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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap top cases

Hey folks I'm chasing a cheap top case for my MK 3 (keeping the other half happy). What can I get away with? I saw this one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/391586447982


Do-able? Easy to install/has the right fitting's? Or has kawasaki made things complicated? Thanks!
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For my tastes it seems a bit on the small side.
You didn't mention if you have a rear rack to mount it on, you will need one.
I just got a 44 liter top box for $50.00 delivered from Canada & am okay size & shape, but not sure how long the hardware will last.
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Cheers for response!
Like I mentioned, I'm after the cheapest solution. The only reason why i'm getting it is for the wife, she would feel more comfortable with a back rest. I'm looking at this:
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SR4114 - Givi rear rack for MONOLOCK or MONOKEY Kawasaki Versys 650 (15>16)

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If there's a cheaper option I wanna hear it ! Thanks

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If you are looking to use the box as a back rest I would caution you to save your pennies for the big buck box. While I trust my cheap box with hiding my coat & helmet, I would not bet my wife's life on the flimsy mounting system used on the budget items. I made an aluminum plate with pad that bolts to my rack when I'm forced to take a passenger I want to keep.
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Both boxes you mention are pretty small, and do they come with a backrest pad? If they do, being that narrow, the pad wouldn't be very comfortable. She won't want to be leaning on the box without a pad. Personally I'd save up for a better box. I bought a Givi V47 from Motostorm.it with the pad, mounting plate, and LED brake light kit for just under $300. I bought the Kawasaki rear rack though. I want to figure out a way to haul my bicycle on back, and it just seems much more sturdy/robust than the Givi one you mentioned above.
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Cheers for the advice on this, certainly making me think of the options.
Blackdog @ have you got any photos/design of the plate and pad?
I'm wondering I might bring out my mig welder and fab something up. would be an interesting experiment.

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