Happy Trails Products Happy Trails SU Side Rack Kawasaki KLR650E 2008+

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Happy Trails SU Side Rack Kawasaki KLR650E 2008+

Dimensions: The SU rack loop is 12 1/8" long by 9" tall.

Wondering about the difference between our SU and SL racks? See a comparison on the Happy-Trail WIKI.

  All SU Racks can be made GIVI ready ...

If you intend to run GIVI luggage side cases you need our GIVI Adapter Plate.See Photo. Each kit contains everything you need to mount two GIVI Monokey cases.

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Special Price $306.86 Regular Price $306.86

1 x Happy Trails SU Side Rack Kawasaki KLR650E 2008+   + $306.86

Special Price $306.86 Regular Price $306.86

The SU (Structurally Unique) Rack is designed for use with soft or fixed luggage of any type. Perfect for mounting aluminum panniers, GIVI luggage, Pelican cases or any luggage you choose.

The KLRE SU rack has our new Point1 pressed insert design. This adds to the ease and functionality you've come to expect from our pannier systems. Details HERE.  We have redesigned the SU rack for ease of install, you DO NOT have to re locate the turn signals.   This install should be a fifteen minute install!  We have also included our inner tool mount that has been welded on the left (non exhaust side) of the rack making storage on your KLR very efficient!


  • Exclusive and thoroughly tested 4th generation side racks
  • Four point mounting system (includes mounting hardware)
  • Strong 5/8" round tubing for the arms and 3/4" square tubing for SU loop
  • Bumper support between the two side racks adds strength, stability and protection
  • Racks improve the structural integrity of the rear sub-frame adding protection for the bike in case of tipovers.

Note: SU kit does not include a tail rack.

Bike specific rack means no compromise as with universal type racks. Each and every rack is fabricated by our expert craftsmen to take advantage of the existing structural points and design of the individual bike.

Unmatched strength. No one makes a stronger rack and no one offers a better warranty. Our racks are built to take it ... anywhere ... anytime ... in any conditions. True adventure touring racks. When your trip depends on it accept no substitute.

Dimensions: KLR650 08+ width with SU installed - 21.5"
Weight: 11-12 lbs with hardware
: black powder coat paint only

Fitting updates:

  • As you know Kawasaki made significant changes to the KLR650 in 2008. Beginning with the 2009 model some factory fresh bikes push the close tolerances inherent in all Happy Trails quality products. In order to resolve fitment issues stemming from bike-to-bike variances we have changed to a slotted front mount. All fitment issues have been resolved with this slight change. (Click to see the differences between the original and updated design).
  • In 2016 we updated the SU Rack by making the racks symmetrical and adding a welded Inner Tool Plate base to left SU Rack to allow for carrying  tools on the inside for the SU Rack.
  • In 2016 we also eliminated the need for splicing the turn signal wires by the symmetrical design. The installation of the SU Rack is much easier now and takes significantly less time to install.


All Happy Trails products are designed and crafted in Boise, Idaho


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Manufacturer SKU HTP4-8-1.1T-KIT
California Restricted Product: No
Manufacturer: Happy Trails Products
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  • Do SU racks accommodate Tusk and Mule Pack panniers? If so, to what difficulty is there to mounting which one of those sets ?Thank you
    Question by: Joe M Panyard on 2018-04-04 21:19:00

    If the pannier has a flat back and has integrity it will mount to the SU rack using our Puck Kit.

    Answer by: Tim on 2018-04-04 17:19:00
  • So, I have the last generation (purchased in 2014) SU system where you needed to splice and extend the tail light system. Im currently in South America and need a new SU system. If i buy the new design will the install be compatible with the tail lights that are already extended?Also, i purchase the lift handle, will it work if the SU rack system?Thanks, Kyle
    Question by: Kyle R Harvey on 2017-10-06 00:00:00

    The newest version of the SU will work with relocated turn signals. The lift handle will work with the SU.

    Answer by: Tim on 2017-10-05 20:00:00
  • I just purchased SU rack for my 2014 Klr. No installation instructions came in the shipment. I tried to find them on your website, but the link to them is no longer valid and gives a 401 error. Can someone please forward a PDF?Thanks
    Question by: Steve on 2016-04-12 03:19:00

    We are working on that for you

    If it is not up please email [email protected]

    I get my instuctions from the same link so I am stranded right now.

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-04-11 23:19:00