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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Accessories C14 => Topic started by: DanZX14 on May 02, 2018, 03:27:49 pm

Title: Top Case questions
Post by: DanZX14 on May 02, 2018, 03:27:49 pm
I just bought a C-14 2017 and I plan on buying a top case for it in a near future.
I like the look of the KQR 47 from Kawasaki but was disappointed that it's rated for up to 5kg maximum.
So I looked at the Givi top case with a MonoKey system as they are rated for up to 10kg.

I will probably go with one of those: V47NN Tech, E52 or Maxia 4 V56 Tech.

Do anyone knows if at least one of these support flasher and brake light separately or its brake only or?

From what I read the Kawasaki optional rack is not compatible with MonoKey right?
So for a better and sturdier rack that is compatible with MonoKey, what are you recommending?
I also read somewhere that there is at least one rack that may be installed in a way that it gives more room for the passenger but don't remember which?  Anyone can comment this?

And finally, can someone explain the required parts?
I mean, I need a rack, mounting kit?? (not oncluded with the rack?) and of course the top case :)

Oh and is there any top case beside the Kawasaki that can use the bike's key to open / lock the top case ?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences
Title: Re: Top Case questions
Post by: connie_rider on May 02, 2018, 04:59:09 pm
I bought and like the Phil's Rack.
I highly recommend it...
Well made, and he sells mounts for Monolock or Monokey.
NOTE: He currently has 1 Monolock mount in stock...

If you buy any type trunk, it can be attached to his Rack.
  Givi sells a Mount with their trunks.
  Kawasaki sells a universal mount for their earlier OEM/Monolock Trunks.
  Kawasaki sells a rack/mount for their current OEM/Monokey Trunks. (Will fit a E-52)

Having said all of that I recommend you contact Phillip and discuss details with him.

There is currently another discussion going on about the Monokey/Monolock installations.
I'll attach it here. Pay particular interest to posts 4 5 6...
http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/does-anyone-have-a-kawasaki-kqr-47l-top-case-mounted-on-an-after-market-rack/msg632516/#msg632516 (http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/does-anyone-have-a-kawasaki-kqr-47l-top-case-mounted-on-an-after-market-rack/msg632516/#msg632516)

Lastly, go to the top of the Forum and do a search for Trunks Racks etc..
  Lots of discussions have happened in the past.

I wouldn't worry to much about the rating on the trunks.
Whatever you can fit in them will be ok as long as you don't get crazy..
Most that camp/travel exceed the kg rating regularly.
  In the case of the stock Kawasaki rack and rails, they are the weak link, not the trunk itself...

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Top Case questions
Post by: AmphibSailor on May 02, 2018, 06:24:37 pm
I bought and like the Phil's Rack.
I highly recommend it...
Well made, and he sells mounts for Monolock or Monokey.
NOTE: He currently has 1 Monokey mount in stock...

If you buy any type trunk, it can be attached to his Rack.
Givi sells a Mount with their trunks.
Kawasaki sells a universal mount for their earlier OEM/Monolock Trunks.

Having said all of that I recommend you contact Phillip and discuss details with him.

There is currently another discussion going on about the Monokey/Monolock installations.
I'll attach it here. Pat particular interest to posts 4 5 6...
[url]http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/does-anyone-have-a-kawasaki-kqr-47l-top-case-mounted-on-an-after-market-rack/msg632516/#msg632516[/url] ([url]http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/does-anyone-have-a-kawasaki-kqr-47l-top-case-mounted-on-an-after-market-rack/msg632516/#msg632516[/url])

Lastly, go to the top of the Forum and do a search for Trunks Racks etc..
  Lots of discussions have happened in the past.

I wouldn't worry to much about the rating on the trunks.
Whatever you can fit in them will be ok as long as you don't get crazy..
Most that camp/travel exceed the kg rating regularly.
  In the case of the stock Kawasaki rack and rails, they are the weak link, not the trunk itself...

Ride safe, Ted


Ted, I think the thread mentions Phil has one monolock in stock.   :)
Title: Re: Top Case questions
Post by: connie_rider on May 02, 2018, 06:59:10 pm
I agree I sed Monokey, meant Monolock.    :-[
The 1; That's why I told him to Pay particular interest to posts 4 5 6...

Thanx, Ted
Title: Re: Top Case questions
Post by: lather on May 04, 2018, 11:15:19 pm
I just installed a brake kit on my V47 tech which is mounted on my Ducati. I did a lot of research and never saw anything about brake and signal light kits. I have a Maxi 55 on my Concours, I made my own rack out of 1/4" aluminum plate but it was a lot of work, Phill's rack is a lot easier and quality at a reasonable price. As someone said the Kawi limitation is due to the flimsy plastic oem rack. I have many thousands of miles with my Maxia loaded with 18 pounds of stuff.