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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by CaribouCases, Oct 28, 2005.
Ok then I will be waiting. Check back here I presume?
Finally, an honest salesman!
This system looks pretty darn nice. I have an Adventure and have been considering getting some bags for a while.
One thing I do like about having a Givi topcase is the ability to stick my helmet in it and secure it. Will you have a topcase big enough to do this available?
can't wait for the f650 model to show!
Is there any chance it would be compatible with the staintune oval exhaust or the two brother's exhaust? I can understand that you will just want to have compatibility with the adventurepipe and the stock pipe. but you might get some extra business if it works with the two others i mentioned. definitely mine!
Best of luck with development and sales!
A helmet will not fit in the Pelican 1550 top case. A helmet will fit in the 1660 case, but this will span the pillion area.
I'm looking for luggage for my GS adventure at the moment Pipe, this could be just the thing! A few questions, what dimensions are the 1550 cases and is it possible to fit a larger set (41 L ?) or maybe just a larger box on the right hand side like the TT's?
Pretty sure that this plea makes it unanimous that the V-Stroms get the next kit. I've got the 650 if it makes any difference; dunno if there are rack diff's between 650/1000 because of the the single-pipe 650 and dual-pipe 1000.
Good looking builds!
Will you offer case-size choices, colors, etc? Don't mean to complicate your inventory but maybe a pre-select and pre-pay option wouldn't hang you out to dry, either.
So far you've got the most appealing set-up for what I'm looking for: Alaska tough and just big enough.
I'm hitting the Seattle CW show in Dec for the sole purpose of optioning my bike, and unless there's something amazingly compelling there, put my on your sure-thing list.
Happy winter, and hurry if you can!
Are you thinking of the Ulysses anytime soon?
The 1550 cases are 20-11/16" x 17-3/16" x 8-9/16" deep (external dim's). 34.5 liter inside volume. That's as big as you can go without removing the passenger foot peg entirely, and keeping them up high enough. There is not a deeper Pelican case than 8-9/16" that has the correct other dim's (hxw), so making a bigger one on the right side is not possible. But, I am working on a small tool case to piggy back on the the inside wall of the 1550.
Over the years I've pared down my load, lighter seem to work better. 34.5 liter per side with at least 34 liter top case carries everything. My tent and a few other things go into a dry-bag strapped to the pillion (serves as a nice backrest). I always get into situations where I wished I had a lighter load.
I don't see a problem offering different colors, but I'll probably stock only black so if someone wants another color there will be an additional week or so lead time. As far as sizes go, I may do smaller cases for the thumpers.
This would fall into the second wave that would be designed in late '06, if at all. Need to see the sales volumes of these bikes and how HD does with this model in '06. I am hopeful this bike will do well.
Some small top-openers would be awesome. My Givi E21's seem to be a nice size and volume -- dunno how the Pelican offerings compare.
You might rethink that logic seeing that the cases Buell offers are very hard to get right now and they are in high demand. Additionally, it seems you mounting looks much better when the bags are removed.
Of course it is your work and your call.
This is exactly what I am looking for in a side case system for my 01 Dakar. You build it I'll buy it. (Glad I saw this post! I'll be waiting awhile on this upgrade now.)
I like the fact that it's a system that is tough but not aluminum - If it was posted already, I did not see it... what is the total weight of this system? This is a concern for my little 650.
I've got an 03 F650 GS Dakar that needs a pannier set up. I'm looking forward to your final design and the price. Hope you're selling them before I neeed them. I was all set to order the Zegas next week, but I can wait a few months.
I'm interested in the setup for the DL1000. Keep us posted!
I have dibs on a new adventure arriving march/april maybe. Hate the new bags from BMW and really like the look of your bags let me know.
I'll probably offer the Pelican cases and the rack system as a seperate items. In fact you can get all the Pelican products through me, and I can integrate locks into many of them
For those who are unfamiliar with the Pelican line of products, one of the really nice benefits of dealing with that great company is the fact that all their stuff is lifetime warranted, and will replace anything that you manage to break, which is almost impossible to begin with. Even airport baggage monkeys have not done anything to a case I fly my dive gear in, which weighs about 50 pounds loaded. Motorcycle use is nowhere near that stressful. I have nikon cameras and gear in several other cases that have been dropped and bounced all over the place without damage with the internal foam filler.
This system for the motorcycles is great! Now I need to get a 1200GS Adventure to fit the cases!