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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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I plan on spending some money on my baby Versys because 'm going to use her. Here is my list of parts. please feel free to comment.
SW Motech centerstand, engine guards, sidestand footpad and foot pegs
R&G radiator guard, tank pads and front fender extender
OEM DC power port ($$$ but no splicing)
Givi Trekker 33n side cases, hand guards (2018 part to be manufactured)
Giant Loop dry bag (size TBA)
Rotopax gas and water containers with mounting points on rear OEM rack
Tires (TBA Conti or Shinko)
GPS (TBA)

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Radiator guard, you may want to skip on - the vx300 comes with one from the factory.

SW parts are great, but a lot of them are backordered :/
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you can make your own rad guard for about $5-10 FYI (home depot attic vent cover the metal mesh kind) and as for the dc out let what gen V do you have? if its 1st gen there is no factory aux wiring if its 2-3 gen all you need to add is a relay($2) and some connectors. no splicing ...
also might wanna think about a rear hugger and heated grips or grip puppies (a bigger grip makes for less hand cramping in my experience )

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side cases opinions

In my previous post, I stated that my plans are to use the GIVI Trekker 33n side cases mounted on PL4121 racks. After reading a post from another forum, I'm not so sure about that move. According to a post, and I'm paraphrasing, SW MOTECH will not make full grown racks for the X300 because they feel the frame (rack mounts) are not strong enough to hold a large load. I don't know for sure that statement is from SWM but....... Now they do make a Legend series rack and bags but that system is small and in my opinion doesn't look right on an Adventure bike. The OEM Kawasaki cases are 17L and are made of plastic. I want/need something bigger. So, how much does one of the OEM cases weigh?
Should I go with the new GIVI soft bags, GRT 709 or maybe the Kriega OS32?
The bike will be used 70% road 30% Adventure riding.
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There are some pretty-whizzy soft bags out there, including a set that forms a big "U" over the seat, and are waterproof. I believe they are called "Great Basin bag from Giant Loop", and you can get them, I believe, from the fellow who makes and sells the "Thermo-Bob".

http://www.watt-man.com/uploads/GreatBasinReview.pdf

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