Craftright Cases (Pelican Copy)

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  1. OBR650

    OBR650 Been here awhile

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    FYI found these plastic cases at Bunning today. They look very similar to Pelican cases but the build quality is obviously not as good, but for $85 what do you expect. I still bought one and intend to use it as a top box, they might also make good panniers.

    Measurements are 515L x 435D X 225H

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    Cheers
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  2. Brendan J

    Brendan J Pfft

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    That shed is looking a bit bear!!! Looks like you need a couple more bikes to feel that space. :fyyff And by the way the cases don't look too bad I was having a look at them some time ago.
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  3. OBR650

    OBR650 Been here awhile

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    There's no bears in my shed :lol3
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  4. jtb

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    Bit grizzly maybe?:D
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  5. Brendan J

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    BARE BARE BARE BARE Bloody happy now !!!!!
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  6. rearviewmirror

    rearviewmirror Been here awhile

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    I looked at Bunnings in the past for something suitable to mount on the back with no such luck. Hopefully I can find one of these cases at the local Bunnings, I could still use some extra storage capability.
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  7. Medic

    Medic Window licker

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    Looks like $85 well spent.
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  8. farcall

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    only bearly :D
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  9. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    I saw them on Friday and very nearly grabbed a pair, :lol3 , of cases. :lol3

    But the label said only water resistant and that put me off.

    No questioning the value though. :deal
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  10. Sundowner

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    They look alright. What section were they in? Do they have different, smaller sizes, maybe?

    I reckon if they're airtight, they should be reasonably waterproof. Have you tried hitting them, dropping them or standing on them, to see if they're durable enough for bike use?
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  11. rearviewmirror

    rearviewmirror Been here awhile

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    ^ Good questions above. I would be interesting in knowing how you mounted it, and just how resilient the plastic is. Will it stand up to a thrashing on off-road tracks? Or when then temps hit 40+ will the box still be able hang on when introduced to vibration.
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  12. hoopla

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    looks good, also interested in how you fitted the box to the rack or did you make up a new plate to fit?

    well done

    cheers Hoopla
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  13. Maggot1300

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    +1 wondering how you fitted it as I've been looking at grabbing a Pelican for the tranny (I should be getting it wholesale through work:clap)
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  14. crash n bern

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    They have to say that otherwise people will go deep sea diving with them and complain they let water in.
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  15. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Great looking one but how did you make it stick to the bike?

    BTW Did you get it from the one at burwood hwy?
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  16. Big Willy

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    And that little knob behind the handle is to release/equalize pressure so they must be pretty air tight therefore watertight
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  17. OBR650

    OBR650 Been here awhile

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    I haven't mounted it yet, its just sitting on the rack. I've seen somewhere on the net mounting plates specific to Pelican Cases and V Strom rear racks, otherwise I will just make one up, I'll post pics if I do.

    As to how tough these things are I can't see them being any weaker than Givi's or similar, I stood on it in the garage without any probs. The question is would you stand on a Givi case, drop it and/or bash it with a hammer and expect it not to break.
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  18. Beach40

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    Good find, I will check these out as well.

    Any info in the packaging that mentions what type of plastic its made from or if its UV stable etc?
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  19. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Used to have a pelican case as a camera kit (well, fancy that?), in my previous occupation. It basically sat in the car for ever. The hot / cold cycling eventually warped the lid and it wasn't water/dust proof.

    Later versions have the valve that needs to be kept open, unless it is in a wet environment.

    Of course, if you drill holes in one side, that will probably also compromise it's waterproof-ness.
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  20. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    SO were these at Kilsyth, ftg or the burwood hwy store? I noticed i'm just down the road from you (ftg) so figure i can easily enough get to the same store:D
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