My new V and its farkling journey - Page 7 - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Modifications - Cosmetic Discuss aftermarket and Do-It-Yourself cosmetic modifications

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #121 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
I added a topic on Raising the MRA Vario Wind Shield.
Raising the MRA Vario W/S (>2010)

Also the 2010 Head Lamp Bezel buzz issue and how it is fixed.
2nd Gen Buzz -- Fixed mine!

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
2daMax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 03:42 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 92
After many futile and fruitless visits to countless bike shops, finally managed to get my hand on a 44T sprocket. Had intended to pay around Thb 1,300 (US$42) but finally walked out of the shop after spending over US$600.

For this, I got the following :
- gold 44T sprocket
- flatfoot
- pair of Pirelli Angels
- rear hugger
- rim stripes

Also installed a DIY fender extender
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0308.jpg
Views:	223
Size:	78.7 KB
ID:	15436   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0309.jpg
Views:	210
Size:	86.1 KB
ID:	15437  
yychow0812 is offline  
post #123 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 07:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 28
So is your top box set up a SWMOTECH bracket and a GIVI box? If so what are the benefits of this verses an all GIVI set up? Is the swmotech height lower?

Thanks- Looking at the V46 box but not sure which bracket to use.

Great post by the way!
ceewilli is offline  
post #124 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
ceewilli,

My top box rack is Givi's. I am not sure if the SW Motech top box rack is compatible with Givi Side case racks. An answer that I've been looking but never found the answer. The SWM top rack should be lower than Givi. I may want to cut the Givi top rack to make it lower. It's been done before and I've seen how great they are.

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
2daMax is offline  
post #125 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 07:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 28
Im not sure which would be more comfortable for the passenger? The overall higher GIVI or the lower SWMOTECH rack and GIVI topcase?

Sorry Im new but where is the best place to buy SWMOTECH stuff?
ceewilli is offline  
post #126 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
If the pillion is big, the stock Givi rack should be good

Not sure in the US for SWM products, but in my country, we have a great dealer that can get them in for a good deal.

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
2daMax is offline  
post #127 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
Some more pics of the Kappa KGR33 side boxes









Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
2daMax is offline  
post #128 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 06:53 AM
Member
 
Zatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 719
Hey there 2daMax. Could you possibly give me a couple of pictures that show better how you have those LED driving lights mounted? I've got some very similar ones being delivered sometime in the next couple of weeks from Hong Kong and I'm looking for mounting ideas.

THanks!



May the road always curve in front of you.
Zatx is offline  
post #129 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
Zatx,

Here you go. Just a bracket with a few pre punched holes. I had to saw off the edges around one of the holes so that it will fit within the plastics.


Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
2daMax is offline  
post #130 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 06:58 AM
Member
 
Zatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 719
Thanks!

That actually helps alot. Previously I thought people were sawing completely new holes through their plastics to put a bracket through them. Turns out you are using the existing hole and existing bolt.

Perfect!



May the road always curve in front of you.
Zatx is offline  
post #131 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 07:17 AM
Member
 
andrewhtf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 667
Well ZATX, a friend of mine indeed drilled a hole on the side shroud to mount leds.

Current : Maroon 2011.
- Front Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master pump - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS Brake lines - Osram Nightbreakers+ low, Osram Hyper Rallye 65W high - LED 30w spotlights & 3w DRLs - Rear Hugger - Givi crash guards - Yoshimura TRC Carbon - Dynojet PC5 - Scottoiler - R1 shock with Ohlins 14.2 kg/mm spring - Imitation Givi Windshield - Rear Givi rack with 24ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones - Z800 stock mirrors.

Up next :
- Protaper SE ATV Low
andrewhtf is offline  
post #132 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 07:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 334
I really like the look of those Kappa KGR33s. What mount system did you use? And where did you buy them from? Thanks!

2012 Kawasaki Versys 650 - 16,000 miles
2000 Volvo V70XC 2.4T - 220,000 miles
Sykes is offline  
post #133 of 147 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
Sykes,

It uses the same Givi side case racks for 2010 models and above. In fact, the racking system are identical between Kappa and Givi. eBay is selling these KGR33 at a price that is 1/2 of what I am paying even after paying 25% tax and International shipping. Middle man here makes big bucks. I am from Malaysia, so I got it from my bike dealership, and waited for 4 months for it. I was going to have the order cancelled when he called to say that they have arrived. I would have gone the eBay way actually, if I had to wait 4 months.

Zatx,

Actually, if I remember correctly, you may need a spacer to put in between the bracket and plastic shroud. I think I used a tap faucet donut washer for the job. Rubber washers seem to have very good thread locking capabilities

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214

Last edited by 2daMax; 08-29-2012 at 02:00 AM.
2daMax is offline  
post #134 of 147 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM
Member
 
GusG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 21
Hi 2DAMAX.

I was wondering, because it isn't really visible how you did it, if you could shed some light in how you placed/attached the 12V lighter under the fairing.

Thanks!
GusG is offline  
post #135 of 147 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 03:05 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2daMax View Post
ceewilli,

My top box rack is Givi's. I am not sure if the SW Motech top box rack is compatible with Givi Side case racks. An answer that I've been looking but never found the answer. The SWM top rack should be lower than Givi. I may want to cut the Givi top rack to make it lower. It's been done before and I've seen how great they are.
Hey 2daMax,

What make is your [B]panniers rack[B] - you mentioned that it is detachable somewhere in the post. which tells me that it is probably sw-motech and not givi. later it implies from your post that you have a givi top box rack - that threw me off - I didn't know that they are compatible

could you share that rack + cases setup with me - im just on the fence thinking which ones to get.
ibonneau is offline  
post #136 of 147 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 03:30 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Paeroa, New Zealand
Posts: 386
I wired my cigarette lighter base, via a fuse directly to the battery. I can charge my phone etc without turning on the key and two i have fitted the corresponding lighter plug onto my maintenance charger and plug into the base to charge my battery.
kiwitourer is offline  
post #137 of 147 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 12:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2daMax View Post
Decided to go ahead to install the 12V Cig Socket today but I had to first, check which wires should be the ones. Took out my DMM and started to test probe.

From ACE Hardware, the 12V Socket with clips and the 2 flat pins which would be used to replace the clips. --> RM16 + a few cents. Please NOTE: This device is not meant for cigarette lighter as it cannot support the high Amperes.



There are a few wires and a quad pin socket found at the Left Hand fairing.


After probing with the DMM under "On", "OFF" and "P" mode, here's what each pin on the Quad Socket does:

Based on the orientation on the photo below:-

1. Left Top Pin - 12V irregardless of Key Switch position. Yes, even when it is OFF, there is still 12V output.
2. Bottom Left Pin - GND
3. Bottom Right Pin - 12V for Key Switch position ON and P.


Here's how I connect the wires to the socket. I had to mark out the 12V wire as both wires cannot be differentiated.


And my Test Device, which is a HTC power adapter for my PDA phone. The HTC is illuminated by a white LED when there's 12V juice. The socket is placed in the left hand fairings.


Lastly, I needed to make sure that there's a fuse to all this. Below the seat, there is a 5 Amp fuse which protects the 12V Cig Socket circuitry. I removed the fuse and the HTC LED went dead.
So I have question about this accessory jack that we can use for the 12V socket...

You said that there is a switched wire there right ? and that you've found the fuse for it... so which relay is it running on ? and so why is the original Kawasaki outlet (part number 999940194) ) needs a relay to work ?



sure got me confused - thanks for a ll the hard work and the documentation.
ibonneau is offline  
post #138 of 147 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibonneau View Post
Hey 2daMax,

What make is your [B]panniers rack[B] - you mentioned that it is detachable somewhere in the post. which tells me that it is probably sw-motech and not givi. later it implies from your post that you have a givi top box rack - that threw me off - I didn't know that they are compatible

could you share that rack + cases setup with me - im just on the fence thinking which ones to get.
I am sorry for the late reply. This is my rear rack and pannier rack setup. they fit the 2010 model.

1. Both are Givi racks (well the panniers are Kappa, but Givi and Kappa shares the same design).

2. Top rear Box is a 50L Monokey box. The rear plate is Monokey. You can have a Monolock plate if the Givi box is monolock type. The monokey plate comes separately.

3. Pannier boxes are Kappa KGR33, 33Liter boxes, monokey type. They can also fit the rear rack monokey.

Hope this answers your question, else do ask more.

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
2daMax is offline  
post #139 of 147 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
Quote:
Originally Posted by GusG View Post
Hi 2DAMAX.

I was wondering, because it isn't really visible how you did it, if you could shed some light in how you placed/attached the 12V lighter under the fairing.

Thanks!
Hi GusG,

I have no pictures currently on that one but will quickly describe to u where it is placed. When I get the chance, I will snap a picture of it.

I did not use any screws or cable to tie to secure the 12V socket. It basically sits in between some metal braces that is attached to the tank. The braces configuration is somewhat triangular in nature. It is placed sitting vertically and the only thing that is securing it from accidentally bouncing off is the wires Not the best way but so far it has survived 15k km of riding.

My apologies for the late reply, as after recovering from a terrible illness, I've have not been checking in this forum frequently.

UPDATE: Picture added.


Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214

Last edited by 2daMax; 01-06-2013 at 11:02 PM.
2daMax is offline  
post #140 of 147 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
2daMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,177
"So I have question about this accessory jack that we can use for the 12V socket...

You said that there is a switched wire there right ? and that you've found the fuse for it... so which relay is it running on ? and so why is the original Kawasaki outlet (part number 999940194) ) needs a relay to work ?



sure got me confused - thanks for a ll the hard work and the documentation."

There are 2 different things. By default, the Versys 12V socket does not have a relay. The part you quoted is a ADD-ON accessory that requires a relay. This relay appears to fit directly onto the 4 socket plug. Of course, it cost a lot more that a DIY solution. For the 12V socket to work, it needs the relay which are ordered separately.

The method I use, does not need a relay, and for the purpose I am using it for are just for powering up low Amps devices. For higher Amps, I will choose to run a relay and connect directly to the battery, add a inline fuse and a switch.

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
2daMax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome