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Old 06-14-2011, 12:14 PM   #796
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....I am not familiar with the Pelican cases.
I would be suspect of any place not familiar with Pelican cases... Those are used the world round for transportation of equipment.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:43 PM   #797
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I would be suspect of any place not familiar with Pelican cases... Those are used the world round for transportation of equipment.
Check his line of work, he doesn't have a need for Pelican cases so why should he know what they are? I thought the guy was pretty straight forward about the limitations of the cases.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #798
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Check his line of work, he doesn't have a need for Pelican cases so why should he know what they are? I thought the guy was pretty straight forward about the limitations of the cases.
Yeah he/she may just be a kid out of high school who fills orders. Who knows? This individual's ignorance of Pelicans (or any other water fowl :-) really says nothing about the organization.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #799
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The best part? These were originally "Equine Semen Transporters". I shit you not.
Ok, that alone makes me want to buy one just because. I wonder if I can request one with a label.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:26 PM   #800
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Ok, that alone makes me want to buy one just because. I wonder if I can request one with a label.
You could be in luck:

"Perfectly suitable for transporting virtually anything but we should probably point out that according to the label on our sample this is an "EST," or "Equine Semen Transporter." Not all have the label"
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:37 PM   #801
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I was looking for a trail stand for my WR250R and from what I saw they look very very simple. So I decided to just make my own for free instead of buying one and having it shipped to me.

All I used was a common crutch and an angle grinder... Took about 10 seconds to make, and is fully adjustable, plus the rubber foot works perfect for keeping it from slipping on smooth surfaces like a garage floor...



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Old 06-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #802
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...All I used was a common crutch and an angle grinder... Took about 10 seconds to make, and is fully adjustable, plus the rubber foot works perfect for keeping it from slipping on smooth surfaces like a garage floor...
Well done, kinda big, but at least it's light.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:06 PM   #803
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Homemade Topcase (thinking outside the box)

This box was made on a rainy Seattle weekend, with all materials on hand or scavenged from the local Home Depot for around $50.00.
I also added a backrest, by cutting up a garden kneeling pad, mounting it to 1/4" plywood and covering it with some black naugahyde left over from a previous seat project.


And finally a LED brake light strip from the local auto parts store.



The basic box was constructed with 1/2" plywood, waterproof glue and screws. The edges were then 1/4 round routed and the lid sawn off. Two coats of exterior primer inside and out, then a spray can of truck bed liner on the outside.

Lid closes with with brushed aluminum flashing and silicone sealant and fits pretty snug even when not latched. Lock is a modified drawer lock and the top handles and piano hinge were in the cabinet hardware section.

I didn't want it to look to big, If I were to do it again, I'd probably go a little wider and taller for a quick helmet- coat stash.

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:27 PM   #804
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This box was made on a rainy Seattle weekend, with all materials on hand or scavenged from the local Home Depot for around $50.00.
Nice work - how heavy is it? I'd be worried about that with the plywood.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:36 PM   #805
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:05 PM   #806
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Nice work - how heavy is it? I'd be worried about that with the plywood.
I was wondering about finished weight myself, (another reason I made it on the small side) . It was about 12 1/2 lbs before back rest and light strip. It's in about the same ballpark as Happy Trails, Micatech, or even Pelican of the same size.(albeit, not as bulletproof- but mainly it's a quick stash for a bag of groceries or other small purchases, or a place to stow gloves and a jacket. At any rate, i've had it on about a month now and I use it all the time.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:41 PM   #807
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top box beer opener....and a knife...on the top box......The knife always handy beyond belief- even when i am working in my shop! These knives are fantastic and very inexpensive $12! Mora Knives! like on Dual Survivor!


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Old 08-13-2011, 02:46 PM   #808
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Martel Volt meter!!! LCD something you can see.... red LED don't work!!...I have this mounted on a piece on aluminum attached to my ROX risers. The wires are very small so I soldered then embedded the connection in epoxy with a plug in whip that i tie into the battery tender whip when I am out and about.


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yikes.....this could get dangerous for other members not to try because the weight is behind the rear axel... it can make the front end very light and cause some tank slap at high speeds!

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Built my own givi side brackets from leftover stuff lying around. I had the square rectangle part from a rack for an SV650 I used to have:



Built a trunk rack thing to hold my camping gear:



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Old 08-15-2011, 01:10 PM   #810
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yikes.....this could get dangerous for other members not to try because the weight is behind the rear axel... it can make the front end very light and cause some tank slap at high speeds!
Oh...I think you'd be alright....as long as you left your anvil collection at home.
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