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Anyone have luggage on with stock pipes(2012 ZX14R)

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Anyone have luggage on with stock pipes(2012 ZX14R)

For the 2012s the ZX-14R pipes seem a bit bigger, I was wondering if anyone had anything like this:
Cortech :: Luggage :: Sport Saddlebags

I need something along these lines if I take longer trips and need to hold more than a day's worth of stuff.


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Old 04-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Also, I found these. Seem to be really cheap price wise but has good reviews. I still wonder if they will touch the pipes though.

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Access...5806545&sr=8-1

EDIT:

I ordered this set, I will let people know if they work out or not!

Last edited by Nuclearranger; 04-30-2012 at 05:29 PM.
   
 
Old 05-03-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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I got them in the mail(UPS) yesterday and put them on. They seem to work just fine. I would imagine if I loaded them too heavy they might touch the tips of the exhaust. So if anyone is looking for cheap luggage for a once in a while trip, the amazon link here is just fine!

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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I think Im going to order those. Do you have a pic of them installed?
   
 
Old 05-08-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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I think Im going to order those. Do you have a pic of them installed?
Nope sorry:(

I took a 500 mile trip last weekend with them, and they worked just fine.
You have to mess with the straps until they fit snug and don't touch the tail pipes.

I suggest packing them and THEN putting them on. I also suggest finding some black(my bike is black) microfiber and putting it under the thick straps that touch the paint. I have a few small scratches from the straps(easy buff out but I will be using microfiber from now on)

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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Becareful with the exhaust on the 2012 zx14. The cans seem to get HOTTER than any stock exhaust ive ever known.......
   
 
Old 05-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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I know with the Givi V35s you have to drop the mufflers 3"on the 2012. This is easy to do once you fabricate a simple bracket, a pc of flatbar with 2 holes drilled in it. This is due to the bigger canister and angle.
   
 
Old 05-21-2012, 04:35 AM   #8
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The bags posted here look good. I decided to go with the Ogio tailbag and saddles, since my original Oxford tailpack didn't fit to my satisfaction.
   
 
Old 05-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #9
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2012 zx-14r

I have searched high and low, but cannot locate a lockable hard storage solution for the 2012 ZX-14R. Twisted Throttle customer support told me they are still waiting for the German counter-part to design / manufacture mountings. I didn't see anything on the Corbin website either for a 2012. The exhaust pipes are so high up, it doesn't look like the Bags Connection Speedpack Wide would fit either -- there does not appear to be 9.84 inches of clearance between the top of the rear seat and the highest point of the tail pipe, so the side saddle bags would probably touch the exhaust pipes.

Has anyone found a viable solution for lockable hard storage?

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Old 05-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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I have searched high and low, but cannot locate a lockable hard storage solution for the 2012 ZX-14R. Twisted Throttle customer support told me they are still waiting for the German counter-part to design / manufacture mountings. I didn't see anything on the Corbin website either for a 2012. The exhaust pipes are so high up, it doesn't look like the Bags Connection Speedpack Wide would fit either -- there does not appear to be 9.84 inches of clearance between the top of the rear seat and the highest point of the tail pipe, so the side saddle bags would probably touch the exhaust pipes.

Has anyone found a viable solution for lockable hard storage?
I know with the Givi V35s you have to drop the mufflers 3"on the 2012. This is easy to do once you fabricate a simple bracket, a pc of flatbar with 2 holes drilled in it. This is due to the bigger canister and angle. Several guys have done this on the 2012s . They just ordered the mounting kit for the 2011and dropped the mufflers and there lockable and look good.
Google Image Result for http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff273/jeffzzr/bike%2520photos/zx14tourer.jpg
   
 
Old 05-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #11
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Due to my lack of experience with exhaust pipes, I am having trouble envisioning how a metal pipe could be lowered 3" without bending the pipe or putting a tremendous amount of pressure to force them downward (which would of course cause stress at the other areas to which the pipe connects). Can anyone please help me understand how I could keep the existing exhaust pipes and lower them without damaging anything?

Last edited by lawlist; 05-23-2012 at 05:46 PM.
   
 
Old 05-24-2012, 08:12 AM   #12
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Once you pull the bolts at the footpeg they will fall 3 inches . No big deal.
   
 
Old 05-24-2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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Thank you, mytone100. I am now a step closer to figuring out how to fit one topcase and two sidecases on the new 2012 ZX-14R.

Twisted Throttle has these options on their website for earlier models, but they will not go on record to say that anything will work for the 2012 -- customer service says to check back in a couple of months.

sideracks mount: KFT.08.514.150 or KFT.08.514.20000.B

topracks mount: GPT.08.161.100.B; 36040-0059-H8 (black)

Does anyone know whether the 36040-0059 will fit on the 2012 ZX-14R? Essentially, this is a European tail cover with cutouts for the passenger grab bar (which is utilized to bolt the mount for the toprack).

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Old 05-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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Here ya go Lawlist SW Motech Rack with Givi V35 Bags??
   
 
Old 05-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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mytone100: What a wonderful help you have been! There is even a person in that thread you provided who verified the topcase will fit also. I have been Googling and asking questions here and there for over a week, and I was ready to give up on my dream bike due to inability to have luggage to store my gear.

I like walking around without gear, and with the peace of mind that my stuff is locked up and out of sight.

Thank you ever so much!
   
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