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post #1 of 13 Old 07-03-2003, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Jesse Odyssey Bags for the VStrom

These are a pretty decent looking option, but they ain't cheap
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-07-2003, 11:10 PM
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I've hade the Jesse Panniers for approximately a year now and love them. All of my BMW friends are jealous of their quality and rugged look. They have a huge amount of storage space. Probabally the best on the market. But your right, they aint cheap.
post #3 of 13 Old 10-03-2003, 03:51 PM
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jesse odyssey bags

I have some on order in black for the yellow v-strom so can't wait. I will need to decide about a top box or not later. I'm thinking of getting a Krauser out of Germany from Riderhaus. They look good and have a unique mounting system and a bit cheaper than Givi. JDP
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-04-2003, 12:06 PM
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personally I think it looks like a kid stuck his 'Bob the builder' lunch box on the bike, I'll stick with my Givi's
post #5 of 13 Old 10-06-2003, 06:10 PM
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Jesse Luggage

I also have the Jesse bags. They are of good quality, though the instructions could have been more clear. The distinct advantage of the Jesse bags is that they are much narrower than the GIVI set, and also hold more than the Givi's. The mounts make a great point to bungee stuff too, and you can drill and add bungee buddies to the cases if you would like. Also the Jesse trunk can be made to mount further back to give you and your passenger more room, whereas the GIVI setup your stuck. I am trying to sell my GIVI trunk and mount, inorder to purchase a Jesse trunk. Pricey, yes extremely. I sometimes wish I would have just bought the stock Suzy bags and mounts and been done with it, though the Jesse's should last, are very strong, and well I have them so its too late anyway. The money's been spent. Choose wisely.

post #6 of 13 Old 11-05-2003, 04:22 PM
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Can 2 full face helmets fit in the jesse panners? If the helmets fit will a jacket with armor and the helmets all fit in one side I am asking beacuse they are narrower than some of the other options and I'm not very knowledgeable on touring excessories :? .
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-09-2003, 11:42 AM
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Nope. The Jesse bags do not fit a helmet. The opening is much too narrow. They will however fit quite a bit of gear. I have my riding pants and cold weather gloves stuffed in the top portion of one bag, my wifes in the other. That is only the lid. The rest of the bag is open for stuffing. I find that the narrowness of the bike is more important. It is much narrower than the givi or stock suzuki bags. That being said even with the narrow Jesse's on, I have hit my garage and a truck bumper with the right bag. I am glad they weren't plastic, or I would be looking for a new lid. If you buy a Jesse trunk, you can store your helmets, or just use the bikes stock helmet locks.

post #8 of 13 Old 08-10-2004, 10:42 PM
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Does anyone know if the Jesse bags fit on 650?

I went to the jesse home page and cannot tell if the Jesse bags fit on a 650. I left a message on their phone and I am waiting to hear back today (Called 8/10/04). I will try to call again tomorrow!
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-11-2004, 02:48 PM
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I talked to Jesse company today and they are working on making a mount for the V-Strom 650. Possibly the mounts/system might be ready in one month, but was not a definite.

'04 Vstrom 650
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-17-2004, 11:22 AM
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FYI - I just ordered the Jesse rear bags for my V-Strom 650. The bags just came out for the 650. I went with Silver ones for my blue V-Strom... can't wait to get them ( it might take 3 weeks ).

'04 Vstrom 650
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