As many of you know, KTM recently released a carrier kit which is meant to better stabilize the OEM panniers. Supposedly the OEM panniers can produce entire bike oscillations when heavily loaded on bad roads causing unsafe handling. I only use my side cases a few times a year, but when I do, they are often loaded down.... and I am riding on crappy roads... with my speedometer a few clicks over what I should be riding. I do everything possible to minimize my risk given my riding style. The Hyperpro steering damper also fell into this category. "OMG KTM should be providing this for free!! Didn't you see buffhunter's crash?!?!" Yes, they probably should, but they're not. That's the reality. All the details: KTM p/n 60712912044. Not yet available from US suppliers, so I ordered it from KTM_RAU (link). It was backordered a week and they did a good job communicating that (both on the ordering website and via a personal email after I placed the order). It shipped out earlier than expected via DHL and it took a 7 days to get to me in California. Total cost was 211 Euro including post. $234 USD at today's exchange rate. The basic operation is simple - the cases now ride on hinged rear brackets that are connected together by a stabilizing bar which runs under the seat. Press one case to the left, the other case moves to the left. This allows the cases to remain "stationary" while the bike moves left and right inside of them. The box is quite big. The kit includes new black rear side fairing plastics which have an appropriate hole for the connecting bar. The first step is removing the existing case brackets and rear side fairing. 3xT40, 2xT30 on each side. Then, separate and replace the "black half" of the rear side fairing with the new pieces. 4xT25 each side I believe. The directions ask you to remove the top rack in order to trim down plastic under the seat with an "appropriate tool" to make room for the stabilizer bar. I was able to pull out my Dremel(tm) multitool and "hog out" the plastic from the sides without removing the top case or top rack at all. Be careful to clear out any wires behind what you are cutting out. The kit comes with a new bracket to relocate the alarm system if you've got that installed. I don't, so I tossed it. This didn't used to be see-through: After that's done, you slide the stabilizer bar through the hole and screw it into the rear mounting brackets with a pair of T25 screws. Here is where you have to get creative if you didn't remove the top case/grab handles because they block access to the screws. A T25 bit and a wrench to turn it from the side worked out just fine. The kit requires the cases to be a few mm further out, so they provide small spacers you place in between the bike and the front pannier mounts. Probably only about 5mm wide(r). The good news is that the stabilizer bar fits far enough back that my OEM tool kit + tire repair kit still doesn't interfere with its operation: As usual on any bike that sees off-pavement, a small dab of blue loctite on all bolts will keep everything snug. 8 second video showing the basic operation: http://photos.linquist.net/Vehicles/KTM1290/i-FPd2gct/640 Total install time: 1 hour including tool clean-up. Total beers: 2. Total swearing: 0. Instructions made sense, easy to visualize how it all went together. I haven't even mounted the side cases on the bike since the install. I probably won't until next time I need 'em. :).