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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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How about some description of the products, and install ease?
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The RAM mount for my phone or GPS was an easy install. It took longer to assemble the "gripper" component than installing it on the bike. The engine guards are from Kawasaki and the front bracket was a PITA to install because plastics were removed. The two engine guards took less than 5 minutes after the front bracket and plastics were installed.


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OEM handguards installed



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Those engine guards scream for some LED running/fog lights.

Check out mondolights mm10s. I had them on my Concours and Triumph Trophy.
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Those engine guards scream for some LED running/fog lights.

Check out mondolights mm10s. I had them on my Concours and Triumph Trophy.
Which leads to the question: does a Versys 300 have spare electrons to run running lights and other electronic farkles?

The 650 seems to not have a whole lot of spare watts hanging around to be put to good use...
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Those engine guards scream for some LED running/fog lights.

Check out mondolights mm10s. I had them on my Concours and Triumph Trophy.
Can't see myself paying $400 for the factory oem lights. I will check on the mondolights...


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Which leads to the question: does a Versys 300 have spare electrons to run running lights and other electronic farkles?

The 650 seems to not have a whole lot of spare watts hanging around to be put to good use...


Yes. There are connectors that the oem lights and the relay will connect to. They even have a spot for a toggle switch for the lights.


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Givi E30 top case installed. By far the easiest install out of all accessories so far.



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Yes. There are connectors that the oem lights and the relay will connect to. They even have a spot for a toggle switch for the lights.
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I think all Versys 650 alternators output just 336 Watts at 5,000 RPM (24 Amps, 14 volts at 5,000 RPM) and the standard load when the bike is running (lights, fuel injection, computer, fan, etc.) is around 285 Watts - and unfortunately connectors doesn't = spare amps to run all this stuff.. just sayin'.

I'd hate to hang all the electronical farkles on a bike and find out I don't have enough stator output to run everything. .

That doesn't leave much juice left for accessories.

Please feel free to call me a fool or ignorant if I'm barking at the wrong peony bush...
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I own a x300, and thats the way i feel! and the factory didnt add a skid plate? i wouldnt bough it anyways! lol! I don't know about you but i need info on where to find mods and aftermarket stuff
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I think all Versys 650 alternators output just 336 Watts at 5,000 RPM (24 Amps, 14 volts at 5,000 RPM) and the standard load when the bike is running (lights, fuel injection, computer, fan, etc.) is around 285 Watts - and unfortunately connectors doesn't = spare amps to run all this stuff.. just sayin'.

I'd hate to hang all the electronical farkles on a bike and find out I don't have enough stator output to run everything. .

That doesn't leave much juice left for accessories.

Please feel free to call me a fool or ignorant if I'm barking at the wrong peony bush...
I am going to correct you as most of what you stated is correct, base load is 162 watts , this includes the headlight ,available watts is about 174 watts, see post #4 http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...gs-2015-a.html
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Givi E30 top case installed. By far the easiest install out of all accessories so far.



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What was the P#/name for the mounting plate that your E-30 is mounted on? thanks.

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What was the P#/name for the mounting plate that your E-30 is mounted on? thanks.


They call it a universal mounting kit for monolock top cases. Not sure about the part #


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DC socket, fog light switch, and driving lights finally installed


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I was thinking about the low power output of the stator and I think the easy fix is to switch all the lights to LED..
That will save a lot of power. Freeing up the extra watts needed for heated vest ect. Cell charger, GPS.

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Where did you get the switch for the fog ligths?
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Where did you get the switch for the fog ligths?


That is the factory fog light switch from Kawasaki. It is expensive but I like using factory wiring harnesses as much as possible which this switch plugs directly into.


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