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post #1 of 62 Old 10-26-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Mermite cases?

Just wondering if anyone knows of a place to get mermite cases in Canada? Not sure if anyone carries them here. I'm going for hard panniers and am trying to see what is available in my locale... Guessing I'll end up having to bite the bullet and get regular aluminum panniers if I can't source something light and cheap! I think my closest pannier supplier is an outfit in Calgary that sells Dirt Baggs cases. I think they run about $429 in black not counting shipping.

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I found a bunch in buffalo just by phoning around.....I would do the same just below the border from you....it's worth the $$$ in phone calls....I found about 4 sets and they sold very quickly!!!

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Unfortunately the border for us is about 8 hours away and then you are in Montana which is lightly populated.

Mermites have been hard to get. The guy that makes the Pack Rat rack used to use them exclusively but when the supply dried up he switched to the Pelican case.

When I bought KLR#2 it came with mermite cans. I eventually sold them and the rack in favour of the Pelican case. For me one thing I didn't like about them was the top loading. Seemed like every time I needed something it was on the bottom of the can. They also weren't as easily removable as how I set up the Pelican case.

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I have the 20mm ammo can and they seem indestructible. Admittedly they are on the heavier side, but cheap and strong.

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Unfortunately the border for us is about 8 hours away and then you are in Montana which is lightly populated.

Mermites have been hard to get. The guy that makes the Pack Rat rack used to use them exclusively but when the supply dried up he switched to the Pelican case.

When I bought KLR#2 it came with mermite cans. I eventually sold them and the rack in favour of the Pelican case. For me one thing I didn't like about them was the top loading. Seemed like every time I needed something it was on the bottom of the can. They also weren't as easily removable as how I set up the Pelican case.

Have you considered the Pelican case Stew?



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Not really, maybe I should look into them? How do they compare cost wise to the $429 ones (plus and additional $60 shipping... 500 bones)? Hmmm... More googling to commence

What size pelicans are your side cases? I've heard 1540 a few times but I have no idea of the size.

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Ah, found some similar threads talking about pelicans and mermites... I'll have to check 'em out!

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Not really, maybe I should look into them? How do they compare cost wise to the $429 ones (plus and additional $60 shipping... 500 bones)? Hmmm... More googling to commence

What size pelicans are your side cases? I've heard 1540 a few times but I have no idea of the size.
I got the Pellican Storm iM2600 from A Viscious Cycle in Ontario.They source them through Twisted Throttle in the US. They are approximately 33 litres capacity. The case by itself sells for 124.99cdn. Nice looking very tough and waterproof. Lost my topbag once at highway speed, just roadrash for damage!
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I got the Pellican Storm iM2600 from A Viscious Cycle in Ontario.They source them through Twisted Throttle in the US. They are approximately 33 litres capacity. The case by itself sells for 124.99cdn. Nice looking very tough and waterproof. Lost my topbag once at highway speed, just roadrash for damage!
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Hmmm... Ran the numbers on these at A Vicious Cycle and came up with about $300 counting shipping and tax. Almost a $200 savings! More googling... Lol!

My question to guys using side load cases like the Pelicans would be, how the heck do you open em without all your stuff falling out?

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