New Pelican-based Luggage System

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

  1. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    New Caribou Reflective Decals!

    Printed on 3M Scotchlite. Be seen, be cool too...
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    $5 + shipping for a pair, ships free when purchased along with any of our other products. Please visit the "Accessories" category on our web site to purchase.

    Thank you!

    -roger
  2. reenmachine

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    I had a great little trip to Saline Valley in Death Valley National Park, CA after Christmas and I just wanted to post here that my Caribou Cases took a beating without skipping a beat, holding up and working perfectly the whole time. I dropped my G650GS on them several times and banged them off rocks & boulders, as well as vibrating them over mile after mile of rocky washboard roads. A little cosmetic "character" but no real damage at all!

    I wrote the trip up here if you're interested:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851956

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  3. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Excellent story and pics! These would look nice in the gallery on our web site:wink:.

    -rog
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    Feel free to use any of them you like, and if you want higher-resolution files just let me know!
  5. gadgetguy1288

    gadgetguy1288 Adventurer

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    What mount system would you recommend for a BMW F800R for a set fo 35L side cases?
  6. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    For the F800R the Givi PLR type side racks would be a good choice. Available from many on-line and local dealers, they look to run about $200, not bad.

    -rog
  7. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    Roger,

    How does your 34L top case compare to the H&B Gobi 42L top case as far as durability, construction, etc.? Thanks.
  8. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    I just received my my 25L topcase for my G650GS a few days ago and the install went nice and smooth. The quality of the hardware looks great and I think it's going to be a great piece of gear to have.
  9. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    I am more familiar with the Gobi side luggage with the double wall, but assume the top case is the same construction. Our case is lighter, and perhaps has the edge on durability. Our top case is attached via four quarter-turn fasteners inside the case, whereas the Gobi has the external bail-type latch, so our attachment system will have the edge on durability as well. 42L is pretty big, so if you need that much room it would be the better solution for you, but I personally really don't like a top case that big. Hope this helps.

    -rog
  10. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Thanks for the report, and I'm glad you like the product. Pics, let's see some pics!
  11. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    Rog,

    I just sent you a PM. Thanks for the help.
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    Hi Roger, here are some pics for the kit I ordered. I must say that the parts look and feel great.... QUALITY! Everything was packaged very nice and the instructions were good as well. The installation was very easy and the only problem (and not your fault at all!) was one of the bolt holes in the bike seemed a bit jacked from the BMW factory, so I will add an extra nut to the mounting bolts since there is enough room to add them. The only thing that could possibly make this kit better would be mounting bolts with torx head like the factory bolts that were replaced, but by no means a deal breaker! I'm sure it's probably a sourcing issue that would probably cost more to supply or possibly cause a fitting issue with the case... Like I said, not a deal breaker!




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    Ooops, mising a couple bolts in this shot, but they are in now.
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  13. eakins

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    Roger is one of THE best luggage GURUs ever!!!
    This is well known.
  14. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Nice photos Steve. I think it is always good to have lots of user photos of your product. I'll check into Torx fasteners for certain applications like this one. We do buy a lot of fasteners and getting them in the material we want in all the different lengths and sizes and types can be a challenge.

    Thanks for the kind words Mr. Eakins, I'll do my best to live up to that:norton
  15. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Some of you may have noticed we have a brand new web site. There are several improvements over the old one including image enlargement/magnify, more shipping method choices (domestic US), my account creation, email list joining, Facebook and Twitter buttons, track your order, easier configuration of product, and a lot more. Note also that we made a product name change in order to avoid confusion. The 36L cases are now called "Storm 35L" and the 35L cases are now "Pelican 35L." They are within 1/2 liter of each other so the size is pretty much the same. There have been a few glitches over the past few days, but we're getting them fixed, so if you have any troubles during checkout process please call us 303-786-8947 or email me roger@cariboucases.com. Thank you!
  16. Northwest_Rider

    Northwest_Rider Asphault intravert

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    Hello Roger,

    I plan to purchase a complete 35L Storm Cases luggage system for my KLR late next week when some funds hit the bank. Regarding the cases, is there much difference in durability between the 'Storm' cases and the regular Pelican cases? Do you know how much of a weight difference there is, or is it negligible?

    Also- are you aware if anyone has attempted to adapt a hard rifle scabbard to any of your Caribou rack systems? I often like to go target shooting so this is something I'd like to explore. I have researched this idea but cannot find much manufactured specifically for mounting to motorcycles- only ATVs. It appears that Kolpin makes some reasonably nice hard plastic scabbards that might work for certain rifles, although I cannot tell from a catalog if there would be a suitable way of mounting them to a side luggage rack vertically at an angle. (I don't think you could mount to the forks on a KLR because of the fairing and radiator.) I was wondering if you might be aware of a good way to make them detachable from your rack system?

    After reading many of your posts and responses on here- it is impressive to see someone so dialed in to their customer base. You obviously sell a great product and I am very much looking forward to my purchase.

    Thanks!
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    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Your bike didn't come with a gun rack? Lame.

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    I AM currently the gun rack!
  19. CaribouCases

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    I like that ammo can.

    The Storm cases (and SKB) have a slightly thinner wall, so they are lighter than the regular Pelican.

    I put the regular Pelican cases at the top of the heap in terms of durability and strength, although the delta between them and the Storm or SKB is not huge.

    I think we had a customer mount a rifle to a side rack using 1/2 of our DIY kit for side luggage. Basically you bolt our backing plate to the gun case, and bolt our mount hardware/latch to the opposite side of the backing plate. Getting the center of gravity of the gun/case will be important. I don't have photos of this set-up though. One guy attached a dog carrier this way, to the side of the bike!

    Thanks for checking in.

    -rog
  20. Francisco Gomez

    Francisco Gomez Adventurer

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    Hello Roger this Francisco Gomez from Venezuela, Nice to meet you.
    Now I am planing a trip to South America and is necesary to have a Hard side cases, and of course the racks to attached it to motorcycles, in that sense I already Bought a DR650, and I would like that get from you the recomendation and support to get a Hard side cases and rear Racks to attached it to my Suzuki DR 650.
    Please could you offer or quote me this products.
    Best regards