Tag: Jesse Luggage
Back in the Saddle again…
March 29, 2015 = pick up day
Healing and more changes
Recap…this blog has been a bit sleepy because well? I haven’t been doing much since October 17th, 2015 except trying to heal from my crash.
My leg is WELL done…
On October 17th,2015 I did this
I have gone through 3 months of refection
What comes around goes around
I feel like I am always saying good bye to something…this time it’s my brand new 2015 BMW 1200GS. Totaled on October 17, 2015 only after owning her for 3 months. Welcoming back will be my loaded 2013 BMW F800GS.
Jesse Luggage & AltRider = QUALITY
Simple install adding Jesse Luggage racks to my brand new Jesse luggage adds functionality for especially 2 up traveling. Can’t say I love drilling into new panniers but in the end it was easy if you are careful. Have owned Jesse Luggage since 2010…never had an issue even after my bikes took naps. Waterproof and within the handle bars. That’s how I like my bags.
BTW…new vanity plate coming soon. 👌
I all ready have AltRider protection and I feel they are the best out there. Taking off the head lamp shield is a piece of cake to clean. The gang out there in Seattle at AltRider are always thinking…. Continue reading “Jesse Luggage & AltRider = QUALITY”
Boots, Tires and Resting Place for My Bike
My boots, Alpinestars Toucans need new soles. I am a short rider for the F8 and often have to really push off my left boot to get the bike up from its stand and it shows. Still an amazing boot for the price and 100% H20 proof and so comfortable. My Heidenau K60 Scout tires are the bomb. Keep the PSI up and they last forever. Rear has over 17,000 KM’s and still has plenty of tread left and the front has over 14,000 and is in really good shape.
My bike will stay in this exact place until I get back to the USA. First time we are separated and yes, I will have a difficult time not being able to ride back in BC. But…at least she has a spot with a window view 😉
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The LAST 110 Feet, The Break IN – 2015 Winter Trip Day 29
February 12th 2014 – Day 29 my Last Day Riding – short video clips are part of this post and click on the pics for higher resolution
Original Route looked like this which was always just a rough idea
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It’s Still FALL but…Feels Like Winter
Customizing Cheryl’s F800GS
Recycled some old farkles from our BMW 650’s to the new 2013 F800GS…Cheryl’s bike is taking form…waiting still for hand guards from Barkbusters, getting Rox Risers Low pro for both bikes….they are on order…and still wondering which crash bars we will both get. TBD…researching the new and improved bars coming out for the new fairing. Jesse Luggage mounts went on just fine and we are both glad to be able to keep the luggage that we started all this ADV riding stuff with.
We are also waiting on Cee Bailey to update their shield for this bike!
Still have to install the permanent Gerbings temperature controller….
Jesse Mounts Check!
One thing that is good about having to remove luggage mounts from a bike is you get the chance to revive them. A little BBQ paint and they are good as new. These are Cheryl’s Jesse mounts before she reinstalled them on her 800. I did the same for my future 800 that should be in hopefully in a few weeks.
Farkles for the 2013 BMW F800GS – ask before buying
It appears that BMW may have changed a few things on their new model. As for the frame, that seems to be the same as previous years so things like skid plates, luggage mounts etc should fit. But other accessories other than BMW parts might not fit. ADV Spec crash bars will not fit…so..hmmmm..has the frame changed too?
. ADV Spec has informed me that they believe their bars will fit as the frame seems once again to be the same as previously stated. They are not sure how their originals will look until they test them out on a new 2013. Stay turned!
We have found out this…our BMW hand guards do not fit as is, Touratech also right now do not have guards for this year bike. That would also mean Barkbuster hand guards need to be tweaked. I am waiting to hear back from them directly but one could assume they are running into the same fit issue.
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TOURATECH Zega Pro 38L Top Case – Ultimate Urban Motorcycle Accessory
We have been using Jesse Luggage for years now and there have been many times when Cheryl has said…I want try Touratech’s Zega Pro system. One thing that would concern me if you dump the bikes real good, would the sides of the panniers bend to the point the rim would be effected and the lid would not fit?? Anyone have any experience with my concerns? They sure look the part eh?
Touratech’s 38L Zega Pro Top Case System will transform your favorite motorcycle into an urban utility vehicle.
Quick stops in the city, creative parking, easy access and running errands are made easier with a Zega Pro Top Case System. The ultimate urban accessory, Touratech’s 38L Zega Pro Top Case provides safe and secure storage on the tail of the motorcycle and features a lockable quick release mount that allows the case to be attached to the back of the bike in just seconds. Continue reading “TOURATECH Zega Pro 38L Top Case – Ultimate Urban Motorcycle Accessory”
Triumph Tiger 800 Jesse Luggage & more
Gave the Jesse luggage we used on our 2011 Alaska Summer Adventure a bath today. Why? Because Al Jesse has one of his PR guys working with us to eventually sell these panniers and Al has kindly offered to donate the money raised to our charity ACT-Autism Community Training. Below is ACT’s thanks back in September 2011.
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JESSE LUGGAGE INSTALL & More
Here are a few pictures of Cheryl installing our Jesse Safari panniers on Cheryl’s BMW when we first got her bike in December 2009. We are fans of the Jesse luggage system because of its lean profile and no drag effect on our bikes. We used Jesse Odyssey panniers on the Triumph Tiger 800 XC bikes this summer as well. Again, lean profile, very innovative mounting system, sturdy and we think great looking too. Also, the mounts do not attach to the fender at all. They use the frame of the bike only and that is something we like too. I have also included other farkles we have added once we got the bikes and still have them all on our bikes presently.
For the Triumph Tiger Al Jesse has made the mounts very specific for the Tiger by adding a very cool T800 detail.
***For the record the main reason we did not take the Triumph Luggage on our trip to Alaska ( I have been asked many times why) was because the mounting system for the Triumph bags is made out of plastic.
According to our “sources” the mount is right off the Triumph Sprint ST system. Based on a type of swivel motion that allows the rear portion of the mount to move when the bike leans. That part of the mount made us nervous not only because it is made to move with the bike but if we had dropped or crashed the Tigers we were pretty certain this part would break easily. Can’t remember where I read an actual magazine review out of the 100’s that are out there, but I think our theory was proven when a media test rider dumped the bike in sand and the mounting system broke making it unusable.
The back piece also hits the bags when in a lean or turn. What I mean is it is not attached to the panniers and again like I said made to move. With all the pounding the Tigers took up north we also were not sure if the plastic panniers would be able to take all the constant impact over time without jeopardizing the integrity of the bags. Constant banging in the same spot we believed would eventually takes its toll on the outer shell of the Triumph panniers. We could be wrong but for a true ADV panniers system we feel things need to be secure and attached with no ability to move.
So, in the end we are confident although we did not crash or test the Jesse mounts or bags that we made the right decision. Until Triumph makes a true ADV durable mount for their Tiger we would not recommend their luggage system. Again just our opinion.
Here is what our mount looks like on the Beemer
We have the 8 inch bags. Jesse now offers the Safari in 9 inch bags which if we ever had to buy again we would actually like that extra one inch room. On the Triumph bikes the bags we had 10 inch and still managed to stay within the handle bars width wise. Here is a pic of the bags on Cheryl’s Tiger she rode.
I do not like the idea of having luggage that is much wider than the handle bars to be honest. Just my opinion.
Non can side is a bigger pannier. We were able to fit all our gear, camping etc for our Cross Country Trip in 2010 in these panniers. We also have the 45L top box. The lid liner Jesse sells is an awesome way to utilize that space and they come with a little bracket to keep the liner in place so nothing falls down when you open and close the lids.
Here is the complete pannier system on my bike
Jesse skid plates are on both our bikes. Not the most substantial skid plate on the market but so far so good. We have hit quite a few boulders and other obstacles and this plate remains intact.
Jesse offers crash bars too. This is a picture of his first version. Since then Jesse has added more stability to the bars at any weak points.
I have tested these bars only with laying the bike down for a snooze. No crashes but with the weight of the bike on its side the bars did not move at all. A little touch up paint they are as good as new.
Hard to see in this picture but if you look closely you can see more supports in the new version of the Jesse crash bars that we have on our bikes now. I will try to get a better picture soon.
Good view of the bags when they were BRAND new. I still have the stock tires on the bike too! 🙂
Cheryl’s bike loaded with new bags
We both have the Cee Bailey shields 16 inch Euro version. I think if we were to replace the shield we would get the 18 inch. Both shields are still looking good despite all the crap that gets on them. Easy to clean but are showing some wear and tear with scratches.We have also added an OEM bracket to stabilize the shield more for the bumps.
Good view of the system outdoors
Take away the four Helen Two wheels black bags on the side of our Thermarest pads and this is what we fit in our Jesse 8 inch bags for our summer 2010 Cross Country trip. Cheryl is an amazing packer.
Adding the Denali LED lighting system to our bikes has been a HUGE benefit not only for the rider and expanded view of the road but for others to see us. I have these on almost all the time I ride for the extra visibility and safety.
Small but powerful
Our GPS is a Garmin Zumo 660 mounted using a Tourtech system. GPS stays on Cheryl’s bike because I suck with navigation even with a GPS. 😉
The 2 of us enjoying a cozy dinner after a rainy ride, what else is new for us on our trip down the Oregon Coast in April of 2010.
Me in our OLD gear that would get soak in the rain and also this picture was after we rode through a mountain pass in Oregon in April and got caught in a snow storm, 2010. We were both happy that we made it through.
So that is our set up for the Beemers. If and when we ever get new bikes we would make sure we have all the same accessories. Not sure if they would all be Jesse stuff but overall we are more than satisfied with his ability to make more than just great luggage!