The quick release case adapter is a universal case mounting system that will transform any Pelican style flat sided case into quick release motorcycle luggage. It features an integrated keyed snap lock which attaches and locks your case to the sideracks on your motorcycle in one simple motion. This is an adapter kit, case sold separately.If you already have cases or plan to buy them elsewhere, this quick release adapter kit is perfect! AS long as the case is flat sided case that is at least 10.5" wide X 12" tall. We recommend the Pelican Storm IM2600 Case (sold separately). The quick release case adapter is designed to mount to SW-MOTECH or Givi sideracks and SW-MOTECH Alu-Rack or Steel-Rack topracks.
This quick release mounting kit includes:
- (2x) Quick release case adapters
- (1x) Siderack mounting hardware (same kit for Givi and SW-MOTECH sideracks)
- (2x) Keyed alike locks (locks the cases to your sideracks)
Packages which include quick release mounting kits and cases are also available HERE
In the event of a crash the lock is desgned to fail before destroying the Pelican case, side carrier or sub-frame of your motorcycle. If you plan to to do some serious off-raod riding and can anticipate parking the bike on it side regularly we suggest carrying an extra set of locks.
Pelican Storm iM2600 luggage system video review:
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- Review by cavetroll
The issue that I have with the kit came about after dropping my bike at low speed. The kit is designed for the lock core to break, allowing the sidecase to break free of the bike so as to avoid damage to your boxes. This worked just fine, but when I went to replace the lock core, I discovered two annoyances. First, a single lock core costs $15, which strikes me as expensive for such a small and mass-produced part.
Second, the replacement core did not come with the rubber washers (included in the original kit) needed to get a tight fit between the adapter plate and the lock. A few days after installing the mounting kit, I was rear-ended on the bike and one of my boxes came off. I could not find the old core, and so the replacement core (without the rubber washers) didn't fit well on the bike.
So I recommend the kit as a whole, but go into it knowing that replacement parts are steep and will require some additional purchases to fit right. The kit would get a higher score if Twisted Throttle had thought through the replacement parts a bit better. (Posted on 2/11/15)
- Review by Jhonsey
- Review by IdahoRenegace
Left side bag for my bike required a spacer kit to extend the mounts outward. Otherwise the locking bracket will hit the grab bar of the bike. Only thing is the spacers were a bit short. An extra 1/8 inch would be plenty, 1/16 might even do it. Missed it by thaaat much. I did some very slight bending to the upper tab that mounts to the top of the frame to move the latch out a tiny bit. Visually you can barely see it, not a big deal. The other issue-the threaded portion of the screws in the kit with the spacers are too short-the screws bottom in the thread on the unthreaded shank of the screw. Again, no big deal, a washer took care of it, or a trip to the hardware store for some different screws would address it. All these issues would be specific to this bike (new 650 Strom) and the spacer kit.
One issue I don't care for-the height of the cases. The are high, about even with the top of the seat. I would prefer them to be lower by 1-2 inches. The mounting tab that mounts to the top bar of your rack dictates this elevation. It would be easy enough to shorten it and drill 2 new holes, but then the lower "yokes" wouldn't match the pucks. One caution as well-play with the front to back position on your cases on your bike, especially if you will carry a passenger. You may want to move the cases such that the mounts are offset to the front of the cases-I suspect I will redrill my holes. I suspected that going in but wanted to try them centered on the cases, just for looks.
Last issue-the yokes that go around the pucks on the mounting frame do not fit tightly. In the brief ride I took (on a gravel road) I noticed considerable rattling between these surfaces. I'll be playing with that, I expect some o-rings or rubber spacers would "wedge" these parts and address the issue.
Overall, it seems to be a good product, I'd say 3.5 if it was an option. And on a different bike, much of what I described wouldn't be an issue, I'd probably go a 4. The rattle issue does need to be addressed, and perhaps the height issue as well. (Posted on 7/7/14)
- Review by Robert
Build quality is simple and effective. I used it to mount two Pelican 1550 cases to a Givi tubular rack (PL532) on my DL650. I was going to build my own setup, but by the time I could manufacture or piece together the parts, I'd spend just as much time and money and not have something I could trust, nor really lock. Installation was relatively quick - the only problem I had was that I stripped out 3 of the hex head bolts that mount to the actual rack. This is what I notified Twisted Throttle about. I had to extract the screws and I installed tougher ones in their place. Although I don't think it was completely their product - the Givi Tubular rack I was installing to I think had paint or something in the threaded holes. Possibly a combination of the two. Either way once this was remedied the rest of the process was quick and painless. Until someone tried to steal one of my panniers. The lock held up and they didn't get it, but the 'panel washer' got a little bent up and I had to fix it. I've dropped the bike on it's side and the cases stayed put and nothing broke, so the hardware is pretty tough. Overall if you want an effective and simple way to mount panniers to your bike with some peace-of-mind, I'd highly recommend this product. (Posted on 8/17/13)