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I finally figured out a size Pelican case for my bike. It's a Storm IM2600. I used the Caribou Cases universal quick disconnect mounting system to a Cycle Guys Mounting Plate. I then attached the Cycle Guys plate to my KTMDuals rack with bolts and wing nuts. I plan on tack welding the bolts to the Cycle Guys plate so IF I want to take everything off, all I have to do is run the wing nuts off. The install went pretty smooth overall. The most difficult part (for me) was the alignment of the quick disconnect hardware. The measurements of all 4 mounts had to be exact for everything to line up. It took a little tweaking but they fit nice and snug. Here are some pictures.
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Underside showing the wing nuts


Mounting set-up inside the case


Another finished view


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Shot of the plate mounted on rack
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Nice set up and details on the install...
I've got a smaller box on my KLR (Storm) and have been looking for a specific size for the Versys for quite a while...I want about a 10" to 12" tall 18x14 box but they just do not exist...

Thanks for the details.
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Very nice, but wait!! Where's the snow?

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Very nice, but wait!! Where's the snow?
Tell me about it, it's February in ALASKA for goodness sake!!
This a gravel pit we went to yesterday to test out a couple dirtbikes that we just got put back together.


There is some parts of Alaska that have some snow but not too much.


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Nicely done AJ. Looks good.
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Nice set up and details on the install...
I've got a smaller box on my KLR (Storm) and have been looking for a specific size for the Versys for quite a while...I want about a 10" to 12" tall 18x14 box but they just do not exist...

Thanks for the details.
yeah you are picking an off size, 20x16 or 16x12 are the normal sizes and you want an 18x14?

this one is pretty close

http://smile.amazon.com/Motorcycle-S...Q6KECPRM5PNBTP

$$$, probably not what you are looking for

http://sierracases.com/SKB-3SKB-X181...ping-Case.html
http://sierracases.com/ecs-lm2117-16...ingle-lid-case

I just picked up one of these
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

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Tell me about it, it's February in ALASKA for goodness sake!!
This a gravel pit we went to yesterday to test out a couple dirtbikes that we just got put back together.


There is some parts of Alaska that have some snow but not too much.
Just spent all that time getting it mounted on the rear rack and you don't even have it on your bike at the gravel pit!?
Not like it? Tweaking it some more?

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Just spent all that time getting it mounted on the rear rack and you don't even have it on your bike at the gravel pit!?
Not like it? Tweaking it some more?
I like riding locally with a clean bike. I have soft bags and now the Pelican for longer trips. I've never been a fan of having panniers and top box on all the time. I guess if my daily riding was longer, maybe I'd change my mind.


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I like riding locally with a clean bike. I have soft bags and now the Pelican for longer trips. I've never been a fan of having panniers and top box on all the time. I guess if my daily riding was longer, maybe I'd change my mind.
Nice engineering Jeff!

Will that heavy duty top case rack rip your sub-frame off if you wreck or is there something that will give in your system before that happens?

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Nice engineering Jeff!

Will that heavy duty top case rack rip your sub-frame off if you wreck or is there something that will give in your system before that happens?

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The Cycle Guys plate isn't heavy duty by any means. I would venture a guess that it would give in a wreck. Heck, the quick release hardware is all aluminum so it would probably pop loose if tweaked hard enough.
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What is the small bag on the seat?



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Tell me about it, it's February in ALASKA for goodness sake!!
This a gravel pit we went to yesterday to test out a couple dirtbikes that we just got put back together.


There is some parts of Alaska that have some snow but not too much.
That's a purposeful looking setup you have there AJ, & your new topbox should get a 10" pizza in it, or maybe even 2!?!?!?
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