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I am having trouble sourcing a quality top rack to carry my MotoFizz (medium) soft gear bag. I prefer not having to make any mods to the bike and don't want to loose the grab rails - if possible - but not a deal breaker. I really want something that looks good with a big enough plate to support up to 30-40 lbs. Would appreciate any and all suggestions, pics and links. TIA
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Go to twistedthrottle.com and search for the Alu Rack. It is a robust rack with which you also need to order an adapter plate to fit either various hard boxes or a plate which accepts soft luggage. It is used in place of your grab handles but has it's own which are much sturdier than the stockers. From personal experience I can tell you it will carry the weight you need. Another plus is when not carrying bags it is more pleasing to the eye than a luggage specific rack such as the Givi rack. Also it's flat surface is a good base for self modifications.
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Go to twistedthrottle.com and search for the Alu Rack. It is a robust rack with which you also need to order an adapter plate to fit either various hard boxes or a plate which accepts soft luggage. It is used in place of your grab handles but has it's own which are much sturdier than the stockers. From personal experience I can tell you it will carry the weight you need. Another plus is when not carrying bags it is more pleasing to the eye than a luggage specific rack such as the Givi rack. Also it's flat surface is a good base for self modifications.
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Went there but didn't find a Versys specific one. Part #???

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There is a Versys specific one, I'll post it when I find the paperwork. Mine is a 2009. If you get it ask them for longer bolts tor the grab handle part. The ones they give you barely make it.
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This http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/3906/
is what I have, and I what I believe the other fella is referring to. It bolts on in place of the grab rails, but they are integrated into the design. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Hope that helps.
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I went with SHAD. They have a rack and trunk for the V. Love it with no problems at all
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Went there but didn't find a Versys specific one. Part #???

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THANKS BLIPCO that's just what I am lookong for. For others interested the P/N for the aluminum top rack is GPT.08.391.100/B_r01 (cost $150). The P/N for the adaptive plate to mount soft luggage is GPT.00.152.430 (cost $55).
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Don't forget to tell them you need three bayonet fasteners for the adaptor plate. And ask them for grab handle bolts 10mm longer than what they usually send out. I'm sure they will tell you that they never had a complaint, that's because, like me, after a trip to the hardware store, you're so happy to see it done you forget about it.
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