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good deal on Pelicans

I happened to run across this on Ebay. They guy says he has 50 of them so I bought a couple - probably should have bought some more...


http://cgi.ebay.com/Pelican-1520-Cas...3A1%7C294%3A50

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That is a great price is you can use the foam as is. You can purchase replacement pick-n-pluck foam. http://www.foamerica.com/1521-3-pc-r...-pelican-.html

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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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Enlighten me. Would you use these as side cases?
I have a bud who uses something like this for a
camera case. But I don't get how you would mount
it on the bike?
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No these are just secure cases for equipment. You could put your camera equipment in one and strap it to a rack. Your gear would stay dry and safe.

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Enlighten me. Would you use these as side cases?
I have a bud who uses something like this for a
camera case. But I don't get how you would mount
it on the bike?
http://www.crucialrealm.com/klr650/P...lCasePans.html
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102759
http://mbabc.home.insightbb.com/images/DSCF0201sm.jpg
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These make great side cases very durable.


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Picked up a pair, thanks for the link.

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Yes, thse are very good as side cases or a top case. A little on the heavy side, but amazingly durable and waterproof. They're actually so tight that some of them even come with a valve to equalize the pressure when going through elevation changes. You just have to figure out a way to mount them.

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OK, I get it now. Thanks to everyone for
the info and links. I guess you can mount
just about anything you want! These
Pelicans would keep your profile narrow
and you could add as deep a top case
as necessary, right? Wow, a whole
different take on luggage...
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Caribou for the Versys

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For the Versys, we offer Caribou cases that will attach to Hepco Becker, Givi Monokey, or SW Motech EVO side racks. I recommend the Hepco Becker because they are the best quality and most of the rack can be removed from the bike in a few minutes via 1/4-turn quick release fasteners... Hepco Becker also makes a tail rack & rear top case for the Versys that we can supply, although currently our Caribou top case will not attach to the Hepco Becker tail rack (you'll ahve to get the Hepco Becker case).
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...02759&page=102

Be sure to check out the new top-loading cases
with wheels! (post #1538, next page). Wow,
what a nice system!
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Ended up the guy is about 2 miles from where I work. Drove over and picked up my pair at lunch. They look practically new. The seller is a nice guy and will match a pair as best he can if you order two (tell him they are for your bike). His shipping rates are straight up so no bogus extra charges (he actually handed my shipping money back to me).

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That's funny because I just sent a message to
see if the rather stiff ($20.05) shipping charges
would be doubled for two. I found these cases
brand new for about $93 although I didn't
check shipping. (That's with no foam straight
from Pelican).
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Get 'em while they're hot

Got it straight; $30.28 shipping for two.
Ordered two just now. Also found that
Pelican sells a Travel Bag that just fits
inside the 1520 case:

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APP-1527 Price $91.00

Convertible Travel Bag, designed to fit inside a 1520 case. Made
of heavy duty waterproof padded Ballistic Nylon with multiple
front & side gadget pockets. Padded adjustable divider system
protects complete outfits. Exclusive top/side access to
equipment while in use with thick curved & padded shoulder
strap.

Size: 17-3/4" x 13-1/2" x 7-1/4" Color: Black 5 lbs. (No re-stocking
charge applies)
Yeah, I know, kinda defeats the purpose of saving money
on these cases, but it's interesting to see what's out there.

There were only 31 cases left before I bought mine
so if you want a set, don't wait too long. I went out
and measured the saddlebags on the two cruisers in
my carport and these boxes easily match or exceed
those. Now for the racks...
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Now for the racks...
Im gonna go with SWMOTEC just because I like their stuff. I will order the brackets with no adapters and just bolt these up.

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Thanks turbo;
Let us know how that goes. List the exact model
of rack you select if you would so anyone else
who realizes the utility of these things can get
them mounted. Pics would be an added bonus!
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That is a great deal!
When I get my sideracks in... (tomorrow according to FedEx!) I' gonna see if there's an easy way to mount these on there, if so I may pick some up myself! 2 hard side bags for cheaper than a set of soft saddlebags!


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Too late for those who've already bought them ... but just because it looks like a Pelican case, doesn't mean it is. Back when I was buying cases for camera gear, I came across an e-bay seller who had half price Pelican case that I bought. Only when I got it I could see it wasn't a genuine Pelican case ... as I recall there were different latches, and slightly different hinges. I compared it side by side to a real case, and there were differences. Enough to make a difference? I don't know, but I wasn't willing to risk really expensive camera gear on it.

The thing that makes a Pelican case so desirable is their durability. and lifetime guarantee. There used to be a commercial about one dropping out of an airplane at 5000 ft. Thing didn't break. For your purposes the knock-offs may be ok. But if you want something waterproof and lifetime guaranteed, be sure it's a real Pelican case. If the knock-off is going to break or leak, it'll be at the hinges or latches.

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These just might be the perfect size for the Versys, for me anyway.





As far as being real Pelicans? Im pretty sure they are. This guy works for a medical device company and they no longer need this paticular size for their instruments.

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Just noticed this.......


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Too late to assume they're knockoffs

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Too late for those who've already bought them ... For your purposes the knock-offs may be ok.
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I appreciate the concern, but assuming they're knock-offs
is just like assuming they're not. I assume you figured
they couldn't be real just because of too low a price?

Great pics, Turbo. Great comparison shot to the other
side bag. Does that Givi top case have lights?
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