New Pelican-based Luggage System

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by CaribouCases, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Don't see this one working. Putting a flat backed Pelicase onto the cranked rack on the exhaust side isn't going to look pretty.
  2. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Hi Al,

    The problem is that the exhaust side of the OEM rack has a curve in it. It would require some kind of brace for the upper part of the case, and this will add cost to our kit. I suppose you could fill the space created behind the upper/back of the case with a tool tube or something to make use of it. Can you send me a few pics of your OEM rack on the bike without the cases attached?

    -rog
  3. X-Rated

    X-Rated Been here awhile

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    Thanks Roger. I don't actually have the racks on my bike yet - as they're currently in transit from a FleaBay vendor!

    I just couldn't resist a bargain! I'm beginning to think I should have done exactly that. I guess I need to make some decisions...

    Al.

    PS: do you guys have an Australian agent?
  4. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    No dealers in Australia, we ship direct worldwide.

    -rog
  5. kmroxo

    kmroxo Reno Rider

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    Hi everyone, I just wanted to give a thumbs up Caribou Cases. Roger was quite helpful assisting me in "creating" a quickly detachable top case set up based on the Givi Monokey system for a R1200GS. Excellent customer service and excellent products. If you want the full info on what/how I did check it out here.
  6. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Hey, that worked pretty good didn't it. Did you have to drill the holes in the top plate for our hardware, or did existing ones work?

    -rog
  7. kmroxo

    kmroxo Reno Rider

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    Existing holes worked just fine. I thought it worked out even better than planned. I didn't have to make any modifications at all, just had to figure out how far back I wanted to mount the case. We just cut some of the foam to place the camera, lens and other stuff. Plenty of room for extra lenses, filters, and whatever else he wants to get in the future.
  8. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    So are you eventually going to fab up a "Caribou" rack for the 2012 strom or will you be sticking just with the heppco becker? And if not, can you explain why?

    thx

    btw, I hope to have a 2012 fairly soon. If you have not gotten one to use for your prototyping work, perhaps I can stop by.
  9. TierHawg

    TierHawg Herder of the J-Cats

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    Couple pics of the Caribou 36 liter luggage / Hepco Becker racks on my Yamaha Super Tenere:

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    Front view:
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    Very satisfied with the system.
  10. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Yes, we still need an '12 DL650 for the top case work, so send me an email when you get the bike. Very much appreciate it. We'll probably stick with HB racks on this bike because they have the Lock-It removeable feature that is popular.

    -rog
  11. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    Thanks Roger,

    I'll let you know when I get it.
  12. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Just wanted to say how impressed I am with the after sales service from Roger thanks for sorting out my problem and responding to my email so quickly. I will be ordering more parts from Caribou and will be recomending his business when ever possible to other ADV riders.
  13. triumphtiny

    triumphtiny Adventurer

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    Hi Roger,

    Love the 34L box for my Tiger. I'll be ordering 40L bags soon.
    Thanks for a great product.
    Paul
  14. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Thank you for the kinds words and support gentlemen.

    A quick reminder that we still need the new 2012 V-Stroms (DL 650 & 1000) to finish the top case mount design. For those in the Denver/Boulder CO area, get a great discount for letting us use your bike for an hour or two. Contact me roger@cariboucases.com.

    Thank you!

    -roger
  15. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Attention all 2012 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 owners! Caribou rear top case systems in 25L, 34L, 35L, 36L and 40L sizes are now available. Our top cases offer a great value with nearly indestructable waterproof cases with an integrated lid lock. All our cases have a lifetime gaurantee - you break it and we replace it, all you pay is the shipping costs. The kit includes everything you need for a complete rear top case system - no need for an additional rear rack and no modifications to the bike are required.

    The 34L case on the new V-Strom DL650 (holds a full helmet)...
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    Our QFS (Quick Fasten System) offers the lightest and strongest top case attach system available. This helps you minimize the weight up high on the bike. The cases attaches quickly to the aircraft grade T-6 aluminum cargo plate which by the way offers a way to carry all kinds of things. And, there is nothing bolted to the bottom of the case so it sits flat wherever you put it.
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    Optional accessories include Back Rest Pads, SOLAS reflective tape kits, Tie-down brackets, Pick-N-Pluck foam kits, and our new Moto-Tote bag for those errands around town.
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    Please visit our web site at www.cariboucases.com for more details and to order. Thank you!

    -roger
  16. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Do we have any '08 and newer KLR 650 owners that can spare a few moments out of your day and help out a fellow rider having trouble with his Caribou side luggage install? This customer is in the Dallas area, but even email help would be appreciated. Please send me a PM with your email if you can help. Thank you very much.

    -roger
  17. Ixxioixxl

    Ixxioixxl Adventurer

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    On the Hepco & Becker side case racks for the 2012 V-Strom 650s that come with the Caribou cases the instructions are wrong. You will need to Google forums for better, stromtrooper has a good set. The rear blinker wires are not even long enough and you will need to splice in extensions...which are not included of course.

    I'm not sure why you attached your name to these racks instead of making your own. I guess I should have researched Hepco & Becker as well as Caribou to see what I was getting...my fault.

    Here is a link to another thread about the racks:
    http://www.stromtrooper.com/mainten...9-2012-v-strom-hepco-becker-rack-install.html


    Edit: Got them installed, they look nice so far. The Caribou parts/instructions were great, the Hepco & Becker stuff was crap. It feels like mixing Ikea crap and Oak together to come up with something that has weakest links you didn't intend on. The lock-it bolts on the racks kinda defeats the purpose of heavy duty or security. I will probably replace those with real bolts at some point, as well as your case locks with no security bolts...that is just silly. One hex wrench and someone can choose to take either the racks/cases or just the stuff in the cases very quickly, like broad daylight quickly. I just hope the racks don't break since they seem small in diameter for the cases/load they carry, but I know jack about welding so maybe they are fine.
  18. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Sorry about the HB Instructions. We are working to include a better clarification sheet and other bits to make it easier, but we need a loaner '12 V-Strom 650 to get it done. So anyone out there with this bike in the Denver/Boulder area interested in loaning us a bike for a couple of hours in exchange for a nice discount please send me an email.

    With regard to the Lock-It quarter-turn fasteners, they are very strong and we've not had any reported failures, but if you want regular bolts we offer our Hard Bolt Kit here... http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=Catalog&mode=i&item=000282

    As far as the screws for the lid locks we install, they have nylock nuts on the inside of the case so when you try to turn the screw from the outside of the case they spin but don't loosen up. No security issue here.

    As far as durability of the racks goes, we have not had one single reported failure of HB racks during the 2+ years we have been offering them, and our customers tend to beat the crap out of things. They are really tough racks.

    I disagree with your assesment of the kit. Best of breed racks + The toughest and most waterproof cases + Toughest and most well engineered mount/latch system + Great service + Best value for the price = Excellence in my humble opinion. Yes the HB instructions need a little work and that has been partially addressed with the clarification sheet we include with the kit, and this will be further improved shortly. The turn signal wires are really, really tight, but we can include some extention wires in the kit once we have the exact size and type of connectors needed.

    Thank you.

    -roger
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    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Thank you for the trip report Dem, and nice to hear some good news for a change with all the fires and floods out there.