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Offline jbobst

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Rear rack and top case question
on: December 30, 2018, 03:28:24 PM
When I  bought my used 2016 V1K last summer, it came with a Kawasaki rear rack that is a top case base plate.  But no top case.  Looking on Kawasaki's website, it looks like they sell a KQR 47 Liter top case for $274, but then I have to buy trim pieces, a key system, and back pad to complete it.  Is there a cheaper aftermarket alternative that will work with my base plate?  I don't need it lockable necessarily, but it would be nice to have extra storage, and more importantly a back rest for the occasional ride with my wife.

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Re: Rear rack and top case question
Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 04:06:29 PM
The Kawasaki branded cases are basically GIVI product.

I'm not aware of any cases that don't lock and having a matched key is useful but, for me, not essential

So, I would recommend a GIVI Monokey case which should fit directly onto your existing top box plate, if you want/need a back rest then they are readily available through a GIVI supplier

The GIVI range is very extensive and you should find something that suits your pocket and meets your needs, GIVI is also great quality, I have a Maxia case which has been on several different bikes over a good few years and it is still great

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Re: Rear rack and top case question
Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 01:11:51 PM
You can also look at the Kappa range, which are also produced by Givi but at a budget price point (in comparison with Givi!)
The Kappa range also secure the same as the Givi and the base plates are interchangeable. Just make sure to use the same type, either Monokey or Monolock, depending on your base plate.

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Re: Rear rack and top case question
Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 03:29:39 PM
The Kawa case is basically a rebranded GIVI V47. But you will also need the SR4105 top case rack to mount it.

Keep and eye online as Ebay has been doing 10-20% off deals off of everything on the site once every few months for the last year or so. Thats how I got my V47 and mount rack for relatively cheap.

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Re: Rear rack and top case question
Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 08:10:15 PM
 Is the 11 lbs/ 5kg max load realistic?

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Re: Rear rack and top case question
Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 01:30:49 AM
I am putting a SHAD topbox and plate on my bike when it arrives,currently have it fitted to my sx,they are good quality with a backrest and plate for two thirds the price of a Givi.