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post #21 of 57 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 05:48 PM
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I finally got around to installing the riser, and took the bike on a 4 hour ride. Not only does it eliminate the constant forward slide, it also seemed to eliminate the engine vibration felt in the seat. For some reason I get a bit numb in the privates on a ride more than 30 minutes due to the vibrations. But today no sensation of vibration and no tingles or numbness.

The extra height of the seat didn't bother me at all at stop lights.

This is an easy, cheap, and effective mod. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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What a great experience! Ordered, received email asking for my address, and received package within a couple of days. Installed it today in just a few minutes (and I am NOT very good with tools). Looking forward to my first ride NOT having involuntary intercourse with the tank!

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Got mine yesterday, top notch! Thanks again!


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I got to try out the riser yesterday on 300 mile ride, and have to say it makes a difference.
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Has anyone tried this with a Gen 2? I have a 2011 Versys.


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Has anyone tried this with a Gen 2? I have a 2011 Versys.


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Yes, I have a 2012. Worked perfectly!

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Yes, I have a 2012. Worked perfectly!

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Installed in a couple of minutes. Adds a new level of comfort to the seat.
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Got it today and installed in minutes,only have been to set on it and make motor sounds! Feels way better! Flooding and snow in southern Ohio right now. Can't wait to go for a ride. Thank you!
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Unfortunately the intention of having Shapeways take over production and shipping has run into a major snag, the link on post one gives the info needed to print your own, production has ended!! This first line has been posted by Onewizard

Thank you so much for all the support and orders for the riser. I had no idea it was going to be this big of a hit!

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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 11:01 PM
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Just my luck.

I return back to the board, after a long hiatus, and discover that you closed shop on this item only a few days ago.

Oh well. Stuff happens. Moving on.
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I return back to the board, after a long hiatus, and discover that you closed shop on this item only a few days ago.

Oh well. Stuff happens. Moving on.
I guess I got lucky . Mine was waiting for me when I got home yesterday.
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Unfortunately the intention of having Shapeways take over production and shipping has run into a major snag, the link on post one gives the info needed to print your own, production has ended!! This first line has been posted by Onewizard

Thank you so much for all the support and orders for the riser. I had no idea it was going to be this big of a hit!
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I was unaware you had stopped production on the seat blocks....
I sent a Paypal $14 pymt to ya on Feb 24th.... but havnt seen the part or heard anything about a refund
Please lemme kno where we stand
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post #34 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 09:52 PM
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it's been a while since I've been on the forum...I got a riser back in November I believe it was and it has made a great big difference in seat comfort on both the OEM seat and my Sargent's low seat...the bolts needed weren't available anywhere near my pad..but I got some online easy enough...
thanks from another completely happy 2012 Versys owner...
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My local public library offers access to NetFabb software and a MakerBot 3D printer as well as a Projet 1500 3D printer. Hoping to try printing this. Which of the printers would you recommend for the job?
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My local public library offers access to NetFabb software and a MakerBot 3D printer as well as a Projet 1500 3D printer. Hoping to try printing this. Which of the printers would you recommend for the job?
Your library has a 3D printer? thats awesome! Do they charge for time/material? If so, the MakerBot would be the lowest cost/simplest option. I have been printing these risers in PLA with 3 shells, 25% infill with supports. I also typically print with a raft, but thats more of a personal preference for me than a requirement. experiment a little, 3D printers are great!

The projet will offer a much "smoother" finish product, but I dont think it will be any stronger than the makerbot. And if your library asks you to cover time/materials, then the Makerbot will be much cheaper. Good luck, let me know how it turns out!

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Hi rod, sorry I missed your post. I am still filling all the orders I had in the queue before I took down the link. I will check my orders, I must have missed yours somehow. I will make sure it ships tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

Sorry for the delay.

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Thanx very much for takin care of my order...... TOP NOTCH ! you are

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Got the riser block..... installed it.... & what a difference it makes. Will try a set of peg lowering brkts next.... for a bit more legroom

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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: Seat Riser Block - Kawasaki Versys by rawkstar320 - Thingiverse
:good idea: I made mine some years back with just a MS plate. Makes a lot of difference on long rides.
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To everyone still interested, I am still willing to make the riser blocks on a case by case basis, as I have time. Please shoot me a PM and I will respond (sometimes it takes me a week or so) with what is available.

Thanks everyone for your support!

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I made the mistake of using 50% infill. I broke that **** about 1000 miles away from home, and it kinda sagged for the rest of the way home - oh bother...

100% solid part no air gaps made this fit well and not bend under heavy riding .
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