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« on: June 17, 2017, 09:19:05 PM »

Hi all,

Needing some input as I am not clever enough to figure this out...how to mount pelican cases to the rack...what I would like is to fit pucks on outside of case that somehow slot into the rack and can be opened and closed from inside the case so I can remove case when needed -sort of a quick release system but from inside the case. Anyone got any links for such a product? Thank you! Here are the racks in question...they have brackets at each of the 4 corners...







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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 06:56:55 AM »

Could I see a top-down shot of the rack?
I might have a brilliant idea. Depending on how the bars of the rack are designed, it may be possible to you a lock set like what is inside the pelican case. Maybe 3 or 4 locks thru the bottom that hook onto the bars of the rack?
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 08:02:14 AM »

My idea might be to get some U brkts from the hardware store and configure them from what ever aspect allows the bags to slide onto the frame. The bracket on the side that allows the sliding case to seat might be held by a lock, perhaps as Chris is visualizing. My first thought was to use a quick release cam, similar to what secures bicycle wheels, but better if it was not threaded, and just clamped to keep the bag on the frame.
I dont know how easy this is to imagine, but youre welcome to let me know, and I would be glad to help.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 03:59:13 PM »

Quarter-turn fasteners seem to be fairly popular with the cruiser crowd.  PM sent.
https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=711


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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 06:58:31 AM »

Yes, something like that is what I was thinking too.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 08:45:37 AM »

I'm thinking a much tougher mounting system might last longer. Those 1/4-turn fasteners don't have much steel keeping your cases attached under normal conditions, forget riding in extreme conditions. Maybe some custom rubber-mounted stainless steel feed-thru bushings mounted to the bags and others mounted to the rack, secured with something like this from inside the bag?

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 05:19:03 PM »

Thanks all for the very good suggestions. I also asked over on ADV rider (http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/how-to-fit-pelican-cases-to-racks.1233972/) and also got some good info including:

http://www.coyotetrips.com/accessories/mounting-kit.html

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http://cariboucases.com/Do-It-Yourself-Kits/caribou-diy-qfs-top-case-mount-system-for-pelican-cases.html

the latter looks like Alans suggestion above but seems to require a backing plate which I am not keen on even though I love the locking 1/4 fasteners - super simple!  

If I can use the puck system on top bars that has a turnable knob for inside quick release and a bottom s/z bracket for bottom bar this should suffice I think.

Thank you for all the good ideas!

I should also mention this rack set is for the K4 not the K2 as shown here...but the K4 is undergoing a bottom end rebuild so...in the meantime making a mock up.
cheers
Andy
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 05:20:27 PM »

Chris - top down photo

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 10:47:10 AM »

Chris - top down photo



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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 07:39:16 PM »

I knew someone would catch that  Cool Cool
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