Note: This page refers to the “original” Concours, the GTR-1000, up to about year 2005(?). The Concours was then re-released with a major body rework.
The Concours has room for a 3rd hard bag, on top behind the passenger, but no original-equipment bag is made for that spot.
The consensus among COG members is that the Givi hard bags are the case of choice for this location. I already have a set of Givis on my GPZ-1100 and know them to be fine bags: durable, spacious, easy to remove, and waterproof.
Givi makes a special adaptor plate that replaces the Connie’s top luggage plate, and allows a Givi bag to clip in. I installed this plate, to allow me to use either the 36L or 46L bags I already have.
Installation is easy, and goes like this:
Remove the 4 hex bolts with a 6mm hex wrench (not provided).Store the bolts, plastic rack, and cover in a safe place. You don’t need them any more now.
Pause for a moment and look down 3 steps on this page. Steve B, of Pennsylvania, wrote to say he found it easier to pull the rubber nipples through now, before installing the plate we’re about to install. That sounds like good advice, and I’d recommend doing them here. I don’t have a photo that corresponds to that, but you can pull them through, as described below, while the plate is still loose.
Now install the 4 rubber bumper plugs. You place a plug in one of the corner holes, grab the protruding nipple from underneath, and pull it down firmly so it locks into the hole.
(See note above about installing these before mounting the plate in place.)