I wondered the same thing because one of the original design features of the V-Strom was a rack at the same level of the rear seat so large bags could be fit lengthwise, but I'll look at it today.
Edit/Update: Yep, the stock rack is designed to be even with the passenger seat. So anyone wanted to use the passenger seat and a larger rear rack would befit from having the larger rear rack mounted directly to the stock rack instead of elevated above it.
That's not a problem. The larger rear rack can be made to clear the handrails and be as wide as anyone would want.
Last edited by richlandrick; 01-16-2019 at 01:05 PM.