Peleican/Caribou Cases

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  1. Thechipsta

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    So I got my 990, now I need to get some bags.Looking for anyone who actually owns and uses the Pelican/Caribou cases. Especially curious on anyone who has the 1440 toploaders. Pretty sure that is the route I am going to go. Any info good or bad you can provide would be greatly appreciated, and if you want to throw a pic with them on your bike that would be great. Thanks for the help.:y0!
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  2. sno

    sno On a mission!

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    Also consider the SKB brand cases. I have those, bought a set of them off here for $150. I mounted them to GiVI racks which i bought off ebay for $169 shipped. SKB has a lot of options and the sea horse 720's seem ok too.
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  3. Thechipsta

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    Thanks buddy I'll check em out.
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  4. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    I run the Caribou top case. It is mounted to a Black Dog base plate using the standard Caribou quick-release mounting attachments. When riding off-road the people behind me say the box moves a lot. I've never noticed anything. I have had no issues at all and ride some pretty interesting trails. Would definitely do it again.
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  5. greedymonkey

    greedymonkey Been here awhile

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    Pics??
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  6. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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  7. Thechipsta

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    thanks for the heads up anyone. Still hoping to find someone that that has and uses the caribou toploader cases and pic's if possible. Any info from actual owners would be great.

    Thanks, Chip
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  8. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Do you mean this one...

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    I forget exactly which case I bought, but I've had for about a year now. It's done alot of on and off road miles in that time (24k as of this weekend) and it's rock solid, waterproof, and lockable. The only thing I might do differently is buy the slightly larger box. I like the looks of this one, but it cannot fit a helmet which would be useful sometimes.

    I will add this, I used the caribou rack and mounts. Mount it exactly per the instructions or you risk cracking the metal.
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  9. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I run a 1500 top case and 1550 panniers. I make all of my own mounts to keep it cheap. Not quite what you are looking for, but I thought I'd mention it:

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  10. Thechipsta

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    thanks guys. talked to the guys at caribou case today and I think I am going to order later this week. I'll post pictures when I get them installed.
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  11. sno

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    Sorry for the delay. I was riding and now outta town for work.


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    They have a lower slide on mount and then bolted at the top to the givi racks.

    Also, a cheap top case for beer runs and errands. It bolts to the cr designs rack with some creativity and easily holds a helmet, jacket. :freaky

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  12. sno

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  13. Thechipsta

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    good looking set up. thanks for the picks.
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  14. Iwantabikesobad

    Iwantabikesobad Long timer

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    Anymore thoughts on the caribou's. Looking at the same thing for mine.
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  15. ColoradoBigfoot

    ColoradoBigfoot Been here awhile

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    Got side load ones.
    Like'em.
    Recommend'em.
    I'd attach image, but for the life of me cannot get'r done.....even with all the info on this site.
    Wish you could just add them from here.
    So sorry. Do think they look sharp on my '12 R.
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  16. BigNastybrp

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  17. ColoradoBigfoot

    ColoradoBigfoot Been here awhile

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    That's what I'm talking about Bignastybrp!
    ...lived in Victorville, CA from 69-75. Would love to ride the desert again (this time on a 990R and not a Suzuki Trailhopper 50 :D).
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