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post #1 of 32 Old 12-24-2006, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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$20 Top Box from Wal-Mart

Thought I would just pass on some info on my newly added Pelican Cases and Top box. The Pelican cases were purchased for about $85 each from http://www.all-pelican-cases-4-less....ican_1550.html. They are the 1550 model and I have seen them on other sites for $150 each - of course shipping was about $15-20 per case. All and all, still a very good deal.

The Top Box was an even better deal and bought from Wal-Mart in the auto and truck dept. It is quite sturdy and has a ton of room. It is lockable with a separate pad lock. The cost was under $20 (twenty) - incredible. Of course, this is not an official motorcycle specific top box but for saving a few hundred dollars works almost as well. I have used it on one week long trip and was satisfied. It will probably be used only on trips where I need to carry camping gear. It seems to be quite rugged and is quite waterproof.
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post #2 of 32 Old 12-24-2006, 08:32 PM
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Yipes, is that case roomy looking. How did you attach it to the rack ??

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That looks like a two Hoffa trunk. The wiseguy's in Jersey'll like that one. :mrgreen:
 
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Just make sure you tie down anything with any weight in the top case. Get a few pounds sliding from side to side in there and the bike would be a handfull.

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Holy $hit.
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Good grief, that is huge........Hmmm ice, a twelve pack, yea it could work.

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Good grief, that is huge........Hmmm ice, a twelve pack, yea it could work.
12pack hell, that thing'll hold enough beer for a softball team! :mrgreen:
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Why would you do that to a bike, reminds me of what the bikes in Vietnam look like when loaded down. Four to eight pigs, twelve chickens, fourteen ducks, two cords of wood and two or more people.
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Just make sure you tie down anything with any weight in the top case. Get a few pounds sliding from side to side in there and the bike would be a handfull.
Not only that, be very sure that you balance the load. Love the Pelicans. Sorry, not so sure about that top box.
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12pack hell, that thing'll hold enough beer for a softball team! :mrgreen:

Got that right........

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