Just finished installing my pelican quick release topcase I bought as a kit from Twisted Throttle. Thought I'd share the experience-
To be clear I purchased the Deluxe (with case top hinges [stays] and a lock for the pelican case itself) Twisted Throttle iM2600 Topcase Kit. I also bought an Alurack and the appropriate adapter for my Pelican kit. Upon receiving it all I unpacked it and went over all the parts and hardware to make sure everything was included. Upon examination I found the set was missing the entire lock assembly for the quick release mount (that attaches to pelican), 2 washers and a rubber gasket for the Pelican lock, and the cam arm for the Pelican lock. Needless to say I wasn't pleased.
I emailed Twisted Throttle support and received a quick response (on a saturday, no less) from their customer service team. They asked that I take photographs of the parts that were missing and detail the missing parts for her based on their site's install pdfs. After a bit of back and forth I received the replacement parts. So while it bummed me out to have paid almost $500 for a kit to get an incomplete set of hardware; they squared me away in an acceptable time frame.
Used blue threadlock on all my bolts and screws. Got halfway through the install of the adapter plate and realized i forgot to cut away some loose plastic left over from the drilling. Where the rubber gaskets meet the inside of the case.
In the interest of waterproofness I took the time to redo it the right way.
Now it's all installed, and the first thing I noticed is that getting the 'quick release' case on the bike is tough. It's no Givi type pop on pop off setup. I imagine it's this way because with larger tolerances the case would rattle around. I also think after pulling it off and putting it back on a few times it will get a tiny bit easier. That being said it's a good thing I don't plan on taking this thing on and off daily.
I think the case will provide me a nice amount of storage for my cover and some necessities. I'm wondering if anyone else here has run into any of the same issues with theirs? Any longtime user reports?