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Old 09-14-2013, 12:16 PM   #3991
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That's a neat setup right there.

I've seen countless panniers with a forward tilt but never asked before ..
why the tilt and how do you determine the amount? .... not knocking it, just curious.

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My best guess, it gives more room for a passenger. If they were level the little lady might not like resting on the cases.

The cases are mounted level to the adapter plates, its the actual frame that has the tilt.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #3992
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Which Pelicans are those. I just put a 1510 as a top case on my DR.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:31 PM   #3993
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Which Pelicans are those. I just put a 1510 as a top case on my DR.

On mine, I have 1520s and a 1550 as a top case. I thought the 1550 was too big for the sides. They get the job done well though.

I may be selling my set up soon, I've been looking at larger bikes for touring that I can ride two up. I'm 6'-3" tall so the I use the whole saddle..
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #3994
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That's a neat setup right there.

I've seen countless panniers with a forward tilt but never asked before ..
why the tilt and how do you determine the amount? .... not knocking it, just curious.

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Mine have a forward tilt that runs parallel to the angle of my exhaust (well, the stock exhaust, when I put an aftermarket can on, it was slightly off). That was the only reasoning behind mine being tilted forward. I was actually very lucky that I didn't completely screw up my cases. When I was measuring and drilling holes, I didn't take into account my top box (dolt!). I got the side case mounted and was very happy with them. Then I put on my top box and realized I only had about 3/8" clearance between my side cases and top box. Whew!

This has actually proved to be problematic when the top box is weighted down and the box has rested on the side cases. I had to put some spacers in the top box to remedy this. Man do I wish I had taken this into account when I was drilling holes in the side cases!

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #3995
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My panniers tilt a bit forward so the tops are flat with the stock Wee rear rack. That way when I'm strapping big stuff down, I have a larger platform to rest things.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #3996
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On mine, I have 1520s and a 1550 as a top case. I thought the 1550 was too big for the sides. They get the job done well though.

I may be selling my set up soon, I've been looking at larger bikes for touring that I can ride two up. I'm 6'-3" tall so the I use the whole saddle..
Heck, I'm 5-7 and use the whole sadde, but I'm if figiddy
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:52 PM   #3997
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Heck, I'm 5-7 and use the whole sadde, but I'm if figiddy
It is nice to stretch out on a flat DS saddle... After riding the DL1000 with the stock saddle it kinda locks you in. But, its far more comfy.

I'm debating if I should put the Pelicans on my Vee. I think I can fit more in the 1520s when compared to the odd shaped OEM luggage. I've had so many variations of luggage for camping it makes my head hurt.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #3998
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That looks like a Pelican for a tank-top case, but it has integrated locks on both latches. Please elaborate on it an its mounting.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #3999
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That looks like a Pelican for a tank-top case, but it has integrated locks on both latches. Please elaborate on it an its mounting.
It's a Seahorse case. They're similar to Pelicans, but quite a bit more inexpensive and all cases come with the option of latch locks. They aren't quite as robust as the Pelicans, but they're still a solid case. My side cases are also Seahorses with integrated latch locks. The latch locks were really the deciding factor for me over Pelicans (and costing roughly 1/2 to 1/3 the price didn't hurt either!)

The tank box is attached with a Cortech Ring Mount for one of their tank bags. I just drilled a few holes in the box and it worked like a charm.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #4000
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My bike


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Old 09-16-2013, 07:04 AM   #4001
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It's a Seahorse case. They're similar to Pelicans, but quite a bit more inexpensive and all cases come with the option of latch locks. They aren't quite as robust as the Pelicans, but they're still a solid case. My side cases are also Pelicans with integrated latch locks. The latch locks were really the deciding factor for me over Pelicans (and costing roughly 1/2 to 1/3 the price didn't hurt either!)

The tank box is attached with a Cortech Ring Mount for one of their tank bags. I just drilled a few holes in the box and it worked like a charm.
I remember seeing someone here having done that a couple of years ago. I looked into it, but couldn't decide on a case, so I dropped it and got a Bags-Connection bag instead, which also has a ring mount.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:41 AM   #4002
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Is the trailer for your Pup?
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #4003
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Is the trailer for your Pup?
yes it is. Here's a better pic for ya!! Our Aussie has been over 20,000 miles in it. She has a little chihuahua mix pup that goes along with her!!

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Old 09-16-2013, 12:16 PM   #4004
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yes it is. Here's a better pic for ya!! Our Aussie has been over 20,000 miles in it. She has a little chihuahua mix pup that goes along with her!!

[URL=http://s13.photobucket.com/user/calsport05/media/Highway%201%20ride%20Easyrider%20show%20Panoche%20 Rd%20Jan%202011/image_zps26c5faac.jpg.html][/URL

That is soo cool!
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That must be quite the ride for them..
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