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Old 12-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #14971
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It's the middle of summer there for you 2, isn't it? Still seems so strange to me.

This was OZ in May: (a first for me, that's for sure)

Merry Christmas to you guys too.
Merry Xmas to you snake

And to all, have a fun "festive season".



Don't let the frost bite over there...

You certainly have a different way of celebrating...



Oh and pluric..

These two just wanted to say Merry Xmas to you personally for some reason

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:02 PM   #14972
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They fit. They work. They look like they belong on the bike. They'll probably bring the most at resale time. They're light and easy to carry when off the bike, and they make great camp stools, too. They're also easy to pack and unpack. They're may be ones better in one area or another, but for overall use I'm not sure you can do much better.

Just my two centavos... YMMV.

Dallara



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I agree 100% - I like mine too.

No leaks. Thread lock the lock screws and that issue is resolved.

I've had one semi-serious incident riding down a 40% gradient covered in loose gravel and rocks that tore the left pannier off the bike. So I know it's possible for the pannier to be forced off the lower mount with enough rearward force applied at the lower front corner. Part of the plastic was broken but I found the piece and glued it all back together later. I was surprised at the time that the pannier was easily and securely re-attached despite the broken part.

They're designed to leave a minimum of hardware attached to the bike when the panniers are removed, so there's no rear cross brace. I like this. I also like the close fit, so the bike stays narrow. What happened to me would almost certainly not happen with most of the alternative designs though.

The Yamaha panniers are on the small side but I needed more space I'd use my truck. The wife and I traveled two up to the Yukon in the summer for two weeks. We had more stuff than we needed, so they're big enough if you know how to travel light.



PS: Merry Xmas all!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #14973
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Oh and pluric..

These two just wanted to say Merry Xmas to you personally for some reason


Yeah, I'm getting that a lot this year. Even though it may look like there is plenty
of me to go around, there just never seems to be enough. (sigh)

If you see them again let them down easy.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #14974
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Question for Jesse or other all-aluminum panniers owners:

When taking the STen off road, do the panniers add up to _noticable_ added weight in the rear, even empty or lightly packed? Do you ever wish they made Jesse quality bags, only lighter?
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #14975
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Question for Jesse or other all-aluminum panniers owners:

When taking the STen off road, do the panniers add up to _noticable_ added weight in the rear, even empty or lightly packed? Do you ever wish they made Jesse quality bags, only lighter?
I have Jesse's and am a big Jesse fan, having had them on other bikes. They are narrower than the bars, which is really all that matters to me. I've never noticed the extra weight when the bags are lightly loaded. I have noticed the weight when loaded down for camping.

For reference, the Jesse Odyssey bags are 11lb each, the rack is about 10lb, so 32lb total. Take the bags off and you're looking at 22lb savings. 22/585= .037=3.7%. I figure I've got another 20lb of extras on the bike, plus me at 220lb. 575+20+10+220=825. 22/825=.026=2.6%. The bike is 2.6% lighter when the bags are off...

Which is all a longwinded way for this frustrated new father of a teething baby to say the bags don't weigh enough for me to notice.

I run them all the time though. I have a tail bag coming tomorrow so hopefully I'll be taking them off for day rides soon. I'll get back to you...
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #14976
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I run with my Happy Trails Tetons all the time. No noticeable difference in handling when nearly empty.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #14977
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Question for Jesse or other all-aluminum panniers owners:

When taking the STen off road, do the panniers add up to _noticable_ added weight in the rear, even empty or lightly packed? Do you ever wish they made Jesse quality bags, only lighter?
I don’t like hard panniers to do off road.
I had aluminum panniers in the GSA and had my leg trapped in it. Also you must remember you have it when you ride because the bike is wider… and they add weight.

IMHO to do off road soft saddle bags as the Giant loop or others are better
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:35 AM   #14978
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:35 AM   #14979
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:41 AM   #14980
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Thumb Merry Christmas to ALL!!!!!

Gents
Wanted to wish a merry christmas to all!!!
Stay safe on the road and enjoy family everyday like its your last!!!
Just wanted to say this past weekend I picked up my beautiful 2012 Super Tenere.
Drove all the way to Texas with my oldest son. I had such a good trip with my son, picking up the bike was just the icing on the cake. Cant post any pics so Ill leave it to the imagination.
The bike already had Givi bars, skid plate, tall windscreen, lower seat and the trashcans! Got an awesome deal!!!!!
If anyone saw a Tenere on I-20 going SE to Mississippi that was me!!!!
God Bless Y'all and Godspeed.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:53 AM   #14981
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Gents
Wanted to wish a merry christmas to all!!!
Stay safe on the road and enjoy family everyday like its your last!!!
Just wanted to say this past weekend I picked up my beautiful 2012 Super Tenere.
Drove all the way to Texas with my oldest son. I had such a good trip with my son, picking up the bike was just the icing on the cake. Cant post any pics so Ill leave it to the imagination.
The bike already had Givi bars, skid plate, tall windscreen, lower seat and the trashcans! Got an awesome deal!!!!!
If anyone saw a Tenere on I-20 going SE to Mississippi that was me!!!!
God Bless Y'all and Godspeed.
So where in MS are ya? We've got a pretty active bunch in the regional forum. Look for the Jackson, MS thread.

Congrats on the new ride!
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:55 AM   #14982
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So where in MS are ya? We've got a pretty active bunch in the regional forum. Look for the Jackson, MS thread.

Congrats on the new ride!
South of H Town!
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:11 AM   #14983
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Laugh Happy Christmas

My little princess happiness...


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Old 12-25-2012, 08:46 AM   #14984
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What a happy young girl, I agree with Santa, safety first.

Oh, so you know there will be a motorcycle show just outside Pearson airport January 4-6, if you are here let's go!

Merry Christmas
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #14985
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What a happy young girl, I agree with Santa, safety first.

Oh, so you know there will be a motorcycle show just outside Pearson airport January 4-6, if you are here let's go!

Merry Christmas

I know and how i wish i could, but unfortunately i will arrive Toronto on the last day ( jan 6 at 7pm )
Thanks for the invitation ereneT
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