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DIY Pelican case panniers/ Speed Triple

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DIY Pelican case panniers/ Speed Triple

Post by Whiskeywrist » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:07 pm

This project has been dragging on for months, as I chip away at it on lunch breaks. It's almost finished, now, and I thought I'd post some pics before it's all painted and tidied up, for anyone else interested in tackling something like this.

I'll post some more glamorous ones once all is done, and they're mounted to the TS3.

And then? Serious overnight action, with all the fun of a bike not intended for such things!


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Post by bullfrog » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:45 pm

damn good work!!! what size??? i have 1500s on the KLR and LOVE them...
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Post by Whiskeywrist » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:37 pm

these are 1450's. I looked at the top load ones for a while, but decided I wanted these. I'm gonna rig it so my high side box opens out to become a stable platform for a cooking stove, etc. and I want the boxes to be easily accessed and sit-on-able when not on the bike.

The real trick is going to be running an extension strut from the frame under the S3's seat to support the added weight.

That's what winter's for, though, right?

At least I'm not wasting golden days of beautiful riding while my bike's in pieces....

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Post by bullfrog » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:56 am

Whiskeywrist wrote: become a stable platform for a cooking stove, etc...
i will take a couple of pics. i ran cables to hold both high and lowside lids are parallel to the ground so that they can be used as tables at the campsite.
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Post by Whiskeywrist » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:09 pm

Hadn't thought of that- good idea!
Running shorter cables on the lowside, and having a slighly acute angle would make it level...

Actually, you could make a pair of anchors for each case, and depending on which side they were on, they could be leveled as needed.

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Post by bullfrog » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:46 pm

Whiskeywrist wrote:shorter cables on the lowside, and having a slighly acute angle would make it level....
exactly.
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Post by AZRider » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:43 pm

Seriously butch bracketology! I'm impressed!
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Post by Whiskeywrist » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:35 pm

Dry fit/test drive: all good so far!

Just need to tie in the last hard point on the tail, grind the sharp edges, add some reflective stripes, and rattle can black.

I'm gonna go camping! Really FAST!


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Post by Flatline » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:12 am

You've done a really good job with those. Once you clean up that little bit of play that you have it'll be perfect.
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Post by Guero » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:24 pm

Looks pretty sweet! I've got 1550s on my KLR and I love them. The brackets look ough, but are they heavy? (not like a Speed Triple doesn't have power to compensate for it...)

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Post by Priest » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:32 pm

Pelican madness, I say! Super nice job, man. ( Say goodbye threading the needle with that S3.)

Fantastic work. :D

PS: Pelicans make nice frame-sliders/feeler-outers.
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Post by Groove » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:54 pm

Nice work!
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Final Pics: Pelicans on the Triple are finished

Post by Whiskeywrist » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:29 pm

Finally, DONE!
ground down the sharp corners, tied in the tail anchor, rattle canned black, and the ever important reflective hazard stripes!

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