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post #1 of 4 Old 04-15-2008, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Need Measurement off a Caribou lock.......

For those of you with the CARIBOU system... can anyone do me a favor and measure the Cam lock on the bags ? I looked at some pics and it looks like they are from 'Ilco' locks, and about 5/8" depth. Also - what is the measurement of the Arm on the bottom of the Cam Lock ?

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-15-2008, 07:40 PM
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Hey Coho,

I'm actually in Calgary visiting as we speak. There was a couple of flurries this morning, but I saw quite a few bikes out already.

I'll be back at my bike in a few days and can measure the Caribous if no one else answers. PM me if you don't get any answers. Are you trying to build your own or just replace a bent one?

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-15-2008, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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I already have my Pelicans Mounted on Sw's, just trying to figure the Cam Lock out for them, Pad locks are just too rattly and more weight even though they are secure and maintain the cases waterproof, but the Caribou style Cam's are light and just a Deterent.

I have been to a lock smith's and found theya re similar (if not the same) as the Ilco's Cam locks 5/8". but just want to make sure on the depth of the Cam and the length of the arm.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-16-2008, 01:40 PM
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Building or at least assembling your own system is a good fun. I previously used Pelican's and a home made attachment system on my KLR. Needed a setup quickly for my trip on the strom so bit the bullet and bought the whole Caribou setup.

As you know it works well, the main benefit of the cam locks is it's quick release ease for frequently putting the cases on and off. The tradeoff is that it isn't that strong and if you will be riding off road and dumping your bike the odd time, you will have to rebend the attachment to tighten it up quite frequently. When you say SW, do you mean the quick attachment brackets they have (Quick Lock)? If so, using the cam lock for it's attachment feature only and not it's quick release features (as that is already inherent in the Quick Lock system) might be an expensive solution. I eventually realized that I am too lazy to take the cases on and off, they stay on all the time so for the next setup, I'm just going to bolt them down and leave them there.

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