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Hi guys,

I have my babe Versys 650 2021 Pearl White - I lost my two cowlings due to small incident with cosmetic damage, while avoiding collision. It is emotionally tough.

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Original part models broken:
  1. 55059-5424-660 - COWLING,SIDE,LH,M.S.BLACK - Metallic Black
  2. 55059-5425-660 - COWLING,TANK SIDE,LH,M.S.BLACK - Metallic Black
After market parts broken:
  1. SRC Moto Crash bars - strong bent, which was the main cause of the broken cowlings. I found them not reliable for cowling protection in this case.


I see that from 2015 - 2021 Versys 650 are very similar, or even identical.

  • Found on ebay someone selling used parts 55028-0563
  • Like new from older Versys
  • Color is identical with stickers removed
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Questions:
  1. Would it fit my bike even tho part number is different?
  2. Are cowlings different in shape ranging 2015 to 2021? (Thickness, form)
What you would recommend in this case?
 

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As you say it could bolt up the same, maybe they changed a shape slightly to give it that "new updated look" or to allow for a new windshield mounting, different turn signals. Would have to have both parts for a close inspection and trial and error fitment, worth the headache, only in desperation for me like trying to restore an old classic where the options are limited. 20 years ago I restored some early Chevrolets and would junk yard hunt for Pontiac, Buick, Olds sister cars in search of parts
I found other solution, reading reviews.

I bought Aftermarket Hard ABS Plastic Fairings for both sides. They are cheaper and more durable,can bent instead of breaking.
Then I gonna wrap them with 3M, as they don't have any paint.

And you are right, OEM parts might have some small difference in shape, but they would fit.

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BTW welcome to the forum, sorry that your accident was your introduction. Is a insurance claim a possibility?
It was my fault, as I was tired, didn't drink coffee. Accident happened 5km/h.
No mater what is in the front, or how slow I go, I have to stay focused, keeping a distance for any unusual traffic.
There will be no next time like this, as now I ride as if every car is a potential adversary in every blind spot I have.
It was a very minor incident, and I am disappointed with my SRC Moto crashbars.
I will go for T-Rex or Sw-Motech.
 

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From your first picture - it looks to ME as if your 'engine-guards' bent, breaking your fairing.

IF that is so - I would get something stronger...!

FWIW - I have SW-MOTECH guards on both my Gen 1 and Gen 3 V650s. BOTH have been 'down' but NEVER bent the guards.
What about the Indicators? Do you remove the metal plate for them or the guards covers them also?
I need to choose between SW-Motech and T-Rex
 
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