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Old 04-04-2009, 11:58 PM
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Well lets see them.



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Old 04-05-2009, 12:15 AM
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:30 AM
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Here you go, nothing fancy, 100 percent functional:





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Old 04-05-2009, 04:06 PM
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Hard bags? Soft bags? Or a combo of both?

Kawasaki/Givi hardbags
A T Bag weekend bag
A Joe Rocket Manta







This combo will work for me if I motel it. But if I camp, I need a bigger seat bag. As soon as my FFF (farkle fest fund) get's replenished I'll check out a Motofizz Camping Seat Bag. Not waterproof but they provide a raincover.

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Motofizz on a couple dirt bikes




That combo should hold a couple weeks worth of stuff.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:48 PM
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searched the forum. there are lots of pics.







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Old 04-05-2009, 05:12 PM
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ok, I'm a tad confused.

Are the bags from Kawasaki that say "Versys" on them actually made by Givi? And are they sold by Kawi at an inflated price on what you can buy them direct from Givi for?

What is the model no. of the Givi bags that look like the "Versys" bags? I really like that style.

I'd really like a soft bags but, I just don't see any that look like they would fit right. I would really like to not have to install any hardware and be able to use soft bags, but just don't see any like that anywhere.

thanks, and maybe I'm alot confused.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:28 PM
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Do you have a dealer in your area or maybe access to the internet. You can look at the cataloge in the Dealers office or go online to Kawaski's site and look at accessories

The Kawi bags are GIVI V35. The retail price of the Kawi bags are priced close to the GIVI

When you purchase a new bike from a dealer part of your baraining for the new bike should include a discount for any manufacturers accessorie items.

25% off of retail is a normal discount for accessories. When you figure in the discount the Kawi bags become less expensive.

The Kawi bags are identical, down to the mold marks, to the GIVI bags.
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Have posted these before, but here they are again





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Old 04-05-2009, 06:50 PM
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I shot this one today, on Snickersville Turnpike in Loudon County, VA.

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:03 PM
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from today at the olympic park in whistler....


and on the way up there.....
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:39 PM
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HB 30l hard bags. HB engine guard arriving soon.

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I shot this one today, on Snickersville Turnpike in Loudon County, VA.

That is the same setup I have but with red trim pieces (just got the trunk assembled today and have to paint the trim piece red to match).

Pics don't do that V46 justice - it's fricken huge! I can carry a lot of beer in the saddle bags and trunk now. Everyones going to want to follow me! (kidding, I in no way support drinking and riding, but transporting without drinking is okay...)
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:09 AM
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gti20vturbo,
Those are the SW Motech quick lock frames, right? Did you get yours from Caribou? I have the Caribou panniers from another bike and was thinking about putting the Quick Lock mounts on the Versys. Would it be possible for you to take a photo of the bike with the bags and frames removed? I am interested in these frames because you can take them off and the bike looks pretty clean, or so I hear. But I have never seen a photo of the residue left after one removes the frames. Also, is Caribou's mount to the SW Motech frame solid? I loved the mounts for their bags for use with the BMW. Very substantial, and to my mind, more durable than the plastic molded mounting brackets I have seen on some cases.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:21 AM
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From our camping trip last year. Hope to have the wife be a little more willing to do without the kitchen sink this year.





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Old 04-06-2009, 11:34 AM
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searched the forum. there are lots of pics.
I made the thread for people to show off their own Versys with bags. Sure there are plenty of pics of Versys with bags but we all need to pic whore now and then.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:37 AM
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Also, is Caribou's mount to the SW Motech frame solid? I loved the mounts for their bags for use with the BMW. Very substantial, and to my mind, more durable than the plastic molded mounting brackets I have seen on some cases.

I will pop them off and take a pic but yeah you will not noticed any mounts unless you look hard. I did not buy the Caribou mounts. Seemed pretty silly to spend that much on brackets when all I have to do is turn four quick lock cams to remove the whole shooting match. My Pelicans are bolted right to the frames.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:08 PM
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"we all need to pic whore now and then"

That's all I need to hear!
















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Old 04-06-2009, 01:16 PM
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I like that shield. It's nice and clean looking.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:24 PM
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I sure like the looks of the hard bags, especially when they are painted to match.

I am using the soft luggage, because I do quite a bit of dirt road riding. Some of the roads get so rough, I am not sure the hard bags will stand up to the constant battering the washboard roads would subject them to.

The soft stuff just soaks up the bumps and no rattles or noise.

One thing sure to happen when riding the gravel stuff, is the bike will eventually wind up laying on it's side,(experience talking) usually a soft layover, but on it's side at any rate. The soft stuff even prevents the other plastic parts on the bike from getting scratched as well.

I guess the best of both worlds is to have a hard set for times on the pavement, and then soft for the trips that will contain some gravel.





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Old 04-06-2009, 08:12 PM
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Took this shot yesterday on my week-end trip thru Georgia. They've got some of the best roads in the country in north Georgia.

The '09 green Versys with matching bags gets my vote as the best looking bike!! They all look great.
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