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— Kawasaki Versys and Accessories

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The Kawasaki Versys


The Kawasaki Versys shown in the photos have outfitted with Genuine Accessory Vario Windshields, are manufactured by MRA for Kawasaki (See the w BW Fairings Windscreens page).

windshield, similar to other MRA adds an adjustable top spoiler, height and air flow adjustments to be by the rider. Comparatively, the replacement is about 1.5 inches taller and 3 inches wider than the shield.

However, givens its and the spoiler, this accessory does an effective job of creating a clean air pocket, especially at speeds — bug count has significantly reduced as a result, is always a good thing, with a full face

For expediency to satisfy commuting and purposes we mounted our aging Voyager soft saddlebags have been used on a of motorcycles over the years. versatile units mount in a of minutes, thanks in large to their simple strap the under-frame exhaust system and access to the rear trellis which provides ideal and mounting points.

The bags, with our also aging bags (Oxford and Travel Bag provide lots of storage and while the increased weight is the Versys remains stable at all

GIVI Luggage

Acknowledging patience is truly a virtue, we had waiting with some for the GIVI accessory items produced for the Versys to become widely available. Another snagged the first set, so we had to a bit longer. With patience and the kits exchanged across the we have now gotten both kits installed on the Ebony

To allow for a progressive build-up and first up was the Monorack kit. The effort, no thanks to the poor went on in about 30 minutes. The kit is of mild steel, oval in with a matte black coating.

Although it blends in well, broader oval was used, rather than tubing that is used for the PLX bracket kit. Appreciating concerns, using the same tubing for both kits have allowed the accessory to better blend into the trellis frame for far better

With the Monorack installed, a new V46 MONOKEY trunk previously was snapped into place. larger would overpower the of the whole setup and based on the age old law of versus utilization, could result in an unstable load. a versatility perspective the trunk used between virtually all the so it’s a good investment.

Installation of the second piece of the ensemble, the PLX447 kit, has been completed as well. kit is fabricated, except for the mating of round tubing, with the coating as used on the rack

We did not even utilize the instructions for installation as it’s a relatively exercise. As the two kits need to be it is a good idea to loosen off the installed to-be-shared Monorack mounts. Outside of exchanging of the rack mounting bolts for items (supplied) to accommodate the kit brackets, no problems were

It took longer to remove and the signal lights using the pieces than it did to install bracket kits — go Note: the pictures provided be used when repositioning the lights as the brackets can be mounted either an inward or an outward to clear the PLX bags when are mounted, the signal lights be installed with the bracket inwards on either side.

We did out that with repositioning the the left hand signal wire is now just a tad short. It was to get it connected (the left and signal light harnesses, identically wired, have connectors and thus cannot be — darn!).

With lesson learned, and for a more installation, an extension harness be fabricated, or a shortcut hole be drilled through each of the lower rear fender at light level. This allow the wires to be pulled through and run up to under the passenger of the seat, where the wiring are located.

Note that to run the signal light wires up the rear fender and the side into the access point is narrow and it takes a bit of patience. done, we then reviewed the instructions and discovered that all had been covered, albeit in a different order and manner and should have been over, was.

As only the new PLX of side case can be used this bracket, a set of V35 saddlebags, a silver insert, were for mounting and photography purposes. whole ensemble turns the into what we are terming the Adventure. Said other owner who received the GIVI had already installed the complete set of and departed on a trip.

Consequently we are anxiously awaiting his to see how it all worked for him.

Awaiting is the TomTom Rider GPS. We both a handlebar and a brake/clutch mount for the unit, and we shall see if the accessory line is to be found the front fairing assembly, will make this job a bit

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All the GIVI components can be from GIVI Canada or your local Kawasaki as a genuine accessory. Installation allow for: a top case using the FZ447 Monorack two side cases using the kit; or, mounting of three using both kits.

that while the provided are minimal and typically confusing, the pictures that are part of the set should allow most to be successfully completed. We have done up some more installations instructions for other accessories and passed them to the Kawasaki Canada representative for use, and hopefully posting and — we will likely do the for these kits as well.

GIVI PLX mounting kit is specifically for the individual motorcycle to provide a closer fit than other This approach also to reduce the overall bracket and bag width, improving aerodynamics and

A MONOKEY top case is recommended for use on the as these are oriented more motorcycle use with a wider of styles and sizes. For the side a PLX style bag, like the new must be used on the PLX bracket; style side cases not work. The V35 side cases can be to the GIVI MONOKEY or MONOLOCK top using a GIVI Z228 cylinder kit, which is separately.

The GIVI V35 bags can be with either the Burnt or Ebony colour matched insert — a nice touch. The Low Gel Seat, as identified in the article, is also available Kawasaki and comes embroidered the Versys logo.

Other are listed on the UK website and our dealer is that Kawasaki Canada add them to the availability list as

Twisted Throttle is also the SW-MOTECH Quick-Lock Contour for the GIVI V35 PLX cases and the Quick-Lock for GIVI, Hepco-Becker and Krauser Accordingly we are pursuing this as a possible option route for the Orange Versys.

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From (04/11): I enjoy your and was wondering what you needed to the v35 cases with the shad top to the Kawasaki Versys. I have a top case with their based on your review but I to add v35 side cases. Can I get away just the PLX447 without the kit or do I the adapter kit like I do not have a top Thanks for your help.

2008 Versys.

HBC’s In the original Versys and SHAD articles, I had eluded to the possibility of the GIVI V35 side cases with a SHAD top case, but in the end the two sets of mounting brackets going to work, even initially it looked like it be done, at least not without serious machining or welding.

what I did have installed both Versys got traded, was the FZ447 and the PLX447 kits form a single integrated system for a top case (Givi or and the V35 cases.

So short answer is yes both kits are the optimum for a solution, that will let you adapt the carrier for another like SHAD.

The left and bracket pieces of the Givi carrier kit has a top strip welded on, is drilled for the standard Givi — specific model or the plate. The reason I mention is that the SHAD metal that came with top case kit can be mounted on almost given its multiple hole and as such, it is very adaptable.

I still have the (now Givi FZ447 and PL447 on the shelf and once I took look at the pieces, I think the SHAD plate can be bolted on, the holes drilled on the left and Givi bracket pieces you may have to drill some new in the Shad plate).

An alternative, I used for the first installation, a rectangular sheet of aluminum was drilled as the initial plate to to the two Givi side brackets. this done, you can drill piece for whatever pattern you to match the SHAD metal and then bolts these two together. The Shad top case can be screwed on and the top case installed.

Another option is the SW-Motech kits for side case, but not if there is a compatible carrier kit can be bolted on as well and they some unique features.

are a couple of other manufacturers make basic side frame kits for the Versys and have adapters to fit various like the v35.

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Finally, back to SHAD, an alternative you have possibly investigated as how you already have the SHAD Top kit mounted is to get the companion SHAD Master kit for your Versys.

I got the chance to install and use this but it gets good reviews and it provide a more integrated and more capacity if needed 42/43L) over the v35 items. short answer made hope this helps.

E.S. (2/09): You have a interesting website, please up the good job. I can easily a couple of hours (that I have) reading your

I have recently bought a and now while waiting for the spring I’m of different ways to equip the I have read you article you test the FAMSA tank set 260/7 on the Versys. I think it good and I presume that the also is good.

I plan to buy the set but since I have to order it England (live in Sweden Scandinavia) I must be sure everything works out fine it will cost me too much to it.

You write that the bag fits the rather good. Could you on the fit, does it fit with no at all? Do all the straps, hooks/catches etc or do they have to be shortened or in some way?

Is it easy to and dismount the bag/bags?

FAMSA is a custom fit tank bag for the Versys FA244/48 Kawasaki Versys 650 Max Tank Bag. Do you happen to if it is possible to connect FAMSA’s panniers to the FA244/48?


1. Regarding the FA244/48 — I had to the US retailer about the new bag for the Versys last fall, when it was released, as he said they in stock. However, he did state the new bag was just the tank bag and mounting and that it did not have the fittings for the pannier or side bags, he knew I was hoping they produce. So, from pictures I seen, this bag would not be to have the tank pannier mounted to it (no zippers).

2. The 260/7 tank set sold for the is (virtually) a perfect fit on the Versys and if the bag is relatively forward, the cutout for the gas cap just where it should.

The bag itself works really on the Versys and after using it a longer period of time, the observation is that the tank bag is one inch wider than The sides of the bag and the handlebars will when turned lock to but this situation is not severe you have other equipment on the handlebars.

I have a Garmin 550 on a RAM mount on the left handlebar and it pushes up against the tank bag if the are turned sharply to the left or the steering lock was used. But it was a tolerable situation for me. Depending on is in the bag, it may or may not be an issue.

3. Adaptations

a. the neck strap and back straps work without other than adjusting for the proper fitment front to The front neck strap loop around the steering and behind the small tang the steering head and radiator, so is not an issue.

The back straps work well, as the small can be mounted at the rear of the tank and will sit flat, so they do not with the seat or anything The tank pad, as designed, a scratch protector for the tank the bag is not being used.

b. The bottom can be used directly on the mid-engine that runs horizontally the side of the engine — it is located for this use. You can use the item or use a short length of strap with plastic adjusters. On one Versys I used the strap, on the other one, a length of strap was used, keep the bottom of the tank bag very secure.

c. The original Y-strap can be used the kit by re-adjusting the lengths of the nylon but a better solution is to remove it and use a single long piece of strap (similar to the original and run it from the top mounting point inside the side fairing between it and the small diameter tubing and then out the front to the forward tank pannier point. As both ends plastic adjusters. This is the way to secure the bags using two points.

d. Outside of the minor issue of the main tank I have had no problems with this tank set on the Versys and the gets very positive no matter where we are.

The panniers can be removed in about one flat (depending on how secure the is) and the tank bag just unzips the tank base when not and only needs to be unzipped three-quarters of the way to allow it to be pulled up for up.

4. The tank set is not ‘perfect’ as it wasn’t designed for the Versys, but its the closest fit I found in adapting something this. There are other tank pannier kits out but nothing works as well, or as good as the FAMSA tankset.

5. On a note I do know that you can order a tank pad and tank set, without the tank bag I bought one of these to use on the second as we already had two of the original 260 tank

I hope this information somewhat. and that your goes OK, the Versys is a superb and with a few good accessories can do more. Let us know how it all works

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