Pelican Topbox Setups: Let's see 'em

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by GoGoGavin41, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. goldentaco

    goldentaco Been here awhile

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    Here's two views.

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  2. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    That's what I was looking for. Thanks


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  3. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Nice looking Funduro!
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  4. Heipaal

    Heipaal Adventurer

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    My set-up, i really appreciate the extra space and low profile of the Pelican 1300 case, i use it to keep my tools, some duc tape and elastic rope to tie stuff on the bike if needed.
    It also comes in handy to store some groceries if the need occurs!
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  5. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    No pics but on my G650GS I made the rear top plate from 1/8" alu sheet (jig saw/band saw) as previously shown by others,mtd via rd alu bar stock spacers(see Caribou pics) drilled & mtd to oem holes on bike. This model requires a plate cutout for removal of seat latch access panel via ign key.
    I then mtd pelican case using SS 6mm carriage bolts ( I have a lifetime supply of these via ebay bag purchase!) up through plate with rubber vibration bumpers(ebay for small quantities)under case, with inside of case having fender washers & plastic knobs from Grainger for retention/removal.
    My setup works well but could be improved with some properly sized Dzus or other speed fasteners-if your too lazy to turn the knobs. Make certain the knobs don't take up your precious storage space nor provided an abrasion point for case contents. I made my own key lock set ups for all 3 cases using Zoro tools(ebay) key lock sets. Takes time which I've got & saves money which I don't have much of... On my top case I drilled two small strategic holes in a plastic web support on the cases and using two pelican oem holes my bungee net hooks can attach in 4 spots with no need for buying any hardware for additional "pile on" carrying capacity. Finishing touch was some Solas tape from Ebay-brighter than some of the other tapes.
    ADV stickers are the crowning touch!:wink:
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  6. GoodToGo

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    Anyone have experience with the Twisted Throttle Pelican top case IM2600 and the mounting system. I just checked it on the website. Looks like a very slick set up and of course, it is priced accordingly. My question is how good (durable) and how safe (security wise) is the set up? It looks like it mounts on a fairly narrow rack. If its something that is easily broken or compromised by a thief, then I will make my own quick-detach set up but if it's a solid solution, I may have to go for it. Hoping someone here who actually has it and has used it can comment.
    Thanks
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  7. JayHawk

    JayHawk Grandpa to 3

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    If you're asking about this one you might want to read this
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  8. Captdan

    Captdan Been here awhile

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  9. giganova

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  10. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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  11. giganova

    giganova Been here awhile

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    Caribou 25l top case system:

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  12. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    I was rocking this when I had the Strom. There were bolt holes in the rear rack so I just literally ran a through bolt and fastened it with washers and locknuts.

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  13. giganova

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    I'm so tired of everything being black on motorcycles and are digging the "industrial" gray look!
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  14. Horizons

    Horizons Been here awhile

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    If you're looking for a way to mount Peli cases as lift-on, lift-off panniers or as a top box, consider this:

    My solution (1st attempt) may not be the prettiest, but it's held up to several thousand miles of European touring and the occasional bike drop without letting me down once or ever letting go of the cases and I regularly haul 13+ kg per case.

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    It can also be adapted to work with different flat carrier frames providing you stick with the basic rail layout as this provides the broadest spread of load support as well as ensuring the cases can't jump or slide off.

    I'd suggest using a smaller 5mm thick aluminium intermediate plate bolted to each existing carrier hoop to achieve this. Maybe 12" x 8" or thereabouts and then scale down the rail dimensions so they fit comfortably on a plate this size.

    Anyway, check out the following (but turn down the volume as I added a soundtrack I now regret). You'll want the second half of the vid as the first half focuses on my design of the rear rack:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJvg_hBk69I

    BTW The cases I used are industrial black, but at only £40 a case, I don't really care.
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  15. rmunch44

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    Does the Seahorse 540 rattle at all when riding down the road or otherwise? Really wanting to know if the box handle is stiff like the Pelican case models or is it loose and flip up and down?

    Thanks.. nice set up

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  16. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Sokath, his eyes opened!

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    Lol well here we are five years later and I still haven't done this. Maybe it's time...
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  17. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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  18. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Horizons-your sidecase mounting system appears to be rather ingenious (those Brits can be that way!) and sort of similar to the less noisy(?) delrin used by one USA case mount setup. Yer bargain cases are entirely too large for my notion of what floats well on a MC! One poof of some serious wind or a thousands poofs of the perennial winds found in much of the USA (and other places) and the result could be dangerous. I'm remembering the Mexican Isthmus of Tehuantepec winds right now and the lean nearly hitting the pegs from side winds.
    I used CL Pelican 1520's (side and top) after buying a larger case and seeing it sitting temporarily on my topcase plate, I sold them! CL is full of them, sometimes ebay. I'm currently playing "find the dzus, bail head fastener length that works" to replace my carriage bolt/knob attachment. The 4 knobs inside my case get old each time you need to remove the seat.
    I read through this thread again looking for ideas and the rattle some mention I don't understand-my pelicans don't rattle.
    The miter tracks from Peachtree are a neat solution but dzus plus fender washer and grommet is cheaper and less material involved. The HD saddlebags use them where-in the weight is carried on a frame much like a toplate/case set-up. The trick is the length. Caribou has the best setup IMO, esp. if you value your time, or lack a shop/skill set,etc., and plan to use any of the plastic cases.
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  19. BahiaRules

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    Hey KANTUCKID... you don't know me, but I've been trying to get in touch with you. Seems like this forum doesn't allow private messages so I'm writing to you right here. This was concerning your previous experiences with Reserve America (yes - from a couple of years ago). Where can we talk? You can write to me: tcm@easywebcafe.com

    I wish you and everybody else one heck of a nice day! :) :) :)
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  20. silvergoose

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    Trying to add photo, bear with me. My wife's CanAm. Pelicans mounted. I made the mounts and secured the cases without drilling any holes into the cases.

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