Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
I had the riser 3D printed a while ago but finally got around to installing it yesterday. I wasn't having a big problem with the tilt of the seat, but figured I'd try it anyway. On a 45 minute commute to work this morning I could definitely tell the difference -- guess I had been pushing myself back in the seat more often than I knew. I'm sure this will make a bigger difference on longer rides. I'll likely get an aftermarket seat at some point, but in the meantime this is a great low-cost mod. AT 5'9" I can still (barely) flat-foot the bike with the seat riser in place and a thick sheepskin seat pad. BTW, you'll need two M6 x 40mm hex-head bolts, and two M6 flat washers unless you're using flange-head bolts. I think 40mm is minimum bolt length; others have used 45mm or 50mm. I went with stainless bolts and washers.
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, MSTA, Retreads
Nat'l Cycle "Sport-Touring" screen; Givi hand guards; BMW Sport Grips; Omni-Cruise throttle lock; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; Denali Mini Soundbomb horn; SW-Motech top rack, Quick-Lock Evo side racks, wide foot pegs & GPS shelf; Givi E-22 side cases & V-47 top case; RKA 13L Shiloh Road tank bag; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; Shoodaben ECU reflash; decalectomy.