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On the prowl for side cases

So I need someone to put this in layman's term for me please.

I love the way the GIVI Trekkers look. Will this hardware enable me to get the 33L or 46L Trekker series mounted to the bike?

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have you looked at the tusk boxes?

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have you looked at the tusk boxes?
Can't say that I have. I'll do some digging now, it's been a slow day at work so far

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Holy heck of a lot cheaper. I haven't looked into them too terribly much but did you have any problem with the rack? Can't find any KLE650 specific yet

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I think I'll whip something up like fasteddie did

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cheap cases

hey man. check out motostorm.it
they have the set for way cheaper than american prices.
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i got mine and the mounting rack for under 650 shipped.
and no import tax on motorcycle acessories
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Another vote for motostorm excellent service. good prices
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Kawasaki Versys SU Rack - Adventure-Proven Motorcycle Gear and Aluminum Panniers

is the only one i found but ya i was going to just mod a klr one when i get mine

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Tusk large aluminum side cases.
Happy Trails racks and mounting kit
Fasteddiecopeman says that you can use the Givi mounts and reduce the overall width by four inches.

here's a link

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...num-boxes.html

ktmduals (member here) rear rack.

You can haul a lot of S*** with these.
...and once ya fill them up - just strap more stuff on top.
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If you're in Southern Illinois then you can't be that far from me.

I'm out near Six Flags in Missouri - Near Pacific.

You are welcome to come look at mine.

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If you're in Southern Illinois then you can't be that far from me.

I'm out near Six Flags in Missouri - Near Pacific.

You are welcome to come look at mine.
I'm about 2 hours east of Eureka

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I only do a few trips a year. As a result I went a cheaper route. Top box and tank bag are on the bike all the time and get used daily for commuting. For saddle bags, which I only mount for touring, I use soft saddle bags which are not much more than $100 and require no mounts.
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I only do a few trips a year. As a result I went a cheaper route. Top box and tank bag are on the bike all the time and get used daily for commuting. For saddle bags, which I only mount for touring, I use soft saddle bags which are not much more than $100 and require no mounts.
What soft bags do you use, and how have they held up?
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I used twisted throttle's dryspec soft bags year rounds and they've held up great.

had thought about trying these nelson rig ones
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AC6XRPM/...135NPOTZ&psc=1
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I think I'll whip something up like fasteddie did
Here's a pic of my '08 w/ the big Tusks and GiVi mounts.



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Tusk large aluminum side cases.
Happy Trails racks and mounting kit
Fasteddiecopeman says that you can use the Givi mounts and reduce the overall width by four inches.

here's a link

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...num-boxes.html

ktmduals (member here) rear rack.

You can haul a lot of S*** with these.
...and once ya fill them up - just strap more stuff on top.

Look at the turn-sigs on both bikes to see how much narrower my set-up is.

The TUSK panniers are GOOD 'kit'...!

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Here's a pic of my '08 w/ the big Tusks and GiVi mounts.





Look at the turn-sigs on both bikes to see how much narrower my set-up is.

The TUSK panniers are GOOD 'kit'...!
I asked you about these and you replied - but I'm having some more questions.

1. do you have the part number for the Givi side carriers
2. does one need the kit for the top rack in order to mount the side carriers?

Your mounting has the side cases considerably lower than my mounting to the Happy Trails side carriers. Do those mnounts just hang lower, or did you add a modification?

I got a set of the smaller Tusk Side cases and wanted to mount them with the Givi sidecase mounts but unsure of the part number and if I need the topcase mount kit and if that would fit with my ktmduals rear rack

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Another vote for Motostorm.it

Just got my 58L top box the other day.

It looks freakin huge, so hopefully it comes in handy when I finally start doing some moto camping.

The side cases can actually open with the top case mounted.

Now I just need to get some lights added to the top case, cause it seems to cover up the OEM brake light a little.
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I asked you about these and you replied - but I'm having some more questions.

1. do you have the part number for the Givi side carriers
GiVi PL447 racks.

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2. does one need the kit for the top rack in order to mount the side carriers?
NOPE.

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Your mounting has the side cases considerably lower than my mounting to the Happy Trails side carriers. Do those mnounts just hang lower, or did you add a modification?
Any higher and I couldn't get the key into the slot to remove the seat. As it is, I remove the left Tusk's top to get the key in. I had my passenger sit on the bike while I measured where the bags should be, THEN started drilling holes...!

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...I got a set of the smaller Tusk Side cases and wanted to mount them with the Givi sidecase mounts but unsure of the part number and if I need the topcase mount kit and if that would fit with my ktmduals rear rack
On the '09 I HAD, together w/ the ktmduals rack, I used the same GiVi racks altho' the bags, while similar, were from a different maker.







and here is where they "died"...


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Thank you VERY much.

Givi shows a different part number for the '10-'14 models and a "mount kit" that says "KIT is offered to enable the mounting of the PL and PLX side case frames without mounting the rear Monorack luggage rack"

Also - both available varieties for mounting flat side cases are PLR450 series and are some sort of quick release.

Winter is almost here. I'll order some parts and put something together. Pics to follow

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Never have been a fan of hard side cases. I always used a large top case and soft saddle bags on the Versys when i needed them. The FJR came with hard side cases which i hardly use. I stick with my Givi 55L Topcase....

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