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Old 10-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Thinking of installing a Pelican case as a tail bag?

Any suggestions on how to attach it to my bike? Is this even a good idea?

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Old 10-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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I used a veggie pan for the BBQ to attach mine. Attached the pan to the rack then drilled holes in the pelican case and attached it with a few bolts. It works very well and nobody has ever seemed to notice exactly what it is. I'll get some pics tomorrow.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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Yes, it's a good idea. Drill some holes and use some big washers. No problem.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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thanks for the info

Pics would be appreciated
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:37 AM   #5
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:14 AM   #6
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yes, it's a good idea. Drill some holes and use some big washers. No problem.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:56 AM   #7
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:18 AM   #8
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Some folks have come up with a "quick-release" mechanism similar to what the BMW Vario top case uses...

I think Givi and maybe others sell a quick-release kit that could be perhaps retrofitted to a Pelican.

Mine is hard-mounted and works fine - as mentioned above,
use the larger diameter "fender washers" to mount the box.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #9
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Mine looks like this except with black spacers. I bolted a scrap piece of aluminum plate with spacers to the existing platform. then drilled holes in the Pelican case and new plate and attached with bolts, nylock nuts and finder washers.

Bit of a hassle to get off but then again it is secure against all but very determined thievery. .
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #10
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Adhesive Velcro?

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:23 PM   #11
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #12
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I used a veggie pan for the BBQ to attach mine. Attached the pan to the rack then drilled holes in the pelican case and attached it with a few bolts. It works very well and nobody has ever seemed to notice exactly what it is. I'll get some pics tomorrow.
I've got to see this one...
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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Here is a pelican 1500 on my 2012 DL650. Perfect size for my use. As you see I am able to fit an atlas.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #14
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Thanks for the pics

My Pelican box seems pretty solid and stable why do you need to put a piece of metal under the box?
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #15
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Really, no need to reinvent the wheel. Caribou has you covered. Absolutely bomb proof mount and stoopid easy to remove the box.


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