To save some money, I decided I would install the following Kawasaki KRX accessories; KQR sport black roof, KQR rear storage box, KQR dash net with non slip tray, Kawasaki rear view mirror, KQR 1/2 windshield. Here are what I perceive to be pros and cons.
KQR sport roof. Pros. Easy to install, looks good, doesn’t rattle
Cons. No rain channel, I guess KRX riders don’t experience rain
KQR dash net with non slip tray. Pros. Makes a largely useless space somewhat useful
Cons. Not that easy to install. Really, couldn’t Kawasaki include a template to help the hole drilling, or just have some knockout holes? Doesn’t look that durable. The net is held in by rubber plugs. Treat gently
KQR 1/2 windshield. Pros. Easy to install, fit looks good, windshield looks good
Cons. A big visual distortion line where the windshield curves out. Very distracting. I come from a Yamaha Wolverine r-spec with a 1/2 windshield. No distortion, great wind deflection. Do Kawasaki designers use their products? I have a feeling this will ultimately be a wasted purchase
Kawasaki rear view mirror. Pros. Easy to install, optics good, without distortion. Looks sturdy
KQR rear storage box. Pros. Would probably look good if I could have installed it
Cons. The mounting holes did not match the mounting brackets on the Kawasaki. couldn‘t install it
Don’t believe how easy it is to install. They want you to add an extra nut and bolt to the mounting hardware. They show the technician simply reaching underneath the deck to thread the bolt onto the nut. Don‘t believe it. Impossible on the right hand side, extremely difficult on the left hand side. I finally ended up popping the plastic plugs holding the rear deck down, prying the deck up to generate enough room to thread the bolt. Oh yeah, you need a top and bottom wrench to tighten it.
Not much storage space. I’m not sure what you are supposed to carry in it, especially since it opens by dropping the rear facing side down. Be prepared for an avalanche of gear. Also, the door seemed to bind with the top.
Those are my thoughts.