This has been a work in progress for some time now. It all started back in March of last year when I bought my bike and went searching for a top rack. Lots of folks were talking about the MOD so I got a hold of Dave and got one coming (along with a couple other goodies). At the time I purchased the rack I thought I would be buying the 34L top box from Caribou so I talked to Dave about mounting options and he told me about the universal mount kit from Caribou. Fast forward a bit, other parts and bits (that were a little more exciting than a top box) got in the way and it was late summer before I knew it. I ended up in the frigging hospital and my riding season was over. While in the hospital, my buddy came home from Afghanistan and had some pelican goodies. The cases were small (used to tote around retinal scanners over in the sandbox and I thought it'd make the perfect little top box. The more I thought about top boxes, the more a smaller one appealed to me. I did some serious cleaning to get all the sand and fine grit out of the case, ordered up the mounting hardware and set in on the install. For the front mounts, I could use pre-exisiting holes in the MOD rack. For the back two, I drilled a couple holes and mounted everything up. It was simple, the box is incredibly secure and the 1/4 turn fastners make removal very quick. The best part of this setup is I can pull the pelican case off and still use my top rack to haul other stuff, still use my Wolfman Rollie if I want a little more capacity or just to have another option. Once the install was complete, I decided to give the case a little love. It was gnarly looking after its service over seas, faded, beat to hell and so on. I've been wanting to try my hand at camoing something (got a few gun stocks I'd like to try) so I figured this pelican case would be a good place to start. I picked up some Krylon paint (with fusion technology for plastic), washed the case down good, rubbed it all down with some denatured alcohol and set in on painting. I left all the character the case earned so it's still cut, scratched, knicked and really just beat but it's solid and still water tight. What I learned was camo paint is a pain in the ass to do but if you mess up you can just go back over it with another color. I added the GS decals last night just in case the two big orange ones on the tank weren't enough. My uncle just got into doing vinyl decals so I hit him up and had him make a couple things for me. Thanks Dave for answering all my questions and making a fantasticly versitale product...sorry it took so long to get it all together! MOD rack w/ Caribou Universal Mount kit installed To cover up the mounting hardware, I took the foam from the top and moved it to the bottom. Covers everything nicely without taking up too much room in the case.