Join Date: May 2018
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I have a V1k and was looking for a back rest. Places like Dragonís Lair had a backrest only, but too expensive at $500 IMHO. Be careful of attaching one to your luggage rack plate on the back. On the V1k itís rated for something like 13 pounds. From my understanding, having your wife or pillion tumbling down the road at 70mph is in bad form and not easy to explaining to your in-laws convincingly.
The other option was a factory-original or Givi top box,which Iím pretty sure makes the Kawasaki OE bags. I think the 47-something liter Givi Top box was going to be almost $500 all in with a backrest. Still, the 13 pound limit on my bike rack concerned me for pillion safety.
There is a company out there that makes a backrest only that is actually bolted through the seat itself underneath. Not sure how it works on the 650, or of it works at all.
I think Corbin has an option for a seat/backrest too, but at about $800 and Iíve seen mixed reviews about the company in here.
With all the pollution and climate change, what kind of world will we leave Keith Richards?