that rack is not strong
I was going through my 'new to me' 98 KRS, took all the fairings off to get to my front headlight, (worthwhile, I got a good look at the setup that way, couldn't see a damn thing trying to get my fingers down in that little space) which I found a loose wire and fixed, but as I was messing around with the bike I noticed that arc-shaped rear luggage bracket was broken in half, held in position by the screws that go into it from the plastic side brackets the bags hang off of. I was surprised to see the cross section of the metal, it's just some cast pot metal, which I glued back together with super glue, which actually worked (so far). Anyway, 11 pounds sounds about right, I am surprised the bracket isn't made out of forged steel or something. The four bolts that secure it to the fender are stronger than the bracket itself!
Next time I get down to the closest dealer 70 miles away in Denver, I'll get me a new bracket, and maybe a new taillight, which the corner was cracked off of also, so it is only held on by one screw. Otherwise, the bike appears to be in top shape, nary a leak anywhere, next task is to read the posts on changing my brake fluid out.