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Old 07-27-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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DIY Pelican Panniers

Finally finished this project, so I thought I would share:





























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Old 07-27-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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very nice! do you have a Auto-PurgeSystem?
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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very nice! do you have a Auto-PurgeSystem?
The locks that replaced the air valves are not air tight -- or waterproof. Also, the bicycle seat posts going through the back of the case make the case no longer watertight, so air locking the case is no longer a problem. I've been in very heavy downpours on the bike. The cases do seep just a little water through the locks, but not enough to worry me.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:18 AM   #4
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Very nice and clean looking!
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #5
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Sweet. Looks very nice. Great job.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:28 AM   #6
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Very nice and clean looking!
Thanks! I don't think I would change anything about them. I have the Gobis and just hated how wide they make the bike. I kept bumping into things. The Pelicans are just a little wider than the bike and are perfect, in my mind.

I also didn't like top-loading cases when I loaded the bike down. I couldn't open the cases if I had my camping gear on the bike, which covered part of the cases. Not a problem anymore.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:25 AM   #7
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Good job on the fab work and install. I noticed this post is about twelve hours old now, so that means its safe to assume the carbs have been pulled back out since these pics were taken?
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Good job on the fab work and install. I noticed this post is about twelve hours old now, so that means its safe to assume the carbs have been pulled back out since these pics were taken?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Dang dude! Nice!!

Love the QR skewers!!! Did you chop them or are they from a seat post?
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #10
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Dang dude! Nice!!

Love the QR skewers!!! Did you chop them or are they from a seat post?
You mean the top case mounts? Those are just M6 bicycle seat post mounts -- bought off of eBay, like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BICYCLE-SEAT...item4857100588
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
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You mean the top case mounts? Those are just M6 bicycle seat post mounts -- bought off of eBay, like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BICYCLE-SEAT...item4857100588
Yup! Great idea!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:51 PM   #12
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As usual, attention to detail is extremely high...very impressive.

One day I'll get there (as I keep telling myself)

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Old 08-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #13
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Here's my new reflective decal idea:




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Old 08-06-2013, 04:38 AM   #14
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rubber washers

Using a rubber washer between your stainless washer and the case may stop any water from seeping in

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I like the entire concept and well executed!
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:06 AM   #15
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That beats my yellow plastic jerry can panniers I made for my R80gs many years ago.

Well done.
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