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Old 08-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Question Jesse pannier questions

When you buy Jesse panniers, do you get to choose between the Odyssey-style mounts and the quick-click mounts, or is the mount determined by what pannier you choose? If you get to choose, which is better? I was thinking to go with the quick-clicks because they look smaller and lighter, with less metal to bend in a drop. Maybe less width, too?

Also, I was looking at the 9" safaris and the 11" safaris. 9" looks cool because of the narrow width, but do they have enough room for camping gear and other stuff for one person on tour? If you have the 9" cases, do you feel they're big enough or do you wish you went with 11" safaris (or 10" odysseys)?

(In case it matters, these would be for a R1200GSA.)

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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No one replied to this? It's a good question. I'm curious as well...
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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It depends on what bike you have and what bags you buy.

As for which is better, depends on your preferences.

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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I had the 11" Safaris with the quick click on my oil cooled 12GS. I told them what I wanted and it's what they sent. I believe you could choose which mounts, but don't quote me on that.

For reference, on my new water cooled GS, the only mounts available are the Odyssey style.


As far as the mounts themselves, I loved them. They were very quick on and off and had very minimal crap hanging off the bike when the bags weren't on. I liked the capacity of the bags, but realistically I could have done with packing less as most the stuff in my bags on trips never left the bags. This is something I intend on working on this year.

I actually still have the bags in my garage and they will be going up for sale very soon...
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #5
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I have the Safari 110's with Odyssey mounts.
I'm not sure about the dimensional difference between the QD's and the Odyssey mounts but I'm happy with mine.
The Odyssey racks also allow you to move the panniers front to back several inches so you can keep weight forward when you aren't two-up.
Also ordered them with front mounted hinges because I have a hack.
I love the top storage for light stuff like a rain cover for the sidecar.
I have seen the QD mounts but wanted to stick with the frame style mounts.
Took a few pics of the removal of the old and install new ones.
Have to click on the link below, having a problem at the moment posting pics.
Cheers.

https://plus.google.com/photos/10177...CL6f9Ka0g9fGKA
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:02 AM   #6
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Like Eric, I like the Odyssey mounts for the ability to adjust them fore and aft as my needs change. I use pannier toppers from Wunderlich to give me access to stuff I need to reach frequently while on the road. As for how much space you need, generally we all start out taking too much crap on trips, but with experience pare it down to just the essentials.

My Jesse bags and mounts have proven to be so sturdy over the years that I often call them my "rear crashbars." Perhaps someone else can speak to the ruggedness of the QD mounts in a get off situation.

Regarding the looks of the mounts when the bags are removed, I leave mine on all the time so it was never an issue. In fact, the GS is such an inherently ugly bike I don't really think about how it looks. Mounts, mud, scratches all add character.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #7
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As for how much space you need, generally we all start out taking too much crap on trips, but with experience pare it down to just the essentials.
Good to hear from you Boondox and +1.
My original BMW adv panniers were loaded to the brim, now the right pannier is full of tools, while the left only has the bottom covered with a few things.
I find myself packing less and less "stuff" but still love the bags.
Yes, I know this method of packing makes for an unbalanced load, but the hack doesn't seem to mind.

Did anyone notice that the OP posted this LAST August?!
I guess better late than never...
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