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Versys Cases & Givi Mount

I was looking at getting the Kawasaki Versys side cases. They are obviously made by Givi except they have the red accent and say Versys on the side. The Kawasaki accessory book says you can't have a Kawasaki trunk (also Givi) and side cases at the same time. Is this just because of the type of Givi mounts that Kawasaki offers? Can I use a different Givi or other mfgs. mount for side cases and trunk?

Here is what I want to do: Have Kasasaki (Givi) Versys side cases and a Givi trunk that I can easily add remove as required for my ride.

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Brian, welcome from another new member.

I have just finished a similar inquiry to what you are doing, and here's what I can tell you:

1. The Kawi sidecases don't really come in red. That picture was just for the add and it has confused a bunch of people. They are only available in gloss black.
2. You are right that they are identical to the Givi V35 cases. The only difference is the logo.
3. From what I can gather, you can do what you want by either using the SW-Motech racks & top rack OR the Givi racks and top rack.
4. The Kawi sideracks are made by Givi, but it is a little different so it is not compatible with the Givi top rack.
5. I think the Kawi toprack is made by SW-Motech, so I would assume it can be used with the Motech sideracks, but don't quote me on that.
6. Lots of folks are painting their trim panels to match the Passion Red of the bike. That's what I plan to do.

Good luck in your search.

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Go to twistedthrottle.com and look up the GIVI side and top racks. That is what you want for this bike. You can get the Kawi cases, the color panels are an extra option.

Top Rack:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/3944/652/

Side cases for the PLX bags:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/3947/652/

The trim kit gets confusing. On the US kawi site - the trim kit shows red but then if you read the description it states black only. If you go to the Canadian kawi site it shows the trim kits in various colors:
http://www.kawasaki.ca/accessories/v...-luggage/116_2
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Thanks for the info.

Great information and the links were handy also.
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I have the sw motech side racks (with givi bags) and the kawasaki top rack (made by sw motech). You cant use the givi side racks with sw motech top rack(Or kawasaki brand). You can use the givi side racks with the givi top rack.

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Nice setup

I like your setup. Is that the Givi windscreen also? Did you mount a regular Pelican case to the trunk rack?
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That is a calscientific windshield. Mounted the pelican straight to the oe rack plate. It is also drilled for my givi rack.
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Keep this information coming. The 50-States version is supposed to be released in CA next month and I have saved enough $ to purchase the first 2009 that hits PCP Mototrsports floor.

What will the Givi side cases and brackets set me back?

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Golfmuch has about $650 in his PLX rack and V35 sidecases. Ain't a cheap farkle, for sure! Of course, those will be high on my list....it's a long list
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I just noticed that on Twisted Throttles site they state due to the irregular shape of the V35 they will not hold a normal full face helmet??? Any input from you V35 folks out there?
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I saw a post somewhere that you could get a full face helmet in a V35 with a little extra force. I got the E52 top case so that I could store my helmet.
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Does the Versys have a helmet(s) lock? If not can one be mounted in a useable spot on the sidecase rack?

Feels like the Holiday season now that I know the Versys is being released in CA. Now who has the best price

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There are helmet locks on either side under the seat.
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I just noticed that on Twisted Throttles site they state due to the irregular shape of the V35 they will not hold a normal full face helmet??? Any input from you V35 folks out there?
A full face helmet will not fit in the v35 sidecase (at least mine doesn't - large shoei rf1000)
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I have never liked the givi e 21 side cases but they look great on the versys. They look like they were made for it. If I had it to do over again I would go with the top loaders. They even have a more narrow look than the v 35s. I have noticed that my bike is alot wider than my friends st 1300.
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This is the post I saw about a full face helmet fitting in the V35 side cases(http://forums.kawasakiversys.com/sho...03&postcount=5). Haven't tried it so I don't know for sure.
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Does anyone have a picture of the mounting rack for the e 21 cases?

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There are helmet locks on either side under the seat.
Except once you add the racks it's a pain to get to the key lock. If I have room I put my helmet in the top box - but it won't fit in the side cases (Scorpion EXO 1000).
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This is the post I saw about a full face helmet fitting in the V35 side cases(http://forums.kawasakiversys.com/sho...03&postcount=5). Haven't tried it so I don't know for sure.
I have the Kawi Versions and My n100e Nolan Sz L fits quite well-As long as you face it the right way!!
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I have the sw motech side racks (with givi bags) and the kawasaki top rack (made by sw motech). You cant use the givi side racks with sw motech top rack(Or kawasaki brand). You can use the givi side racks with the givi top rack.

This is about what I want! I already have a pelican case which I would like to mount on the back. So sounds like the sw motech rack is what I should get! When I checked twistedthrottle.com there was no picture of the sw motech rear rack. Does anyone have a picture of just the rear rack without a top case mounted on it?
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