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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got through the advanced security clearance required to ask a question about a motorcycle. Just a quick couple of hours, fingerprinting and an interview with homeland security (pending). So here is my Q:

My girlfriend is the worst passenger ever. Is there a sissy bar available for the '14 Versys ABS? I'm afraid she will go flying off the back. Actually, after an hour or so of her not doing what I ask her to do (like please hold on when I'm pulling away from a light) I'm half temped to punch the throttle.

Yea, I did a search, not much info out there, all of it dated.
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Just put a top case on the bike...My girl won't ride without one on. It makes her feel secure...

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Another vote for a top box. Lot's of choices from Givi and Shad plus you get lockable storage space for commuting.

Givi Monolock are made of a harder plastic and have a nicer finish and more expensive look but are slightly more pricey, Givi Monokey and Shad are more value oriented and are made of softer, more flexible ABS plastic. I have the Monolock Givi B33 which is a good size for the 650 as it does not overwhelm the rear of the bike as some bigger top boxes do but is still big enough to hold a large FF helmet or 2 bags of groceries. They clip on and off the rear rack with the locking key so they cannot be removed by a passer by. You also require the purchase of a rear rack (Givi or SW-Motech) and an attachment plate specific to your top box type. Attachment plates are either Givi MonoKey, Givi MonoLock or Shad and are sold separately.



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IF you'd prefer the sissy-bar, I'm sure ANY good welding shop could cobble something up for fairly cheap. Then "rattle-can" it black.

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I made one out of a tall backrest (off a 1500 Vulcan Classic). Sold it to some gent here on the site when I got a top case, maybe he'll post a pic of it.
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Top case , back rest and storage
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After several attempts on my life I banished my wife from the pillion position.
She will not be allowed back on until she takes a motorcycle safety course and gets her license.
I'm hoping that if she learns to ride she will be a better passenger (worked for my daughters).

Another vote for the tail trunk.
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