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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-26-2015, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wanted: 650 rear splash guard

I require assistance! I've search high and low on the internet, but I can't find anywhere that sells a rear splash guard for my '07 650 and ships it to Denmark.

My bike has an aftermarket licence plate holder similar to this:

It looks way better than stock, but my girlfriend riding pillion gets soaked if there's water on the road. A top box takes some of the splash, but not nearly enough, and we rarely use it anyways. This results in a less than pleased girlfriend (and, subsequently, a less than pleased me).

I found a company i Malaysia making exactly what I need (here: http://simtradingkarenteo.com/show-i...p?item_id=4709), but they won't ship to Denmark

So: Does anyone know where I can find a similar product? I would like to minimize the amount of customization needed, but if I can use a splash guard from another bike by drilling a new hole or adding a bracket or something, that's perfectly fine too. Alternative solutions for keeping my girlfriend dry and happy are also welcome.
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Do you have the factory rear inner fender? If so you could put that back on os see about buying one from the dealer?

Or was that look THEN leap?
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You could do what koen did and retrofit a Ducati splash guard. Some BMWs use a similar one also.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ht=multistrada
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Thanks for the replies, guys. If at all possible, I would like to avoid fitting the stock rear fender. I think it's pretty ugly and doesn't fit my bike very well.

I found a company in Thailand that makes a splash guard for a '10 Versys. I'm in the process of figuring out if I can buy one, and I reckon it should fit with little to no modification.
Do any of you indicentally know if Kawasaki made changes to the swing arm from the '07 to the '10 model? They look very similar on pictures.

http://www.apshop-racing.com/product_desc.php?pid=480
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I ordered the splash guard from Thailand and hope it will fit. The fender was 1950 baht and shipping 1820 baht. Total price around 122 USD.

It ships tomorrow, so now we play the waiting game
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Thanks for the replies, guys. If at all possible, I would like to avoid fitting the stock rear fender. I think it's pretty ugly and doesn't fit my bike very well.

I found a company in Thailand that makes a splash guard for a '10 Versys. I'm in the process of figuring out if I can buy one, and I reckon it should fit with little to no modification.
Do any of you indicentally know if Kawasaki made changes to the swing arm from the '07 to the '10 model? They look very similar on pictures.

http://www.apshop-racing.com/product_desc.php?pid=480
No changes. The swingarms are the same for both 1st and 2nd gens.

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Sounds good! Package arrived today (with no assembly instructions and a bunch of loose bolts thrown in), so I'm pretty excited to put it all together. Sadly, I probably won't have time until next weekend. I'll post updates as I get stuff done.
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Success! I had to bend some metal a bit and buy some washers and a longer bolt for everything to fit together, but success!

Build quality is pretty poor, but it's held together so far. However, it was only 65 USD (plus another 65 P&P/tax).

I've only briefly tested it in a drizzle but it seems to work just fine. I'm sure it will be tested properly when we get to Scotland next week :P
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Post-Scotland update: It works!

Also, if you haven't been to Scotland yet, I very highly recommend it. Fantastic nature and roads.
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I had one on my BMW F650 ST. One day, you'll see an arm there without a possum scraper on the end. It will take a couple of moments to realize it fell off. You've got a rear fender, so a shock sock for $21 to usa anyway is all I think is effective. A full rear plastic fender would be nice, but it would be a lot of engineering. Gravity and possum scrapers don't mix, unless you want to get one every now and then when they fall off and break in different places. But they do look cool! Nice job for all of your work.
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