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Old 01-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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DIY Pelican Case Mount

Intent: Easy on/off without removing rack and secure.

Items needed:
Pelican case
Clevis pins with locking pins (x2)
Rubber o-rings (x4)
Washers

Step one - use your top rack as a template to drill holes. Check desired depth of Clevis pins and cut to size. This will allow you to come from underneath your rack to install without having to remove the rack from the bike. It also prevents would-be dirtbags from taking your stuff.




Step two - reinstall rack and mount the pelican case. The rubber o-rings will allow the Clevis Bolts to stay in position while mounting. Use the second pair of o-rings, washers, and locking pins on the interior to get the desired snugness.




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Old 01-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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Sorry, there is no way it is that easy or inexpensive. A proper motorcycle accessory costs at least 8% of the bikes value and/or takes 37 man hours of labor to do it yourself.

Looks good, I was thinking of something similar for a larger box, using 4 pins. I was worried about the pins sticking too far into the box.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Nice install...
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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Clean work!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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That looks simple enough. Thanks
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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If you dont mind, what model/size case is it that you used?? I'm in the market for one and trying to find happy medium between storage and size of the case.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #8
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You could always use a set of these to eliminate the pins intruding into the box.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-sp...e-pins/=l4lacz
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:20 AM   #9
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I like it. May have to steal that idea on my KLR.


That pelican case looks tiny on the back of your 990. I know it's not, just the rest of the bike makes it look that way.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #10
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If you dont mind, what model/size case is it that you used?? I'm in the market for one and trying to find happy medium between storage and size of the case.
It's a 1400. Kinda small, but perfect for electronics, passport, etc. Didn't want too big of a box.

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That pelican case looks tiny on the back of your 990. I know it's not, just the rest of the bike makes it look that way.
It is small, but I didn't want something large. I have enough storage else where. The Pelican 1400 is large enough to store a Warn x17, air pump, extra gps, and cell phone. It also gives my son a better sense of security with something behind him as we ride, whereas before the big HB top case was enormous.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #11
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Got to ask, how stable is it with just the 2 pins holding it down?. I have the same case and was also thinking of ways to mount it. Might just use 4 pins for that added stibility.

Brilliant Idea BTW!
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #12
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Got to ask, how stable is it with just the 2 pins holding it down?. I have the same case and was also thinking of ways to mount it. Might just use 4 pins for that added stibility.

Brilliant Idea BTW!
At first it wobbled a little because it wasn't tight enough; the location of the pin holes relative to the inside surface of the case didn't allow the washers to provide enough force to really seat the case against the tail rack. To solve this, I simply doubled up the washers - it worked like a champ!
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