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post #1 of 9 Old 06-17-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Bolting on a Pelican type box

Anyone bolted a Pelican type box to the 12 Wee rack.
I just had a play and with clearance to lift the seat the front bolt holes in the rack would just about be in line with the curve on the bottom of the box.
Any ideas for a simple mount.
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-18-2012, 10:49 AM
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There is another hole, one which the rubber pad 'plugs' into in the center of the plate toward the front.
You can use a wellnut in that hole.

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I have a 2008 Wee.......and had to "shave" the lower parts of the Pelican "hinge stiffener ribs" for my aftermarket seat to come off. Not your original question.......just throwing info out there for digestion.

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Yup, I did. Pull the rubber pad off the luggage rack and remove the two bolts in the front. Buy some longer bolts for the front holes and drill the Pelican box bottom to match. Also drill two holes for the back. I didn't want the box to rub on the back of rack, so I bought a couple rubber grommets at Lowes to use as spacers between the rack and box. You'll need to buy longer bolts for the front and some washers and a couple lock nuts for the rear bolts. There are holes in the rack for the back bolts, that go all the way through.

Been a while since I did this, but it was pretty easy
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I made an adapter plate out of Starboard to allow the case to be moved rearward enough for passenger comfort.

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I made an adapter plate out of Starboard to allow the case to be moved rearward enough for passenger comfort.
I guess it wouldn't work to make it out of port.

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I guess it wouldn't work to make it out of port.
Not being of a nautical mind, it took me a shamefully long time to get that, Cap'n.

It's handy stuff, it's got to work better than the thin aluminum that came from Cariubou. I lost my top case several times on gravel roads with it. Something I have so far avoided on the GW1.0.

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Thanks for the info blokes.
Racer- Re: removing the front bolts and replacing with longer.Wouldn't you need some sort of spacer to fill the 20mm deep recess in the rack ?

And another thing.I have ordered the SW Motech Quick Lock Side Carriers.
Is it possable to get at the Quick Lock mounts with a Pelican box bolted to the rack ?

Starboard-Port Good one.
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Thanks for the info blokes.
Racer- Re: removing the front bolts and replacing with longer.Wouldn't you need some sort of spacer to fill the 20mm deep recess in the rack ?

And another thing.I have ordered the SW Motech Quick Lock Side Carriers.
Is it possable to get at the Quick Lock mounts with a Pelican box bolted to the rack ?

Starboard-Port Good one.
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No problem with spacers on the front as my Pelican, I forget which number it is, just fit right down flat on the rack base with pad removed. However, as said in my earlier post, I did put some rubber grommets on the rear holes to keep it from interferring with the ridge on the bottom of the box.
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