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3D printed a seat riser for my Versys-X 300. After a 7hr riding day yesterday, the seat concepts replacement has come up to the top of my list.

I wanted to see if there was anything I can do in the meantime, as shipping from US to AU takes quite a while. Came across the following on Thingiverse: Seat Riser Block - Kawasaki Versys by rawkstar320

It helps! Raises the front of the seat creating more of a bucket for my ass.

Happy to print these out for others if desired.

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More mods:
  • SW-Motech Trax Adventure Top Box
  • OEM Relay to enable accessory power rail
  • Dual-port USB charger with quickcharge and voltmeter
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A small COVID request.

Is there anyone among us residing in Portland, Oregon in the USA?

One of my friends' daughters is working there for the past 3 years after her MS in Civil Engg. Due to COVID, neither the father nor the daughter have been able to fly out from their respective countries to meet each other; the parents reside in India.

Anybody out there, please pm me as early as possible.
 

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Added driving lights and the Kawasaki crash bars, mostly because the Kawasaki bars already had a place to mount the lights. The brackets attached to the Kawasaki bars are rack ears for some piece of computer equipment that I had in my junk bins. I also added a voltmeter and dual USB charging sockets while I had the dash apart to do the wiring. The USB charging sockets are hidden under the rubber cover and the voltmeter has a cutout in the rubber cover so I can see the voltage while the cover is closed.
How did you tap to the power for lights? On/off switch?
I'm trying to diy lights and wanted to use that white connector dangling behind the headlamp. Wonder if it's hot with ignition on...
 

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Its not going to be hot unless you install the $20.00 Kawasaki Aux relay.
 

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Installed that enlarged foot for the kickstand from AdentureTech. For about $35, it was well worth the money. Especially now where I've been taking the bike. Parking on grassy areas, and under underpasses, hills, etc.


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3D printed a seat riser for my Versys-X 300. After a 7hr riding day yesterday, the seat concepts replacement has come up to the top of my list.

I wanted to see if there was anything I can do in the meantime, as shipping from US to AU takes quite a while. Came across the following on Thingiverse: Seat Riser Block - Kawasaki Versys by rawkstar320

It helps! Raises the front of the seat creating more of a bucket for my ass.

Happy to print these out for others if desired.

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More mods:
  • SW-Motech Trax Adventure Top Box
  • OEM Relay to enable accessory power rail
  • Dual-port USB charger with quickcharge and voltmeter
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Hi, Can you tell me what box plates you needed to order to fit the SW Motech Topbox? I have a spare top box, same as you, but SW Motech is not making clear about which plates are needed. I guess you have the plastic one?
 

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Installed the T-rex center stand this morning, tried using the T-Rex video, but they use a different spring than the one that is sent. A huge thanks to @Walter John for the tip to remove the center stand bumper before installation, made it much easier to install! I used the hole directly above the mounting point as a base for leverage and used a long screwdriver to slide the spring on. Note: must use a screwdriver that does NOT flare out, must be the same diameter all the way down to the head, otherwise the spring clips will slide off.
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This one is adjustable which I think would be handy for those with bulkier tires, someone else can confirm that. With stock tires, I left two full holes exposed and that gave me clearance to move the rear tire freely, there's still one set of holes left which can give a little more ground clearance.
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I only worked on her for a few min but I removed the pair system View attachment 164199 and installed the block off plate View attachment 164191 . Then I found out healtech has the wrong ends on there connectors for there pair solenoid removal plug View attachment 164193 . Then I removed the clutch side bar weight and installed the barkbuster back bone View attachment 164195 .

Side note bike is alredy stripped for coolent flush and instal of a inline temp sensor for Trail Tech Voyager Pro gps. View attachment 164197
I did not have the block off plate, so I just closed the reed valve with epoxy as well as the openings in the airbox, and solenoid. I just let the selenoid hang there. it is not much more obtrusive than the additional plug.
 

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Hi, Can you tell me what box plates you needed to order to fit the SW Motech Topbox? I have a spare top box, same as you, but SW Motech is not making clear about which plates are needed. I guess you have the plastic one?
Hi Kris, I had replaced the stock adventure rack with the sw-motech alu adventure rack (SW-Motech Alu Rack Kawasaki Versys X300 '17-), then the adapter plate for the alu-rack (SW-Motech Alu Rack Adapter Plate for Mounting to TraX Top Cases).

This let me mount the adventure alu top case.
 

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Hi Kris, I had replaced the stock adventure rack with the sw-motech alu adventure rack (SW-Motech Alu Rack Kawasaki Versys X300 '17-), then the adapter plate for the alu-rack (SW-Motech Alu Rack Adapter Plate for Mounting to TraX Top Cases).

This let me mount the adventure alu top case.
hadricus, thanks a lot. I have just recently realized it as well, but I already ordered the Hepco rack and box. So it is too late. If i don't like the hepco box, I will take the other option. TraX to Case is top quality. but I prefer the steel plate rather than the alu-rack. i have in in V1
 

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I have replaced the chain with RK GXW, which looks like a solid chain that can pull 1000cc bikes. I have the riveting tool, so that job was easy. Had to take out a few links, as the RK chain came with 120links. The OEM chain started to rust after 2000km! And I do lubricate my chains...
 

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I like it! Great idea and you're right...$30 - $35... Why pay a whole lot more?
Talking about the tidy tail? I agree the only thing was it came with no instructions and you did kind of have to realize that you are literally supposed to "break" some inserts out... I mean I figured it out but it's not entirely intuitive.
 

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Yes, I realize that. I've ordered many things on Ebay - aux lights, center stand, hand guards...fraction of the cost but you're on your own come installation.
What I like about your tidy tail is that it transform the adventure bike to a naked bike. Take off the windscreen...plus the weight savings.
Like I said, I like it.
 

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Thanks I like it too, I just can't stand rear fenders. Have no intention of turning it into a non-adventure bike. My old bike was even "tidier" and even more adventurous.
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while not aesthetically pleasing, the rear fender serves its purpose, especially if you ride in rain or mud. After the tail tidy that I ordered from R&G broke on my crf250, I stay away from them.
 

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Today I have replaced the turn signals with LED ones. Or rather, I changed the rear ones as they stick too much out, and I am always afraid of hitting something. I kept the front ones, as all the LED turns signals I have are too short and would be hidden behind the headlight fairing. So I just fitted in the front LED bulbs. As to the rear signals, they are very nice and bright. I got them from TST with all the adapters for both the holes and wires. I also fitted LED bulb as the braking light.
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