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Rawkstar320 - THAT piece you made up is a "thing of beauty"...! (Makes MINE look like a piece of crap...!)

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Thanks! Turned out nicely. They don't take long to print and costs less in material than the 2 new bolts you have to buy. If anyone needs one, let me know.

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I decided to 3D print a special spacer that fits perfectly under the bracket. I designed it to give me 12mm (1/2") of lift in the front. It works pretty well, over 600 miles and has made a huge difference. My only issue is that the seat has somewhat of a gap on the sides, but it's hardly noticeable unless you know it's there. I can upload the 3d file if there is any interest.


you should start selling those. ill take one as payment for the idea xD

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Rawkstar, I'd buy one, too.
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I decided to 3D print a special spacer that fits perfectly under the bracket. I designed it to give me 12mm (1/2") of lift in the front. It works pretty well, over 600 miles and has made a huge difference. My only issue is that the seat has somewhat of a gap on the sides, but it's hardly noticeable unless you know it's there. I can upload the 3d file if there is any interest.


That is sexy. I would offer those up for sale here!


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Riser Block for Front Seat Lift Mod

As some have noticed, the seat on the Versys is tilted forwards just a little bit too much. There are a few remedies for this, from a new seat cover, to using piles of washers to lift the front end of the stock seat. I have come up with what I think, is a low cost yet elegant solution: A 3D printed Riser Block!

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As you can see, it lifts the front of the seat up just a little bit (12mm) to give you a much more comfortable ride.

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I have about 600+ miles on my riser block and it has been holding up great.



If you or a friend has a 3D printer, you can download the files required to print your own riser block here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1775953
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Thanks all! It seems there is some demand for this block, so I have set up a new thread in the Classifieds section. (Would rather not completely hijack this thread).

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...-lift-mod.html

I will upload the 3D file later today, in case anyone has a printer and wants to print their own.
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@steve1503 the block is designed to rest on the tank flange. This gives it more support to keep from bending or breaking.

@zirconx Yes, you will need longer bolts. The bolts on your machine are 25mm long, you will need 50mm long bolts. If there is enough demand, I *could* supply bolts, but would rather not. I am not trying to make a lot of money here, but I need to cover my costs.

Just added these notes to the original post.
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Measurements on my 2009 are: 60mm on center for the bolts, 5.4mm washer & rubber isolator thickness
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NOTE: This was designed for the 2015 Versys 650. I *think* it will fit older models, but I cant make any promises at this point. I have had several customers check dimensions and it looks like it should work. I will report back once we have a few in the field.

YES - same for the THREE Gens of V650s. (I took the "lift" off my '09 when the insurance came for it, and mounted it onto my '15. (I BELIEVE the length of bolts I bought are 45mm....)

BTW - I was NOT the guy that originated this mod. It was pretty much in general use when I joined the Forum and then got my '08, BIG RED, in September 2008.

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I just installed my riser block yesterday and rode into work this morning. Install was a piece of cake, 5 minutes tops. The improvement over the stock height is very noticeable and great! I have a 2009 Versys and I also ride with an Alaska Sheepskin buttpad https://alaskaleather.com/collection...pskin-buttpads. Overall a great mod and well worth it!
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I just installed my riser block yesterday and rode into work this morning. Install was a piece of cake, 5 minutes tops. The improvement over the stock height is very noticeable and great! I have a 2009 Versys and I also ride with an Alaska Sheepskin buttpad https://alaskaleather.com/collection...pskin-buttpads. Overall a great mod and well worth it!

Got mine also I agree !!!
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Received mine, but not installed yet. Looking forward to testing it out soon! I'm in the middle of moving this week, plus it is rainy, so it will have to wait until next week.
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Got mine on Monday, installed in maybe 5 minutes. As many have said, it does make a noticeable difference in rider comfort. I have the MotoWerks footpeg lowering blocks also.

I really like the fact that it is a purpose built piece.

Thanks again for making these available!

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I got mine, thanks, got the longer bolts and in it went.
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Got mine today.
Bought two bolts 45MM long and two flat washers from NAPA. Cost 65 cents. Took less than 5 min. to install.
Did a 30 mile test ride.
This mod will not make you feel like you just bought a custom seat. However it will make you much more comfortable. Best $14 I ever spent. I highly recommend this riser block.

Thanks Rawkstar 320 for producing a well made product, that every Versys owner needs.
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Got mine today.
Bought two bolts 45MM long and two flat washers from NAPA. Cost 65 cents. Took less than 5 min. to install.
Did a 30 mile test ride.
This mod will not make you feel like you just bought a custom seat. However it will make you much more comfortable. Best $14 I ever spent. I highly recommend this riser block.

Thanks Rawkstar 320 for producing a well made product, that every Versys owner needs.
I bought one as well and have yet to install. What is the dimesion of the bolts required? I know they are 45mm in length.
Appreciate the info and will plan on performing the install soon.
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I bought one as well and have yet to install. What is the dimesion of the bolts required? I know they are 45mm in length.
Appreciate the info and will plan on performing the install soon.
Don't know the dimensions. I carried one of the original bolts to NAPA and told them I need two like this, but 45MM long. Also 2 flat washers. If they don't have 45MM, 40MM will work.
After putting seat back on, the seat has some side to side play. If you use your hand and apply a little downward pressure on the seat, the play disappears. I found that the seat has two post on the rear section with concave slots, that rest on round frame tubes. With no weight on the seat the post are lifted slightly off the tube. just a little weight, and the post fit back on tubes. There is no movement or wobble in the seat while riding, and it is securely fastened to the bike. This is a mod that makes the Versys much more comfortable.
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Don't know the dimensions. I carried one of the original bolts to NAPA and told them I need two like this, but 45MM long. Also 2 flat washers. If they don't have 45MM, 40MM will work.
After putting seat back on, the seat has some side to side play. If you use your hand and apply a little downward pressure on the seat, the play disappears. I found that the seat has two post on the rear section with concave slots, that rest on round frame tubes. With no weight on the seat the post are lifted slightly off the tube. just a little weight, and the post fit back on tubes. There is no movement or wobble in the seat while riding, and it is securely fastened to the bike. This is a mod that makes the Versys much more comfortable.
Thanks for the info!
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