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Versys Hard Luggage (DIY)

I think the Versys lends itself to DIY add-ons.
This luggage thing's been done before.
This is just my take on it.

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Great job mate, simple but effective!
(that's how the missus describes me!)

PS, how many tins of Guinness can you fit in there???
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great job only diff in what i want is i want mine to open on top (so i can load them up with stuff when there on the bike) did you make the mount part on the bike or get that as a kit?

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great job only diff in what i want is i want mine to open on top (so i can load them up with stuff when there on the bike) did you make the mount part on the bike or get that as a kit?
You're right. You really need to load the cases before you put them on the bike. Top loading would be better. I used these cases as they were the most cost effective I could find. Due to the old 'recession' this side I'm no longer employable at 68 years old. Didn't want to retire but I've been put out to pasture so, have to budget carefully. I made the mounts out of bits and pieces I have around the place. Pelican do boxes with canvas inserts to enable them to be loaded whilst on the bike. I might fit something similar on mine.
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You're right. You really need to load the cases before you put them on the bike. Top loading would be better. I used these cases as they were the most cost effective I could find. Due to the old 'recession' this side I'm no longer employable at 68 years old. Didn't want to retire but I've been put out to pasture so, have to budget carefully. I made the mounts out of bits and pieces I have around the place. Pelican do boxes with canvas inserts to enable them to be loaded whilst on the bike. I might fit something similar on mine.
i just meant for MY needs top opening would work best as i would often be using it to haul groceries as the versys is my main transit, as for making yours loadable on bike you could rivet/bolt on some plastic or cloth with some elastic on the ends in as a flap to save some money(trust me i know how the living on a budget is)

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Sorry to slightly jack the thread but, can you give more info on those "Maplin" case

All I can find are small "attaché case" on a same name web site

Was looking for something a bit larger, maybe a lot larger, and since you say that they are like Pelican, but cheapper, well I'm a cheapper kind of guy

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oof.. Toppie - your font colour is wikkid hard on the eyes with Full Dark theme.

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oof.. Toppie - your font colour is wikkid hard on the eyes with Full Dark theme.
Me too - VERY hard to read that blue on black.

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Great side luggage system...do you have plans?
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