Jesse Cases on 800GS

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

  1. Tor

    Tor Imported Viking

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    Hmmmm, I need to start looking to see what would fit,,,,any more or less square bag with the right size......
  2. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    we use a small duffel bag....and try to use the top box for liners, helmet, gloves etc....
  3. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    So my bike fell over on its right side (brake side) due to a flat rear tire and now the right pannier bracket is bent in to the point that it prohibits me from opening the gas cap when the pannier is on. Any easy way to bend the bracket back out to its normal position?
  4. Gizmo

    Gizmo Hermes

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    Nice looking stuff.
  5. WyldKard

    WyldKard Adventurer

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    Sorry for the delay in posting. Here are the 9" Safari bags on the 30th anniversary model.

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  6. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    Nice! I got some charcoals on the way. I was told I was the 1st to order the 9" in charcoal. But they prolly tell everybody that. :D It seems they only have 9" Safaris now. It sucks that I have to wait for them to ship since they are at the BMW rally.
  7. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    [​IMG]yeah I spoke to Rick before he left for the rally because we needed something before our trip which we leave on Friday.....28 days leaving from Vancouver, BC to New York and back! We have the 8 inch! 9 inch look nice!

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  8. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    I wish the 9" had the 8" lid profile. Oh well they still look good.

    Gonna be in BC in a few weeks. Hoping father-in-laws ancient Goldwing will run for some adventure riding. :evil
  9. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer

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    I've straightened Jesses and racks a couple of times. Best way to straighten them is with a 6 to 8 inch tall hydrolic jack (2 to 6 ton jack). One secret is to use a piece of wood to make contact with the metal, and slowly pump the jack as you watch the straightening. Best to take out all the bolts before hand.

    There is also a write-up in Equipment that gives some good advice. PM me for more heop.


  10. RobStar

    RobStar Still On Training Wheels

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    Hey Mike!

    Ouch! You need to take better care of my old girlfriend! :rofl

    Hope you got this sorted out by now? If not, call Rick at XploreMoto and he can probably get you a replacement bracket.

    One thing you'll probably see on the bags is that I put extra large stainless steel fender washers on the panniers themselves which helps stop the pannier itself from denting in where the bolts contact it. I never had a bracket bend but had to "pull" a depressed bolt hole out on the right side after a low-speed tip.

    RobStar
  11. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Although we have been in rain with our Safari's we have never hit rain like we did last week in Milwaukee. Record rainfall for that area in 3 - 4 hrs. they got 4 inches of rain. We were in that storm and i am PSYCHED to report our Jesse luggage kept everything 100% dry!

    And you have to understand the rain was something we have never seen before and we are from the vancouver area of BC. 100% satisfied and living proof these boxes are water tight!

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  12. lmclamore

    lmclamore Citation Collector

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    But there isn't a cloud in the sky in that picture.:wink:
  13. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    we could not take a pic of the rain....would have damaged our camera....it was so hard that day. Just wanted to show you our bags.
  14. Tor

    Tor Imported Viking

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    Sooo,,,,when are you sellin' the Rev'it's and buying a Darien set? I mean since it was raining :hide ....
  15. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    :evil I am retracting my opinion of the Revit...not sure any gear would have survived that amount of rain...
  16. Tor

    Tor Imported Viking

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    :thumb..just pulling your leg, Leslie,,,,,,,enjoy your trip...
  17. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    All the cases are on and work great:clap

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  18. KnuckC

    KnuckC F8er

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    Won't that pull the bolt right out of the crank in the bag or at the very least strip it?
  19. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    Rode home in the rain yesterday... Not really a problem for me as I keep a rain suit at work just for such situations and I personally don't have any issues riding in the rain. (Actually, it was the first time I used the pair of Frogg Toggs I purchased over a year-and-a-half ago, but that's another story.)

    When I got home and opened up my top case, I found a pretty about a half-a-cup of water in there. This has happened periodically to me but I haven't yet figured out why. Luckily I wasn't transporting my laptop and the only other electronic device was not affected.

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    Anybody out there figured out why this occurs and know what to check to prevent it from happening again???

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  20. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Assuming that your bike hasn't taken a nap on your top case and bent it out of true, I'd check to see that the rubber gasket is seated correctly all the way around first. Then I'd check to see that the bolts that pass through the case wall are tight and waterproof. Both were sources of leaks on my old Jesses. And as with all aluminum panniers, once you whack them hard enough, they'll never be water/dust proof again. That's the main reason I went with Caribous this time.

    David