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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Raising Versys Front Fender

Planning to install a more "adventurous" front tire on my '15 Versys 650. Thinking a Heidenau K60 or Continental TKC80. Has anyone had experience with these tires on the front of a Versys? If so, was it necessary to raise the front fender for clearance?

Also, didn't Twisted Throttle or another vendor sell a kit to raise the front fender on this bike?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 11:38 AM
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Fasteddie, myself and a couple others have used various ADV type tires on the front without raising the front fender. Only in extreme muddy conditions that could clog up between tire and fender you might have issues. I've had a TKC80 on the front of my bike since it left the dealership with no issues.
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I love the TKC. the K60... not so much. ymmv
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if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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Trbl, as long as you mount a 120/70 you should be fine. I have a tkc 80 of the same size on my 15' 650LT and it works great. The front fender is easier lifted on the gen 1 and 2 V650.
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...Also, didn't Twisted Throttle or another vendor sell a kit to raise the front fender on this bike?
Don't know IF they did or not.

MY solution, while quite 'elegant' takes a fair amount of work. Another member posted up a solution that looks QUITE SIMPLE compared to mine, so try SEARCH.


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Raising the front fender is absolutely trivial with even just a tiny bit of skill. It took me sub-30 minutes and a few pieces of angle aluminum.

That said, if you raise it more than about an inch, you need to extend the brake line, and IDK where to go about procuring such a thing, so my right-to-left line is currently zip-tied to the stay until I figure that out.
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Raising the front fender is absolutely trivial with even just a tiny bit of skill....
UNLESS you have an ABS Versys...!

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Roops. Thanks for the correction!
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