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Old 02-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #31
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Another question: The old Odyssey mounting system hugged the F650GS body closer than the new one, keeping the total pannier width several inches narrower than the current system. Is there any possibility of making that old mounting system available again for those of us who need to lane-split?

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The difference between the Odyssey I and the Odyssey II is only an inch. The biggest advantage of the Odyssey II is the bags can be moved for and aft on the mounts allowing you to adjust your load for safer/better handling.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #32
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Where/how do we find the ADV discount and specials?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #33
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Where/how do we find the ADV discount and specials?
The big promo now is free shipping. When you call the factory to place your order you must use the secret code "Because Chris Said" and you have to do it at the time you place the order.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #34
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I'd like to see more pics of them mounted. I have an F800GS, and your website doesnt really provide alot of details on them, or the mount racks.
Here ya go!







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Old 02-16-2012, 05:07 AM   #35
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So, do all your cases have the "cutout" where the exhausts are?
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #36
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I have the 8" safaris on my F800GS. I see they moved up to 9".
I am curious why you did this, did too many complain they wanted more storage?
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #37
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I'm on my second set of Jesses (990 Adv).
I can't believe how well the first set (4 years old) held up in my 60-ish mph pavement crash.
They are still completely intact, just .....um.....very well scratched.
Insurance bought me a new set, and I sincerely love the newer adjustable sliding racks.
Bringing that weight forward and lower when packed for camping makes this bike handle noticeably better,
and it LOOKS way better with the bags forward, too, IMO.

But I do abuse my bike, and my Jesses, off-road.
When I smack obstacles, like trees & rocks, the "slide" absorbs some of the impact, as they slide further back.
But, still, the new racks' tubular steel have required some roadside (ditchside ) McGuyver repairs,
and some welding attention either at the next town, or when I get back home.
I have broken several welds where the tubes join together.
Of course, this is usally quite minor,
..... compared to the broken mirror, bent brake lever, etc, etc I have to fix at the same time


This is absolutely no fault of the great new sliding design.
Like I said, I abuse them way above and beyond the call of normal Adventure duty:



Neither set has EVER broken or come apart during any actual riding (only crashing ).
Even on the most severe roads/dual track/trails, they have always held up perfectly well.

But the older flat steel design was easier to beat back with a trailside rock, or pry with a tire spoon,
for the multiple times that I've had to beat it back into shape enough to remount the boxes after an "off".
While soft bags may make more sense for me, I cannot give up the versatility and dry storage space of my Jesse's


Just mentioning this for consideration for any possible future rack redesign:
A combo of the two rack designs might do better for a severe beater-upper like me.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #38
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I have the 8" safaris on my F800GS. I see they moved up to 9".
I am curious why you did this, did too many complain they wanted more storage?
The 8" Safari's are still available and you are correct folks wanted a little more storage.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #39
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I'm on my second set of Jesses (990 Adv).
I can't believe how well the first set (4 years old) held up in my 60-ish mph pavement crash.
They are still completely intact, just .....um.....very well scratched.
Insurance bought me a new set, and I sincerely love the newer adjustable sliding racks.
Bringing that weight forward and lower when packed for camping makes this bike handle noticeably better,
and it LOOKS way better with the bags forward, too, IMO.

But I do abuse my bike, and my Jesses, off-road.
When I smack obstacles, like trees & rocks, the "slide" absorbs some of the impact, as they slide further back.
But, still, the new racks' tubular steel have required some roadside (ditchside ) McGuyver repairs,
and some welding attention either at the next town, or when I get back home.
I have broken several welds where the tubes join together.
Of course, this is usally quite minor,
..... compared to the broken mirror, bent brake lever, etc, etc I have to fix at the same time


This is absolutely no fault of the great new sliding design.
Like I said, I abuse them way above and beyond the call of normal Adventure duty:



Neither set has EVER broken or come apart during any actual riding (only crashing ).
Even on the most severe roads/dual track/trails, they have always held up perfectly well.

But the older flat steel design was easier to beat back with a trailside rock, or pry with a tire spoon,
for the multiple times that I've had to beat it back into shape enough to remount the boxes after an "off".
While soft bags may make more sense for me, I cannot give up the versatility and dry storage space of my Jesse's


Just mentioning this for consideration for any possible future rack redesign:
A combo of the two rack designs might do better for a severe beater-upper like me.
Love It! . Thanks for the incite.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:06 PM   #40
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Just happened to try to find where to buy (to put a link in the Wee Index thread) and realized something had changed. Google search landed me back here. Glad I found this thread.

I would love nothing more than a set of Jesse's on my new-to-me 2009 Vstrom 650. Right now i'm a little strapped for cash. I have a set of ammo cans I'm considering putting on in the meantime. Can i buy just the racks for now and somehow use them with the ammo cans? Then get the cases later on when I have the dough? Would they work?

The happy trails kit would work but I don't want their cases, i'd much rather have these.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:25 AM   #41
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Just happened to try to find where to buy (to put a link in the Wee Index thread) and realized something had changed. Google search landed me back here. Glad I found this thread.

I would love nothing more than a set of Jesse's on my new-to-me 2009 Vstrom 650. Right now i'm a little strapped for cash. I have a set of ammo cans I'm considering putting on in the meantime. Can i buy just the racks for now and somehow use them with the ammo cans? Then get the cases later on when I have the dough? Would they work?

The happy trails kit would work but I don't want their cases, i'd much rather have these.

Of coarse you can buy the racks now. We might even have some scratch ad dent bags in stock to save you some money. Call the factory and see what they can do for you.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #42
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Will you accept PayPal?
That's where my Farkle Funds come from......
I do need some spare rack parts
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #43
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Will you accept PayPal?
That's where my Farkle Funds come from......
I do need some spare rack parts

We will by Friday, Monday at the latest.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:21 AM   #44
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So, do all your cases have the "cutout" where the exhausts are?
Bags for the DL650 even have cutouts where the exhausts aren't! I have a tool tube there now, attached to the inside of the frame.


I really like being able to move them forward if you are riding solo.




I had a mostly positive experience buying the bags directly in 07 or 08 or whenever I bought them. The V-Strom instructions were really rudimentary and they sent the wrong keys. I mailed back the keys and a CD with a bunch of pictures of installation on a DL650. I got back one set of keys, and several emails went unanswered. I got the impression that the V-Strom wasn't a big focus for them and had keys duplicated by a locksmith. I live in the city so the relatively secure closures were a plus for me.

They are durable.....


Form factor compared to Givi.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #45
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Bags for the DL650 even have cutouts where the exhausts aren't! I have a tool tube there now, attached to the inside of the frame.


I really like being able to move them forward if you are riding solo.




I had a mostly positive experience buying the bags directly in 07 or 08 or whenever I bought them. The V-Strom instructions were really rudimentary and they sent the wrong keys. I mailed back the keys and a CD with a bunch of pictures of installation on a DL650. I got back one set of keys, and several emails went unanswered. I got the impression that the V-Strom wasn't a big focus for them and had keys duplicated by a locksmith. I live in the city so the relatively secure closures were a plus for me.

They are durable.....


Form factor compared to Givi.
Anyone installing the bags today will find the instructions MUCH improved!

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