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Old 01-03-2013, 08:45 PM
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My heart is set on the adventure tourer look and it is the Pelican style that I am after

Narrowed it down to:
Pelican 1620 at 24.8 x 19.4 x 13.9
B&W B55 at 17.91" x 14.37" x 12.40"

It will be paired with either of these as panniers, but for everyday use the panniers are removed for lane splitting and it will be just the top box alone:
Seahorse 720 at 20.19 x 15.53 x 7.48"
Pelican storm at 21.2 x 16 x 8.3

Do you think that the Pelican 1620 will look too large as a top box, specially when run without panniers?
Since I do not have a passenger will be mounted forward over the passenger position to keep the weight over the axle, and even longitudinally if required
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:47 AM
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Bought the B&W 55
Note that this is the same as Caribou use for their 34L top box. Cost 145.00 shipped to WA
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:57 PM
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Got a photo of that setup (BW55 & 720's) ?
Cheers, Jeff

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SW-Motech crash bars & bash plate
SW-Motech quick lock rear rack
Two seahorse 720 cases / panniers
Givi wind screen
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:46 AM
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Am in the Philippines now and my buddy carried over the B&W 55 as a suitcase and I will take back to Thailand as my luggage and avoid doubling the cost
I have not therefore mounted it yet, but will do so and post a pic

Panniers are not yet bought and will have to wait and come back as luggage when I go to Canada this summer
Waffling between the Seahores 720's and Storm 1600's

You guys in the US are lucky and can just order what you need at a fair price
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:20 PM
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2009 Blue Versys. Sold

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:44 AM
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I have a Givi. I think it's 35 liter, easily holds a helmet. It is their top of the line model and BEST OF ALL it has a remote to open it. They gave me this model for the price of a cheaper model because the cheaper unit was out of stock. I put the givi back rest on it for the wife. The remote is MAGIC. Push the button and it opens. No key needed. The box is excellent as well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:35 AM
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Or you can do this...

(EVEN cheaper than that video that weljo put up!)
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Or you can do this...

(EVEN cheaper than that video that weljo put up!)

It's a great idea...until the bungee cord snaps and your bag of groceries go bouncing down the hi way, Don't ask HOW I know just use lots of bungees is all I can say.
Or was that look THEN leap?

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kgr 52 is awsome topcase
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