New Things Happening At Jesse Luggage

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Jesse Luggage, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Not sure if you know but the VStrom page on the website has some missing pictures and has no pricing. I know it says under construction, but it's been that way for a while now. If you're selling factory direct only in the US it would probably help to keep the website in top notch shape. Pricing, even ordering, should be accessible online without an email or phone call. It's hard to justify not having that when you look at a competitors site like Happy Trails. I mean no offense, just a friendly heads up.
  2. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    For me too.

    I have purchased 7 sets of luggage from Jesse Luggage over the last few years and have always had excellent service. I have three bikes with Al's bags on them right now. The luggage has always been top quality and I have had several conversations with Al and he has always been great to talk to. One set of Jesse bags were on my 2 year around the world trip and are still going strong for the guy who purchased the bike from me when it was over.

    Great company with great service.:thumb
  3. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    When my Vstrom finally wears out I plan to look for another just so I can reuse my luggage

    Things are tough as nails and nothing looks as good
  4. GSMotorrad

    GSMotorrad Adventurer

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    I have already jumped through your hoops, phone calls and sending pictures directly to Al Jesse, and he was worthless. I love the product, but hate the way I was treated, overall. I'm not going through that again. You already had your chance, and now it's over. I'll use these 'till they disintegrate, but they're my last set.
  5. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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  6. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    PM sent yesterday.
  7. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    I'm looking for pictures of the 2012 650 V Strom with Jesse Luggage and I'm looking for top case pictures. Please show me what you got:D
  8. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Has anyone installed their Jesse Odyessy with the BMW part numbered Akrapovic exhaust? I am currently having a pickle of a time getting the carbon fiber exhaust hanger to line up and looks like it will also need some spacers. Photos and pointers appreciated.
  9. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Being local, I picked up a set of 10" Odesseys last week. I called Alisha asking if there were any scratch and dent cases available and she called me back a couple hours later after checking to say they had a set in the color I preferred. I think she may have found the color I wanted in back and scratched them herself :D Actually I cannot find any fault in them. I picked them up the following day and Al Jesse himself showed me how to install them. Everyone I met there was extremely friendly and they let me install them in their parking lot. If feels good to support a local vendor and especially one who has been doing this a long time and makes a solid product. Thank you Al and Alisha :thumb
  10. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    Did you remove the springs attaching the muffler to the header pipe? If you didn't the muffler hanger could be way off. The springs pull the muffler forward and the hanger will not line up. GH
  11. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    I was able to get 3 out of 4 points aligned, but I believe that it will need fab work to get the bottom horizontal bar to align. The Akrapovic is a longer and overhangs the lower bar. I've been running the Akrapovic on the bike for two+ years with both the BMW Vario and the BMW adventure cases, I don't think I am really have a "muffler" problem rather a tolerance stacking issue with the Jesse rack.

    Akrapovic installed with left side Jesse rack.
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    I believe there are three options:

    1) Make some sort of "offset" bracket to drop the bar
    2) Add a bend to the lower horizontal bar
    3) Cut and re-weld the lower horizontal points to allow 1/4-1/2" clearance.
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    I am leaning towards option 3.

    Also, not sure why there is a clearance issue on the gas tank lid?

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  12. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    I think you're supposed to take a hack saw and cut away part of your gas cap lid :wink:

    Seriously, though, given you're having alignment problems top and bottom, I think this may be a sign that something is seriously amiss. You may want to contact Jesse with your pictures and have the mounting rack replaced and confirm the rack is compatible with your Akro system. It's always tough, if not practically unfeasible, for equipment manufacturers to design products that work with other third party farkles. I have a full titanium Akro exhaust on my R1200GS and later tried to fit the AltRider crash bars. The Akro exhaust placed the oxygen sensor in a position that the flange of one of the crash bar mount points was prevented from connecting to the boss on the bike. So I had to grind away a portion of the flange and lost about 25% of the weld.

    bigbadandugly
  13. msells

    msells Been here awhile

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    Is this a standing offer? How about for parts? Wondering if I use this magic phrase I call in next week to order some parts to fix one of the mounts on my R1100GS set ?
  14. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    Looking at the muffler it looks like you could rotate it and get a little more room to raise the crossbar up. To me it would seem easier to build a new crossbar than move the tabs on the side brackets. It would be as simple as bending a piece o 1/4x1" stock and drilling a few holes. I don't know what to tell you about the gas cap issue. Mine clears the case by 1/4 inch. GH
  15. Natnewt

    Natnewt Been here awhile

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    It says in the installation instructions that you are to put everything together loosely then tighten it all up which will solve these fitment issues...GH I PM'd you a few hours ago
  16. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    Interested in the Odyssey top box for Tiger 800. Any discounts or offers on it?
  17. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    We were going to wait for Black Friday, but knew we’d be busy eating leftovers, so decided to start a little early. We’re offering a 10% discount thru the end of the month to ADV inmates on any of our ‘in stock’ Odyssey II pannier sets.
    Call the shop if you’re interested.
    Jesse Luggage Systems
    623 878 7113
  18. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    The free shipping deal expired.
  19. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Will Jesse Luggage be at the upcoming IMS in Long Beach?:ear

    If so, will you have the ability for cash and carry sales?
  20. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    Negative on both. We don't have any shows or rallys planned untill springtime.
    This may change, but for the moment, that's the schedule.