Torsten: Work with Paul on the luggage racks is coming along. The biggest problem we have is the sheer size of the bags.The rear support plate & cross braceEarlier in the year we were trying to work out what hard luggage we could use. Aluminium panniers are too expensive, and in the end we decided to go with Pelican Cases. Made of ABS they’re tough as nails, and waterproof. Primarily used for camera equipment, they’ll be up to it, but unfortunately here in Australia they are so expensive. Twice the price of what others pay overseas. So we looked to Ebay.Top plate and tank mount
We found the ideal case in the 1550 model, but there were only ever one for sale at a time and we needed four. There was a seller with four of one model but they were the 1600’s. Larger than we wanted, but the right number and within our budget. A few bids later and they were ours.
Once they arrived the first thing that sprang to mind was ‘shit these are big!’. At 39 litres each Ulick and I were wondering if we’d made a mistake. After going through the pro’s and con’s we figured we weren’t going to find anything else, and it was better that they be too big than too small.Pelican 1600 case and mounting loopFast forward to now and it looks like they’ll be fine. They will create a bit of drag, but we wont be breaking the speed limit anyway.