Pelican setup for 99 640 Adv R

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  1. quadzillabill

    quadzillabill Been here awhile

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    I'm a big fan of the pelican boxes in general, as they are tough very useful for keeping things dry. I'd like to get a parts list, instructions and most importantly insight on putting on a rack like the Happy Trails and adding on two panniers and a top box.

    Who's got this setup and what can you tell me about it?

    Is it possible (or advisable) to color match them to the bike?

    Thanks, Q
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  2. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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  3. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Not a KTM dude, but I do run this setup on my Transalp. I really love the Pelican boxes. I've got two 1550 cases as side boxes and one 1400 as a top box (I also made a rack to fit on top of the top box).

    These cases can take a beating no problem. The only thing is a person could break into these cases much easier than the AL cases. Just takes a solid knife to cut the lock bracket off.

    I'd go with black for a color. That way if you ever needed to sell them... they won't be difficult to get rid of.
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    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Here's photo of my ride with the boxes. Happytrails.com makes the same SU racks for your KTM.

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  5. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    exelent work on the bike;also like the tall fender

    the newer models adress that ussing a stainless steel reinforcement ,,I just so one the other day.

    I get them from Pelican4 less for super cheap,,selct the option with out the foam since you don't really need and i also a lot cheaper..

    the 1550 comes in yellow,orange ,black or grey and cost less than a $100 dollars.

    they are incredible,,if pelican ever made a specific motorcycle pannier(dream on) will render the rest of the bags obsolete, except for the lack of bling bling they will be all you want on a bag,,

    Oh boy do i have some designs for this,,,:ricky
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    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Thank you sir.


    How cool... I'm glad to hear they've fixed that issue on the locking area. Chumps... figures they'd do this AFTER I got my boxes! :lol3
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  7. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    on the contrary you are more than welcome :1drink

    I'm sure you can make you own with out much trouble,,sorry i'm camaraless this days,,if not I get your a photo...

    even call pelican maybe they have a retrofit kit or something,,the piece is basically a *C* shape pice of stainless with a hole drill true it,,almost pennytech but as ussual brilliant and simple

    so who want to start a "Pelican case Fetish club":freaky
    I be the one in charge of the Luggage:rofl:rofl:rofl
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    creeper Still alive...

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    The more I look at the concept and pricing... the more I'm getting "pelicanish" about it. And you can get 'em in orange too! :D
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  9. Frank Warner

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    I've got two of the 1550 as side panneriers.

    I'm puting them on with the lid mounted to the bike - so whan it opens most of the gear is not going to fall out of the case.

    I've put two internal mounts inside the case so I can put a strap across the inside to hold the luggage in. I'm thinking of a cargo mesh type thingy to put in the lid to stop thinks in there from falling out when the case is open.

    The mounts to the bike are made of plastic - mostly kitchen cutting board material that is hard wearing, cheap and easy to replace. Might do some photos after I'm happy with tests. Ahh the fame itself is steel, just the bits that will wear are plastic.

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    I'm no too worried by the locks being easy to bypass - they could always open the case with a band saw. Putting trhe stainless steel reinforcing on may just move the easiest point of entry to some place that will make the bags inoperable after attack.

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    Ideally I'd like a top opening case (you can pack more in). About the same size as the 1550, but larger in height. And with more chamfer on the bottom external edges.

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    Colour (kullor for ewes 'mericans) matching? Well where I go I want them white for minimum temperature!
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    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    oh man this things are the "Land rover" of the bags,,I see them floating in the amazon river carring really expensive film camaras equipment I also see them use for "Floaters" attache to cars crossing the same rivers..

    personally i treat mine like S^^T use them for Milk crattes, center stands, seats(chairs), steps,,aka anything you can think..
    hell I even use them to carry things inside them,,what else can you want..
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    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    I just got off the phone with Pelican. I asked about the newer locking bracket. They told me it's a molded-in deal. That there will be no retrofit kit. Oh well, maybe a couple razor blades placed just so by the latches might do the trick. It sucks we even have to worry about this stupid kind of shit in the first place. :huh

    Fetish Pelican club? I'm almost there. Damn I love these boxes! :super
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    :lol3 Fook'nhell... can you imagine if you had family that worked for them?!
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    I've owned two of them for over 10 years now. One for my benchrest rifle and the other for two expensive handguns. The rifle case fell out of my old truck once on the freeeway when I zigged to avoid a boat that came loose of it's truck... never came open, in fact, the 36x Leupold scope didn't even change zero. Tough stuff for a good price. :thumb
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    It they made'em like that I'd have some already. Yeah, some right-sized top-loaders would really put the pressure on Jesse and TT and HB et al. Hey, Pelican, you fish-breath, are you listening?
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    That is an excellent idea Frank! :thumb

    How about a small motorcycle bungee hooked cargo net. Only about $5 a piece.
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    Think it is too big. And you don't want the hooks. Might be better off using 1/4 inch elastic (the flat type), sew up into a mesh. The problem is fastening it to the case in such a way that it is removable if you need to. Any ideas here would be good.
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    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    They already make those canoe boxes that bolt to sides of the boat. These are top loading. They're halfway there! Top loaders would be really sweet. :nod
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    The small cargo nets are about 12x17 inches... hooks are removable.

    Industrial velcro maybe? With plastic "wall hooks"?
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    http://www.pelican.com/cases/cases.html

    Under small cases, the 1420 Marine Case

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    DIMENSIONS

    INSIDE
    13" x 5" x 10"
    (33 cm x 12.7 cm x 25.4 cm)

    OUTSIDE
    15" x 8-1/2" x 10-1/2"
    (38.10 cm x 21.6 cm x 26.6 cm)

    LID DEPTH
    1" (2.54 cm)

    CASE DEPTH
    9" (22.8 cm)


    Versus for the 1550:

    DIMENSIONS

    INSIDE
    18-15/16" x 14-7/16" x 7-3/4"
    (48.1 cm x 36.7 cm x 19.7 cm)

    OUTSIDE
    20-11/16" x 17-3/16" x 8-9/16"
    (52.5 cm x 43.6 cm x 21.7 cm)

    LID DEPTH
    1-13/16" (4.6 cm)

    CASE DEPTH
    5-15/16" (15 cm)

    thats about 2.8 gallons for the 1420 vs. 9.2 gallons for the 1550... less than a third the capacity. yep, gonna need to put pressure on them! wonder how many orders they would need in order to do a production run?

    http://www.pelican.com/cases/cases1.html

    fired em off an email... keep yer fingers crossed. :wink:
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  20. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    far to many i'm afraid,,
    i contact them before with a design idea and I did not get to far ,,maybe was the chessy Ingles but I think was more about the low volume number(about 500).
    for sure will be a really good contact to have, but then again some "other" merchant will try to take your ideas and developments from under your Nose,,so that keep me from persuing it any farder
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