Jesse Cases on 800GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Spinalcracker, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    +1 and HURRY! :lol3
  2. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Getting there. Too busy riding !!:clap

    Tomorrow I'm into the dealer for electrical problem. I'm not getting full charging when riding and I have burned out my 2nd set of PIAA bulbs for the 1100's since February:eek1

    So this weekend I'll get them mounted and photos to follow
  3. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Make sure and I mean MAKE SURE you do not tighten anything regarding the mount until you have it level, balanced and square....:wink: Have fun installing the mount! We did two of them.
  4. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Thanks for the advice, sounds good.

    I'm getting closer. Boxes are now in the garage next to the bike:rayof


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  5. Gizmo

    Gizmo Hermes

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    Yikes, that is pretty wide. I would be concerned to.
  6. richmo1

    richmo1 Just a rider

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    I just got my Safari's mounted up and am looking at tail racks. No special needs, but want something that works with the case mounts and is big enough to strap a medium sized duffel bag on.

    Suggestions? Photos?
    Thanks,
  7. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Definitely too wide. I clipped my left pannier on a bush last week while on an ATV rail, and it took me down... Broke my rack on the left side, too! :eek1

    I'll definitely be switching to Jesses when I can afford it.
  8. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    The longer I own the Jesse bags the more I like (love) them. :D
  9. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    my 10" jesse's are the same width as my bars and the racks are pretty tough,so are the bags and they can be straightened too! I know!:lol3
    i know there is another jesse thread on here, but in that 1 i think they were listed as being the narrowest with the most capacity.
  10. Gizmo

    Gizmo Hermes

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    I had Jesse's on the 1150GS and F650 Dakar I owned and I found they worked very well. Having met Al Jesse, I had the opportunity to learn of his travels all over the world and to understand the cases he designs and builds are derived from that experience.
  11. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Jesse Safari work well on the 650....not too wide, not too big and you can always add a nice Wolfman Dry Bag to increase your capacity! Love our top box too!

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  12. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Cases went on fine but I'm having trouble with the top case rack.

    I think they sent me the wrong spacers. There is this much space.

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    Cases look good:clap

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  13. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    You have the rear bracket on back to front, the arrows should face forward.
  14. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    just gonna say that...your top mount is on the brackets incorrectly.
  15. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Hey Thanks !!! Just went out to the garage and changed the bracket around and all is happy:clap

    Next step is to mount the plate to the top box. Little nervous about drilling into my nice new cases.
  16. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    just make sure you mark the box with something you can see on the black....center the mount...mark the holes, use a metal drill bit and BoB's your Uncle. They look good....that one inch makes quite the difference on the can side!
  17. dsrydr

    dsrydr Been here awhile

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    I still like the narrow profile of the 8". :D GREAT CASES!
  18. Tor

    Tor Norwegian Viking

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    what is this drilling in boxes you all speak of? We're waiting on two Safari top boxes. Are we talking about drilling the bottom of the top box bottom for mounting the top box plate?
  19. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    yeah you have to attach the bottom mount to the top box via drilling for screws and bolts...not a big deal really......
  20. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    some helpful info:

    If you spray a little silicone on the black Delrin (the long black block on the bottom of the box) it will help with sliding the box, or use WD40 and use it on the hinges and the mount too!