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Versys OEM Tail Bag

I ordered this tail bag after selling my Givi E55 top case. This bag gives the bike a totally different look than with the J-Lo trunk.

I think I'll enjoy the more compact profile and, when the rain here in Oregon stops this weekend, I'll have to see how/if the handling has changed.

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From looking at pics of the bag prior to ordering, it looked like the Kawasaki logo was embroidered. It is not. The letters are made of a sort of "rubberized" material that is pretty strongly adhered to the nylon of the bag.

I thought about trying to pick them off but didn't want to risk it. Call me cheesy if you'd like, but I decided to spend a couple of dollars on a lime green sharpie and color the light gray letters to match the bike. I think it turned out pretty well.

The top and the sides of the bag are rigid and will keep its shape well. Inside, there is a small zippered pouch at the rear of the bag. I'm not sure I'd store anything important in there... maybe a cheap map or something.

All in all, I'm pleased with the purchase!
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Nice...where did you order that from?
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I have a problem swinging my leg up high enough to get if over a tail bag mounted on the passenger seat.
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I have a problem swinging my leg up high enough to get if over a tail bag mounted on the passenger seat.
I have a problem with you bragging that you can swing your leg over the seat. Well actually jealous
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Nice...where did you order that from?
It is only available from Kawasaki dealers. I ordered mine from the Kawi dealer in Hillsboro, OR. The other dealerships around me never got back to me concerning my request. I had them ship it down to me.

Your local shop should be able to order it. MSRP listed at Kawasaki.com at the time of this writing is US$89.95. The part number is: K57003-107 and it's listed as "Soft Top Case, Versys"
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Looks great! If you don't have a local Kawa dealer I found the same bags on Amazon for the same price
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Looks great! If you don't have a local Kawa dealer I found the same bags on Amazon for the same price
Have a link? I looked pretty extensively for this exact bag but couldn't find it for sale online anywhere. Thanks!
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http://www.amazon.com/Kawasaki-OEM-Motorcycle-Versys-K57003-107/dp/B0083UF6IK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1337794530&sr=8-3
Hopefully that link works, I'm doing this from my phone and I'm not sure if that link only works for the mobile site. Either way, you can search for "Kawasaki Versys oem" and its one of the first items
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Hopefully that link works, I'm doing this from my phone and I'm not sure if that link only works for the mobile site. Either way, you can search for "Kawasaki Versys oem" and its one of the first items
It does. Great info for the group, thanks!
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Beat ya to it a few months ago here on the forum! haha I'm kidding.But It's a great bag I thought I would take it off once in a whole but it is so handy and looks great that it hasn't left my bike at all.
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Beat ya to it a few months ago here on the forum! haha I'm kidding.But It's a great bag I thought I would take it off once in a whole but it is so handy and looks great that it hasn't left my bike at all.
Hah! Yes, your post was helpful in determining whether I wanted to buy one. I was just showing off my "special" $2 mod with the green ink. LOL.

Since the bag itself is secure to the bike, I don't plan on removing mine either - unless I need a bigger bag for longer trips occasionally.
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For those that have this fella: how water resistant would you consider this thing to be?

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Sorry but I don't see the point of this. My top case can take my helmet and other stuff; what can you actually fit into this thing?
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No need to apologize. Different strokes for different folks and all...

For me, a shorter, more sporty profile was the goal. I don't go on extended trips and only need room for a few items for day trips; a couple of bottles of water, energy bars, tire plugs, small first aid kit, etc.

If I find I need more room in the future, I'll purchase side racks and luggage.
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I happen to like my new J-lo top-case...
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I happen to like my new J-lo top-case...
Awesome! Glad you are enjoying it. I definitely did appreciate the security the case provides. And, even though she's a diva, J-Lo is good in my book.
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Looks good!

Is it pretty easy to pop off for the two up stuff?

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Hi AMA213,

Yes. Remove the seat then pull the velcro straps loose and it's off.
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