Thinking of installing a Pelican case as a tail bag?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by lqgsrider, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. lqgsrider

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  2. nightingale

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    I used a veggie pan for the BBQ to attach mine. Attached the pan to the rack then drilled holes in the pelican case and attached it with a few bolts. It works very well and nobody has ever seemed to notice exactly what it is. I'll get some pics tomorrow.
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  3. dirtydeeds

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    Yes, it's a good idea. Drill some holes and use some big washers. No problem.
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    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    thanks for the info

    Pics would be appreciated
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    Some folks have come up with a "quick-release" mechanism similar to what the BMW Vario top case uses...

    I think Givi and maybe others sell a quick-release kit that could be perhaps retrofitted to a Pelican.

    Mine is hard-mounted and works fine - as mentioned above,
    use the larger diameter "fender washers" to mount the box.
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    Mine looks like this except with black spacers. I bolted a scrap piece of aluminum plate with spacers to the existing platform. then drilled holes in the Pelican case and new plate and attached with bolts, nylock nuts and finder washers.

    Bit of a hassle to get off but then again it is secure against all but very determined thievery. .
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    Here is a pelican 1500 on my 2012 DL650. Perfect size for my use. As you see I am able to fit an atlas. [​IMG]
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    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    Thanks for the pics

    My Pelican box seems pretty solid and stable why do you need to put a piece of metal under the box?
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    Really, no need to reinvent the wheel. Caribou has you covered. Absolutely bomb proof mount and stoopid easy to remove the box.


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  16. btao

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    Yep, definitely a good idea. I have a 1550 and it's the perfect size for normal non-travel use. Fits a full tool set, snack, maps, camera, and rain liners.

    I made a plate for extra support since I fill it and go off road. If you OR, then I'd use a support plate. It is only plastic...

    If you used fender washers outside and inside with the standoffs under it, you should be fine. I used the plate to push the mounting holes to the corners of the box so it's super stable.
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    Great choice of box,they are super tough,I just bolted mine onto original Honda rack,using ,like others have large washers,absolutely no problems on hundreds of km of Moroccan pistes. [​IMG]
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