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    Jesse Luggage

    Looking to add Jesse luggage to my 2004 1150 GS Adventure. Any pros cons do it don't do it try something else etc. They sound tough to install local shop wants 150 is it worth the money? also do the top rack on the side luggage work well to strap stuff down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cconner72 View Post
    Looking to add Jesse luggage to my 2004 1150 GS Adventure. Any pros cons do it don't do it try something else etc. They sound tough to install local shop wants 150 is it worth the money? also do the top rack on the side luggage work well to strap stuff down.

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    I've got Jesse bags on my F650 and on my R1150R. Jesse top box on the 1150 too.

    Excellent! Rugged! I like it.

    As for installation - took me a couple of hours. What is your dealer's hourly shop rate? $150 sounds about right to me. If you are good with tools it's not too hard. Scary with a rubber screw driver? Leave it to someone else.
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    Unless your rear sub-frame is tweaked

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    They are a first rate product. I installed a set on an F650 and it wasn't exceptionally difficult. Give it a shot; it's a fairly low risk adventure, meaning you probably won't do any lasting damage to bike or luggage. If you determine you can't handle it then pay the dealer.

    ( The author of this response assumes no liability if it is determined his advice was stupid and following it resulted in expensive damage to the motorcycle or luggage of the originator of this thread.)
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    the company

    very good product and you will like the company. They help with everything you are trying to do and would even install it for you, if you were in Arizona. Give it a try and don't be afraid to call them with questions.
    the Luz

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    i've got them on my all my bikes.

    very pleased. you should install them yourself and save the $150.

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    Another vote for them. I went from airhead BMW bags to Jessie's. I loved the volume increase, the first rally I went to with them I realized I could bring my bed pillow.

    Mine came with those little racks on top, I've never used them to haul anything. And the don't seem sturdy enough to stap stuff down to.
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    Some like the Touratech better. Know why?
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    Jesse's, first rate:)

    No.6 set of Jesse's for me and they've all be exceptional. easy to install, for moderately skilled wrench! KLR650'08 and GSA1200'07 today with Jesse's...3 (2 still in family)F650's and a GS1100 in previous years. 2 hours is reasonable, but a real knowledgeable shop, doing these before should be able to do it much quicker.

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    Thanks

    Wanted to send out a quick thank you to everyone... I think I will have to make the purchase still up in the air with instillation.

    Craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjack View Post
    Some like the Touratech better. Know why?
    Can only speak for myself: the Jesse luggage is too big! I have the Zega small (35L) special set on my GS and find it more than adequate. I don't like the Micatech cases for the same reason.

    If you give me another 20L per side I'd likely just fill it up with unneeded junk or I'd move the stuff currently strapped to the top of my Zega bags inside making it harder to get at stuff when I want it.

    Yes, I realize this is very much a minority view.

    // marc

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