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Old 12-01-2012, 06:16 AM   #16
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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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Cool!
A couple Qs:
- I see you have the pelican 1120 on the side...it the back unit also the 1120?

- If you fill that up with tools, does the extra weight move that back fender/attachment point much?

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I will try to answer. Both cases are the 1120 which are smallish. After all the research, internet searching, and cardboard mock ups this is what works for me. All of my heavy tools etc are in the side case with no issues. The license case holds lighter stuff such as luggage straps, etc. The round tube ideas are great but I like these better.

If I were doing it again I would keep the 1120 at the license plate, purchase an 1150 for the side. I may try that as the 1150 is about 1" wider, 1" longer and 1/2" deeper so it will hold more. I saw pics of an 1150 that hit the tire during off road so after my cardboard mock ups I settled on the 1120. I believe I could use the 1150 on the side and not have it hit the tire on compression but I ride conservatively. The 1120 is small but holds what I need. I have also seen an 1150 case at the license plate melted by the exhaust.

Access to open the side case is easier than people are saying and if you are getting in it that much you need to rethink what is going there.

If I need my tools every time I ride I have the wrong bike.

Hope this helps.

Terry
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #17
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I will try to answer. Both cases are the 1120 which are smallish. After all the research, internet searching, and cardboard mock ups this is what works for me. All of my heavy tools etc are in the side case with no issues. The license case holds lighter stuff such as luggage straps, etc. The round tube ideas are great but I like these better.

If I were doing it again I would keep the 1120 at the license plate, purchase an 1150 for the side. I may try that as the 1150 is about 1" wider, 1" longer and 1/2" deeper so it will hold more. I saw pics of an 1150 that hit the tire during off road so after my cardboard mock ups I settled on the 1120. I believe I could use the 1150 on the side and not have it hit the tire on compression but I ride conservatively. The 1120 is small but holds what I need. I have also seen an 1150 case at the license plate melted by the exhaust.

Access to open the side case is easier than people are saying and if you are getting in it that much you need to rethink what is going there.

If I need my tools every time I ride I have the wrong bike.

Hope this helps.

Terry
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:52 PM   #18
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These are mine:











Terry
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 12-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #19
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That is a very valid concern and one should be careful regarding the clearances. During my mockups it was evident the 1170 was way too large. The 1150 may be OK but it is a little deeper than the 1120.

As you can see I mounted it as far to the rear as possible thus avoiding the brake caliper and its parts.





It will clearly miss the caliper.



Under 100% full compression there is the possibility of contact with the mud guard. I run a stiff set up suspension but that is no gurantee it will not compress fully.

Thanks for pointing this out but I believe all of the ones that hit the caliper were the 1170 or the 1150, not the smaller 1120.

Terry

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #20
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Thanks for the extra illustrations...

BTW...how much of a hassle is it to get into that box on the side?

I wonder if something like this on the side (thin pelican case for laptop) could be mounted to totally miss any of the bike in compression, and would be large enough to hold a whole tool compliment...
http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1085CC

...or one of these...
http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1075

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #21
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Bemitten

That is a very valid concern and one should be careful regarding the clearances. During my mockups it was evident the 1170 was way too large. The 1150 may be OK but it is a little deeper than the 1120.

As you can see I mounted it as far to the rear as possible thus avoiding the brake caliper and its parts.




Terry
Looks fine viewing from the side.
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