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Hi All I'm thinking of getting the SW Motech-TraX 37-liter EVO ALU-BOX for my 2012 Versys. Does anyone have these and can comment on good or bad points? Do I have to get the SW mounting rails or do I have a choice? Anything I'm forgetting?

PS I had the regular Givi 35's on my 2008 Versys and was not really happy with the look, price or quality.

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I am also interested in someone's feedback on this question... I have soft bags now, but would be willing to upgrade if I find the right "fit."
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My buddy has a set on his Versys they look great but there not waterproof. Hope it helps.Ride Safe
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I've got about 44,000 miles of Trax "experience" on my Versys. 10,000 miles on the latest Trax EVO cases.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post16488085

The lastest generation of the EVO case is happily waterproofed now and with the water leakage of the 1st generation cases fixed, I'm a happy camper.



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Those look great! Awesome write-up as well. Now if I only had a spare grand laying around here somewhere...
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I have had no issues with mine either...fit is perfect. Look good and super easy to remove.
Rigged for camping

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Thanks everyone! I'm so torn whether to spend over $1000 or try the new Givi easy bags (T493) for $150. On my old Versys I used the Givi hard bags rarely. If the T493's didn't work out (I've never had soft luggage before) it's not a huge loss.

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Heres what i went with kinda in the middle of hard bags and throw over soft bags
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=12317

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Heres what i went with kinda in the middle of hard bags and throw over soft bags
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=12317

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They look a lot like the new Givi's but with the mounting, thanks for sharing. If I could find them in Canada I would be interested.

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get a hold of tony at www.bluestreakracing.ca he got me mine ..


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My buddy has a set on his Versys they look great but there not waterproof. Hope it helps.Ride Safe
They are wonderful if you plan on taking your gold fish along for the trip;-)

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They fixed this.....

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I didn't know that they had fixed the leaking issue, do they still send them with waterproof saddle bag liners? Ride Safe.
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I didn't know that they had fixed the leaking issue, do they still send them with waterproof saddle bag liners? Ride Safe.
Yea they fixed them they no longer drain the water that leaks in from the top Now you have to drill drain holes in the bottom
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My EVO's still came with a liner.


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Love mine. Very durable, reasonably secure, and they look great. Mine were shipped with liners but I rarely use them. Rode in numerous rain showers for three days last spring with no leakage whatsoever.



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Yea they fixed them they no longer drain the water that leaks in from the top Now you have to drill drain holes in the bottom

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Anyone have experience buying this trax system used? I don't have the funds for a new set-up, especially not having any racks of any sort. What would be an appropriate price?
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Question: How accomodating are the 37L Trax with a passenger?
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They are fine really even with passenger. Only downside is the freakin' key locks, they suck. The rest is very high quality and nice finish. The boxes are now waterproof and if that wasnt enough they come with a waterproof bag inside, so basically I'm confident enough to carry around a 5000$ camera kit in there.

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