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Swingarm spools - 15 650

Can an owner of the new 2015 650 confirm the swingarm spool mounts are 10mm x 1.25 thread? I assume they are.

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my guess - they should be the same as the 1st & 2nd gens.

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The set I just installed is 8mm. Of course I only learned this after buying a 10mm set first.
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Rear frame sub-assembly/swingarm was changed on the 2015 (carries more weight, etc.). They changed the spool mounts from 10mm to 8mm...
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Rear frame sub-assembly/swingarm was changed on the 2015 (carries more weight, etc.). They changed the spool mounts from 10mm to 8mm...
Doesn't really make sense does it? More weight=smaller bolts....Granted the spools are not made to carry the bike or anything BUT you DO pick it up on them with a paddock stand.


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Doesn't really make sense does it? More weight=smaller bolts....Granted the spools are not made to carry the bike or anything BUT you DO pick it up on them with a paddock stand.
Well... I don't know their logic in this. The new sub-frame adds additional capacity from above. Probably did the 10mm to 8mm switch independently of the decision behind reinforcing the sub-frame. I'm sure there was a reason. Mfgrs don't like to change specs without cause...
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8mm!!!

8mm... Ask me how I know....
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Yep, 8mm just put some on.
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can somebody recommend some nice green ones? (with a SS bolt)
the length of the bolt is important?

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can somebody recommend some nice green ones? (with a SS bolt)
the length of the bolt is important?
These look like they should work:
8mm CNC Swingarm Spools Green for Honda CBR 600RR 900RR 929RR 954RR 1000RR F4i | eBay

These are the ones I am using, but they are not available in green:

http://www.amazon.com/Vortex-SP526K-...Swingarm+Spool
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Can an owner of the new 2015 650 confirm the swingarm spool mounts are 10mm x 1.25 thread? I assume they are.
These are standard sized for all bikes and very cheap on Ebay.
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2015 = 8mm.... Not standard... but get em if ya want to!
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2015 = 8mm.... Not standard... but get em if ya want to!
Twisted throttle sells the SW-Motech kit for the Versys, it comes with 10M x 1.25 x 30 bolts.

My 2010 Versys 650 takes 10mm spools and has the exact same swing arm as a 2015 Versys. I would suggest double checking with your dealer parts guy before purchasing if you are in doubt.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...l-sliders.html

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The size has changed in gen3 (2015) to 8mm, don't know why but it did.

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Twisted throttle sells the SW-Motech kit for the Versys, it comes with 10M x 1.25 x 30 bolts.

My 2010 Versys 650 takes 10mm spools and has the exact same swing arm as a 2015 Versys. I would suggest double checking with your dealer parts guy before purchasing if you are in doubt.
The Gen 3 ('15 and '16 Vs) ARE 8mm, which is more than big enough!

I used two 8mm bolts w/ 'jam' nuts as 'spools' till a got a set on Ebay. You can see the right-side bolt in this pic....


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I had a major problem with my first set: see link below. I replaced them with steel and they have been very rugged.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...e-bobbins.html
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