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Old 03-13-2011, 03:02 PM   #16
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^ Jeff what size case is that?
~17.5X10X7 it is one of those ones that was selling on here for $20 it was the deal of the centuary.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #17
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Thanks for the information re the mitre t-rak stock. I will look into it. Your top-box set-up is pretty slick.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:46 AM   #18
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Here's how I used the miter t-track to secure mine:

Top box: Seahorse 540SE


The BMW roundels are things I picked up off fleabay:


Inside the box. Gonna put a sheet of lexan or light alum to sit on top of the knobs.


Bolts protruding through the bottom and the top plate:


Slide the mitre track onto the bolt heads (3/8" bolts):


Covers 2 bolts on each side. Tighten the knobs and it clamps it to the top plate!


Size of the box:




Got the tall one to increase the backrest size for the pillion. Will make an easy-to-install pad to affix to the case to make it more comfy. Also gonna add anchor points to the top to strap some more gear to (although I am not sure I want to go taller than where I'm at).
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:55 PM   #19
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Pelican & Rotopax

Someone requested me to post some pics of my setup didn't know there was a tread for this.
I'll post pics and some description if anyone has questions or wants to know more ask away

sorry some of the pics are a bit blury dunno what was goin on with me camera.

I wanted to be able to carry fuel and water on our Baja trip last year and have a top case.
This is what i came up with.

I used a pelican 1500 case it was the perfect size for me and my stuff/needs. I didn't want one too big. the more space ya have the more ya carry which is not always the best thing





The cargo plate I made my self got some ideas from other pics and members on here. The aluminum was easy to work with. I cut it out/up with a jigsaw.
I wanted to be able use it as a cargo rack with a net when the box wasn't on. It mounts onto the dakar rear handles holes. Take out the stock bolts and get longer ones preferably stainless (unlike mine) and be sure to put thread lock! this came loose on me in baja! sucks taking everything off to tighten it up in the middle of the desert!!!




Mounted it on like this, four round head bolts (for security) and wing nuts & fender washers inside.





Drilled a line of holes in cargo rack to be able to move the set up back or forward depending on riding solo or two up



forward


back


I had no idea how I was gonna mount the rotopax before they came. I was gonna put em on the back of the panniers or on top of the top case (would loose my net easy access cargo space) but wasn't too keen on either.

When they came I just offered them up to a few spots on the bike and they just seemed to fit nice and tidy along each side of the top box and were able to hang over the cargo rack. This wasn't planned . If the cargo rack had a been wider it wouldn't have worked. There was a smile on my face that evening + they don't interfere with opening the box.











It is fairly easy to take it on and off. I wanted to be able to do this for night time and such. the whole setup comes off in one piece and you can carry it by the handle on the pelican case




I added some net hold downs on the top of the box this came in very handy when we were doin desert riding and had to take off my road jacket.



Doesn't look great without the rotopax cans on it. I figure I will buy a second case for trips I won't need to carry extra water fuel. You could put the rotopax mounts on with wing nuts as well but ur case wouldn't be water tight then, so I just figured on buying an extra case to pop on for weekend trips.






Here it is in action:








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Old 04-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #20
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Here's how I used the miter t-track to secure mine:

Top box: Seahorse 540SE
[IMG]http://acushman.smugmug.com/Other/Topbox/topbox-02/1220572040_qsziu-M.jpg[/IG]....
I'm guessing it's a no, but is there any chance a helmet fits in there?
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:10 AM   #21
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For solo sport-touring, this was my solution...

The extra pillion seat can be bought from Yamaha for just eighty bucks. I went with a Pelican 1550 case. You end up with a set up which allows you to lock the Pelican case to the bike...









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Old 04-22-2011, 08:39 AM   #22
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For solo sport-touring, this was my solution...

The extra pillion seat can be bought from Yamaha for just eighty bucks. I went with a Pelican 1550 case. You end up with a set up which allows you to lock the Pelican case to the bike...










Uhhh now thats nice me likey
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:59 AM   #23
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Here's how I used the miter t-track to secure mine:

Got the tall one to increase the backrest size for the pillion. Will make an easy-to-install pad to affix to the case to make it more comfy. Also gonna add anchor points to the top to strap some more gear to (although I am not sure I want to go taller than where I'm at).
Nice way to adapt a Peli to other brand racks. I like this. I've got a Hepco & Becker rack and would like to mount a Peli case and this might just do the trick. Thanks.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:24 AM   #24
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Uhhh now thats nice me likey
Thanks.

It should work on just about any bike with split seats, I figure.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #25
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Turned mine the other way to mount this light.

As for mounting, I just bolted it through the tubing with fender washers and nuts inside, studs for mounting through tubing(no head to speak of that a theif could turn) outside.

Wish I could have been more creative and come up with a QR system, but as this is my daily driver and it gets stored inside at both ends, just permanently bolting it on was the way to go for me.

Now a question, does anyone else have a problem with the latches breaking? And,,,has anyone figured a way to keep the latches from rattling so much?
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:13 PM   #26
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I'm guessing it's a no, but is there any chance a helmet fits in there?
Nope...I carry my gore-tex jacket and pants in there. I have enough space for a pair of sneakers and that's about it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:15 PM   #27
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Nice way to adapt a Peli to other brand racks. I like this. I've got a Hepco & Becker rack and would like to mount a Peli case and this might just do the trick. Thanks.
I stole it from someone else....enjoy. Works great.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:34 PM   #28
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very nice setup! especially since it was all DIY.
i may steal your rotopax idea. how is the handling with the weight up top?

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Old 01-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #29
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Love this thread!!!! Hope to be adding some pictures of a TDM mount for Pelican 1550s soon. As soon as I figure out how to mount it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #30
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thanks to Hucker

here is my current setup..(stickers are in the mail cause that orange really doesnt match the bikes orange




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