Template for mounting Pelican Cases with Twisted Throttle Mounts & Givi Racks Vee?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Vincenthdfan, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Are there any kind of pics or patterns out there of a preferred mounting position for Pelican Cases with Twisted Throttle Mounts and Givi Racks?

    They come undrilled and I would really like to learn from others success (or mistakes!) so i get it right the first time!

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    eakins Butler Maps

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  3. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    I already have all the seperate pieces purchased from Twisted Throttle...just prepping to start drilling. :wink:
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  4. Eric1951

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    When I mounted mine, I just put the brackets on the bike and positioned the cased accordingly. Have someone hold them in place until you find the desired spot.
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  5. Unstable Rider

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    Helps to have the top edge of your Pelicans reasonably level, so as it affords a level surface to set things, like beer

    :evil

    Don't forgets to account for things like lid-swing of the Pelicans, clearing and seeing your turn signals and exhaust.

    Great, useful project.

    I have Pelican Hardigg Storm cases, IM2600's.
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  6. twistedthrottle

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    There are some good suggestions there. One more recommendation would be to slip the horseshoe shaped bracket into the carriers and then moving the case around until you find the right spot. You will need an assistant for that. When you are comfortable with the placement mark the holes with a sharpie.

    - Take the brackets off of the bike and tape the cases to the horseshoe brackets. This will insure that when you drill they are aligned properly.

    - Be certain to drill directly down and not on an angle. The more precise you go the better. Less slop, less chance of water passing through. The supplied combination rubber and stainless washers will keep the interior of the cases dry.

    If you run into trouble or want to run it by someone call our tech support line (toll-free) 855-255-5550

    Best of luck - Kevin
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  7. motorat

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    duct take the brackets to the cases and put them on the bike.
    keep repositioning until you get it where you want it.
    then mark and drill.
    do small holes and use smaller hardware to make sure it is where you want then do the supplied hardware.


    or you can do what i did.
    center the bracket and drill...it ended working out just fine.
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  8. twistedthrottle

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    Hi Vincent. Did you reach a resolution on the mounting of the Pelican cases?

    Kevin @ Twisted Throttle.

    ps/ Happy Holidays!
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  9. Foot dragger

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    Mount em as high up as you can,also further back from your legs is a good idea. I drug the boxes on my DR650 on the ground till I redrilled and raised em up. Its not rocket science.
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  10. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    I certainly did....I used the duct tape idea. Had my significant other sit on the back seat to check leg & ankle clearance then came up with an excellent orientation for the mounts & bags.

    It worked out really well...this system seems very well engineered and should last a good long time.

    Thanks for the follow up concern...I appreciate it! :nod:nod:nod
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  11. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Yep...what you said, with the exception of the rocket science part anyway.

    I'm an aircraft mechanic by trade so I can be too much of a perfectionist at times (read: overthinking some projects)...just wanted to get it right the first time, Id hate to have extra holes to fill after the fact!
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  12. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    Good news.... Let's see some pictures!

    Kev
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