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Old 11-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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I installed a set of Jessi Safari 115 on my 07GS. On my first ride in the mountains my pannier touched the ground in a turn. Is it just how these boxes are or I can do something about it?
My bike is the standard height with OEM shocks. The total load was probably around 250lbs.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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I installed a set of Jessi Safari 115 on my 07GS. On my first ride in the mountains my pannier touched the ground in a turn. Is it just how these boxes are or I can do something about it?
My bike is the standard height with OEM shocks. The total load was probably around 250lbs.
I was all HOT to buy a set of practically new 11" Jesse Safari bags for my new 2012 GS (reg height) off another inmate on here but one call to Al Jesse (very nice man to talk with) dissuaded me. He advised that what you experienced would happen to me with even semi-spirited riding. Jesse does make a 9" Safari and the Odyssey bags for our bikes, so perhaps you should give him a call too. A GSA would probably be OK, but being "vertically challenged", riding an Adventure everyday is out of the question for me. This a potentially dangerous set-up you have mounted up, so be careful laying that GS of yours over much into turns as a little more than what you describe above would have been a low side get off story instead of your casual inquiry when your rear tire came off the ground and you were riding the pannier instead . Conduisez prudemment avec ces sacs mon ami. Cheers coach
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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Gene, IIRC you are a little heavier than the regular 185 pound BMW ideal. Did you have your shock preload all the way maxed?

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Old 11-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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I have Safaris on my 2005 R12GS and have touched down footpegs but never bags.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Jim, I'm under 210lbs- not that heavy to warrant maximum preload! Probably I should crank it up a little more, but not all the way.
It was a deep lean, my peg is not only touched the ground, it folded quite a bit. I have aftermarket pegs however, they probably touch touch earlier than stock.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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I installed a set of Jessi Safari 115 on my 07GS. On my first ride in the mountains my pannier touched the ground in a turn. Is it just how these boxes are or I can do something about it?
My bike is the standard height with OEM shocks. The total load was probably around 250lbs.
Fab some knee pucks on 'em
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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Wow, definitely no chicken strips on your tires.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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Time to start learning to lean your body more into corners?

I come from sport bikes so I'm used to moving my upper body into the turn, which in turns keeps the bike more upright. I've ridden this exact setup (those bags were purchased from me) quite aggressively without having this issue and I'm heavier.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #9
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Time to start learning to lean your body more into corners?

I come from sport bikes so I'm used to moving my upper body into the turn, which in turns keeps the bike more upright. I've ridden this exact setup (those bags were purchased from me) quite aggressively without having this issue and I'm heavier.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #10
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Time to start learning to lean your body more into corners?

I come from sport bikes so I'm used to moving my upper body into the turn, which in turns keeps the bike more upright. I've ridden this exact setup (those bags were purchased from me) quite aggressively without having this issue and I'm heavier.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:41 AM   #12
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Time to start learning to lean your body more into corners?

I come from sport bikes so I'm used to moving my upper body into the turn, which in turns keeps the bike more upright. I've ridden this exact setup (those bags were purchased from me) quite aggressively without having this issue and I'm heavier.


And getting on the gas. If you don't have maintenance or increasing throttle after you set the lean, your suspension will be unbalanced, possibly the reason your peg ground and bag touched. . .. But this is the internets, and YMMV.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:22 AM   #13
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Thanks for answers. I practice leaning my body into the turn and staying on the throttle. Sometimes it can be difficult- the friction in the GS seat prevents an easy slide across. I'm not sure how giving more gas would help in this particular case- it transfers more load on the rear wheel and further compresses the rear suspension. IIRC, that turn was going uphill, also contributing to the rear load bias.
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He was agreeing with you.

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Genka, sounds like it may have been a semi isolated incident then due to the road surface? If that is the case, why sweat it? Just know its an issue and plan corners accordingly maybe. I did have my preload maxed out on my bike, but due to my increased weight I doubt my bike sat any taller than yours. Then again, even at your weight you are beyond what the stock spring is set up for so it wouldnt hurt to crank it up anyway. Depending on where yours is set at, your bike could be sitting lower than it should.
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Time to start learning to lean your body more into corners?

I come from sport bikes so I'm used to moving my upper body into the turn, which in turns keeps the bike more upright. I've ridden this exact setup (those bags were purchased from me) quite aggressively without having this issue and I'm heavier.

You sport bike guys always say that but I see this from the fast pros.



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