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Best engine guard for my Versy 650

Been researching these. Love the looks of the SW-Motech, but they seem almost too minimalist to protect much. I like the T-Rex cage style but they’re fit and finish leaves a bit to be desired. Anyone have input on these? Thanks

Also thinking about a lowering kit. Anyone with experience installing one would be appreciated. Concerned about it changing the dynamics of the bike.


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Engine Guard : made my own , so no comments on other makes.

Lowering Kit. If you are height challenged then lowering will be a good option. Follow procedures and no side effect on bike handling. Have installed Motorwerk Lowering kit and all i can say is..
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Lowering Kit. If you are height challenged then lowering will be a good option. Follow procedures and no side effect on bike handling. Have installed Motorwerk Lowering kit and all i can say is..


Did you have to make any changes to the kickstand?


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If your are lowering , yes you need to shorten the side stand by an 1" or so.
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Did you have to make any changes to the kickstand?


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Moto Werk offers kickstand modification kit to go with the lowering kit. No welding required, great instructions exactly how and where you cut the kick stand with a hacksaw and install the reinforcing insert.

On earlier Gen 1 and Gen 2 bikes, you can use a 650 KLR kickstand, but on Gen 3 you would have to grind on both kickstand and frame to make the klr stand work and I didn’t want to grind metal off my bike.
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