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hilltribe 07-21-2017 01:13 PM

Panniers
 
Has anyone seen up close or have the Kawasaki panniers for the 300x? In some ways I like the solid type panniers. In the pics they don't seem too bulky and offer some protection if the bike gets laid down. Soft luggage often requires straps to go around and underneath. I'm wondering if these can be taken off the mounting frame readily. Was not going to order them and now like the idea better even though they are overpriced but I do get 10% off.

Meljay 07-24-2017 11:35 PM

The panniers can be removed. 4 internal bolts. 2 on side and 2 on bottom. The brackets are in an 'L ' formation. The mounting brackets can also be removed after pannier removal

IBleedGreen 07-28-2017 06:54 AM

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Here ya go. We took delivery of ours on Monday and we purchased the panniers and hand guards. Hope this helps.

hilltribe 07-28-2017 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by IBleedGreen (Post 1418322)
Here ya go. We took delivery of ours on Monday and we purchased the panniers and hand guards. Hope this helps.

Thanks IBG. Looks like a nice close fit so as to keep things trim. My panniers are in at dealer and now waiting on accessory lights on engine guard to arrive. Did not get hand guards but maybe later.

IBleedGreen 07-28-2017 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by hilltribe (Post 1418354)
Thanks IBG. Looks like a nice close fit so as to keep things trim. My panniers are in at dealer and now waiting on accessory lights on engine guard to arrive. Did not get hand guards but maybe later.

No problem. I hope someone comes out with a quick release for them. It sure would come in handy for cleaning purposes.

JeffR!1234 02-19-2018 08:08 PM

I know this is an older post but will these sidecases hold a 1/2 helmet? I think I read that it is 8" across but I'm not sure if it is at the wide end or in the middle where it is narrower. I have been on the Shad site and the 23L cases and the rack are $400. In the pictures I like the looks of the stock Kaw sidecases but not sure how much they can fit. I know they are 17L but not sure how to compare that with real life stuff.

weljo2001 02-19-2018 08:14 PM


SteveJ 02-20-2018 08:55 AM

Something to keep in mind with hard panniers: If your foot gets caught under them you have a much higher risk of injury.

My KLR has Pelican side cases with a slip off mounting system. Works well on a tip over, the bag pops up and dis-mounts. I'll try to post up a pic or three if anyone is interested.

danwray 02-20-2018 12:30 PM

I'm interested

TexH 02-20-2018 02:19 PM

Panniers
 
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Finally got the Shad panniers and brackets. Nice fit and are very stable.

Attachment 146090

Attachment 146098

Tex
Lajitas TX

chucksklrst 02-20-2018 03:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hilltribe (Post 1415586)
Has anyone seen up close or have the Kawasaki panniers for the 300x? In some ways I like the solid type panniers. In the pics they don't seem too bulky and offer some protection if the bike gets laid down. Soft luggage often requires straps to go around and underneath. I'm wondering if these can be taken off the mounting frame readily. Was not going to order them and now like the idea better even though they are overpriced but I do get 10% off.

Save your money and go with Shad panniers. They are removable with out tools and less expensive.

shad-side-case-support-brackets-kawasaki-Versys-x300

chucksklrst 02-20-2018 03:33 PM

I really like mine also. they come off with out tools and the mounting brackets 3P look good when running with out the bags. .

SteveJ 02-21-2018 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by danwray (Post 1508618)
I'm interested

I'm a Luddite as far as getting pics from my Google account to post up.

Iff'n you want, I can email or text to ya. Shoot me a PM if you want.

SteveJ 02-22-2018 09:22 AM

never mind

fgaston 02-23-2018 12:05 AM

[QUOTE=TexH;1508698]Finally got the Shad panniers and brackets. Nice fit and are very stable.

Thanks for the post and pictures-they look designed for this bike. Just ordered a set.

CheesyRider 05-31-2018 10:14 PM

I just ordered the Shad S23 luggage from Revzilla. The cases are on sale for $191.25. According to customer service, the sale ends today 5/31/18. I wish I could have passed along that information sooner!

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...h23-side-cases

Unfortunately, the mounting hardware is not on sale.

CheesyRider 08-09-2018 11:52 AM

I finally got my shad luggage installed. The mounting hardware was on backorder for awhile.

https://s20.postimg.cc/d02kgpbfx/20180809_105626.jpg

click here for more photos

fasteddiecopeman 08-09-2018 03:17 PM

Good looking set-up!

wheels2ride 08-15-2018 09:09 AM

I went with the soft Dry-SPEC bags. I use hard side cases on other bikes for trips and end up carrying tools and some overflow clothing stuff in them. I will stick with these BUT, my issue is they rub the paint off of the rear side panels. I use a small dry duffle for most of my clothes strapped to the passenger seat. I do not ride double.

fasteddiecopeman 08-15-2018 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by wheels2ride (Post 1584685)
...I will stick with these BUT, my issue is they rub the paint off of the rear side panels....

Suggest you buy some of that 3M clear plastic 'paint-protection' tape, and put it where you need protection.

I've done that on the side-panels as well as on the gas tank to protect from zippers. You can see it above the seat anchor piece in this pic.

https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ictureid=24706


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