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Old 10-28-2005, 07:49 PM   #46
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sweet system! I mounted the 1420 to my wee strom I have pictures on the vstrom forum under gallery appearance pages 17 & 18 under my name gken1954
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:34 AM   #47
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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.

I'm not sure what you mean by thick lugs? pics would help! I"m using the Happy Trail SU racks.. but once your system is ready, I might switch over!
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:34 PM   #48
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>The 1150GS is done, next up is the F650GS, KLR, V-Strom, & 1200GS.

Please don't forget the Funduro/ST! If you need a "mule" I'm sure Dinskeep will lend ya his!
I've been comtemplating using the OEM racks, but I don't like the angle you end up with. (Front end wider than the rear)
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:40 PM   #49
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I've been waiting for years for something like this. BMW, TT, Jessie, and HB should be crying right about now! Excellent work. I'll be ordering mine come February. Thanks for giving us a better option than over priced Aluminum
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Typical!

Could you add some elastic cord X pattern retaining straps a la BMW system cases, in that they eliminate the spillage issue inherent with clam shell designs. Just because BMW does it doesn't mean it's bad!

Mr. helpful... just doing the job.
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:00 PM   #50
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what about mounting the bags lide side in so the deep part of the bag is the side that tilts down?

it owuld elimiate the stuff falling out


this is a very sweet set up and I get a Strom this is the set up Ithink I'll go for

very nice piece of work
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:50 PM   #51
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Regular top case 1550

I have HB top box and I had it loaded with some tools and other stuff. When I hit a large bump, the luggage rack frame broke off just behind the passanger seat.

The HB has similar mounting points as the above picture, they recommend no more 5 Kilo's storage. Mounted like it is it looks like it will act as a long lever on the on a frame that is made out of cheap pot metal and is not that strong.

The large top box looks like something I would be interested in.

The side cases look like a great system.

Is there a combo price?

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Old 10-30-2005, 08:11 AM   #52
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I'm not sure what you mean by thick lugs? pics would help! I"m using the Happy Trail SU racks.. but once your system is ready, I might switch over!
Gadget, here are the pics and tips for mounting bolts in the Pelican cases, strong and waterproof....


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Old 10-30-2005, 08:16 AM   #53
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Typical!

Could you add some elastic cord X pattern retaining straps a la BMW system cases, in that they eliminate the spillage issue inherent with clam shell designs. Just because BMW does it doesn't mean it's bad!

Mr. helpful... just doing the job.
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Yes, those little elastic straps in the BMW cases do work well. I did think about this detail origianlly but it slipped away, thanks for bringing it up. I also need to put a side-marker reflector on the case.
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:26 AM   #54
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I have HB top box and I had it loaded with some tools and other stuff. When I hit a large bump, the luggage rack frame broke off just behind the passanger seat.

The HB has similar mounting points as the above picture, they recommend no more 5 Kilo's storage. Mounted like it is it looks like it will act as a long lever on the on a frame that is made out of cheap pot metal and is not that strong.

The large top box looks like something I would be interested in.

The side cases look like a great system.

Is there a combo price?

Bill
Bill, The BMW GS tail rack does indeed need a support brace, and this will be part of the top case kit. The braces (one each side) bolt to the most rearward subframe mounts and to the outer holes under the BMW tail rack. I'll offer the top case separately, probably no combo to keep things simple on the web site. -rog
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Old 10-30-2005, 03:06 PM   #55
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Great looking stuff!!

Check you out making your own bags! Who do you think you are?
I've had Jesse racks in all of their "high-school-welding-class-reject glory" on my bike for so long, that something that nice would cause rejection issues.
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:25 PM   #56
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I had a chance to look at Roger's prototype of this system at the HU meeting this past July, in Buena Vista, CO. It is an exceptionally well thought out design, especially since the Pelicans can be easily removed from the bike/racks. Pelican cases, being pretty fungible, will be easier to replace compared to some other systems. Roger, ya done good with this design and you've been busy since the HU Meeting !! I'm still interested and hope you sell a gillion of 'em.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:35 AM   #57
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Roger,

Very cool idea and good realisation.

A thought.....
I've not checked, but shipping costs to outside the US could be a deal breaker for some.
Have you thought about offering a "build yer own" kit of just the hardwear and maybe some templates\instructions. I can get the cases over here.

Good luck with this.

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:40 AM   #58
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How about interchangeability (is that even a word?)? I have a KLR and a V-Strom 1000. Would the bags from one set-up fit the other? Great looking system!





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Old 10-31-2005, 09:53 AM   #59
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>The 1150GS is done, next up is the F650GS, KLR, V-Strom, & 1200GS.

F650GS! WooHoo!
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:37 AM   #60
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Just beautiful. I wish you would have had these ready a year ago when I bought my Givi topcase and System cases.

My major reason for buying the Givi was the ability to put my briefcase w/ laptop in it, but the 1550 Pelican would work even better than the Givi (and would probably hold up better...)

Keep us all apprised as things develop, as I might just have to make some changes, if nothing else for the top case.

Again, excellent looking setup.

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