Category: Luggage

Jesse Panniers

Jesse Odyssey Panniers and Racks

I bought one of the first sets of panniers and racks produced by Jesse Luggage for the Super Tenere. It was a relatively easy decision – true, it was a lot of money ($1250 at the time) but Jesse bags have a long reputation for ruggedness, combined with good capacity and narrow width. All these […]

Altrider Luggage Rack

Altrider Luggage Rack Review

I installed the Altrider luggage rack a few weeks ago. What a lovely piece of work. The rugged design and precise fabrication (with beveled edges on all the sharp bits) give it a real quality feel. Installation was a breeze, instructions hardly required. The hardest part was removing the redundant Yamaha parts – and that […]

Bags Connection GS tank bag

Bags-Connection “GS” Quick-Lock Tankbag

Let me say this up front – I love tank bags. Always have. Yes, they are annoying when they won’t stay in place, when they scratch up the tank, when you have to mess around with straps every time you get gas. And REALLY annoying when they hit the horn when you turn hard left, […]

Rotopax Location?

Who needs a GSA?

Since the launch of the Super Tenere, people have been a bit confused about which of the two BMW GS models it should be compared with – the standard GA or the GS Adventure? Weight of the Super Tenere falls somewhere between the GS and GSA. On the other hand, the S10 carries more fuel […]

Jesse bags for the Super Tenere

Jesse bags for the Super Tenere

I’m at the BMWMOA National Rally in Bloomsburg, PA. I was talking to Rick from xplorermoto.com, who told me he’d sold 100 sets of Jesse luggage for the S10. Great! But what’s really interesting is what that might indicate for total Super Tenere sales. Popular guestimates for the US is around 1000 units. This would […]

More Hepco & Becker stuff coming

I had a note from Adventure Motostuff today – they have some more H&B stock coming next week. Parts are on the site now. 420-4531-09 Hepco & Becker Easy Up Lever Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-10 Hepco & Becker Secure Oil Cap Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-11 Hepco & Becker Handle Bar Riser Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-12 Hepco & Becker […]

Hepco Becker parts for the Super Ténéré

I had the opportunity to visit Capital Cycle yesterday, east coast distributors for Hepco Becker parts. You can also get this stuff from Amotostuff in Nevada. Here’s a of PDF showing the gear fitted to the bike. There is a fairly comprehensive list of stuff for the Super Ténéré, but it’s relatively expensive so I […]