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Old 10-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Tail box thread...

Hoots Magoon's thread with the tail box on his 650X (nice bike, btw) has me thiking about doing the same to my KLR. Not so much for camping, but more like a KLR Survival kit for the bike and me for light and fast day tours. Bsically, I need something which will only the bear essentials to keep the bike alive, e.g. basic tool kit, tube, patch kit, pump, etc., and survival equip. for me, e.g. space blanket, mre, etc. This stuff will also double as an emergency repair kit for commuting.

I'm curious as to whether others have done this, and:

1) List
2) Size of box

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Old 10-11-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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Pelican 1400 bolted onto DR650 tail rack.
All the tools I'll need, air compressor, spare tubes, LED headlight.
Some spare bolts and survival crap in the stock plastic tool holder.
Looks gay, works great, waterproof, cheap.

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Old 10-11-2007, 02:09 PM   #3
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Pelican 1400 bolted onto DR650 tail rack.
All the tools I'll need, air compressor, spare tubes, LED headlight.
Some spare bolts and survival crap in the stock plastic tool holder.
Looks gay, works great, waterproof, cheap.

pelicancasesforless.com
Tried that site...no dice. I've bought many Pelicans from this place...

http://www.pelican-case.com/

Look at the #1300 or #1400 cases.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the compliment.

I basically took a tape and measured the dimensions I wanted then went to the Pelican Case web-site. They have a calculator somewhere on the site. Then just enter your dimensions and it will give you the closest cases to your measurements. I then found the 1450 case on eBay for less than half of retail. When the case arrived, I bolted it on, and put some bungie buddies on the top to hold down the sleeping bag. The case hold my pump tools, change of clothes, camera, and assorted junk.

I'll post some pictures when I get home from work tomorrow.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:25 PM   #5
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I'm planning on getting two of these first aid boxes here and bolting them down in front of the skid plate (standard KLR tool tube location.) I currently have 30cal ammo cans there -- they work well and hold tool kit, spare tube, first aid kit, space blanket, raingear, long johns and a couple other 'every ride' essentials but since I put on a oversize rotor I discovered them rubbing the wheel under panic stop practice. The first aid boxes should give an inch and a half more clearance to avoid that problem.

While I was at that site I also noticed these--lightweight plastic versions of the well-known 50cal ammo can, look promising for side cases, much less expensive than Pelicans.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:32 PM   #6
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While I was at that site I also noticed these--lightweight plastic versions of the well-known 50cal ammo can, look promising for side cases, much less expensive than Pelicans.
Hmm, that link should point here actually: (tried the edit button but it didn't take?)

http://www.safetycentral.com/sputdrybolop1.html
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:44 PM   #7
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Or there's this one even cheaper!
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...l&N=4887&Nty=1
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:34 AM   #8
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Hmm, that link should point here actually: (tried the edit button but it didn't take?)

http://www.safetycentral.com/sputdrybolop1.html
I'm this close to getting a Pelican 1400 for the rack on my KLX250 but I happen to have 3 0.30cal ammo boxes just sitting on a shelf that I've never found a use for...

Sir, step away from the keyboard and put the credit card away.

I think I'll stop by Lowes tomorrow and pick-up some brackets. It should only take 1 beer to install it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:59 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies! I've got two Pelican 1430s as side cases, and now I'm thinking about a 1200 as a top case. It should fit on the rack just about perfectly. I really just need a small box to hold my Wolfman tool kit w/o fear of someone walking off with it.

I do like the look of the ammo cans, though.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #10
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pelican 1400 and tool tubes with this stuff and 30 ft nylon rope
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:19 AM   #11
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:25 AM   #13
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:26 AM   #14
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:36 PM   #15
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tool tubes
Do you ever have a problem with caps coming off or someone stealing your tools??
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