Do I Have The Only Versys With One Of These? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
blipco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: boston, MA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Do I Have The Only Versys With One Of These?

Sorry for the crappy pic but it's still in winter storage.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (62.5 KB, 366 views)
blipco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Member
 
saddlebag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eutopia
Posts: 1,883
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blipco View Post
Sorry for the crappy pic but it's still in winter storage.

A what? A cargo net? A fuzzy seat? A scooter side car?
saddlebag is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 08:32 PM
djg
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: western wisconsin
Posts: 643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Alaska Leather seat pad? I have one.
djg is offline  
 
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
blipco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: boston, MA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Good eye but not good enough. Look again.
blipco is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 09:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Johnstown, NY
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
what is that under the seat, right above the shock?

I can see you have a rear rack, a lowering block, a rear hugger, but not sure what that is directly above the shock. different kind of helmet lock maybe?

Thunder Blue 2013 Versys
ThunderBlue is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 09:52 PM
Member
 
MaverickAus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
The reflector?
MaverickAus is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 09:53 PM
djg
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: western wisconsin
Posts: 643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
You win.
djg is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
blipco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: boston, MA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Bingo Thunderblue
It is left over from a ZRX build I did. It uses the same key as the ignition and seat.
The ZRX uses the same blank as I'm sure many Kaws. I'm not a locksmith but I took the lock apart and moved the tumblers around until it worked. Easy peasy, took just a few minutes. Anybody wanting one can sometimes find them on the ZRXOA.ORG site.
I made the backplate from a single gang SS blank plate (for blanking electrical outlet boxes). I only had to remove one of the useless helmet tabs under the seat and nut and bolted the plate to the existing bracket using one of the factory bodywork mounting screws and the other bolt goes through the slot.
Here's a better pic.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (81.2 KB, 227 views)
blipco is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
blipco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: boston, MA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Here is my red Rex. You can barely see the factory lock next to the tail light.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (106.1 KB, 124 views)
blipco is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 10:11 PM
Member
 
silviefox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: welches, oregon
Posts: 3,139
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to silviefox
the pop rock holder on the handle bars?

yes im a guy.
Silvie=latin for. Of the forest /woods. Fox= Vulpine (also my middle name)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"closed mindedness causes bliss in simple minded people"
silviefox is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Member
 
saddlebag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eutopia
Posts: 1,883
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blipco View Post
Here is my red Rex. You can barely see the factory lock next to the tail light.
Here is my 01 ZRX. Can't see the tail light at all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZ0qDYxuyc
saddlebag is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
blipco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: boston, MA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by saddlebag View Post
Here is my 01 ZRX. Can't see the tail light at all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZ0qDYxuyc
Mesmerizing road. I mean to ride it one day. I just had my Rex's suspension modified by Daugherty Motorsports. Can't wait for the warm weather.
blipco is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
blipco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: boston, MA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by silviefox View Post
the pop rock holder on the handle bars?
I can't remember what's in there. I haven't opened it in a couple of years.
blipco is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 11:04 PM
Member
 
silviefox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: welches, oregon
Posts: 3,139
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to silviefox
Quote:
Originally Posted by blipco View Post
I can't remember what's in there. I haven't opened it in a couple of years.
lol well be careful opening it, there might be a monster in there =p

yes im a guy.
Silvie=latin for. Of the forest /woods. Fox= Vulpine (also my middle name)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"closed mindedness causes bliss in simple minded people"
silviefox is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 11:10 PM
Member
 
GiantAntCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Funny, just this afternoon I bought a master lock to use as a simple helmet lock. Constantly taking the seat off was getting ridiculous.

2008 Versys 650

Been riding 8 or 9 years, and have owned 8 or 9 bikes; its an addiction I can't quit...
GiantAntCowboy is offline  
post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-20-2015, 01:27 AM
Member
 
chaofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blipco View Post
Mesmerizing road. I mean to ride it one day. I just had my Rex's suspension modified by Daugherty Motorsports. Can't wait for the warm weather.
They do sell jackets you know
chaofan is offline  
post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-20-2015, 01:28 AM
Member
 
chaofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
It is amazing that this bike does not come with a helmet lock! How cheap can they get?
chaofan is offline  
post #18 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-20-2015, 01:54 AM
Member
 
AlaskaJeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Palmer, ALASKA
Posts: 1,272
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by chaofan View Post
It is amazing that this bike does not come with a helmet lock! How cheap can they get?
I've never used them on any of the bikes I have owned. I ALWAYS take my helmet with me.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff Reichel Palmer, ALASKA
1 Tim 6:11-12 "FIGHT the GOOD Fight"
There is no inappropriate temperature to ride a motorcycle…just inappropriate layers of protection.
2011 ADVersys
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

92 FATBOY (in rebuild status)
AlaskaJeff is offline  
post #19 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-20-2015, 08:11 AM
Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,284
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Garage
I carry my helmet with me. If I am going in an air conditioned building I want it to absorb some coolness.

For short stints at an outdoor event I will run a cable lock though the chinbar and sleeve of my jacket.

Using the strap to lock the helmet won't keep thieves from taking the helmet, but does help keep honest people honest.

My Versys Travels:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
twowheeladdict is online now  
post #20 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-20-2015, 09:01 AM
Member
 
saddlebag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eutopia
Posts: 1,883
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by twowheeladdict View Post
I carry my helmet with me. If I am going in an air conditioned building I want it to absorb some coolness.

For short stints at an outdoor event I will run a cable lock though the chinbar and sleeve of my jacket.

Using the strap to lock the helmet won't keep thieves from taking the helmet, but does help keep honest people honest.
In my state there is no helmet law. People would be more apt to steal a bag of dog pooh than a lid around here.
saddlebag 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










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