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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by CaribouCases, Oct 28, 2005.
That would be great. Let me know when you are ready, thanks!
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I see pelican has come out with a new line of lighter weight "Pelican Air" cases ...
supposed to be ~40% lighter ....
have you had a chance to evaluate them for ADV luggage use?
Yes, I've looked at them. From a standpoint of dimensions, they are not exactly perfect for side cases. Also, many of these cases come with wheels and handles on the back making it difficult to drill and attach our hardware. There is also not a price advantage. Perhaps as a top case one of them would work. If we had some demand for them I might make it a product, but so far there have been no inquiries.
Thanks Roger ...
It looks like it might save 3 to 4 lbs... I was thinking it might be a bigger savings...
I might consider it for my next top case, do you think the construction is sufficiently robust, particularly with regard to water-resistance?
Yes, for a top case I think they are plenty strong. For our top case mount kit to fit there has to be a 10" x 10" flat area on the back of the case. Some cases have raised features (bars and ridges) that can get in the way. Let me know what model case you are considering.
He isn't kidding about some of the Pelican Air cases having some raised features. Here is a picture of the Pelican Air 1507. I also have a Pelican Air 1485 and it doesn't have these enlarged feet.
It will be a winter project for me, I have your 1550-based top-case now, I'll see what AIR cases there are and think about it over beer this winter!
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why, because our new Top Case Systems for the KTM 790 Adventure and KTM 790R are here!
Available in 25 liter, 34 liter (holds a helmet), and 35 liter sizes...
Each complete system includes the case, locks, quick attach/release hardware, and cargo plate. You can also purchase the cargo plate alone and throw a soft bag on there with our tie downs and Rok Straps. Or, get our cargo plate and our top case DIY kit and use your own case. Many options.
Caribou side luggage systems are now available for the new Yamaha Tenere 700. Offered in 25 liter top loading Pelican Storm, 35 liter Pelican Storm im2600, 35 liter Pelican 1550, SKB 40 liter, and our 35 liter Commando Soft Panniers (all sizes per case). Included in the complete side case system is our industry leading quick attach/release system, and super strong Hepco Becker side racks made in Germany. Accessories available include lid organizers, liners, inner bags, SOLAS tape, tie-down brackets and straps, and more. All of the cases, soft bags, quick attach/release system and most accessories are made in USA. We'll post some photos soon. Please visit www.cariboucases.com to order, thank you!
Our web site cariboucases.com is experiencing some technical issues for Windows 7 users at the moment so if you have an order to place please call 707-861-2760. Hey, at least you don't have to wash your hands:) Thank you.
Problem solved, web site working fine again for us Windows 7 holdouts.
Just picked up a 2013 F800GS for a smoking deal. I'm interested in Caribou panniers but your site says :
NOTE: If your bike came with BMW Vario side case mounts there will be an interference with the passenger grab rail bar that runs under the seat. To remedy this problem, you can replace the Vario passenger grab rails with regular grab rails available from BMW, or...
How do I know if I have the Vario side case mounts or the regular grab rails?
Oh, and is there an inmate code?
Here are the sides
Disregard, I found an excellent video that talked about the Vario cases including showing the mounts. I do have the mounts. Now to figure out what to do...
Caribou side luggage systems for the new Triumph Tiger 900 models in stock and ready to ship. 35 liter and 40 liter (per case) complete side luggage systems. We'll need a bike to do the top case mount design so if someone with a 900 in the Denver/Boulder CO area who wants a screaming deal on a top case for an hour of fitment checking let me know.
Also, the side case systems for the new Suzuki 1050 XT are coming soon!
Have you had a chance to understand any issues / obstacles with fitment of the Pelican 1507 Air case to a Perun Rack mounted on a KTM 790 adventure? I am interested in using a Caribou DIY kit to be able to quickly attach / remove the 1507 Air from the bike. I understand from a previous thread that a 10” square flat area would be required to allow the plate to be attached to the bottom of the 1507.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Our DIY top case kits do fit Perun tail racks. The 1507 case however has not been tried by us. You do indeed need a 10" x 10" flat area on the back of the case (inside and out). If there are molded protrusions on the back of the case that get in the way of this 10" square area then that can be a problem.
What are your thoughts overall on the "Air" series?
"up to" 40% lighter ... but how robust compared to the old-school?
As a top case the Air cases would be fine. As side cases they won't hold up as long as a regular Pelican 1550, but they will still be stronger than other plastic cases on the market. A 1550 weighs about 10lbs, so the Air case will weigh about 6lbs saving 4lbs of weight. On a liter-size bike that is not a huge amount of weight difference, but on a KLR 650 it would be a welcome weight reduction. Some feedback from you all on what Air case would make sense, even the ones with the handle/wheels, would be great. We need to sell a lot of them to get the pricing reasonable. Maybe a light weight top case that could also be taken on a plane?