I took the K-wing hardware off of my Krauser Skyline cases and bolted it to the Pelicans. For security, I have a couple of bolts going from inside the Pelicans into the K-wings. It takes a couple of minutes to take each case off the bike. I only use the cases when I'll be away for a couple of days or more.Am I correct that you have bolted the Pelican cases to your Krauser rack? Does that mean you don't have a quick release mount? Does it work the same with the other racks you have mentioned?
The SW Motech racks are made to be removed from the bike and you can get locking knobs for them. If I didn't already own the K-wing racks, I probably would have gone this way and bolted the business end of the Motechs right to the Pelicans.
$85 each is a good deal on the 1550's, but I don't regret paying the extra for the cases with straps and locks from Caribou.
Somewhere, I saw pictures of Pelican 1430 cases on a Vstrom. These open on the top and are pretty cool. Not sure, though I think they're a bit smaller than the 1550's.
Why not just use the GIVI racks? They bolt right on. Easiest to make them non-removable, but then again I really don't see the need for ever taking them off. Mine are permanently mounted, never have an issue, use a padlock for security and if you are really concerned about leaving stuff - just pack things into a thin bag inside the case, then just take the bag with you.Thanks alot, I have decided on the Pelican cases but I can't decide how I want to mount them. I found the 1550 cases for $85 each, I just need a mounting system. I like the Caribou mounts but they are expensive.