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Old 10-28-2005, 01:55 PM   #31
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I am another one in line for a 05 weestrom. Let us know when.
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:23 PM   #32
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Very nice , I was about to U bolt a set of Pelicans on to KTM brackets ,but your brackets are much nicer . If you have 950's in your future I will wait . SEYA
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:41 PM   #33
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Any idea of the timeframe on your KLR650 system???
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:31 PM   #34
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Very nice products!
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:43 PM   #35
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How hot does the exhaust-side case get after a few hours of riding?
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:58 PM   #36
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Any idea of the timeframe on your KLR650 system???
I honestly can't wait to do the KLR, it is one of my favorite bikes. Probably end of December for design, end of Jan for sale.
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Old 10-28-2005, 04:06 PM   #37
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How hot does the exhaust-side case get after a few hours of riding?
Ahhh, very, very good question. The Pelican case gets warm but not hot, it does not conduct heat like aluminum. Your nylon rain suit in the left case will not melt.

There is another thing I like when touring with these cases that I forgot to mention. I can leave the case unlocked. I don't have to fiddle with my key just to open the case to get something out like I have to with the BMW system cases. When your pounding out 700 miles a day in the mountains, it is the little things that begin to count.
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Old 10-28-2005, 04:40 PM   #38
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Here's my experience with the Pelican cases as side panniers, and it's not all good, so this is a heads up to you, so you can maybe find a way to overcome this "problem".

I have a pair of well abused Pelican 1550's on my KLR. The problem that I encountered is that with repeated off road crashing, the bolts that hold the pelican cases to the mounting racks begin to enlarge the hole in the plastic of the pelican case. After repeated crashes, the bolt hole through which the securing bracket that attaches to the mounting rack is now elliptical because the securing bolt, I suppose, is stronger than the plastic of the case, so it deforms the plastic over repeated hard contacts.

I don't think anyone can ride the 1150GS in the rock climbs and technical single trails where I've ridden this bike, so it may not be a big issue, but I thought I'd mention it in case you want to somehow re-inforce the mounting holes.

As for the performance of the pelicans, they are strong, water and dust proof, but packing them requires the use of inner liner bags, or else when you open the lids, everything falls out.

Keep the good work, it looks good!
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Old 10-28-2005, 04:47 PM   #39
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p.s. any plans to do a set for the KLR? Maybe I can get my cases mounted to your rack.
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Old 10-28-2005, 04:55 PM   #40
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Nice bags!
Will there be topcases available for the 1150GS Adventure?
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Old 10-28-2005, 05:31 PM   #41
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Thumb Pelican 1430

Another one in line for the Wee-strom kit. I already have a Pelican 1500 bolted on as a top case, and it works great. Have you considered adapting the new 1430 top-load cases that Pelican has a side cases?? They look pretty roomy, and the top load feature would be a big plus. Also, they are only about $60 each.

I was ready to buy a couple and bolt them to an SW-Motech quick release rack, but I like your design much better. I'll be waiting....
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Old 10-28-2005, 05:50 PM   #42
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Keep us up to speed as you get close with the F650 bags.
With the weight of my Jesse's, I'm interested....
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:24 PM   #43
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Here's my experience with the Pelican cases as side panniers, and it's not all good, so this is a heads up to you, so you can maybe find a way to overcome this "problem".

I have a pair of well abused Pelican 1550's on my KLR. The problem that I encountered is that with repeated off road crashing, the bolts that hold the pelican cases to the mounting racks begin to enlarge the hole in the plastic of the pelican case. After repeated crashes, the bolt hole through which the securing bracket that attaches to the mounting rack is now elliptical because the securing bolt, I suppose, is stronger than the plastic of the case, so it deforms the plastic over repeated hard contacts.

I don't think anyone can ride the 1150GS in the rock climbs and technical single trails where I've ridden this bike, so it may not be a big issue, but I thought I'd mention it in case you want to somehow re-inforce the mounting holes.

As for the performance of the pelicans, they are strong, water and dust proof, but packing them requires the use of inner liner bags, or else when you open the lids, everything falls out.

Keep the good work, it looks good!
Gadget, did you use the 4 thick lugs on the Pelican cases to put your bolts through? This and using a hard plastic bushing to keep the sharp bolt threads away from the Pelican material would eliminate the problems. And a big fender washer on the inside of the case. Yes there will be a KLR system you can bolt your existing Pelicans onto. And yes I use kitchen trash bags to hold my clothes. I also pack things I need to access often in the right side, and I put the bike on the side stand so the right case is tilted up and nothing falls out. The lanyards help too.
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:33 PM   #44
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Another one in line for the Wee-strom kit. I already have a Pelican 1500 bolted on as a top case, and it works great. Have you considered adapting the new 1430 top-load cases that Pelican has a side cases?? They look pretty roomy, and the top load feature would be a big plus. Also, they are only about $60 each.

I was ready to buy a couple and bolt them to an SW-Motech quick release rack, but I like your design much better. I'll be waiting....
The new 1430's are too small capacity for the majority of the market, and they are very wide at the top and narrow at the bottom due to the large draft angle. Too heavy too, and too much material to remove off the back of the case to make a bracket fit. Not very suitable for Caribou luggage.
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:37 PM   #45
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Nice bags!
Will there be topcases available for the 1150GS Adventure?
James
Hmmm, the Adventure rear rack is different from the 1150GS. I'll have to take a look at my buddies Adventure to see if one top plate can be made to fit both bikes. Good point.
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