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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Versys - Tail Tidy

Hi all, Does anyone know of any tail tidy's which are compatible with the OEM panniers attached? I have heard that many tail tidys dont work due to the indicators sticking out too far when the panniers are on..

Additionally, I am apprehensive about getting smaller indicators due to the laws around minimum distance between them...

Thanks in advance..
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Round here, in the land of the Scott brothers, tail tidy comes on a roll and sets on a wall bracket. If I run out of tail tidy I holler for the old lady to bring me a new roll from the closet downstairs. If my tail tidy don't work to my satisfaction I like to jump in the shower right quick.



So what's the phrase "tail tidy" stand for across the pond in the land of Thomas Crapper?
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I believe bakes100 is talking about a fender eliminator like this one on ebay, which says it works with the 650LT (OEM Panniers). Works with stock turn signals.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-KAWASAK...%3A1#vi-ilComp

This one is pretty cheap, there are others.
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Thanks bob and Iím sure bakes100 thanks you too. However Iím in the same place as bakes, I have a 2018 and the link you give says it is only good for 2017. Do you know if it will fit on a 2018 and maybe they just didnít update the page? I looked for a long time on eBay and could not find one for 2018. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I just think they haven't updated the page. All Generation 3's (2015-2018) should be the same as far as body and fender stuff goes. There is a "Contact Seller" link on the site, so you can confirm.
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I donít know how I missed the contact seller button, my bad. Just contacted them, I will post again when I get a reply. In case anyone else is curious.

Thx Bob!

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If you end up getting it, make sure you post some pictures!
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So I just got this reply:


New message from: weixin-motor (944Purple Star)
Sorry This item only fit KAWASAKI KLE 650 VERSYS 2015-2017

KAWASAKI KLE 1000 VERSYS 2017-2018
so we cant confirm it fit 2018 Kawasaki Versys KLE 650 LT or not ,Sorry
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Iím tempted to just buy it and see, itís only $35.

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So I just got this reply:


New message from: weixin-motor (944Purple Star)
Sorry This item only fit KAWASAKI KLE 650 VERSYS 2015-2017

KAWASAKI KLE 1000 VERSYS 2017-2018
so we cant confirm it fit 2018 Kawasaki Versys KLE 650 LT or not ,Sorry
Customs service Team:Jerry

Iím tempted to just buy it and see, itís only $35.
Agreed, I would do the same. Chinese manufacturers don't stay on top of bike model changes (or lack of). I've bought other accessories that didn't mention my 2016 LT specifically that worked just fine.
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I saw those tail tidies on ebay a few weeks ago but decided not to in case they dont fit. Post some pics when its installed with the bags on! If its sexy enough i'll get one too!


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So I just got this reply:


New message from: weixin-motor (944Purple Star)
Sorry This item only fit KAWASAKI KLE 650 VERSYS 2015-2017

KAWASAKI KLE 1000 VERSYS 2017-2018
so we cant confirm it fit 2018 Kawasaki Versys KLE 650 LT or not ,Sorry
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I’m tempted to just buy it and see, it’s only $35.
I tried asking him for the measurement to the outside of the light mounts, but have yet to receive a reply. I am hoping someone here tries it out!

I think if it works on the 2017 it absolutely works on the 2018, like mentioned above I think they're just slow to update the pages. I'm just not 100% sure it works with the panniers, as it would be a tight fit even going off the picture, which shows the mount almost as wide as the rear light.

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As far as the Thomas Crapper system,I like the chrome one handed system.As far as the Kawi,I only ride with the OEM panniers on so I tidied up with another brake light and added a real fender.Combined with a rear hugger and the panniers it keeps the wheel spray in...
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As far as the Thomas Crapper system,I like the chrome one handed system.As far as the Kawi,I only ride with the OEM panniers on so I tidied up with another brake light and added a real fender.Combined with a rear hugger and the panniers it keeps the wheel spray in...

Is this on a Gen 3 650? I like that fender. What kind, model, etc. is it?


Thank you!

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Same as yours,2015 650. Plate aluminium bent to contour with the existing tree after making a cardboard mockup.....
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Same as yours,2015 650. Plate aluminium bent to contour with the existing tree after making a cardboard mockup.....
Good stuff! Thank you!

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The stock turn signals wonít fit with the fender eliminator and the bags on. So I bought a motodynamics intergrated taillight. All in all Iím very happy.

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The stock turn signals wonít fit with the fender eliminator and the bags on. So I bought a motodynamics intergrated taillight. All in all Iím very happy.

How did you still attach the license plate without the stock fender?
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