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 Post subject: Re: Good hard bags
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Good hard bags
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:45 am 
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Jmracing14 wrote:
Ya I guess, I know but I'm a metal fabricator and I can tell ya they probably cost around $5.00 to make them.


You do have the option of fabricating your own. Let us know how many $5.00 pieces of metal it takes until you finally get it right and also how many hours of labor you have into it the project.

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 Post subject: Re: Good hard bags
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:12 am 
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It doesn't cost the boss $5, his overhead is what costs, tube benders, band saws, cutoff saws, welders, powder coating equipment and oven, packaging, rent, utilities, your pay and benefits, insurance, it all adds up and he has to pull a profit to cover his costs and to expand his business. If I didn't pay myself materials and utilities to build the racks would be at least $50 if not $75. And of course it rarely works/fits the first time through.

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 Post subject: Re: Good hard bags
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:25 pm 
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I second the pelican cases. They are watertight,light and very tuff. My bike has been down many times and never had a problem with the Pelican case.Plus you can find them cheap on Ebay. Very good product. :good:


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 Post subject: Re: Good hard bags
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:44 pm 
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You can keep the cost down by fabricating your own mounting system and using ammo boxes. The downside to this is they will weigh a lot more than something like the Mule side cases. Unless you can fabricate your own aluminium side cases, that will help with the weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Good hard bags
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:02 pm 
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mariom1 wrote:
I second the pelican cases. They are watertight,light and very tuff. My bike has been down many times and never had a problem with the Pelican case.Plus you can find them cheap on Ebay. Very good product. :good:


Water and dust tight, inexpensive and durable. The 4 factors in me choosing Pelicans. You don't realize how important water tight is until you ride in the rain all day and then find all your "dry/clean" gear is soaking wet.

If you want new cases Staples was the cheapest I found them at $125.00 shipped per Pelican 1550.

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 Post subject: Re: Good hard bags
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Go eBay and buy used pelican cases. There is always good deals, specially if you find the ones being sold by military personnel. I bought 2 pelican 1520s for $105 dollars shipped to my door. I wanted to order moto-rack system for them, but the gentleman that builds them wrecked his bike and is not building them right now due to injuries. Like others said, maybe you can build them for us. Shoot, I'm willing to pay you $50 plus shipping.


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