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Old 01-31-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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1170 pelican case mounted to license plate frame

I have a 2012 GSA and I would like to mount a 1170 pelican case to the license plate frame. I will have the GSA tool roll and micro tire pump kit from ADVDesigns in it. Do you think the frame can handle the extra weight or will I be asking for trouble down the line? Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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I had one mounted on my V-strom that I am taking off to put on the GSA. The V-strom bracket is not nearly as strong as the GSA, and the Pelican did not fall off going to Prudhoe Bay and back. I only carry a first aid kit in mine, so not as heavy as what you are going to carry. Good Luck!
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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I had one mounted on my V-strom that I am taking off to put on the GSA. The V-strom bracket is not nearly as strong as the GSA, and the Pelican did not fall off going to Prudhoe Bay and back. I only carry a first aid kit in mine, so not as heavy as what you are going to carry. Good Luck!
Thanks. Still a little concerned. Thinking about having a friend make a bracket that will support the weight while the license plate frame stabilizes the box.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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Keep me posted on how that works if you don't mind. Need to find a place to carry a tire pump and a bigger tool roll, so exploring options now. You guys get much snow today?
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:05 AM   #5
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Are you running a top box or not? I have the 1170 mounted solid just aft of the passenger seat on the rack,cant hardly tell its there, I don't run a top box, a big duffel lays across the seat & side boxes, the pelican holds all my tools and patch kit.
they are always there for the day rides without the side boxes... works great for me...
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #6
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:38 AM   #7
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I was also cocerned with the weight on the tag holder. I made a cardboard mockup of the 1120, 1150, and 1170. I so wanted to use the 1170 but erred on the side of caution and went with the 1120. It holds less but I think a cleaner look. I also mounted one inside the right pannier where most have a tool tube. Probably could have gotten by with a larger one but I saw a picture of the 1170 hitting the tire on compression. I do believe as others have stated it is stronger than it looks.













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Old 02-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
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Keep me posted on how that works if you don't mind. Need to find a place to carry a tire pump and a bigger tool roll, so exploring options now. You guys get much snow today?
As soon as my friend makes the bracket I want, I'll post pics. In my yard I got about 6 inches. Looking at the street, I should be able to ride again by Wednesday.

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Are you running a top box or not? I have the 1170 mounted solid just aft of the passenger seat on the rack,cant hardly tell its there, I don't run a top box, a big duffel lays across the seat & side boxes, the pelican holds all my tools and patch kit.
they are always there for the day rides without the side boxes... works great for me...
I am running a top box.

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I was also cocerned with the weight on the tag holder. I made a cardboard mockup of the 1120, 1150, and 1170. I so wanted to use the 1170 but erred on the side of caution and went with the 1120. It holds less but I think a cleaner look. I also mounted one inside the right pannier where most have a tool tube. Probably could have gotten by with a larger one but I saw a picture of the 1170 hitting the tire on compression. I do believe as others have stated it is stronger than it looks.

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With your pelican mounted on the tag holder, do you get any crap from the cops about your plate not being illuminated? The installation looks good. It makes me more motivated to get mine mounted.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #9
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Not yet, but I tend to be a law abiding citizen, well except for the tag light thingy.

I'm interested in the bracket you speak of. Take plenty of pictures.

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #10
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I think this is really clever. I'm going to do it too.

Is there any way you could post pictures of the inside where the bolts come through? Also could you list what hardware you used (size and count)?
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:43 AM   #11
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Any thoughts about exhaust melting the box? It seems someone on here did that and had to mount a heat shield.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #12
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I think you are also going to have a problem because the license plate lamp will no longer make the plate number visible in the dark. You may have to mount an auxilliary light.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #13
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I think I will add a light to the bolts. There are some thing called LED Tag lights available on ebay and other places.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-LED-Li...5b6c34&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Chrome-Sta...d6cae3&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-LED-Li...0b67ff&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polished-LED...d07247&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:13 AM   #14
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There is also this option; a license plate stash box.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #15
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There is also this option; a license plate stash box.
That's what I moved from my '05 to my '13. Won't hold as much as the Pelican, though. Good enough for registration and insurance papers, maybe your stash Not much else.
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