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Old 07-26-2010, 05:30 AM   #151
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Totally Water proof!

Although we have been in rain with our Safari's we have never hit rain like we did last week in Milwaukee. Record rainfall for that area in 3 - 4 hrs. they got 4 inches of rain. We were in that storm and i am PSYCHED to report our Jesse luggage kept everything 100% dry!

And you have to understand the rain was something we have never seen before and we are from the vancouver area of BC. 100% satisfied and living proof these boxes are water tight!

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Old 07-26-2010, 07:02 AM   #152
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But there isn't a cloud in the sky in that picture.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:09 AM   #153
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we could not take a pic of the rain....would have damaged our camera....it was so hard that day. Just wanted to show you our bags.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:00 AM   #154
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Sooo,,,,when are you sellin' the Rev'it's and buying a Darien set? I mean since it was raining ....
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:47 AM   #155
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I am retracting my opinion of the Revit...not sure any gear would have survived that amount of rain...

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Old 07-26-2010, 12:21 PM   #156
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I am retracting my opinion of the Revit...not sure any gear qouls have survived that amount of rain...
..just pulling your leg, Leslie,,,,,,,enjoy your trip...
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:27 PM   #157
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All the cases are on and work great







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Old 07-26-2010, 08:05 PM   #158
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I've straightened Jesses and racks a couple of times. Best way to straighten them is with a 6 to 8 inch tall hydrolic jack (2 to 6 ton jack). One secret is to use a piece of wood to make contact with the metal, and slowly pump the jack as you watch the straightening
Won't that pull the bolt right out of the crank in the bag or at the very least strip it?
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:50 AM   #159
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Bluhduh Puddles in my Jesse Top Case

Rode home in the rain yesterday... Not really a problem for me as I keep a rain suit at work just for such situations and I personally don't have any issues riding in the rain. (Actually, it was the first time I used the pair of Frogg Toggs I purchased over a year-and-a-half ago, but that's another story.)

When I got home and opened up my top case, I found a pretty about a half-a-cup of water in there. This has happened periodically to me but I haven't yet figured out why. Luckily I wasn't transporting my laptop and the only other electronic device was not affected.


Anybody out there figured out why this occurs and know what to check to prevent it from happening again???

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:20 AM   #160
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Anybody out there figured out why this occurs and know what to check to prevent it from happening again???
Assuming that your bike hasn't taken a nap on your top case and bent it out of true, I'd check to see that the rubber gasket is seated correctly all the way around first. Then I'd check to see that the bolts that pass through the case wall are tight and waterproof. Both were sources of leaks on my old Jesses. And as with all aluminum panniers, once you whack them hard enough, they'll never be water/dust proof again. That's the main reason I went with Caribous this time.

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:26 PM   #161
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Thanks David.

I'll check the gasket more closely (haven't seen any issues in the past) even though sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't.

Apparently I'm not riding hard enough because in 18K miles, my top case still hasn't been whacked.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #162
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Rode home in the rain yesterday... Not really a problem for me as I keep a rain suit at work just for such situations and I personally don't have any issues riding in the rain. (Actually, it was the first time I used the pair of Frogg Toggs I purchased over a year-and-a-half ago, but that's another story.)

When I got home and opened up my top case, I found a pretty about a half-a-cup of water in there. This has happened periodically to me but I haven't yet figured out why. Luckily I wasn't transporting my laptop and the only other electronic device was not affected.


Anybody out there figured out why this occurs and know what to check to prevent it from happening again???

Any help is greatly appreciated!
The lid latch on the Jesse topbox is mounted in oblong holes for up/down adjustments. I used clear silicone on the oblong holes (the lower part of the hole that was not covered by washer/nut) inside the box. This should take care of your leak in the topbox,,,,,other than lid gasket leaks.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:43 AM   #163
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I'm still trying to figure out where to bolt my two 33oz MSR bottles. I've got two TT racks for them, but it's hard to find a decent mounting place on the Jesse Safari 9" bags. They need to be out of the way of the latch, and I don't want them to hang outside of the edges of the bag anywhere in case of a spill. I'll see what I'll do.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:56 AM   #164
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try the inside area of the panniers by the passenger pegs....like this....they do hang a bit lower than the bottom but there as far as options they are limited with this luggage.

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:37 PM   #165
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I don't know, Leslie, I just don't care for anything hanging below the bags :-)..

I really like the bags though. Outstanding quality.

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