cariboucases.com. The 35L is Pelican, 36L is Hardigg, and 40L is SKB. Thank you.
Thanks for the quick reply.

You stated that the 36L is the Hardigg, but looking through your site some more just now I noticed the "Complete Side Luggage Systems Based on 36 Liter Pelican 1440 Top Loading Cases" at the top of the page for the '36L TOP LOADING LUGGAGE' section. Has this changed?

Also, the 9" x 18" opening that you have listed on your site will work. The 17.1" x 7.5" that Pelican states, will not. Again, not trying to be a pain, but one opening is functional and the other is unusable to me. I wish I had access to these to test my gear out before buying, but unfortunately I do not.

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:29 PM   #1579
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Thanks for the quick reply.

You stated that the 36L is the Hardigg, but looking through your site some more just now I noticed the "Complete Side Luggage Systems Based on 36 Liter Pelican 1440 Top Loading Cases" at the top of the page for the '36L TOP LOADING LUGGAGE' section. Has this changed?

Also, the 9" x 18" opening that you have listed on your site will work. The 17.1" x 7.5" that Pelican states, will not. Again, not trying to be a pain, but one opening is functional and the other is unusable to me. I wish I had access to these to test my gear out before buying, but unfortunately I do not.

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Yes, the 36L TOP LOADING cases are indeed Pelican. The 36L side loaders are Hardigg.

The 36L Pelican top loaders have an opening of exactly 17-7/8" x 8-7/8"
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:34 PM   #1580
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Yes, the 36L TOP LOADING cases are indeed Pelican. The 36L side loaders are Hardigg.

The 36L Pelican top loaders have an opening of exactly 17-7/8" x 8-7/8"
Thanks for taking the time to get those numbers.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:56 AM   #1581
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Hey roger, quick question for you. Did you stop producing the top case for the single cylinder f650gs, can't seem to find it on your site. A freind was interested in purchasing a top case that's all.#

Also my, pannier / top box setup on the dakar is still going great
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #1582
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Hey roger, quick question for you. Did you stop producing the top case for the single cylinder f650gs, can't seem to find it on your site. A freind was interested in purchasing a top case that's all.#

Also my, pannier / top box setup on the dakar is still going great
HI RC,

Yes, we ran out of them recently and don't plan to make any more. thanks for checking.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #1583
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Hello, I bought your side cases system for my R1150 GS several years ago, well, actually when you first started selling them. I'm interested in possibly getting the 40L top box now for a long ride I plan to do soon and I'm wondering if the box is big enough to secure a full face helmet in it? I need to know soon if I will have time to get it here and installed before I leave. Thanks. Neville.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:20 PM   #1584
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Hello, I bought your side cases system for my R1150 GS several years ago, well, actually when you first started selling them. I'm interested in possibly getting the 40L top box now for a long ride I plan to do soon and I'm wondering if the box is big enough to secure a full face helmet in it? I need to know soon if I will have time to get it here and installed before I leave. Thanks. Neville.
Our 40L top case does not fit a helmet. Thank you.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:44 PM   #1585
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Thanks for getting back to me. Well, it was just a thought. I will not buy a hard top case that will not secure my helmet. Just a thought that you might consider for sales. I'm sure that I'm not alone in this line of thought. Hell, my cheap JC Whitney medium that I have on another bike holds a helmet. Hate to mount that with my nice Pelicans though.

Anyway, maybe I will order the rack mount alone and work something out. Can you tell me if the top box rack mount is compatible with your early side mounts for the Pelican cases that I already bought fom you? Thanks. Neville.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:50 AM   #1586
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Thanks for getting back to me. Well, it was just a thought. I will not buy a hard top case that will not secure my helmet. Just a thought that you might consider for sales. I'm sure that I'm not alone in this line of thought. Hell, my cheap JC Whitney medium that I have on another bike holds a helmet. Hate to mount that with my nice Pelicans though.

Anyway, maybe I will order the rack mount alone and work something out. Can you tell me if the top box rack mount is compatible with your early side mounts for the Pelican cases that I already bought fom you? Thanks. Neville.
Hi Neville,

The top case latch hardware is different from the side case hardware.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:34 AM   #1587
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I will not buy a hard top case that will not secure my helmet.
Many people agree with you. It isn't that Roger hasn't looked at it, too, but there isn't a suitable Pelican or Storm case to work with. The Pelican 340 cube weighs 24 pounds empty
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:47 PM   #1588
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Rockster Luggage

Do you know what would be the appropriate option for side luggage for my 2004 rockster? Wondering if the r1150gs set-up would fit my bike....

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:54 PM   #1589
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Do you know what would be the appropriate option for side luggage for my 2004 rockster? Wondering if the r1150gs set-up would fit my bike....

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The R1150GS system would not fit the Rockster. I don't know of any rack for this bike other than the BMW products.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #1590
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Hello, I have come across a set of your 35 liter (1550) cases recently and I would like to purchase a set of your mounting racks for my 1995 R1100GS. I believe your website says there is a 6 week waiting list for this item. Is this correct or can I get this rack sooner? Thanks.
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