Active Topics


Author Topic: Aftermarket panniers and top box  (Read 719 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

#10

Offline CraigZ

  • SX Member
  • **
  • Posts: 61
  • Bike: 2017 Z1000SX
  • City / Town: Kent
  • Country: UK
Re: Aftermarket panniers and top box
Reply #10 on: 22 Jun 20, 12:50:57
*Originally Posted by burty [+]
I can't see why you would choose aftermarket panniers over the kawasaki panniers given that the Kawasaki panniers are a very neat integrated solution.

2010-14 had non quick release Givi frames as OEM, so not really neat.

#11

Online burty

  • SX God
  • *****
  • Posts: 2357
  • City / Town: Rochester, Kent
  • Country: UK
Re: Aftermarket panniers and top box
Reply #11 on: 22 Jun 20, 01:45:33
*Originally Posted by CraigZ [+]
2010-14 had non quick release Givi frames as OEM, so not really neat.

True, but the OP is discussing buying the current model. 
2017 Z1000SX, in black.  Roughly 70000 miles and 8 years on SXs.

#12

Offline CraigZ

  • SX Member
  • **
  • Posts: 61
  • Bike: 2017 Z1000SX
  • City / Town: Kent
  • Country: UK
Re: Aftermarket panniers and top box
Reply #12 on: 22 Jun 20, 02:30:08
And that's what happens when you get two threads muddled up!

 :oh_no:

Apologies.

#13

Offline Teaboy

  • SX Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 357
  • Bike: 18 Fusion Silver
  • City / Town: Nth Lincolnshire
  • Country: UK
Re: Aftermarket panniers and top box
Reply #13 on: 22 Jun 20, 08:19:53
Go for OEM panniers and Shad top box setup works a treat

#14

Offline Raginghulk

  • SX Member
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Bike: 2018 Z1000 SX
  • City / Town: Cramlington
  • Country: Uk
Re: Aftermarket panniers and top box
Reply #14 on: 22 Jun 20, 08:45:09
From personal experience, with the suspension set up for touring, tyres all good, with panniers (and a tank bag) all was fine at speeds above 130mph (German autobahn!). Your own personal experience may differ!
[/quote]

Last year, touring trip to Italy, panniers and Oxford 50L Roll bag on the back, suspension set for touring, 145mph on Autobahn on a run for the ferry (which was actually the next day 🤦‍♂️) Bike stable as ever for hours at a time.  :028: :028:
If your not smiling after a ride, go and do it again till you are!!
😃😃😃

#15

Online Megaross

  • SX Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Aftermarket panniers and top box
Reply #15 on: 29 Jun 20, 06:53:11
Anyone got a definitive answer on this, you would think the givi setup for the Z should fit with maybe the odd modification. But then purchasing it and finding out you have to cut and weld it so much you may as well have fabricated your own would suck.

I wouldn't pay for Kawasaki stuff as I already own givi and ultimately givi cases are the dogs nuts.

Debating the new ninja 1000sx, off to test one. In the set of riders that regularly needs luggage though, I have a car these days but very often still just do my weekly shop for example on the bike as I go to another town for it (car only does 15-20mpg).
Last Edit: 29 Jun 20, 06:56:04 by Megaross

#16

Online burty

  • SX God
  • *****
  • Posts: 2357
  • City / Town: Rochester, Kent
  • Country: UK
Re: Aftermarket panniers and top box
Reply #16 on: 30 Jun 20, 07:32:54
*Originally Posted by Megaross [+]
Anyone got a definitive answer on this, you would think the givi setup for the Z should fit with maybe the odd modification. But then purchasing it and finding out you have to cut and weld it so much you may as well have fabricated your own would suck.

I wouldn't pay for Kawasaki stuff as I already own givi and ultimately givi cases are the dogs nuts.

Debating the new ninja 1000sx, off to test one. In the set of riders that regularly needs luggage though, I have a car these days but very often still just do my weekly shop for example on the bike as I go to another town for it (car only does 15-20mpg).

All the definitive answers are there in this thread.

There is no OEM solution and Kawasaki will tell you that you can't fit a top box with panniers.

Ventura and Shad both make top box racks that can be fitted and used with the Kawasaki panniers.  You can fit any top box plate that you like.

Plenty of owners have done it and used panniers and top box at the same time.

2017 Z1000SX, in black.  Roughly 70000 miles and 8 years on SXs.