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Old 03-05-2009, 01:13 PM   #61
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Can I join in the fun ? I promise that I couldn't care less what anyone else does with their paniers (or their life) so long as it doesn't interfere with mine. I have just scored a brand new set of Mermites and am going to attempt to make them into paniers for my Ulusses. Seeing as how they are BFN (over $200) I don't want to ruin them by trying to remove the inards at the cost of compromising the waterproof seal of the top. Does anyone have any advise/pictures of how they did it ?
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #62
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Well ???
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:39 PM   #63
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Well ???
Not to sound like an ass or anything but have you used the search function? I searched "mermite" and found many many how to threads. Here is a good one. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=mermite
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:34 PM   #64
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Hey GS,

Thanks, I did a search as well but didn't come up with the kick a$$ results you did. I'm still a computer/forum noob but I'm working on it.
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #65
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Tagging this thread ..

Pilot's Mermite Can Thread .. for future reference.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:51 AM   #66
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I'm packing them today for a month long trip.

They work well on the Versys, too.



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Old 06-30-2010, 11:17 PM   #67
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Love 'em ..

Trying to score some without getting raked over the coals .. they have become increasingly harder to find at a reasonable price ..
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:26 AM   #68
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nice but I ve never understood with so many old panniers still in wreaking yards why bother? Most come with crash bars on them. cheap at around 125 or so. seem like so much work.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:02 AM   #69
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Pilot ..

BTW .. I forgot to mention .. glad to see your set still in service .. speaks for the durability .. and a great write-up btw .. thanks ..
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:05 AM   #70
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.. Irony ..

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nice but I ve never understood with so many old panniers still in wreaking yards why bother? Most come with crash bars on them. cheap at around 125 or so. seem like so much work.
.. what got me really laughing about this is your tag line about "sliding in at the finish line totally exhausted screaming what a rush" ..

irony .. defined .. thanks for sharing your input ..
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:04 AM   #71
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BTW .. I forgot to mention .. glad to see your set still in service .. speaks for the durability .. and a great write-up btw .. thanks ..
I've done some "durability testing" with them. Two years ago I hit a curb with the right side one in a corner in Mexico on the highway in the mountains between Veracruz and Oaxaca. Small dent in the bottom forward edge. I was probably going about 30 at the time. I didn't hit the apexes so close after that. That was on the KLR.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:53 AM   #72
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Yay! Pilot. Where are you going to?
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:41 PM   #73
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592083
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:22 PM   #74
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I went looking for mermite cans to start a project. Best I could do googling them was about 70 bucks a piece. I could new find Pelican cases for around $80 brand new and you don't have to scrape a bunch of schmutz out of them either. These are supposed to be the same basic stuff as Caribou cases. Are they suitable?

Any cheaper options anyone has run across that function?
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:05 PM   #75
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I went looking for mermite cans to start a project. Best I could do googling them was about 70 bucks a piece. I could new find Pelican cases for around $80 brand new and you don't have to scrape a bunch of schmutz out of them either. These are supposed to be the same basic stuff as Caribou cases. Are they suitable?

Any cheaper options anyone has run across that function?


Pelicans make excellent panniers.

It appears that lots of people are using a variety of different mounts and modifying the cases to attach. I've got the Caribou system on my bike now but I'll be mounting my own pelicans on the next machine.

Google for examples.
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