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The Ninja 1000 side cases are back order for now more than a month... Do people know if the versys ones are the same?
 

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My dealer just quoted me $795. I had to ask questions to make sure they were the oem bags because I thought they were $1200. Giving them a down payment today.
 

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The KQR 28-liter saddlebags are the same for both the N1K and the V1K, but the grab handles on the N1K must be changed from stock to accept them. I think the Versys grab rails come stock ready to accept the saddlebags. That was my experience when I purchased them for my 2015 N1K last February. The different grab rails are part of the saddlebag package, but it's possible they could be ordered separately. So, once the appropriate grab rails are installed, the KQR saddlebags fit as designed on either bike.
 

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They are on backorder. I ordered mine back in Feb and didn't get them until May. So they are behind. The price you were quoted is low. That is just the OEM bags themselves. you need the key kit, handles, hardware, etc. List is right at $1269 and you can talk them down $200 or so. Installation as well.
 

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Yes, the list price is ~$1,200, but dealers appear to be discounting them to ~$800, installed and key matched to the ignition key. That's what I paid for mine about 6 months ago.

BTW, they are pretty well designed. I've taken a few extended trips with them fully loaded. I carry about 20 lbs in each side. The additional weight is handled well with two full turns of the rear suspension preload. I have also exceeded the indicated maximum speed without them flying off or causing any untoward problems. In fact, on my first day ride after having them mounted, I noticed significantly less vibration in the footpegs plus a noticeable improvement in average fuel mileage. My theory is that the saddlebags' front mount on the rear pegs extension has a dampening effect on engine vibration throughout the foot pegs assembly area. My theory about fuel mileage is that the airflow improves past the fairing, legs, and saddlebags. My avg. mileage is 43-47 mpg with spirited riding at ~3,000 ft. elevation and 80-95 degrees ambient.
 

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The KQR 28-liter saddlebags are the same for both the N1K and the V1K, but the grab handles on the N1K must be changed from stock to accept them. I think the Versys grab rails come stock ready to accept the saddlebags. That was my experience when I purchased them for my 2015 N1K last February. The different grab rails are part of the saddlebag package, but it's possible they could be ordered separately. So, once the appropriate grab rails are installed, the KQR saddlebags fit as designed on either bike.
Very complete reply... The grab rail have been replaced (stock to the one needed for the N1K side case). So if it's already on the bike, the grab rail of the N1K (the one that are on the accessory page) should be able to accomodate the Versys side case, am I correct or I need the Versys grab rail? Thanx for everything
 

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I bought my 1000 on 5/20/15 and ordered the side cases the same day. They showed up in less than a week. I'm not sure why mine came in so quick and other dealers can't get them. Are they really ordering them?
 

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I wanted you guys know that the side cases are NOT the same. They look similar but the locking system is different
 

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Uh Oh!

I am very sorry for the bad information I passed along about the saddlebags. I have looked at the Versys bags and swear they looked identical to the N1K bags. I didn't notice the locking mechanism difference.

Thank you for clearing this up.
 

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My dealer just quoted me $795. I had to ask questions to make sure they were the oem bags because I thought they were $1200. Giving them a down payment today.
Can I ask the name of the dealer? Is that for the complete kit or just the bags? I talked to a dealer today who quoted me $1400!!:eek: Really? I like these bags, but not that much.
 

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Can I ask the name of the dealer? Is that for the complete kit or just the bags? I talked to a dealer today who quoted me $1400!!:eek: Really? I like these bags, but not that much.
That was from Vallejo powersports. I kept asking him if they were the oem color matching keyed to the bike items. He kept saying yes. Didn't pull the trigger yet. I'm trying to get a home loan to do the roof and bathroom and throw the cases in.
 

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OMG, idiot parts guy ordered me a top case not side cases. Price, including install has just doubled. I've decided to save my freak out for later.
 

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My side cases came in within a month of purchase. Mechanic couldn't figure out how to key the locks and I'd been waiting in the small town with the dealership for several hours, so I just said "Give me the stuff, I'll figure it out." Took me about 45 minutes to key the locks using THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

After realizing the hard cases would make packing a pain in the arse, I decided to get the nylon liner bags. The Kawi website said they were also unavailable, but, surprisingly, I was able to order them Amazon Prime. In fact, all of the genuine Kawi parts are currently available on Amazon. Just search "Kawasaki 28L hard."

Keep in mind, you'll need the cases, color kit, key kit and mounting hardware. All said and done, plan to spend about $1200.
 

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I purchased the side cases with my 2014 bike. The dealer told me that KAWI gave him a substantial discount, if the bike is ordered with bags. Dealer charged $900, because of that, but $1,200+ if ordered later.
 
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