Jesse Cases on 800GS

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  1. replicant

    replicant consummate n00b

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    This. I have been teetering back and forth between the two for several months. But if the 9" are for real I'd buy a set, sight unseen.
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  2. RobStar

    RobStar Still On Training Wheels

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    I had considered the above F800 / RotoPax setup for my Jesse's and of all the options for permanent installation it seems to be the best solution for capacity, weight distribution and just straight out being out of the way.

    Ultimately my concerns were and still are:

    1. Safety - On the few spills I had on my F800 the lower front corner of the Jesses always took the hit, they survived plus protected me and the bike. However, I never took a hit on pavement and the position of the RotoPaks located in this lower position pretty much guarantee they're going to take a hit either side.

    2. Support - The geometry of the Jesse's make them extremely sturdy but the metal itself is thin. If I were going to mount low fuel packs I'd insist on not just mounting through the bottom with a large fender washer inside but into a long lateral support bar or plate inside the bottom of the bag to distribute the load, the same or similar to what Jesse uses inside on the side mounting brackets.

    Ultimately I never did a mounting solution and simply went with two 33oz MSR fuel bottles for $15 each. That was more for emergency backup than extending range and the only real use I ever got out of them was helping stranded Harley riders who ran out of gas on the freeway :rofl!

    RobStar
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  3. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    I think I will go with the Jesses.

    Here I am with the Trax. Looking a little wide.:evil

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  4. push_bars

    push_bars Been here awhile

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    I need the extra gas for my Alaska trip in two weeks... while I can get 50mpg I always seem to end up running into the wind and the mpg drops like a stone when this happens -- especially with the luggage on. I will have two 33oz fuel bottles along as well although I intend to mostly use those for the stove filling them both only for the dempster/dalton runs.

    For more regular adventures I will probably just strap a single pax to the rear plate or pillion.

    I have the extra re-enforcement plates from rotopax for the inside... while I am not terribly worried about the strength/thickness of the case I like the extra insurance. The mounts are very solid. The left case with the cut out is going to require some angle aluminum to mount the inside edge securely (you can see the overhang in the photo above). I could center the pax on the bottom of the case but I am trying to keep them away from the outer edges to minimize the chance of damage.

    The only other reasonable place to mount them would be on top of the panniers but this puts about 1/3 of the weight of the gear in each case way up high. The holes are drilled so I guess I will see how it goes since I am committed now. I am bringing a few extra bolts to plug the holes if I hate the setup and want to strap them on instead half way through the trip.


    With all the mods and things that are coming together now perhaps I should start thinking about firing up a ride report and live logging the trip...
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  5. RobStar

    RobStar Still On Training Wheels

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    I had the Trax boxes on the F800GS rental last August up in Alaska; definitely not impressed in width nor with their locking / open / close methodology plus they leaked... a lot!. I really missed my Jesse's on that trip bit I think the Jesse's would have some leakage as well.

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  6. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    Got my Jesse 9" Safari's today. Bolted up quickly & with a perfect fit. Width is 35.5".

    Didn't get a chance to ride with them, driving rain & 40-50 MPH gusts this afternoon in Iowa. :(

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  7. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    9 inch? Or 8 inch? Where did you buys these from if they are 9 inch?
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  8. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    Jesse made a running change to the 9" Safari's for the 800GS. Guess the 8" was just too small on the exhaust side. As I understand it all Safari's for the 800 will be 9" now.
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  9. replicant

    replicant consummate n00b

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    Wow, cool! I've been waiting for these. Looks like the lids are now at an angle like the 1200 ones. Any other changes with the new panniers (assuming you're familiar with the 8" Safaris)? What volume do they hold?
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  10. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    Sorry, not familiar at all. Last Jesses I had were Odyssey's on a '05 1200GS.
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  11. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    from what I understand the Safari's now come with the Odyssey mounts....the 9 inch looks perfect to be honest...we have the 8 inch and they are just a bit to small.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......thinking anyone want to buy 2 sets of side Jesse Safari bags almost new?:rofl
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  12. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    Figures! :ddog
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  13. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    Bugger, Safaris delivered last Friday - 8". Just a bit pissed off that we were not given the option of waiting a week or two for 9" ones.

    I agree with SOPH 9" would be more practical on the exhaust side.
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  14. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    I have asked Al Jesse about the 9 inch and he said he did not know about them...i emailed Rick at Xplorermoto and not response....so, who is selling the 9 in and how much?
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  15. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    I sent Rick an email earlier this week about replacing the exhaust side pannier with a Odessy. It was his reply that informed me of the 9" one that were going to be available and priced at 1100 bucks. Pretty pissed too.
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  16. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    $1100 without brackets?
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  17. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    He didnt specify and the more I thought about it the more I came to realize I wasnt going to drop that much coin (again) on a little more room.

    That was the price I paid for the 8" w/bracets. Plus shipping of course.
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  18. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    I am kind of pissed too. I made a statement that the 8" seemed to small and the 10" seemed too big and wasn't told of the 9" option. They had to have know this just a few weeks ago and could have offered up the 9" Safari over the 10" Odyssey. Oh well... at least I don't have to fill them up.
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  19. dsrydr

    dsrydr Been here awhile

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    They are probably wanting to move the stock they have in 8" before selling the 9". ??

    I think I still prefer the narrow profile of the 8's. Hold on to your 8" boxes, keep them in good shape. There may be somewhat of a demand for them if they quit making them.
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  20. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Is there any difference in durability between the Safari and Odyssey panniers? Or is it just the size and rounded vs. sharp corners? Are the mounts the same? Any other differences I'm not aware of?
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