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Behold... the Kawasaki Versys 1000 Stealth Backrest. After months of research and development, the Versys 1000 Stealth Backrest has turned out to be a thing of beauty, simplicity, comfort and.. a worthy addition to the Pirates' Lair line of specialty motorcycle products. Our light-weight aluminum stealth rack replaces the cheesy plastic factory luggage rack in under 5 minutes with basic tools and intellect. It will look spanktacular on the bike. The backrest's polished stainless steel slide bar slides on and off the bike in under 20 seconds. No modifications necessary. Just bolt it on and give your passenger the support and comfort they deserve/demand when they need it and say good-bye to those pesky fingernail imprints in your ribs..

Each Versys 1000 Stealth Backrest kit includes a sleek and sturdy aluminum rear rack (which is covered with a durable textured powder coating,) mounting hardware, and one hand-matched removable backrest. FYI.. Our rack is 11.75" wide vs 9.5 " front to rear. Our first class upholstery is done by world renowned custom seat and backrest maker.. Sargent Cycle Products They have furnished imported materials that are a close match visually for the wierd-o-rama oem seat material. Very clandestine. Blends perfectly with the rear of the bike. My goal was to make our Versys 1000 Stealth Backrest look factory and preserve the bike's beautiful lines and I think we succeeded Full 2 year replacement warranty.

Pirates' Lair also offers optional semi-soft luggage for all our Stealth backrests from Saddlemen Enterprises. Our Saddlemen Deluxe Roll Bag is a wonderfully versatile bag that fits every version of our world famous Stealth Backrests.... When your passenger isn't on board, flip the bag around and have it sitting in the seat behind you for better weight distribution.

For those with the optional oem GIVI top box..Good news! Our racks are compatible. There are 4 spot-drilled marks on the bottom side of our rack. Two in front and two at the center rear where holes can be drilled by the customer should be want to use the top box. I have detailed instructions on file for those interested.

Install of the Versys 1000 stealth rack is chimp easy taking all of 10 minutes. See link below for full installation instructions. Fit's the 2015+ Versys 1000 including the 2021 Versys 1000 LT & Versys 1000 SE LT . Does NOT fit the 650. Manufactured by Pirates' Lair.

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Not interested in a backrest, but you are interested in purchasing a similar sleek aftermarket rack? Pirates Lair orders our custom racks from a friend of ours who manufactures and sells them from his own website. If you are looking for a sturdier rear rack than the crappy plastic rack that comes on the Kawasaki Concours 14 or Versys 1000, he has what you want and at a reasonable price. He offers his racks in a variety of finishes to match the look you are wanting. His replacement racks (which are similar to ours except NOT backrest compatible) are CNC machined of 3/8” (10 MM) 6061-T6 aluminum and is over 1/4” (6.5 MM) thick at its thinnest point. Each is powder coated a black textured finish to match the finish on the saddle bags and has a brushed aluminum finish on the raised ribs. Slots allow attachment of almost any brand top-box mounting plate. Sweet!

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