New Pelican-based Luggage System

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

  1. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Jim, yes the one case fits all bikes, just the rack/rail system that attaches to the bike changes.

    So I'll offer just the Pelican case with the Cairbou bracket attached & locks, the Caribou Rack/Rail system alone, and then the whole enchilada.

    For those do-it-yourself Pelican projects I'll offer just the Pelican case with the integrated lock, or just the plain Pelican cases.

    There's more, but too far out timewise to talk about right now.

    -rog
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  2. Quickscribbles

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    Roger,

    I sent you a note earlier today.

    I'm really impressed with your new designs and I look forward to seeing your V Strom results as well as the top case designs your working on. I'm especially interested in the expanded top case design because I ride one up on the Strom.

    Please keep us informed when you get the V Strom cases on line.

    Mike Blevins
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  3. gken1954

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    are you taking email addresses for when your system is ready for the 650 vstrom? if your are take mine! I am very interested and I can wait....hope it won't be toooooo long. Let me know and I'll get you my email address
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  4. R_W

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    the external locking latch is brilliant. makes it so easy to pack them into the hotel/house at night.

    Two things:

    HURRY UP with the KLR version. I want them.

    A good option IMO would be keyed-alike helmet locks. It would be nice to have two helmet locks--on the back of each box.
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  5. R_W

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    third thing, when you do the KLR rack, please do a good job of leaving passenger footroom like you did on the GS version (unlike the leading KLR racks today:baldy )
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  6. freeflow

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    BRAVO...LOOKS GOOD.......I have beat up Pelican products for many years...they take the abuse....


    the Givi's on my weestrom are too damn wide (48" !!!)...

    the system cases on My GS look nice, but are pretty small....

    I use Ortleib soft bags on my KLRs....but a lsecurity is weak.....


    about damn time.....be prepared, since copy cats will be drooling already

    persoanlly I would add some bungee gear loops to strap more stuff and tie down onto the boxes too....

    you are on the right track...good for you....
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  7. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Yeah, tell me about it. It's like some kind of torture device for the passenger when there is only room for a heel contact on the peg. I'm on it.

    The helmet lock is an interesting idea and something I'll look into in time. How about a little battery operated flashlight inside the case?
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  8. CaribouCases

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    Well, I filed a patent on the mounting system so poachers beware! :deal The bungee and gear loops can be done by drilling a hole through the top fins of the case. Or, I can get those gear loops and put them in, but I think this is a personal preference with regard to where they are located. Maybe offer them as an add-on with install instructions.
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  9. chanster

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    count me as another interested buyer for a wee-strom set.
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  10. donblas

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    count me in for a 1200gs system. when can we expect them?
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  11. sdmotor

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    I have pelicans mounted on my GS that way and it does help alot.



    Adventurepipe, what model Pelican case did you adapt to your mounts?
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  12. Two Dot

    Two Dot Been here awhile

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    Nice work, best looking mounting system I have seen. How long til you have them for the 950.
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  13. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    I expect to have the 1200GS done by March. Like the 1150GS, it is pretty straight forward with nice mounting points on rear the subframe.

    -rog
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  14. CaribouCases

    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    I am using the 1550's for the side cases. The lid of the Pelican case does not have the reinforced lugs like the back of the case does. This is a big strength issue. Although if you really wanted to you can do it that way too.

    -rog
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  15. CaribouCases

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    Well I have to do the high volume bikes (11xxGS, F650GS, KLR, V-Strom, 1200GS) first to pay the bills. The KTM's are TBD.

    -rog
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  16. onaXR

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    After you get all the bills paid whats the chances of the XRL getting a set?
    Or any chance of you offering a do it yourself package with all the parts in kit form?
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  17. CaribouCases

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    I just had a conversation with a riding buddy about this. The Honda XR's have an aluminum alloy subframe, and it is very light. Have to be careful about the weight back there. Might require some type of steel tubing sub frame struts to beef it up. Might have to go with smaller Pelican cases too. It will end up costing a lot.
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  18. onaXR

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    The xr650r has a aluminum sub but the xr650l has a steel sub and a few places to mount brackets. smaller cases would be a must. Just a idea, I know a few people would be interested the XR-Ls dont have much in the lines of luggage available.
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    CaribouCases Boulder CO

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    Ahhh! I see, thank you for explaining the XR frame details. This and the DRZ would be good bikes to do lighter/smaller luggage. A good summer '06 project.

    -rog
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  20. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Quit talking and get to work!
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