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Old 07-05-2007, 06:56 PM   #181
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:40 AM   #182
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same from the back
I like the profile a lot.... unobtrusive but gnarly

USA GUYS: are these pelicans mono-priced or is there variance??? who sells?
i guess I'd get a motech mount kit from amoto or twistedsister
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:52 AM   #183
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USING SW Motech sideracks with Pelicans

Guys
someone help my understanding, as I'm not near anyplace that has pelicans and motech racks....
Using Pelican 14xx or 15xx sidecases with Motech racks, do you have to EMPTY the case, reach inside and undo the mounting hardware to get the case off the bike? is there a "quick release" setup???

thx
..... i sure like the pelican cases....
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:04 AM   #184
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Guys
someone help my understanding, as I'm not near anyplace that has pelicans and motech racks....
Using Pelican 14xx or 15xx sidecases with Motech racks, do you have to EMPTY the case, reach inside and undo the mounting hardware to get the case off the bike? is there a "quick release" setup???

thx
..... i sure like the pelican cases....
For the best prices on pelcians, google Pelican Cases 4 Less. They have great prices and service. I have Pelican 1430's mounted (bolted) on SW motech quick release racks. You do not open the case to remove, you just undo four quick release fasteners on the motechs, and you remove the rack/frame as one piece.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:36 PM   #185
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:20 PM   #186
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:39 AM   #187
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oh I think i get it. there's more than one Motech setup for the strom? you're using the "quick release" kind.... will go look for those now..
Tell me, do the Quick Release type increase the girth? that is, more hardware pushing the cases further out from sides?

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For the best prices on pelcians, google Pelican Cases 4 Less. They have great prices and service. I have Pelican 1430's mounted (bolted) on SW motech quick release racks. You do not open the case to remove, you just undo four quick release fasteners on the motechs, and you remove the rack/frame as one piece.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:45 AM   #188
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oh I think i get it. there's more than one Motech setup for the strom? you're using the "quick release" kind.... will go look for those now..
Tell me, do the Quick Release type increase the girth? that is, more hardware pushing the cases further out from sides?
I don't think that the Motech racks are any wider than standard Givi's..... With my 1430's bolted to the motech's, the arse end is just about as wide as the bars. The QR feature is really nice. I went to wash the bike last night, and in 30 seconds, the racks/bags were removed.....
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:35 PM   #189
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GIVI side case mounts with E36 bags. El-Cheapo top case (almost identical to the JCW case.) I'm very pleased with this setup so far.

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Old 03-18-2008, 06:51 PM   #190
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So are inmates generally installing HT's on SW-Motech racks?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:59 AM   #191
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So are inmates generally installing HT's on SW-Motech racks?

I use Happy-Trail racks and thier panniers. The racks look like they would be great crash bars without the cases mounted.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:36 PM   #192
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Guys
did we ever get a "realworld review" on those JC Whitney top cases??/ What's the six months report?

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5 months and 10,000+ miles.

It's fine. Yes, it bounces on it's mount a bit. Put more crap in it and it stops. Not quite 100% waterproof, but there is only ever a few drops of water in the bottom, even after a 300+ mile day in the rain.

Undo four screws on the inside and the orange piece comes off, then you can pop out the red "reflector" and put a real piece of reflective tape behind it. Much better.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #193
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40 liter Kappa bags on Givi 532 racks. Thought I would end up with the E36 model but as I'm a long standing member of Team Frugal I succumbed to the cheaper offering? Perhaps a tad wide at 42 inches, only time will tell?


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Old 03-23-2008, 11:48 PM   #194
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How do I post a pix here? where's the how to ? The caribous are tight and will save you some serious change over the lumies.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:16 AM   #195
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I use the Givi E41, in combination with an top E46, only in long time trips.

The top was in offer included in the normal equipment in Spain.



I appreciate much the top cap in the E41, because I can take to hand things like maps, sun glasses or bottles, without open all case.

The bike looks like an transatlantic, but you can transport material for more days

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