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post #1 of 29 Old 12-26-2014, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Another Pelican Case Alternative

I saw this weatherproof case on the Monoprice.com site and thought it might be useful to share. Pelican 1550 cases being popular side cases this one seems a better size for the 650 and they are pretty darn nice looking for 55.00 each on sale. Might be a good winter project with some happy trail pucks to mount them on racks. Put a V-strom sticker over the M logo though. Hope it helps someone.

Weatherproof Polypropylene Case with Customizable Foam - L16.14" x W13.46" x D8.03" - Monoprice.com
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Here's one in Canada..really nice stuff..

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post #3 of 29 Old 12-27-2014, 07:16 AM
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I saw this weatherproof case on the Monoprice.com site and thought it might be useful to share. Pelican 1550 cases being popular side cases this one seems a better size for the 650 and they are pretty darn nice looking for 55.00 each on sale. Might be a good winter project with some happy trail pucks to mount them on racks. Put a V-strom sticker over the M logo though. Hope it helps someone...
I spent some time just yesterday looking at Pelicans (cases, that is ). The Monoprice case does look nice but would be side-loading on a bike. Anyone know of something similar, other than (but similar to) top-loading Pelican 1430s ? I have damaged OEM cases for my Wee but I don't really like them - side cases especially. Have thought off and on of putting Pelican-style cases in place but don't have much need - maybe only a short trip a couple times in 2015.

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The side loading cases are OK if you have you stuff packaged well. Loose things are a bother. 17 liters is kinda small for a side case. My Sea Horse cases are 37 liters. I recently put a Hardigg monster box on the rack. I think 2 or 3 of those little cases would fit in there!
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Am about to take the luggage plunge
at the upcoming Toronto motorcycle show...

Will any of these Pelican-type cases
(which can be reasonably side mounted on a 650)
fit a full face helmet???
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It seems like something 16x13.5x8 would be big enough for a side case. They have 19x16x8.5 sized ones for 69.00 which seems like good value. The 1550 Pelicans look a little large on the Wee. Tusk aluminum top loaders for 249.00 seem like the best value at Rocky Mountain ATV. They are 18x15.5x9 and look huge. I wonder if monoprice put 18 liters volume on theirs due to the foam insert they come with taking up some of the interior space.
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Hey, I found out I lied, the Sea Horse boxes are 27 liter. So those Monoprice boxes might just work fine.
I have old Krauser suit case shaped bag liners and they have fit all my motorcycle luggage for years. I can usually fit all I need in them for touring and camping.
37 liters puts bags in the really huge category.
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I just purchased a 2013 650 new in crate. I want to do a pelican or similar side cases. I will do a quick release mount for the side cases. I will remove them and lay them flat when opening them to prevent things from falling out of the case.
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I just purchased a 2013 650 new in crate. I want to do a pelican or similar side cases. I will do a quick release mount for the side cases. I will remove them and lay them flat when opening them to prevent things from falling out of the case.

Love my setup. 25L topcase, 35L panniers. All Pelican, panniers mounted to S/W Motech racks.

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These have gone up a bit in price, but if someone is looking for hard panniers on a budget, these are hard to beat. I like mine and they are more than rugged enough for any use except maybe crashing on boulders. They are the perfect size IMO. LARGE. Looks like they've dropped the Duratool name, but it's basically the same case.

22" Black Tactical Weatherproof Equipment Case | 22-24120 (2224120) | Distributed By MCM

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