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post #1 of 5 Old 06-11-2019, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Please post pelican case photos on asymetric rack

I've got a 2009 wee. So single side exhaust. That with the SW-Motech rack, and my asymetric TRAX boxes (larger left bag, and smaller right bag to make the bike the same width from centerline left and right) is ok. Except I feel like for my purposes, my commuting, and my job, it'd be easier to have pelican cases that I can take off the bike and bring inside like a wonderful waterproof briefcase.

The problem is my asymetric SW-Motech rack designed for TRAX luggage. I tend to prefer symmetry (I'm a very analytical, mathematical type person). And I'm not sure I could order two pelican cases with adapters for my rack, and just accept that my right case will be further from centerline than the left case.

Can I see some pictures of how much asymetry we're looking at here? Or maybe potential solutions? I really don't want to have to buy a new rack.... trying to see how to convert to more 'briefcase' style luggage on the cheap so I can bring it into work easily from the parking like while keeping my stuff dry. But the thought of lopsided riding......

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-11-2019, 06:31 PM
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I thought asymmetry would seriously drive me crazy too, but it actually doesn't to bother me.

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Personally,

I feel a honking case on the left side and a slimmer case on the right side stands out visually more and looks worse than any asymmetry of same-sized cases. And since there is no perfect solution visually, go practical and go big on both sides.
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I did that on my '89BMW R100GS. Biggy bags to carry lots of stuff. When I riding I hardly notice what it looks like from the back.
On the Wee I have same size Seahorse bags.
Symmetry afflicted folks have my sympathy. Although I appreciate symmetry and fine workmanship, i don't sweat the small stuff and revel in the less than perfect solution.
It's much easier to obtain!
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Simple solution! You should obviously NEVER ride behind yourself so that you can't see the asymmetry. I mean, if it bothers you that much, shouldn't you add another exhaust outlet to the left of the bike? Seriously, I doubt that the offset weight L><R will affect handling.
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