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Old 05-15-2003, 02:21 PM   #16
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And do not forget......

If you keep the inner casing in the container, it will keep the ice a bit longer then other bags and the beer colder for longer.

I think I paid a dollar a piece for my containers. Not necessarily in the greatest condition but I bought about 12 of them.

Painted them all up with pretty pictures and put kid type stuff in them.

Used the individual containers in the shop for multiple purposes just like the chopperman would have. Well, I might not have come up with as many uses but I did use them.
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Old 05-15-2003, 03:27 PM   #17
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Re: more

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This is what you get. They come with these annoying inner cans. If anyone knows what to do with these, let me know.
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:27 PM   #18
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how did you mount those

. . . . . to a gs1100??

I have jesse's now, but after a couple of hard tours on them, I'm pretty much done with them. I may patch them up and sell them in the flea market for $500.

I see there is a GIVI mount available on happy trails for about $130US.

I would like something that has a piece running across the back and a little more stable than the Jesse mounting system (and lighter!).

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Old 02-06-2005, 01:32 PM   #19
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Stupid i am

I cant find these merimite cans anywhere (well I found one place but there were out of business). Are the called something else too?

Does anyone have a link or a phone number for a supplier?
Id really like a pair of these cans
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:16 PM   #20
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I cant find these merimite cans anywhere (well I found one place but there were out of business). Are the called something else too?

Does anyone have a link or a phone number for a supplier?
Id really like a pair of these cans
google surplus suppliers

or ebay search results here
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:36 AM   #21
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Merimite cans

Try this link: http://www.campsurplus.com/oldboard/messages/2709.html
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:54 AM   #22
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I did findthat fellow
Looks like he is out of business and he replied to my email that he had no more
Thanks for the link tho'

An thanks to Xt for the ebay link (didnt even think of that...
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #23
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Got my cans today!
Man they are ugly
Gonna have a frind sandblast them then I will hit them with some Hammerite and offensive stickers

I know what I am doing this weekend...after buying a new tool that is...
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Old 02-15-2005, 05:43 PM   #24
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Those cans (bags) look GREAT!
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:25 PM   #25
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Gasket question

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Remove the gasket and cut here all the way around the liner with a sabre saw.
Will the gasket still seat itself well without that inner lip to snug up against?
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:35 AM   #26
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Will the gasket still seat itself well without that inner lip to snug up against?
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I think they will as its downward and not inward pressure
I chose to leave a portion of the alum liner on my bags however
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:13 PM   #27
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More on Mermite

I grabbed one mermite can to convert to a top case. The can I got looks like it has already had a hard life. I have found 4 holes in the outer case but I didn't find them untill I ripped the inner can out. The insulation had already fallen off the inside and was all laying in the bottom.

I'd not reccomend buying a surplus Mermite online or mail-order. Before you buy, inspect it carefully.

SmugMug is taking its sweet time with my pictures but i'll post them and explain what I found in my can ASAP.
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:13 PM   #28
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I started by taking an angle grinder to the inner liner, about an inch below the lip, thinking that leaving the top inch of metal would help hold the gasket in place. After prying out the inner part, I found all of the insulationlaying loose in the bottom.

I don't think its supposed to look like this:



Removal of the insulation was a snap. It all just dumped out. What was left came out with a dish scrub/sponge and plain water. After It was clean I found holes in the bottom.

In the bottom, the insulation has 3 "bars" (for lack of a better term) of more dense insulation. They are located where the metal appears more greyish in this picture.

In the center, that's a blade of grass sticking up from below. Two more smaller holes are visible, kinda left-center. Not visible is a small hole in the seam between the end wall and the floor and another pinhole on one end wall, below the handle.

While I was working on it, the top inch of the inner liner that I wanted to leave just kind of fell out.

As a temp. fix I just duct taped over the holes and all around the floor seam. Hopefully that will keep it somewhat water resistant for a while.
I didn't encounter any rain over the first weekend out with this thing but I hold little hope for its long term road-worthyness. Hopefully I can get my $12.50 out of it.

Here's how I set it up. Go ahead and laugh, I know its rediculous.
Its double ratchet-strapped to the subframe, not just bungeed. The bungees are for redundancy




All I can say is, INSPECT YOUR CANS CAREFULLY BEFORE BUYING.
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:31 PM   #29
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Weight of the cans?

Once the innards are removed from the cans, what is the weight of the body?
I ride a 1990 DR650S and am not sure of the overall weight carrying capacity.
I have a friend who will make the racks for the things.

The factory hard bags are WAY to expensive for this old ride of mine, and besides that no one makes them for it.

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Old 07-10-2005, 08:39 PM   #30
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Once the innards are removed from the cans, what is the weight of the body?
I ride a 1990 DR650S and am not sure of the overall weight carrying capacity.
I have a friend who will make the racks for the things.

The factory hard bags are WAY to expensive for this old ride of mine, and besides that no one makes them for it.

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After gutting, i'm going to guess 5 pounds, maybe a little less. Its not particularly heavy gauge aluminium.

I'm in the same boat. No one makes luggage for a 23 year old XL250. No one even makes a rack as far as I can tell. Sales people just laugh when I have asked so I have to improvise.
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