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Has anybody who has put side cases and a rear rack on there Versys had issue with keeping the front wheel on the ground....gonna run givi e35 side cases and a seahorse 720 on the tail pack with a 2 gallon roto pack......thoughts???

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I have heard that the reason Kawasaki do not approve of fitting both panniers and a topbox is too much rearward weight bias and that there is a risk of the front end washing out. I've been told this from a couple of sources and I know of two Versys riders that crashed while riding with this set -up. Saying all that, my intention on my euro tour this year is to go for the Givi set-up and add a 33ltr topbox which will be kept virtually empty so that I can use it as helmet storage while off the bike.

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I never had any trouble with it. I rode like this for about 4000 miles before I changed out the top box for some dry bags.


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I don't see how this would be any more of a problem than riding 2-up, unless you fill the topbox with lead ingots. Just make sure the rear suspension and tire pressure is adjusted for the added weight...
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When I have all the boxes loaded up I just take the front wheel off. Better MPG that way.
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Has anybody who has put side cases and a rear rack on there Versys had issue with keeping the front wheel on the ground....gonna run givi e35 side cases and a seahorse 720 on the tail pack with a 2 gallon roto pack......thoughts???
I've put ~30k miles on mine, much of it loaded-down as seen below, going back and forth across North America from the midwest and south FL - all the way to AK and NW Canuckistan and back - and have had no issues.
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