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Old 07-30-2012, 10:15 AM   #13831
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Are they 40L boxes?

Pretty much dicided on these for my Tiger, however they do look like they are spaced quite far from the bike. Is this a standard mounting? What racks are you using?

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Sorry fbj913, I promised the pictures the following day, but we had a couple of powder days here and nothing takes priority over powder days, so hence the wait.




Does my butt look big in this? Hell yeah. I double checked and it is 39" across at the widest point. These pics were taken with my cell phone, so maybe a bit of a fisheye perspective. The right case does stick out a little more than the left, so it is not symmetrical.



I asked Roger at Caribou cases to mount mine an inch higher then stock for extra lean angle clearance because the leading edge of the case will touch down at about the same time as the pegs start to scrape. As I've already scraped both pegs I don't want the case to lever the back wheel off the ground. Maybe not a common problem.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #13832
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #13833
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Looks like a soon-to-be deceased feline if that was my bike.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #13834
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Pretty much dicided on these for my Tiger, however they do look like they are spaced quite far from the bike. Is this a standard mounting? What racks are you using?
Hello Navillus,

The racks are the ones Roger at Caribou Luggage sells with the cases as a package. They are Hepco and Becker racks which I am really happy with. The racks remove easily with a one size allen key. Much better then the SW Motech racks I had on a previous bike. The cases are 36 liters each. As mentioned mine are mounted 1" higher then stock, and have not had any trouble touching down the cases when riding "briskly" even when the pegs touch down. Other then that they are mounted standard, so the spacing from the bike is what you see. It looks exaggerated in the picture, in reality it looks very reasonable. 39" across is not any wider then most systems I have seen.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #13835
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Looks like a soon-to-be deceased feline if that was my bike.
Nah, he keeps the mice out of the air boxes of the bikes and quads in the shop. He earns his keep and doesn't eat much.

Here he is at work...
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #13836
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I had 2 sets of Tournaces on my R1150GS and like them a lot. Got about 12K out of them! Would buy them again on my next bike.
Yeah I ran about 3-4 sets on my 1150 too, didn't get as many miles as you, but it was still the longest lasting tire I've ever used and never noticed any slipping, rain, shine or winter cold.

I'm just finishing a set Anakee 2s (radials) and don't think they'll last quite as long as the Tourances, but I really, really like the 110/80-19 front tire (radial) - best I've ever used, period. I'm not referring to grip (all premium tires grip just fine for me), but rather end-of-life profile. I ride a lot of , and as far back as I can remember, I've always had a "V" profiling problem on front tires that just turns the handling to crap (scary actually) and my Scorpion was pretty bad at 5k. This front Anakee is staying perfectly round with 7.5k, turn-in still perfectly linear, and plenty of side tread left.

FWIW, I also had an OEM-sized 100/90-19 Anakee2 (only bias-ply this size) and it was the worst tire I've ever run. Near hitting side wear bars by 2.5k, perhaps they were defective.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #13837
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I finally finished my rack! Now time to go test it out.


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Old 07-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #13838
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Very cool! Sure beats taking the truck. bet av_mech is gonna want one now too!
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #13839
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Nice Salsa Josh! Cool rack.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #13840
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Nice Salsa Josh! Cool rack.
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Very cool! Sure beats taking the truck. bet av_mech is gonna want one now too!
Thanks guys! I just went for a test ride and had to change some things around. I won't get a chance to go ride until tomorrow.
I went to go drop off one of the wife's school books at a local college here in town. It's also where they teach the MSF course in my area. The campus police approached me and wanted to take a picture. He said he is the instructor for the course. He wanted a picture for the class. First ride and I'm already famous...
P.S. hows the grass look in my neck of the woods??? I hear its the worst drought in history! I don't think I have mowed in a month and half.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #13841
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I finally finished my rack! Now time to go test it out.


I wish I could do that
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #13842
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Here are some more pics.
Some key points:
I started with a piece of angle steel to put between the grab handles. I need a piece of tube steel so I used another piece of angle for now. The angle has too much flex. I will fix it later.
I needed some spacers for the rear. I used the tiger bar end spacers. (I pulled them off a long time ago to install the Acerbis) It actually looks good too.
I used the tie down straps to pull as much weight forward as possible.
I didn't like the tire setting against the frame so I moved it to the side and set it on top of the right bag. The used two sided velcro to attach it.
I had the scoot the Thule rack back so the screws on the bottom didn't set on the seat.






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Old 07-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #13843
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Bross - cool kitty! - got one just like it. They like to ride tiggers - especially when gel seat is warm. Chow', j
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:29 AM   #13844
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I finally finished my rack! Now time to go test it out.


Awesome effort! I am going to look into doing something like that myself....
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:15 AM   #13845
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He said he is the instructor for the course. He wanted a picture for the class. First ride and I'm already famous...
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Ha ha, yeah probably to tell the class "I don't EVER want to see anything like this on your bikes".


Only kidding. Good work.
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