F800GS Jesse top box quick release mount

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by divingbiker, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. divingbiker

    divingbiker True Blue Adventurer

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    I have received several PM's asking for photos of the new Jesse "quick click" top box quick release. After installing them on my F800GS last weekend, I put several hundred miles on the bike and am completely satisfied. So I thought I would post a few photos showing the end result of the installation.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Top side of upper mount that attaches to the bottom of the top box.
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    The top and bottom halves of the mounts are slotted. By pulling a pin on the bottom side, they slide apart.
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    Bottom side of mount showing attachment point to the F800GS
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    View of top side
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    Drilling the bottom of the top box to bolt the attachment plate. Damn, is it just me or does this angle show a slight balding area on my head?
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    Say hello to my little friend. Savannah is a Divemaster at my dive shop and LOVES to motorcycle ride. This shot shows off her great smile and a overall view of a great looking F800 GS with my new Jesses
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    California Scientific windshield (size large), Barkbusters, Adventure-spec engine guards, Jesses
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    Me and my best friend, Bigfoot. Almost ready for our next ADVenture.
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    Now were ready. ATGATT
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    HMMM, wonder why they call him Bigfoot.
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  2. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    That is a really nice setup you have there, thanks for the pics ... those are the Safari side cases, right? I'm struggling to decide between 10" Odysys and the 8" Safaris, how are they in the flesh? Do you think they're going to be big enough?
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  3. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    The bikes look great.

    You bald d00ds, not so much...

    Let me be the first to say: More pics of Savannah !!!

    :deal
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  4. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Hey Witham, I just sent you a pm.
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  5. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    Agreed.
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  6. Motoriley

    Motoriley Still riding like crap after all these years.

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  7. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    Thanks for the Pics....how does that quick release topbox lock?
    can you post a picture from the rear?
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  8. hazard

    hazard Been here awhile

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    NIce pics. I ordered 1 last Friday. I have been trying to get RICK at Xplorer moto to send me a picture before I ordered......

    Thanks for posting.


    NIce divemaster..........:evil
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  9. divingbiker

    divingbiker True Blue Adventurer

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    I had the Odyssey boxes on my 1150 GS and they were PERFECT. However, I was trying to keep the overall width down on the F8GS so I opted for the Safaris. I am VERY please with the decision. They match the bike and with the addition of the top box, the storage space is ample.

    Bottom line is I sold my 1150 GS because I wanted a "dirtier" duelsport. The F8GS fits this need perfectly. The narrower Jesse Safari boxes help to keep my overall goal of making the bike trail worthy with adequate touring gear.
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  10. divingbiker

    divingbiker True Blue Adventurer

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    Hey Jesse,
    Would that be pictures from the rear of the Jesse quick release lock or SAVANNAH.:evil :rofl

    HA! Just kidding. I'll photograph the lock and release pin and post them tomarrow.
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  11. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    What the hell is a Jesse?:lol3
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  12. SavannahLOVEStoRide

    SavannahLOVEStoRide n00b

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    Savannah is an excellent passenger and wants a motorcycle ride. Applications are being accepted at this time.:D
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  13. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    I have this funny feeling the above noob is a fat hairy dude:puke1

    If not please post the requested photo:evil
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  14. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    So filthy. I love it.
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  15. austinl08

    austinl08 Austin

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    great pictures.:1drink
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  16. divingbiker

    divingbiker True Blue Adventurer

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    To release the top box, you insert and turn the lock key
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    Pull down the lock pin (it is spring loaded and stays in place after pulling down
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    The box slides forward and then lifts off
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    It is completely removed in less that 10 seconds
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    While we're at it, wanna see my other bikes?
    Of course, the ADV bike F800GS
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    Harley Ultra Classic, The best cruiser I've ever owned AND my wife loves to ride with me
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    My stepsons new '09 KLR 650 Were doing the TAT next month!
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    Thanks for checking out my bikes.
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  17. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    :wink: so Thats what al is charging a buck90 for.

    Braapp Thanks brother

    PS your sons gonna tear you up! (best get some TKC's)
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  18. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    Darrell,
    Did you eyeball the mounting of the pizza box to the top plate? Or did you come up with a specific method of how you attached the top box to the plate?

    If you have a pic of the bottom of the box with the plate mounted, I'd appreciate it. I don't know if yours came with instructions...mine only came with a single sheet describing how to mount the bottom plate.

    Thanks.
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  19. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer Supporter

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    I positioned the box where I wanted it (centered) and as far back as needed. Gotta make sure it is not too far back or forward. Then took a piece of paper and carefully marked the attachment points on the mounting plate and used the paper to mark the bottom of the box as to where to drill holes. Youd think that they would provide instructions but Id guess customers mount top boxes on different (non-Jesse) plates. If you screw up you can JB Weld the wrong hole. I used nylon washers on the inside of the top box and some thin carpet & carpet tape to cover the bottom of the top box to minimize rattling and cover the mounting bolts on the inside.

    Good luck....
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  20. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Rick told me they're working on the instructions. They don't drill them so you can place it where you want. That way single riders can keep them farther forward that those planning on a passenger.
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