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Old 03-27-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Talking Top Loading Caribous installed!

I just finished installing my cases. I was going to go with the Holan racks but I really like Caribous fastening system for the side cases so I installed the HB racks. My plan is to rework the HB's into a 'balanced' system eventually. The offset on the exhaust side is a full 3"!

I've found that the seat fits just fine with the spacers on the grab rail but it would have been nice to integrate a new grab rail with the system, mainly because using the HB rack raises the top-case 3/4". The only other thing I'm not too keen on is how the lower brackets fasten to the foot pegs. I think it's a little ghetto but I'll probably just weld the bracket on anyway.

Overall I think this set-up is dandy and I really like the cases and how they look (and attach).

Roger with Caribou was great to work with and helpful with the couple questions I had during installation.

BTW - Can anyone tell me how to upload more than one pic to a posting?
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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c'mon is that really the only picture you can muster?
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:45 PM   #3
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #5
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:53 PM   #6
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Damn Lookaught, yer too quick for me!
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #7
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Indeed I am too fast!

It's easier to open a photobucket account and upload the photos to there, then just copy the links to the post. That's how you post without attachments. It will just be:

[img]your picture url here, copied from photobucket[/img]

Bike looks great! Which case is that top case?
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:12 PM   #8
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Ah ha. Thanks for the info.

The top case is Caribous 34L which holds a helmet. I was told that a DS or MX helmet wouldn't fit because of the visor but my Shoei Hornet fits perfectly.

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Old 03-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #9
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... It's easier to open a photobucket account and upload the photos to there...
Or better still a SmugMug account to give a little support to our benefactor.
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Twilight zone going on here.... Have a lava 800 and I went with the holans to modify and mount the toploaders...



Calling oso blanco!!!!!!!!!!!
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I predict.... that you'll love the Pelicans and hate the racks
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Maybe it's just me, but can anyone look at this photo:



...and not see a couple of wheeled garbage cans mounted to the rear of a bike?
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:23 PM   #13
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Maybe it's just me, but can anyone look at this photo:



...and not see a couple of wheeled garbage cans mounted to the rear of a bike?
I thought it, you said it!
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The rollers should make lowsiding more interesting.
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...and not see a couple of wheeled garbage cans mounted to the rear of a bike?
FYYFF

Just wait 'till I go strolling into the Ritz with my trash cans in tow. We'll see who's laughing then!
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