Has anyone managed to mount a Givi top rack with the OEM V35 racks? The OEM racks have the integrated grab rails but I looks like the Givi top rack may work. I thought I saw someone on here make it work but I can't find it again. Thanks.
You need to cut the grab rails off, grind the surface flat, paint it, whistle the anthem and then mount the FZ447 top box rails and mounting plate.
Kawasaki OEM side racks, grab rails cut off, FZ447 mounted, Bestem top box:
Close-up of FZ447 mounted on top of OEM rack, where grab rails used to be:
She's not as wide in the butt, without side cases :
I used the standard socket head screws that were in there, but I did away with the washers to get enough thread engagement which is less due to the added thickness of the FZ447 rails. A better solution is getting 5 mm longer screws.
Hmmm yep, you guys are correct. I am a dingbat. That is indeed the SW Motech top rack. I forgot that I abandoned my original plan to go with FZ447 and bought the SW instead, because it looked sturdier and comes with a generic top plate. That allowed me to mount the Bestem mounting plate and top box that I had already.