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post #1 of 9 Old Oct 3rd, 2016, 5:12 pm Thread Starter
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Just wanted to show some pictures of how I attached my "Pelican" 1510 case as a top box. I'm still working on a lockable version, but all the keys I can find are cheap crap.

Works great, solid as a rock on the rack and makes a great waterproof storage that's not as tall as most top boxes..

I just set the case on the rack. Pull the locking pin down and slide the case forward until the pin catches..

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post #2 of 9 Old Oct 6th, 2016, 2:52 pm
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Re: Pelican Top case

Want. Badly want.
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post #3 of 9 Old Oct 7th, 2016, 8:46 am
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Just wanted to show some pictures of how I attached my "Pelican" 1510 case as a top box. I'm still working on a lockable version, but all the keys I can find are cheap crap.

Works great, solid as a rock on the rack and makes a great waterproof storage that's not as tall as most top boxes..

I just set the case on the rack. Pull the locking pin down and slide the case forward until the pin catches..

Cheers
I did something similar with a smaller locking SEAHORSE case except it looks like you fabricated a custom mounting plate to the luggage rack which is cool. I just used 3 screws with brackets from the inside and then some straps for extra insurance. I can remove it in a couple of minutes but getting it back on takes a bit longer. I keep it on the bike most of the time. When I go on a longer trip I will swap it out for the BMW OEM case but I have to put something in front of the BMW case to avoid the drag it causes. I feel no drag with the smaller Seahorse case and it holds most of what I need for a 1 day ride.

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post #4 of 9 Old Oct 7th, 2016, 12:24 pm
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I almost got (and had in prior cycles) a 33 Trekker box.

It sits sideways and does not stick out as much as the Pelican does.

its a great box
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The nice thing about the pelican case with retractable handle is I'm attaching to the exterior of the case. No holes go through the shell. There's a back plate that the handle slides in. Just enough blank spaces for the hardware. I had to cut a bit of the handle out for the third center hold down but it's soft plastic that mills easy. All I do to remove or lock the case to the bike is pull the spring loaded latch and slide the case out. All of 5 seconds, and I'm ready to get in the plane or ride away. Very happy with it.
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Nice looking setup. Did you make the mounting plate? How difficult to fabricate?
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The mounting plate is just a stock sheet of AL, that I marked and cut with a jigsaw. Then cleaned the edges up a bit on the belt sander. Drilled the holes in the AL plate first , then transferred them to the Pelican. Stepped the holes up with a stepper bit. Then drilled the "notch" out and trimmed it with the dremel.

Getting the holes to align up was a bit fiddely, but at most 3 hours in the shop. I drilled the 3rd center hole out with the wrong bit so I had to go up one size with "tee nut" other than that easy as pie.

I cut the "tee nuts" down with a dremel so they squeeze the pelican just a wee bit, incase I don't get the spring clip to lock, there's still a bit of friction holding the box down..
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I upgraded my top case to the 1610, full sized Pelican. Using the same mount as my original 1510, so I can carry either depending on my needs..
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I added the awesome Keen 'Fair Weather' top box with the hi-tech BunGee mount:




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