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post #1 of 20 Old 02-25-2007, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Kappa luggage in vancouver

Right now, Modern Motorcycles (http://www.modernmotorcycling.com/) is having a sale on Kappa Luggage (works out to about 50 whopping percent off. )

I just picked up a full set, side cases and top case today.

If you need luggage, now's your chance.

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Right now, Modern Motorcycles (http://www.modernmotorcycling.com/) is having a sale on Kappa Luggage (works out to about 50 whopping percent off. )

I just picked up a full set, side cases and top case today.

If you need luggage, now's your chance.

- BCB.

I got a screaming deal on mine there last year too. Just have to make sure you give Aaron a hard time when you go in.

hmmm, might have to pop by there today then. I am looking for larger side cases for distance trips, the e21's aren't quite big enough.
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might have to pop by there today then. I am looking for larger side cases for distance trips, the e21's aren't quite big enough.
I had a hard time with that too... Seems the side cases jump from 21's to 40 (41?)

I had to keep in mind the cases have to be small enough not to interfere with passenger comfort.

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The sale's over

He's sold most of his stock, so you can stop calling now.

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what do you think?

For those of you that have the Kappa luggage, what do you think? Does it seem good quality? I am looking for some luggage for my DL650. With the K40s on the bike, is there enough room for a passenger to be comfortable? Are they durable enough for distance touring (we are thinking Alaska and Mexico in the next year or two). Got any thoughts to share?
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For those of you that have the Kappa luggage, what do you think? Does it seem good quality? I am looking for some luggage for my DL650. With the K40s on the bike, is there enough room for a passenger to be comfortable? Are they durable enough for distance touring (we are thinking Alaska and Mexico in the next year or two). Got any thoughts to share?
Since I haven't even installed mine yet, I don't think I'm qualified to answer!

My initial impression is that they look of adequate quality. I have nothing to compare it to, but I have seen no glaring flaws... yet.

I got the K48 top case and e21 side cases, because the side cases would have less impact on the passengers legs, or so I was told.

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Since I haven't even installed mine yet, I don't think I'm qualified to answer!

My initial impression is that they look of adequate quality. I have nothing to compare it to, but I have seen no glaring flaws... yet.

I got the K48 top case and e21 side cases, because the side cases would have less impact on the passengers legs, or so I was told.

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I have the same setup on mine. My only complaint is I wish the side cases were a wee bit bigger. But that said, my girlfriend and I have gone away overnight with the bike and had enough room for everything. It was just when I was off camping and long distance touring that I needed the space. However, a bigger bag still wouldn't have fit the tent/sleeping bag/sleeping pad, I used weather proof kayaking stuff sacks for that.

As far as durability goes, I've had no issues so far. They've been on there through some pretty torrential downpours while traveling on the highway and nothing got wet. I also tipped my bike over in a garage(was spinning it around on the center stand to ride straight out and the center stand folded...) the bike fell over with a full load on it and all that happened was a small scuff on one of the side bags.
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Thanks for the feedback about the luggage. It is nice to hear. I put a set of K40s and a K48 top box on hold in Vancouver. I will be heading down to pick them up in a few weeks when I pick up my DL650. Has anyone done the installation of the racks themselves? How easy or hard was it? I can take down a few tools and do it my self but would like to hear how involved it is.
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Thanks for the feedback about the luggage. It is nice to hear. I put a set of K40s and a K48 top box on hold in Vancouver. I will be heading down to pick them up in a few weeks when I pick up my DL650. Has anyone done the installation of the racks themselves? How easy or hard was it? I can take down a few tools and do it my self but would like to hear how involved it is.
I had Modern install the top box for me, only because it was in there for a servicing at the time. Figured they may as well take care of it while it was on the bench. Looks easy enough to install, I had to take the mounting bracket for the top case to install the side case mounts.

The side case mounts were quite easy to put on too. My only suggestion is to get everything on somewhat loosely and once all the bars are connected and in place, then start tightening. Mine had a minor mis-alignment when one side was tightened up tight before doing the other side.

It didn't take many tools, couple of allen wrenches, small screwdriver kit and perhaps a set of pliers(can't recall all the details).

Anyhow, if you want some help mounting them, feel free to PM me and I'll give ya a hand to install them if I'm around when your here.

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