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Headlight/Turn Signal Cowling

I dropped the Versys Saturday and broke a hole in the cowling where the front right side turn signal goes. Does anybody know if they've changed the plastic since '11? Price is about $80 on eBay for the '11 part, and $205 for the '16 part. The bike is a '16. Thanks in advance, Dan-O
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Yes the plastic has been changed for your bike (2016).
It is a generation 3 (2015, 16, 17, etc.).
Plastic from any of these will fit.
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I dropped the Versys Saturday and broke a hole in the cowling where the front right side turn signal goes. Does anybody know if they've changed the plastic since '11? Price is about $80 on eBay for the '11 part, and $205 for the '16 part. The bike is a '16. Thanks in advance, Dan-O
Assuming you haven't yet, remove the metal clips that hold the TS in place to mostly prevent that issue in the future. The rubber will hold it in place just fine, at least to speeds just under 100 mph.
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Assuming you haven't yet, remove the metal clips that hold the TS in place to mostly prevent that issue in the future. The rubber will hold it in place just fine, at least to speeds just under 100 mph.
As Steve said, I will add that the signal lights cause stress in and around the signal lights.Try putting upward or downward pressure on the signal lights, watch closely to the area just above the signal lights and particularly below which is thinner plastic. I damaged my plastic under similar conditions, and removed the T piece in both signals, the rear is getting the same this winter. You will be surprised how much force is required to get the rubber into the plastic. By removing the T piece there is much less flexing of the plastic. FYI , every pot hole you hit causes the signal to flex and the plastic.
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I had the same problem. Here is the best price I found online.

Check with your local shop as some will price match internet deals. You will pay sales tax but save shipping costs.

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Hey thanks for the info everybody. I zip-tied the TS to the crash bar for now and it's fine. Gonna get a new chain and sprockets and then think about replacing the cowling.
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Yeah, this is why I have been looking for a different TS that doesn't stick out so far. Those cowlings are expensive! All because of a simple oops...

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