New way to install trunk - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
actar911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
New way to install trunk

Well got a JC Whitney trunk because my axio was already getting damaged but I did not want to get a trunk rack because I dont like the look of the trunk behind the bike. So since I am not using the passenger seat, I decided to install the trunk on the back seat
First I removed the cover and the foam front the passenger seat

Then inserted grommets in the cover to avoid ripping

Then installed the plate on the seat with 3 bolts and voila

Also doubles as a back rest


While I was at it, I had an extra helmet lock and installed it on the flasher extension so I have a place to lock my helmet when I dont have the cases on the bike


Just wabted to share my latest session in the garage, Now if it can only stop raining long enough for a ride!
actar911 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 12:17 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: roanoke Va.
Posts: 365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
guess you never want to carry a passenger???
tsunamichop007 is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 01:47 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Great idea, I happen to have an extra seat for my versys so looks like I found a use for it.Thanks actar911


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
freakshow is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
actar911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsunamichop007 View Post
guess you never want to carry a passenger???
Yep, got the bike so I would have my own little activity away from the kids and also commuting. But I do have an extra seat in case!
actar911 is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 10:17 AM
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Some guys on the Ninja 250 site have done something similar. What they did was remove the foam in the area where the trunk would mount and build up a wood block that sits between the seat pan and trunk mount. Then they filled in around it with foam they removed for the wood block and re stapled the cover back on. Cool mod but I couldnít do it. I have this hot little brunette that loves to sit on the back of my bikes.

ST1300, Versys, SV650S

Last edited by gti20vturbo; 07-30-2009 at 10:19 AM.
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 12:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Akron Ohio
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
"I have this hot little brunette that loves to sit on the back of my bikes. "

Really?! Whats his name! HA!

Sorry bud, but you left yourself wide open for that one. I couldnt help my self and had to be a little childish. Just a joke.
mcampana is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 05:43 PM
Member
 
E-nigma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to E-nigma
I would rate this mod highly for creativity.

However, this has to be one of the ugliest and most unfinished-looking mods I have ever seen.
E-nigma is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
actar911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-nigma View Post
However, this has to be one of the ugliest and most unfinished-looking mods I have ever seen.
Thanks for the positive feedback!
actar911 is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 09:56 PM
Member
 
E-nigma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to E-nigma
Quote:
Originally Posted by actar911 View Post
Thanks for the positive feedback!
Do you disagree with the assesment?

I'm only saying what others are too polite to say.

Why post pictures of such an unorthodox mod if you are so sensitive about what someone might say about it.
E-nigma is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 04:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Martinsville, IN
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
It doesn't look that bad. I just have to have a passenger from time to time.
jhedges is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
actar911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-nigma View Post
Do you disagree with the assesment?

I'm only saying what others are too polite to say.

Why post pictures of such an unorthodox mod if you are so sensitive about what someone might say about it.
The point of my reply in this case is just that you are allowed to disagree with a mod and not like it, but as you said "your are saying what others are too polite to say'' and I think this is the whole idea behind this forum. The purpose is to exchange on idea and mod and post them to get feedback and so far since the beginning, the feedback has been either positive or constructive and a lot of the people just might not like or even hate the mod but then just look at it and move on thus allowing more idea to be posted without having to think "will this get bashed".

An idea has to start somewhere and then get built on with constructive opinions and helpfull hints to either finally lead to a better mod. And as it has been said many times if you like your mod, then it is good. For my part, the reason to post was to show an idea and see if someone could give me hints on how to improve.

With this said on my part.
actar911 is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 07:33 AM
Member
 
brothercannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central VT
Posts: 852
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I think this mod has great potential. It's something I never thought of doing. Yeah it doesn't look perfect but since you have a spare seat, who cares. I really like the use of grommets. It would be great to come up with a way to do this with out cutting away all the foam. I've got some ideas but but they are a bit half baked.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"The things you own end up owning you." - Tyler Durden

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
brothercannon is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 11:34 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Burnsville, MN
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Hi actar911,

Your mod has inspired some new ideas about a mod I was considering. I wanted to mount a fuel cell above the passenger seat and was trying to figure out how to build something to hold it in place. If I chop off the back of my seat it looks like I can secure the cell much lower and the mount will be much simpler. The cost of the custom mount I was thinking of and a spare seat for when I don't use the fuel cell is probably a wash so I won't worry about chopping the back off my current seat.

Thanks for posting the pictures.

Pete

"Veni, Vidi, Velcro"-- I came, I saw, I stuck around.
pmdean650 is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcampana View Post
"I have this hot little brunette that loves to sit on the back of my bikes. "

Really?! Whats his name! HA!

Sorry bud, but you left yourself wide open for that one. I couldnt help my self and had to be a little childish. Just a joke.
You lost me, I donít see anywhere in my post that would point to the pillion being a male? Now sure about where you come from but dudes donít refer to dudes with the word "brunette" around here.

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 07:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Akron Ohio
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Just for you gti.

Definitions of joke on the Web:

a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he ...
jest: activity characterized by good humor
tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
antic: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
act in a funny or teasing way
a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
mcampana is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Member
 
blipco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: boston, MA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I did something similar to one of my bikes. I used long deck screws and just screwed through the foam than cut off the excess under the seat.No grommets. I didn't use any spacers (doesn't seem to need them) but someday I may trim some 1/4 inch copper tubing and push them through the foam.
blipco is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 01:28 PM
Member
 
Lours_Polaire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Way up north
Posts: 1,386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by gti20vturbo View Post
You lost me, I donít see anywhere in my post that would point to the pillion being a male? Now sure about where you come from but dudes donít refer to dudes with the word "brunette" around here.
I know it's an old post and that I'm jacking a bit but ...

Actualy GTI20VTurbo, "brunette" IS a girl/women and absolutely not a man
It's taken from the french, and is gender specific (female)
It means a woman whith brown or brownish hair and can't be applied to men (well, not a real one that is ... Gee I'm already confuse ...)
So you are absolutely right mentioning that "brunette" cannot be a man

Ciao All
LOP
Lours_Polaire is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 06:30 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
How does it feel to ride the bike with that trunk on the passenger seat?
I don't like riding with a passenger or stuff behind my back as it restricts the possibility to move around on the bike.
How do you get up on the bike?

/ Tommi
Tommi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome