Jackson MS riders?

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by eeore39648, May 30, 2009.

  1. wolfy317

    wolfy317 Addicted to BMW

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    You are definitely one of the "speshul" ones for sure! As long as you can still kick a few shins now and then, you're kicking plenty high enough :deal
  2. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I'm trying to figure out what language you are talking! That accent sounds like "5 hour speak".... :lol3
  3. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    It was so nice when I bought my Wee with luggage already on it... I've been struggling to make a decision on new luggage for the Tiger, especially now that i have the money form the KLR sale to get some, and still can't decide! So many options, reviews, opinions, etc! :puke1


    :lol3
  4. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    The new black and silver "black edition" cases would look good and you know they take some abuse.
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  5. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    The two side cases are $783.97
    42L top case is $325.12
    Does not include racks... But they are the most rugged in case of a top over or bump.

    The Givi Trekkers were at the top of the list until I saw numerous reports of their mounting system not holding up to still tipovers or any offroad use.

    H&P also has the XPLORER series that is their aluminum boxes. But I guess the Gobi are still my favorite... Argh!!! :lol3

    The Xplorer version on a Tiger:
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  6. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Way more reasonable and better built than anything you are looking at. With racks and bags I see $810 plus shipping. Good folks to deal with. The black panniers would look great on your bike. Another $149 for tail rack which are nice.

    http://www.happy-trail.com/Triump-Tiger-800/Aluminum-Panniers-Teton-.aspx
  7. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    No Aluminum. Too heavy and too much of a leg breaker off road.

    The H&B Gobi's have a certain amount of flex and give that makes them much better and much more rugged for offroad, also for not breaking a leg. Their mounting system won't shear off. As seen when a certain Tiger 1050 got too close. :lol3 (And the HT's are ugly, in my opinion... YMMV)
  8. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Any of them will BREAK your leg. First thing to come off if you plan serious off roading is the panniers of any kind. As for the weight you are misinformed, I've had them and they are lighter than my plastic Givi or Yamaha plastic panniers. I have never seen a Happy trail pannier sheer off:huh They are all but bomb proof.
  9. backwoodsKLR

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    Okay, then in that case, I'll just say I don't like them and they are not on my list of prospective products to purchase. :D
  10. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    As I recall YOU are the one that went asking and when told can't/won't listen to reason or past experiences. If your mind was made up to begin with then why go asking.....:scratch
  11. backwoodsKLR

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    Yes, and above I posted the two or three options at the top of my list that I am trying to decide between, and, as usual, someone comes in with a suggestion from outside those bounds and then gets their feelings hurt when everyone doesn't agree with them... I don't have to scratch my head. I'm used to it... :lol3

    BTW, they look really good on a Super Tenere!
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    Even the blue ones. :rofl
  12. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Jesse

    Pro's
    Absolutely Waterproof
    Narrow for the volume
    Can move foreword and back to accomodate passenger
    Pretty tough
    Powder coated inside and out
    Best looking


    Con's
    Can be a huge pain in the ass to install due to piss-poor instructions
    Kind of heavy
    Expensive
    You have to know the secret handshake to get them:deal



    :pot
  13. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I did look at some Jesse boxes, as they fit the contour of the exhaust and sit a bit closer than some I've considered.

    Edit: Just went back to the Jesse sight... 9" and 10" boxes but the top box is a bit awkward and appears to require a plate over the passenger seat?!?
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  14. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    That's an accessory plate that replaces the seat. It also has a toolbox under it I think. The top box bolts to a separate plate that replaces the factory luggage rack IIRC. I don't know for sure since I've never considered a top box really.

    I was actually just messing with you since you didn't say they were ones you were considering, hence the :pot... In all seriousness I couldn't be happier with mine:deal
  15. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Come on now BW. That's simply not true. Roy doesn't have feelings. :lol3

    Any hard bag is a potential leg breaker. Have you looked at any of the waterproof soft luggage? Some of it is really nice. Then you can go with a solid lockable tail bag.

    If not... I like the looks of the black plastic ones in this pic and by all I've read, the quality plastics hold us as well as the aluminum, but some aluminum sets are lighter. Bottomline is, get what you want and tell the rest of us to funk off. Oh wait. You already did that. :1drink
  16. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Absolutely a true statement :evil
  17. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    Well-----------It appears that BW is in a quandry------I think that the best thing to do at this point is just go get what ever you feel like ------------


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  18. tslaw

    tslaw aged n00b

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    Say a prayer for LarryL, his mom passed away due to complications from surgery.
  19. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    Done. Condolences LarryL.
  20. backwoodsKLR

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    Prayers for Larry and his family.