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Phantom case suitable for motorcycle - Australia

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Lofty Visions, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Lofty Visions

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    HI guys

    I really hope someone in Aus has the answer to this because I've spent way too much time searching the net trying to find a suitable case for my Vision 2+ that'll fit nicely on my motorcycle. It's really beginning to do my head in. I do a lot of motorcycle touring around Aus and really need this thing to be compact but sturdy and waterproof

    Something like this below is the sort of shape that'll fit on the back seat of my Triumph Tiger (big BMW style touring bike) without digging into my back. However, I doubt this thing will be waterproof.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Hard-Bac ... 3cea5ee52f

    Ideally I need something with similar dimensions (48cm*37cm*21cm) but as a hard case that can handle rain and a potential drop if the bike goes over (hopefully that won't happen!).

    This size is perfect but similarly I don't think it'll handle rain plus the quality looks a bit suspect:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RC-Aluminum- ... 25a1942661

    I've seen the cheapo tool boxes in Bunnings and Supercheap but they are a bit too big and anything in the US just isn't worth trying to ship over due to cost.

    I'd really appreciate any help@

    Cheers
    John
     
  2. Jacob

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    Would a backpack be out of the question?
     
  3. Lofty Visions

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    As long as it could handle rain. The ones on ebay don't exactly give me any confidence. I guess I could put it inside one of those waterproof sailing bags you get at Anaconda but if the bike goes over then it's not going to hold up well
     
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  6. Lofty Visions

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    Hi PTCX, thanks for the link. I saw one of those in Bunnings last night and thought it might work but it's not the length but width that is too big. I could stack it up on its side but then it's too tall.

    Thanks Jacob. I actually followed a link in that video to this:
    http://youtu.be/3UHmzRXjO7Y?list=PLilfk ... i4h0GAadV8

    Now that is just perfect! Now to see if I can get one to Aus without having to sell the house.

    Thanks for the help :D
     
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    Ive been travelling around vietnam on the back of a scooter with a fancier kingkong 40 back pack. It has a raincoat and is padded to protect dslr gear. I got mine from the uk but i k now there is an aus retailer. I dont have the link with me but ill find it when i return.

    viewtopic.php?f=19&t=34351&p=317293&hilit=fancier#p317293
     
  8. Lofty Visions

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    Ordered the Alpha from Amazon. $199US plus delivery. Worked out around $AU300 which is the same as the GoProfessional backpack costs here. The Alpha offers miles more protection and is great for me as it has the lift out foam bag thing which is small enough to go on the bike, and if I'm flying I can chuck in my 17in Macbook Pro and other stuff in with the fully assembled backpack. Very happy, thanks everyone. After hours of hunting the net I'm so stoked I got a perfect "do everything" case.
     
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    Vanguard is a solid backpack, keeps all my gear safe. I've strapped it to the back rest on my HDFLHR RoadKing. Everything stays secured... no issues with this one... I'd recommend it.
     
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  11. Lofty Visions

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    That's a great resource for everything. Thank you!