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Old 01-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Thumb R80 G/S new Jesse Luggage

I saw the Jesse Luggage post about a run of bags for the airheads. Which is cool because I there are not many options for my G/S. My R1200GS had Jesse bags on when I bought it used a few years ago. For my purposes the Jesse bags work well on the R12. After great pondering I put my name on the list for a pair of bags to bolt on my G/S.


Today four boxes were waiting for me on the porch. Jesse Luggage was nice enough to NOT charge my credit card until they shipped, last Thursday. Insert mental pic of a stack of four boxes on my porch(lost the pic, oops).


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Old 01-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Four.

Best of the New Year to you, mate.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Here is my G/S, in process of other mods.




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Detroit Steve screwed with this post 01-09-2013 at 06:55 PM Reason: where is my pic?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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It looks like a red x.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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Lars aka BIG DADDY, there was four cardboard boxes on the porch. Two with brackets, etc. and two with a saddlebag each. Curious thing is with all the goodness, there isn't any assembly instructions.

Happy New Years to you my friend! Now that I have a proper bike we have to meet somewhere instead of Paris.

Now I am going to teach myself the pic posting procedure AGAIN!


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Old 01-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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The R100GS gone to a new home.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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Some details...

I ordered silver powder coated bags, the top plate and the side plates of the luggage are the same color.

The bracketry is powder coated, the color semigloss black. The flat stock thickness for the racks is .120" and they appear to be sturdy. The material for the saddlebags are .08" thick. All welds are nicely done too.

Below are pics of my unpacking of the goods.









The knife is only there to prop up the rack








This appears to be the rear bracket.



Misc bits...



Curvy racks that will take some head scratching to figure out where they go.




Side rack doodad.




other side rack doodad.


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Old 01-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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More unpacking!

what is this thing???




another thing.




bags open





The locks protrude quite a bit.






tie down whatcha macallit





That is all for tonight. Sleep well everybody!

BTW, I have no gain for doing this little article except to inflate my fragile ego.



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Old 01-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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update

I have been struggling with how to install the bag brackets on the R80 G/S. I called out to Jesse on some tips on how to install these bag brackets. Lo and behold there are instructions that were emailed out in .pdf format. I did not get them or deleted them by accident. The fine people of Jesse Luggage emailed me another set. This weekend I continue with the install. My R80 is missing the angle brackets that support the rear of the solo seat/rack combo. Bracket fabrication will be going on while I am doing the bag rack install.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:31 AM   #11
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You will like these....

I have been running mine for, oh, 20 years?

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #12
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Nice! The racks look great. Those push-button locks are useless, btw. I could pry open my jesse's with a pocket knife.

Best boxes to crash on EVER. Even when you go sliding offroad those angles at the bottom cause the boxes to go over anything you hit. A normal box would have a corner that would catch and tear the box off when it hits a crack in the pavement.
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