New Pelican-based Luggage System

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

  1. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    How about a setup for the Ulysses?















































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    Cheers
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  2. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    your a dink. Here I go trying to design these alum panniers cuz I think I can do it better, and you go do it better. That rack is awesome!!!!
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  3. ghostryder

    ghostryder made it

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    WOW!!!!! looks great I will be looking out for the 1200 GS set. Good luck.
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  4. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Very nice work!

    Couple of questions:

    How do the cases themselves compare, weight-wise, to the System cases? A comparably sized aluminium pannier?


    Also, does Pelican make any top-opening cases? (similar to those KTM 950 cases)



    Thanks. I'll be looking you up when I get my KLR 6-fiddy. :thumb
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  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Been here awhile

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    Roger - I see you made it to Dinosaur NM. How'd you like it?
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  6. Airhead

    Airhead More human than human

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    How about racks for the 640? I haven't been able to find a bag system I really like for that bike (at least not one that's reasonably priced).
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  7. mdrsteve

    mdrsteve Adventurer

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    They look great!!! Just what I've been looking for! Put me in line for a set when you get them done for the KLR650!!!!
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  8. BlackHoof

    BlackHoof REMF

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    Nice job, any plans to expand your market to include us R100GS/PD riders?
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  9. Tiz

    Tiz Been here awhile

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    I have a DL650K5 and I'm definitely in the market for these.

    I would want to know how wide they will be (want 37"-38" or under). Also would probably want to see a picture of the system with bags on and off of a DL650 before buying.

    If you have any guess as to when they might become available I'd love to know that.

    --Kevin
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  10. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement and the positive feedback. Much needed and appreciated.

    I'll answer a few of the questions:
    Mnrow on V-Strom timing - Looks like Feb/March timeframe. I don't want to rush the racks, it takes a bit of time to get them exactly right.

    Soloyoh on the Ulysses, Airhead on KTM 640, Blackhoof on R100 - I learned some hard lessons in this business doing the exhaust sytems, and one of them was to concentrate on the largest markets. I would not survive unless I got the BMW GS's, KLR and V-stroms done. The KTM 640 and Suzuski DRZ may get done eventually. Beleive me, it is not the money, but I do have to pay the bills.

    PackMule on weight comparison - One BMW case weighs 10lb 3oz. One of my Pelican Caribou cases with the bracket and locks weighs 12lb 13oz. A little more weight but a lot more strength and durability.

    On the top cases, here are a couple of concept pics to give you an idea of what the 1550 looks like....

    Regular top case 1550

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    And Dave, Dinosaur was really spactacular, check out this photo...look near the top and get a perspective of how deep in the ground this canyon is I am riding in, that is not the sky, the sky is way up higher.
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  11. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I am another one in line for a 05 weestrom. Let us know when.
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  12. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    Very nice , I was about to U bolt a set of Pelicans on to KTM brackets ,but your brackets are much nicer . If you have 950's in your future I will wait . SEYA
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  13. mdrsteve

    mdrsteve Adventurer

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    Any idea of the timeframe on your KLR650 system???
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  14. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Very nice products!
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  15. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    How hot does the exhaust-side case get after a few hours of riding? :ear
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  16. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    I honestly can't wait to do the KLR, it is one of my favorite bikes. Probably end of December for design, end of Jan for sale.
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  17. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Ahhh, very, very good question. The Pelican case gets warm but not hot, it does not conduct heat like aluminum. Your nylon rain suit in the left case will not melt.

    There is another thing I like when touring with these cases that I forgot to mention. I can leave the case unlocked. I don't have to fiddle with my key just to open the case to get something out like I have to with the BMW system cases. When your pounding out 700 miles a day in the mountains, it is the little things that begin to count.
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  18. GB

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    Here's my experience with the Pelican cases as side panniers, and it's not all good, so this is a heads up to you, so you can maybe find a way to overcome this "problem".

    I have a pair of well abused Pelican 1550's on my KLR. The problem that I encountered is that with repeated off road crashing, the bolts that hold the pelican cases to the mounting racks begin to enlarge the hole in the plastic of the pelican case. After repeated crashes, the bolt hole through which the securing bracket that attaches to the mounting rack is now elliptical because the securing bolt, I suppose, is stronger than the plastic of the case, so it deforms the plastic over repeated hard contacts.

    I don't think anyone can ride the 1150GS in the rock climbs and technical single trails where I've ridden this bike, so it may not be a big issue, but I thought I'd mention it in case you want to somehow re-inforce the mounting holes.

    As for the performance of the pelicans, they are strong, water and dust proof, but packing them requires the use of inner liner bags, or else when you open the lids, everything falls out.

    Keep the good work, it looks good!
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  19. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    p.s. any plans to do a set for the KLR? Maybe I can get my cases mounted to your rack.
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  20. jlsworks

    jlsworks Acid Stained

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    Nice bags!
    Will there be topcases available for the 1150GS Adventure?
    James
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