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Old 11-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Mounting a tool box

New to the forum, thanks for all the helpful information the regulars post here. I am thinking about mounting a tool box behind my license plate on my '12, 1200GS. I got the idea on the forum and have seen a couple of pictures here however the search engine makes it difficult to find more info. I have the standard BMW luggage so there is not really enough room to mount anything behind the luggage (think about this when buying the BMW luggage!)
I was looking at these boxes http://www.pelicancases.com/1150-p/1150.htm.
Any feedback would be appreciated, it looks pretty easy to do but not sure if there is a better option, if box is a good size, if there are problems others have experienced etc.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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More for GSA's but perhaps some ideas...??
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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Item #44

More for GSA's but perhaps some ideas...??
Yea, already checked those out, not enough room behind the standard Vario Luggage mounts for any of those as far as I can tell.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Yea, already checked those out, not enough room behind the standard Vario Luggage mounts for any of those as far as I can tell.
Correct-a-mundo!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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If you find the thread let me know. All I can find is the GSA behind the luggage rack. I would like to see the one you are talking about behind the lic. plate.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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There's this one.

And I made one of these.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:52 AM   #7
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OK there is this
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=pelican
this
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=pelican
and this
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681075
I know some are not what you wanted but may get you going in right direction. I will say the pelican on the inside of GSA cases is a pain in the butt to get at. Nice and out of the way mind you but not very easy access. Tubes are accessible all the time. I may put my tubes back on in the spring.
My 2 cents anyway.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:05 AM   #8
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Here's how I did mine on the 1150. Used for a first aid kit. Gotta like Pelican, indestructible and water/dust proof.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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It's been documented here that boxes mounted in this position will not clear the rear brake caliper when the rear suspension is compressed.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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After seeing these past post i will be moving my pelican in the spring!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:45 PM   #12
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If you go solo, and don't have the GSA luggage mounts (I have Micatechs, so no frames), you can always do something like this...it's mine, I have it mounted on a pillion deck plate:

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #13
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The pelican behind the plate is excactly what I had in mind. Ater using it how do you like this type of mount, is there anything you would suggest? Can you fit a decent tool kit in it? Is that the "small" 1150 pelican?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:48 AM   #14
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The pelican behind the plate is excactly what I had in mind. Ater using it how do you like this type of mount, is there anything you would suggest? Can you fit a decent tool kit in it? Is that the "small" 1150 pelican?
Thanks
I think mine is the 1150. It's the perfect place for something light like a first aid kit. If you're using it for a tool kit, with more weight, I would brace it from behind just so it doesn't shake back and forth and break loose of the fender. I'm going to brace mine now that I've changed luggage and have a side to side brace behind it now.
Here's the interior dimensions of the 1150, 8.18" x 5.68" x 3.62".
The only concerns I would have about using it for tools is when you open it, will they all fall out? Also, if they are wet at all when you put them away, they might rust bad being a waterproof box.
Worst case scenario, you use it for something else.
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Very nice work! I wish I had the means to fabricate something like that.
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