Seahorse 720 cases??.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by NortwestRider, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. max384

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    Hahaha. Swapped the clip-ons for handlebars a few weeks ago... Best upgrade to the bike yet!
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  2. JTucker

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    Yes they are strong enough. :deal
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  3. SeanF

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    They work well as panniers on the vintage ride:
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    SE920 works well as a topcase:
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    One feature I like is the option for integrated locks in the latches. They're not anything super secure, but they add a layer of protection and may deter the sub-professional thief.
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  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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  5. MiteyF

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    I personally have never used the integrated locks. They're not locks. Any half-witted thief would figure that out in a heartbeat. And although I haven't tried it, I think if you pulled hard enough on the latch, the "locks" would just break. On the rare occasion that I lock my panniers, it's 2 padlocks per side. Anything less is just a waste of time IMO.
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  6. max384

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    I had a friend whose factory Harley side case came open on the highway when he went over a fairly large pothole. They were latched, but not locked. I always keep mine locked for that reason alone. Given the latch system, I'd say it's fairly unlikely to happen, but I like the peace of mind of knowing they're locked as I'm going down the road, especially with side-opening cases.

    You're right. Those locks won't stop a determined thief, but they are a theft deterrence at least.

    By the way, which locks do you have the plastic or metal ones?
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  7. SnowMule

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    Not a motorcycle application, but I use the 520's here at work and have one mounted on my snowmobile.

    The plastic locks will keep a casual thief from rifling through your stuff, but it's not a "lock" i'd trust with anything valuable.

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    On my pro, mounted with delrin bar and 1" vibration-isolating neoprene standoffs:
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    Waterproof, airtight (Can hear it equalize when you pop the latch after a few kft elevation change)... easy to latch/unlatch with gloves on. 3 years on my 900 and this season so far on my Pro without any issues. I've rolled my sled over on it numerous times, it's whacked a ton of trees, been stabbed with a shovel...
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  8. jrod

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    I have the Seahorse cases mounted to an HT rack that also accepts the aluminum boxes and my HT soft bags. To be honest, the Seahorse's are on 90% of the time. They support the bike well whilst it takes a nap.

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    They're not locks? Mine require a key and are made of metal. My SE920 top case kept all kinds of stuff from getting pinched over 10 months in 18 countries, most of those nations falling into the "developing" category. It is true, though, with a pry bar, they'd be toast in a few seconds. With a cheap set of bolt cutters, your padlocks are toast in the same amount of time. Personally, I'm just glad we have options for good quality, USA-made cases for our moto trips. :freaky
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  10. sevenpointsixtwo

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    If you don't mind my asking, where'd you find them for that price?
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  12. NortwestRider

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  13. MiteyF

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    Are you talking about the padlock holes on either side? I'm confused, I've never seen a Seahorse with a keyed lock built in. Pictures?
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  14. jrod

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    The Seahorse has two plastic twist cams in each latch that can be replaced with a core lock.
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  16. sevenpointsixtwo

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    So, how are people mounting these to their racks? Using kits for the pelican cases such as are available from caribou, or going custom?
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  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I will be building my racks to fit the cases.My wife wants me to make them so the cases come off and can be carried in to the hotel room.


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  18. MiteyF

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    Never seen these, that's neat.

    As for racks, mine is custom made. About $50 worth of steel and welding wire. The whole rack/bag setup cost me about half than what a set of commercially available bags costs, and works just as well. :freaky
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  19. sevenpointsixtwo

    sevenpointsixtwo Newb Extraordinaire

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    Just ordered some from the site mentioned above! I'm also thinking about making a custom rack; for you who have done your own, are you using any kind of break-away hardware a la caribou, or just bolting straight through the bottom of the case?
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  20. MiteyF

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    I mounted mine with 4 clevis pins and trailer hitch pins. Takes about 30 seconds to get one on/off.
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