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Old 07-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #2071
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alright, read through the pages but after reading page 1,545,340 i can't remember what i read on page 1. Love the racks, love the luggage, don't love my factory tail rack so much. SO my question is for anyone with an answer. When i purchase the kit for a 2011 KLR will I be able to fit (for example) the BBQ rack, or the moose top rack so on and so forth, in conjuntion with the caribou kit? I assume the kit uses some of the same mounting points as the factory tail rack and if that is removed and replaced with another will this work? Basically I want the moose expidition rack...only caribou. Hope I haven't made an ass of my self.
Should be no problem, but you may need longer bolts that go down through the holes near the tool kit cubby because that's where most side and top case systems get bolted into the subframe on this bike. Be aware these bolt holes are blind (or bottom tapped), so you need the exact length of bolt to get it right. We supply two M6 bolt lengths with our kit, one set longer to account for our top case plate. Some riders prefer to through-drill these two holes and put nylock nuts underneath.

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #2072
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Hey Roger, I don't think I ever wrote back to thank you for the special-order OD Green 1440s. You tried to talk me out of it, but I think we can agree they don't look half bad. No melting or discoloration so far and it hasn't exactly been a cool summer here in Texas.

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:48 AM   #2073
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Hey Roger, I don't think I ever wrote back to thank you for the special-order OD Green 1440s. You tried to talk me out of it, but I think we can agree they don't look half bad. No melting or discoloration so far and it hasn't exactly been a cool summer here in Texas.

I agree, it is really not bad at all. Somehow it all works!
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:55 AM   #2074
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what size top case?

going back to the original post with all the pictures, the top case in the picture on the green KLR (as well as the picture below it): is that the 25L top case? Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:43 AM   #2075
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going back to the original post with all the pictures, the top case in the picture on the green KLR (as well as the picture below it): is that the 25L top case? Thanks!
Yes, that is a 25L case in the very first photo of the KLR 650.

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Old 08-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #2076
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So Roger if I understand correctly the top case mounting plate will mount directly onto a 2012 f800gs without any other hardware. Correct?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #2077
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So Roger if I understand correctly the top case mounting plate will mount directly onto a 2012 f800gs without any other hardware. Correct?
If you buy a complete 25L Top Case System for instance for the F800GS it does come with everything including square tube rails, nuts, bolts, washers, and spacers you need to attach the cargo plate to your bike.

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #2078
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One more question: Will the mounted top case interfere with panniers and the requisite rack should I need them later? Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #2079
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One more question: Will the mounted top case interfere with panniers and the requisite rack should I need them later? Thanks for your feedback!
Nope, no problem.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #2080
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If anyone has mounted the top loaders on a tiger 800 i would looooove to see the pictures.

Particularly from the back with the HB racks (that's precisely the setup i am considering).

/fingers crossed
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #2081
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No racks or options for a Suzuki DR650???
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:01 AM   #2082
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No racks or options for a Suzuki DR650???
For this bike you will need to find a side rack, we do not make side racks for the DR. Then you can use a pair of our "Cases Only" that have the lid locks, lid lanyards, and internal retention straps built in. You cna simply bolt them to the rack or use some kind of mount system such as the puck-style mounts.

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #2083
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No racks or options for a Suzuki DR650???
Your best/strongest DR option is to purchase the Wolfman sideracks, rear cross brace & turn signal re-locator http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/...ck_DR_650.html See those holes in the 4 corners of each rack? You then thru-bolt Caribou's to each rack...Wolfman also makes a hard case mount kit but i can't find it so call em..

You then choose which case you wish to use
http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...&mode=d&id=005
IMO the 25L (Pelican 1520) are the best matched size for the DR as anything larger is just too big for the smaller DR.

Here is Dale's DR w/ 1520 Pelicans so you get the size idea:
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:59 AM   #2084
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I wonder if that 34 liter top box could be fit to a WR250X with a quick disconnect?

Has anyone done it?
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #2085
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New 26 Liter ValueMax Side Case System

Introducing Caribou ValueMax side luggage system.

On a tight budget? Looking for a great deal? Just plain stingy? Your search has ended. Introducing the new Caribou ValueMax side luggage system based on the Seahorse 720 case. The Seahorse 720 case features a tight fitting lid with a silicon gasket seal for waterproofness, easy press-and-pull latches with key locks, and an advanced polypropylene resin for strength, durability and light weight....




We pre-install our innovative internal elastic retention straps and lid lanyards so these are truly motorcycle-ready.


We’ve designed a strong but low cost attachment system compatible with Givi Monokey & SW Motech side luggage racks (racks sold separately). This semi-bolt on attachment does require a wrench to tighten two M6 bolts, so not as quick-attach as our top-of-the-line systems (and no break-away feature), but a significant cost and weight savings with only a little less convenience. Just slip the case onto the rack and install two M6 Screws and Nylock nuts at the top of the rack...




Button head M6 screws and fender washers inside the case...


The Value-Max side luggage is also available bundled with our DIY Quick Attach-Release side case system kits for Givi, Hepco Becker and SW Motech EVO racks.

At 26 liters per case you’ll have just enough capacity for touring if you pack “light & right.” The price is about the same or less than a good set of soft bags so you don’t have to give up the security, waterproofness and protection of hard cases in order to keep your motorcycling budget under control. This is a great solution for single cylinder dual sport bikes that you don't want to wheigh down with a big heavy set of luggage. Also great for commuters. We pre-drill the cases for your convenience, and installing the hardware (lower cleats) to the back of the case takes just a few minutes. Please note the ValueMax (Seahorse 720) cases do not have the lifetime guarantee of our other cases, but a replacement case is inexpensive, and they are Made in the USA!


Here are the specs for the Caribou ValueMax case (note that method of external measurement may include latches and hinges):

Ext. Dimensions Internal Dimensions Weight
Seahorse SE720 20.7” x 17.2” x 8.5” 18.9” x 14.4” x 7.7” 10lb 4oz



The new ValueMax Caribou luggage side case systems are available immediately for most adventure touring and dual sport bikes such as BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. Top cases will be available soon as well. Soon we will offer the Givi side racks from our web site so you will have one-stop-shop convenience. Please visit www.cariboucases.com . Look under the catefgory here... http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...&mode=d&id=030

Thank you!

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