Is there any rear height increasing kit for the versys too?
I find that with current 14.2kg/mm, despite i love how it soaks up the bumps, i would often bottom out with the battery compartment hitting the rear huger. Increasing the height by about half to an inch would be lovely.
Current : Maroon 2011.
- Front Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master pump - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS Brake lines - Osram Nightbreakers H7 - 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 35ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones.
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- Osram Hyper Rallye 65W high beam - Protaper SE ATV Low - Handguards
Sounds like the Law of Unintended Consequences kicking in. Non-stock (R1) shock with a longer stroke means that parts hit before the shock bottoms out. Raising the ride height at the rear might have some other unintended consequences- nervous handling, cracking your nuts on the tank, etc. That said, it seems like it could be done. A different shock with a slightly longer eye-to eye length could be used with your custom spring. The shock mount on the swingarm or frame could be removed and re-welded. Or, leaving the ride height alone, you could switch to a smaller battery like a Shorai, then modify the battery box.
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Originally Posted by invader
Your best option would be to replace the hugger with a home made rock guard/mud flap secured to bottom of battery box.
I've done this on BOTH my Vs, tho' it's attached to the inner rear fender, not the battery box, and NOTHING interferes with the swingarm. The flap is flexible enough to protect, AND stay out of the way! Co$t... maybe $5 each...!