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Old 04-07-2010, 05:37 PM   #331
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Im really struggling with my pannier decision. Main concern being, how well racks will hold up in a low speed tip over. I realize none of them would stand a chance in 70mph low-side, but I have to believe there is a setup out there that can take a beating in the dirt. I like Jessy and Trax boxes but hate the idea of the sw-motech racks folding up when a car door bumps one of the boxes. Ok, that's an exaggeration but the quick disconnect looks flimsy. Trax boxes can be adapted to givi racks wihch might be a good option. Anyone have testimonials about the regidity of there system?
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:03 PM   #332
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Im really struggling with my pannier decision. Main concern being, how well racks will hold up in a low speed tip over. I realize none of them would stand a chance in 70mph low-side, but I have to believe there is a setup out there that can take a beating in the dirt. I like Jessy and Trax boxes but hate the idea of the sw-motech racks folding up when a car door bumps one of the boxes. Ok, that's an exaggeration but the quick disconnect looks flimsy. Trax boxes can be adapted to givi racks wihch might be a good option. Anyone have testimonials about the regidity of there system?
The jesse system is excellent and will easily support the weight of a fully loaded bike with passenger etc on tour when you tip over. The only downside I see is its expensive. The rack system is much better than givi (and the givi arn't bad they just arn't as robust). I've had both.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:35 AM   #333
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My Motecs seem very strong and had no problem holding the fully loaded bike with no damage to the racks or the bike. It wasn't a realy hard hit, but it was enough force that it flung me over that fence rail.

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Old 04-08-2010, 03:19 AM   #334
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #335
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Im really struggling with my pannier decision. Main concern being, how well racks will hold up in a low speed tip over. I realize none of them would stand a chance in 70mph low-side, but I have to believe there is a setup out there that can take a beating in the dirt. I like Jessy and Trax boxes but hate the idea of the sw-motech racks folding up when a car door bumps one of the boxes. Ok, that's an exaggeration but the quick disconnect looks flimsy. Trax boxes can be adapted to givi racks wihch might be a good option. Anyone have testimonials about the regidity of there system?
I got clipped by a dump truck in Yosemite in 2008 and I may have tipped over once or three times on my Caribous in 2009 - fully loaded for 2 weeks of camping - the racks are still solidly in place and aligned. Barely a scratch on the Pelicans; my left turn signal however? Well...
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:05 AM   #336
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The jesse system is excellent and will easily support the weight of a fully loaded bike with passenger etc on tour when you tip over. The only downside I see is its expensive. The rack system is much better than givi (and the givi arn't bad they just arn't as robust). I've had both.
Awesome, thats what I was wondering. Thanks to all for the input. Does anyone have pics of the jessy racks mounted without boxes? Maybe some showing mounting points and structure. I apologize if this convo should be moved out of this thread. Not quite sure of the edict here.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:19 AM   #337
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:36 PM   #338
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Awesome, thats what I was wondering. Thanks to all for the input. Does anyone have pics of the jessy racks mounted without boxes? Maybe some showing mounting points and structure. I apologize if this convo should be moved out of this thread. Not quite sure of the edict here.




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Old 06-06-2010, 10:38 AM   #339
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:19 PM   #340
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These are Givoi 45 liter "jr." cases that I will fashion with home made inserts for. The mounts are SW motech mounts that are detachable. SW motech skid plate and crash bars and center stands, as well.




Sargent seat, which is "perfect" for me, as Sargent seats have been on all other bikes I have owned.


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Old 06-10-2010, 06:56 PM   #341
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Here is mine with some mortar cans and home made rack.I have 50 bucks into the set up. Tipped it over in my garage onto my KLX 250 and the set up saved my fairings.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:43 PM   #342
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Here are some Afrika's from my KLR. I got the SU side racks and mounting hardware. I like this rig because the rack is symmetrical, I have room for a tool tube on the opposite side from the exhaust. The only thing I don't like is that the mounting "pucks" and internal screws with hand knobs come loose fairly often. Will try putting a dab of locktite on them.


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Old 09-03-2010, 07:36 PM   #343
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:22 PM   #344
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Peli 1520's on a custom DL1000 rack. Not symetrical, but the goal was to make it as small as possible.
It's 91cm wide at the front and 84cm at the rear.



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Old 11-06-2010, 09:21 AM   #345
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