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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2015, 11:31:34 pm »
Phil mentioned somewhere that he also has some extension rails that will make the rack mount further back by like 1.5 to 2" or something like that. Once I get his rack and mount my E55 I might have to also order those from him but I'm not sure yet.

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2015, 03:46:45 pm »
I would estimate that 99% of the people with my rack like the position as-is. I can make rails for those few that move the rack back (or forward). If you have a specific distance you want it moved it's easier. 
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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2015, 02:36:56 am »
I was looking at the new for '15 Kawi 47 liter trunk today at Daytona display. Mounting plate now bolts to rails in place of stock rack. Much more solid than the plate on top of rack used before. Also can be keyed to match!

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2015, 10:46:45 pm »
Phil mentioned somewhere that he also has some extension rails that will make the rack mount further back by like 1.5 to 2" or something like that. Once I get his rack and mount my E55 I might have to also order those from him but I'm not sure yet.
I got the extensions from Phil and they work great.  The trunk i have has a wrap around back rest and the ext. allows me to set the pad just right for my better half.  :beerchug: :great:
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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2015, 05:06:46 am »
ive modded my monolock to monokey to fit phils rack and also made some plates to move it back 3 inches,will try and add some pics later.

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2015, 05:06:24 pm »
Sam, VERY ingenious solution!  I like your attaching bolts, is that a standard item? Where did you get the rear latch piece? That's one thing about modifying a trunk mount. They seem to position them for the average application but when modified, the trunk needs to be re-positioned for a good fit. Very Nice job.
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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2015, 05:24:20 pm »
The rear latch came from a SW MOTECH mounting kit and the front mountings are just mushroom head bolts with made up spacers.If you study the pics the latch has to be mounted as far back as possible .Measure twice,drill once.Trunk fits nice and securely with no movement . :great: To move the rack back I used some aluminium bar bolted to the rails then the rack to them.The bar was 10mm thick .
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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2015, 06:37:49 pm »
Sam. Very nice installation!
I also used the SW Motech Mounting Kit.

Why did you not use the SW Motech hardware in the front?
With your set up (to move the plate rearward), I think it would have all worked..

I used the entire kit to mount mine.
Exception was; I welded on a 1" section of aluminum (At the rear) before I installed the hardware.
Later I found out that I didn't have to add the 1 inch.

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2015, 06:57:58 pm »
Thanks.With the complete kit I thought it would be to far forward so mounted it as in the pics.Still needed some extra room so went ahead and made the rails .  :beerchug:

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2015, 10:00:08 pm »
I modified my rack before I bought the Kit.
So, I am unable to check that the SWM Kit would fit on a standard Phil's rack.

For Clarity to my confusion;
Do, you feel that the SW Mototech Mounting Kit would fit on Phil's Rack?
 And, (if the Trunk sets to far forward) the solution is to install Rails (similar to your design) to move the Rack rearward?

NOTE: I think Phil offers rails but I am not sure if they move the entire rack rearward.

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2015, 09:43:29 am »
TED. I feel sure the motech kit will fit phils rack with some modding.The front motech bracket seems to lign up with phils predrilled holes but does not fit flush because of phils raised sections on the rack.(maybe grind down or use washers to mount).The rear latch I think would still have to be moved back slightly. Ime 95% confident this will work.The bar I used was 30mm x 10mm x 150 mm. to push the trunk and rack back.You could possibly go more with longer bar.Hope this helps .Maybe Phil could come up with an off the shelf kit.Good Luck. :beerchug:

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2015, 10:33:02 am »
Ted,
Phil sets up his racks specifically for the SW kit. Mine came with it already drilled and ready to install. When you order his rack you specify drilled or not for the  SW Motech kit.   If it has not been drilled there are indents or such, (on the bottom of the rack), marking where you would drill it for the kit.
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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2015, 10:46:48 am »
I maybe wrong but it think phils racks are for the monokey and not the monolock system.Or is it the other way round.I forget.

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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2015, 10:47:49 am »
sam,
They are set up for the Monokey.
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Re: Kawasaki Large rear trunk questions
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2015, 02:05:09 pm »
Yea, there is always some confusion.

The Kawasaki Trunk is a MonoLOCK.
Phil's offers racks that are drilled (and a SW Motech Kit is supplied) for a MonoKEY Trunk.
(He does not offer the same set up for the Kawasaki Trunk).

   Normally, (to install the Kawasaki trunk on Phil's rack), a person has to use a Universal Mount.
   Sam and I did not use the Universal Mount, we installed a SW Motech MonoLOCK kit on our Racks.
     The SWM kit is Lower and more secure than the Universal Mount.
   But, we used different methods to do the install.

Unfortunately; The holes for the MonoLOCK kit are not in the same location as the MonoKEY holes.
                      The SWM (MonoLOCK) kit is hard to get in the USA.

Bottom line: The SW Motech MonoLOCK kit will fit on Phil's Rack.
                   BUT, it locates the Trunk too far forward.
                       To solve this problem, I modified my (Phil's) Rack by making it 1" longer.
                                                        Sam made Rails that moved the entire rack rearward.
                         (I think his solution is better)..

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PS: Sam, I placed (modified) SS washers under my Front Motech Bracket so that it is properly supported.
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