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Old 09-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #16
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And that little knob behind the handle is to release/equalize pressure so they must be pretty air tight therefore watertight
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:36 PM   #17
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I haven't mounted it yet, its just sitting on the rack. I've seen somewhere on the net mounting plates specific to Pelican Cases and V Strom rear racks, otherwise I will just make one up, I'll post pics if I do.

As to how tough these things are I can't see them being any weaker than Givi's or similar, I stood on it in the garage without any probs. The question is would you stand on a Givi case, drop it and/or bash it with a hammer and expect it not to break.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:53 PM   #18
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Good find, I will check these out as well.

Any info in the packaging that mentions what type of plastic its made from or if its UV stable etc?
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:09 PM   #19
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Used to have a pelican case as a camera kit (well, fancy that?), in my previous occupation. It basically sat in the car for ever. The hot / cold cycling eventually warped the lid and it wasn't water/dust proof.

Later versions have the valve that needs to be kept open, unless it is in a wet environment.

Of course, if you drill holes in one side, that will probably also compromise it's waterproof-ness.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:09 PM   #20
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SO were these at Kilsyth, ftg or the burwood hwy store? I noticed i'm just down the road from you (ftg) so figure i can easily enough get to the same store
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SO were these at Kilsyth, ftg or the burwood hwy store? I noticed i'm just down the road from you (ftg) so figure i can easily enough get to the same store
Bunnings Cantebury Rd, Bayswater. They're on a pallet just past the tool centre on the LHS.
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Bunnings Cantebury Rd, Bayswater. They're on a pallet just past the tool centre on the LHS.
cheers mate, I might drop past this week on the way back from work
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:34 AM   #23
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Bought one of these for duty on the S10 today (I suddenly feel so old - it'll be my first top box) at Bunnings Mile End for $65 (yep $20 off ). There's about half a dozen left, so be quick. They're on a pallet in the long central isle right behind the tool section. They'd make excellent cheap panniers if you used some 3mm alloy plate to reinforce the rear for fitting mount pucks. The hinges, carry handle and 4 clip catches look strong and the dust seal is well designed.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:10 PM   #24
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Got one on the V-Strom

I have one of these boxes on the back of the V-Strom. Asked about the resistance to prolonged exposure to sunlight and the answer was "don't know", so I guess time will tell. I have a 345mm x 310mm x 5mm piece of aluminium plate bolted to the bike and the box bolted to it. I guess if you are worried about water resistance you could use rubber washers or a bit of silicone on the mounting holes. Intend to test it on a trip of some sort next year.

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:20 PM   #25
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I went for the saftey yellow Kincrome box , [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:22 PM   #26
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:24 PM   #27
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:25 PM   #28
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:47 PM   #29
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Bunnings have got their Craftright Case (Pelican knockoff) in their current cattledog - p29. Going for $65. Has been over 12mths since last on the shelves.

Mine has seen 8000km of use. One trip saw 2 days riding in constant rain. Another trip was 3 days in the usual WA dust. Proved absolutely watertight and dustproof.

Just sharing the love...

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:16 PM   #30
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That really looks good! Well done.
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