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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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which hard pannier

Please help me decide on hard Pelican type side panniers. The choice seems to be:

21.2" x 16" x 8.3" Pelican Storms at 126.00

The Seahorse 720 at 48.00 is attractive and not a lot smaller at 20.19"x 15.53" x 7.48"

20.7 x 17.1 x 8.6 Pelican 1550 at 126.00

Leaning towards the 22 x 18.5 x 8.5 SKB at 98.00 but worry that they will look too large.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 07:26 PM
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I have the Seahorse. Nice case, nice price.
My buddy has the Pelicans on his VStrom, they work great too.
Not sure about the SBK.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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wondering which look more in proportion to the bike and are not any wider than the bars

I never carry a passenger with all her junk, stay in hotels as it is cheap here, and getting a top box for capacity, so pannier capacity while nice is not critical
Leaning towards the Seahorse at this point

Still waffling on the top box choice
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so pannier capacity while nice is not critical


Still waffling on the top box choice


Why not go with soft side cases when needed. I have the 55 litre topcase and when needed i slap on soft saddle bags and also a cortech tailbag on the passenger pillion if needed.

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Not Pelican and Seahorse but Givi/Kappa panniers.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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My heart is set on the Pelican style - so which ones?
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I like the Pelican style bags and they have held up very well. Mine came with built in locks on top and mounting plates. Distributor is Caribou Panniers.

Sorry, can't remember the size but if you like the look on the bike, I can measure and send them to you.
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ran across this thread an ADV Rider today re a new brand of case:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827615

OD = 22.25 x 16.33 x 8.25
ID = 19.75 x 13.75 x 8
This is the larger of the two sizes and at 30.00 is difficult to believe that they are any good. ADV Rider suggests that they are OK quality but not up to Pelican

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I like the Pelican style bags and they have held up very well. Mine came with built in locks on top and mounting plates. Distributor is Caribou Panniers.

Sorry, can't remember the size but if you like the look on the bike, I can measure and send them to you.
I'd like to know.
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