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Old 02-11-2009, 04:28 PM   #91
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I'd be happy to post some pics of the mounts if you're in need. However, they may be a little different from yours - judging by your pics, I think you've got a somewhat newer version of the cases. They modified the design for airheads a few years back, and mine are the previous vintage.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:35 PM   #92
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mine on a G/S. It's pretty straightforward. Each box only has 3 bolts holding it on. more pics here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...380382&page=21

I like how narrow the tail end is with the Jesses. Most boxes have the left side way out there to avoid the exhaust pipe or a smaller box on the left. The downside is the opening. It's a lot of trouble putting groceries in those tiny openings. The one big bolt is dead center and always seems to catch the thin plastic grocery bags and tear them apart. $600 is a steal, you lucked out.

Judging by your latches you have the new models as SUVslayer said. mine are also the old style.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #93
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now,those are some cases i cant wait to see on that bike,tom!
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:12 PM   #94
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I've got a slightly older version of the Jesse bags on my GSPD, same mounting hardware though....if you need some pics let me know
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:25 PM   #95
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I've got a slightly older version of the Jesse bags on my GSPD, same mounting hardware though....if you need some pics let me know
Bob: Thanks. I don't think I'll be ready to mount them for 2 weeks or so. He has the instructions but if they don't have pictures... I'm a very visual person.

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:27 PM   #96
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I didn't see an answer to the question about printing out the thread but you can try this:

Click on "Thread Tools"
Then Click on "Show Printable Version"
Then Click on "Show 100 posts from the thread on one page"

Then print to a pfd file. You get all the words and pictures but you obviously have to do more than one document if there are more than 100 posts.

That's the best I can offer unless someone knows another way.

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Old 02-12-2009, 04:39 PM   #97
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that's awesome. I'm going to kill a forest worth of trees printing out some of the threads on here. Thanks!

Don't think I'll be printing this one though. 7 pages into a rebuild thread and all we've got done is an oil change.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:56 PM   #98
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voltmeter on a 1988 R100GS

I have the OEM "pod" that is used to mount tachs, clocks and voltmeters on the old boxers. I would like to fit a voltmeter to the GS, and have been shopping Ebay for one. MotoMeters go for a premium over VDOs, yet they to be seem identical. Can I fit a VDO voltmeter in the OEM "pod"? Second question:what is the difference between the traditional VDO instrument and the Cockpit series? Vision series? They seem to have the same face diameter.
I'm growing tired of buying stuff I later discover I cannot use.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:58 PM   #99
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7 pages into a rebuild thread and all we've got done is an oil change.

I'm glad someone finally brought that up!!
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:06 PM   #100
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Well, it will move ahead this weekend. I plan to finish measuring my canister and completing the filter change. Fill with oil and be done with that.

Then if my leg will hold me up I'm moving on to the valve adjustment. And some new parts.

A box of carb overhaul parts arrived from Chicago BMW today so that will be started next week.

My speed has been reduced as I have to deal with a cast on my leg and the inability to move around the bike lift with crutches. But I'll figure it out.

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Old 02-12-2009, 07:07 PM   #101
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Oddly, I have developed a hairline fracture in one of the seams that I need to have welded. Otherwise, good stuff!
Not so odd. I have a friend with a pair of jesses which had EVERY weld fail. His are now held together by pop rivets. I ditched my jesses for happy trails. Don't regret it a bit. (yet) Luckily you don't have to deal with buying them from Jesse luggage. What I was told would take 2 weeks turned into a 3 month ordeal. Customer service is NOT their middle name.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:24 PM   #102
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Hey begoodsoil, who made the saddle on your GS?
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:52 AM   #103
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It's a Russell.




It's pretty good after the break-in period. You have to sit right where it tells you to but it's almost like being in a chair rather than a saddle. The stocker made my butt sore after a 500 mile day. Multiple 500 mile days were worse. It definitely alleviates the hot spots and gives you plenty of surface area to sit on.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:12 AM   #104
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put your lift at ground level and sit on a roll around stool. that's how i work all the time, but it sounds like it would be easier than dealing with crutches.
good luck with the bike and the bum leg.


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My speed has been reduced as I have to deal with a cast on my leg and the inability to move around the bike lift with crutches. But I'll figure it out.

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:59 AM   #105
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put your lift at ground level and sit on a roll around stool. that's how i work all the time, but it sounds like it would be easier than dealing with crutches.
good luck with the bike and the bum leg.
Blake:

That's the plan. Find a comfy chair and lower the lift to my level. I don't have a stool but plenty of chair samples around. Or even a nice wooden box with a towel on top.

In the meantime I'm still reading all the airhead threads from all of you who have gone before me. This place is literally a gold mine of material.
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