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Old 04-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Cheaper than Pelican panniers

Check out these bad boys:
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/m...ers/96550.aspx

They don't look like they would survive a tip-over. But if you're mostly gonna be haulin groceries like me......
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Not worth it.

I have two of those, good to keep ammo dry but the lids will easily blow off on a motorcycle and will only store about 1/2 of what a Pelican case will.

I just bought 2 NEW Pelican cases at an Army navy store for $45 and $55...much stronger than the ammo can boxes. ...and Pelicans will withstand a pretty good lick.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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I stand corrected. Us city slickers don't have many good army and navy stores here in Boston.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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Pelicans

Takes patience but you can also find used one on eBay,AdvRider, craigslist, etc in $40 to $50 range. I'd rather have one Pelican or Storm box than two ammo cans.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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You can find real metal ammo cans for less than the cost of the plastic ones. They'll hold up -far- better than the plastic stuff will, in nearly every situation.

While Pelican/Storm cases are great, I've been happy with the Seahorse/Serpac case on the back of my snowmobile. Watertight, airtight, and cheap enough I didn't mind punching some holes in the bottom of it.

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #6
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they have KLR luggage also!
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/p...ended_products
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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i use seahorse cases on the back of my triumph, new, with locks and shipped to my dooor, 2 were less than $135

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:27 PM   #8
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I'm in the Seahorse camp as well. An added benefit of the Seahorse cases over the Pelicans is the option for integrated latch locks.

I've got two SE720s for side cases and an SE300 for a tank box.

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:54 AM   #9
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I've got seahorses on my KLR650. I've only gone down once on them, but they didn't break!

I need to find a good way to lock them... I'm just not into the padlock look.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #10
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i believe that the seahorse cases can be upgraded to key locking tabs. i've got two and the flyer in the case showed the locks
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:00 AM   #11
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Check out these bad boys:
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/m...ers/96550.aspx

They don't look like they would survive a tip-over. But if you're mostly gonna be haulin groceries like me......
Oddly enough I saw these:
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...3124_200153124

similar boxes at half the price and briefly had the same thought. I have never seen them in person.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #12
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Quote from Seahorse website:
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Manufactured to exceed MIL STD's of 400 Lbs stacking, drop test at 48" and their humidity test of 95% at 120F. Our cases pass the 100% humidity test (underwater).
That sounds pretty good. Cheaper than Pelican too. Thanks guys.
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