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Speedys lowering kit questions 2015- Versys 650

1. Anyone use the shorter NINJA 650 ER6N kickstand with the Motowerk lowering kit on the 15 - 17 V650?

Just getting ready to do the lowering kit and wanted to keep the original, just in case.

2. Also, when you lower the front should I take it off the rear harbor freight stand? I was thinking of doing it using the side stand with a floor jack under the engine to control lowering the bike. The instruction say to do one side at a time, but doesn't mention supporting the bike.
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1. Anyone use the shorter NINJA 650 ER6N kickstand with the Motowerk lowering kit on the 15 - 17 V650?

Just getting ready to do the lowering kit and wanted to keep the original, just in case.

2. Also, when you lower the front should I take it off the rear harbor freight stand? I was thinking of doing it using the side stand with a floor jack under the engine to control lowering the bike. The instruction say to do one side at a time, but doesn't mention supporting the bike.
If you have a front triple tree stand , use it, right side is easy, left side almost cleaned / took my clutch , some very tense moments. Side stand and jacking under the front foot rest. Use the scissor jack and 3/4 plywood as in Speedy's photos. No need to jack the rear of the bike, the scissor jack between the tire and lower frame can be turned by hand, very little effort and very precise.
Just caught the mention of the rear stand, absolutely no need, all the work is done on the right side of the bike, having it on the side stand is more than sufficient. See my post 32 of this thread:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...dy-others.html
As to doing the front, again no rear stand, you need to shift the weight to the rear of the bike.Lots of photos and help in the above link

KICK STAND SIDE MOUNT BRACKET EX650 NINJA ABS 11-15 12 13 14 SPRING FOOT BOLT | eBay

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Have you thought about getting a lower seat?
Not really. I can actually flat foot it right now (barely). I want to lower it so it's easier to get on to, for me and especially for my wife. I'm also hoping I'll notice a lower center of gravity. My balance is not as good as it used to be .

After raising the front of my stock seat, it's much more comfortable and the comfortable riding distance just about matches my bladder range
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1. Anyone use the shorter NINJA 650 ER6N kickstand with the Motowerk lowering kit on the 15 - 17 V650?

Just getting ready to do the lowering kit and wanted to keep the original, just in case.

2. Also, when you lower the front should I take it off the rear harbor freight stand? I was thinking of doing it using the side stand with a floor jack under the engine to control lowering the bike. The instruction say to do one side at a time, but doesn't mention supporting the bike.
You cannot use the Ninja sidestand. I bought one on eBay and found out that unless you make some modifications it is not a direct bolt-on. You'll need to make the hole larger to fit how it swings back.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sys-650-a.html

My install comments and pictures are in post 16 and on...

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...-titanium.html
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2017 Versys 650 LT -- Titanium [ Sold: Feb. 2019 ]
Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers

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You cannot use the Ninja sidestand. I bought one on eBay and found out that unless you make some modifications it is not a direct bolt-on. You'll need to make the hole larger to fit how it swings back.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sys-650-a.html

My install comments and pictures are in post 16 and on...

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...-titanium.html
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407guy, your instructions, comments answered all my remaining questions. Well done.
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